Ripley's Collection

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Travel through time at our largest — and most historic — attraction.

St. Augustine

Ripley’s first, oldest, and largest permanent museum, St. Augustine, was opened on December 9, 1950. It is situated in a historic 1887 building, Castle Warden, that was a hotel once owned by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (author of The Yearling ) and where Ripley himself stayed several times in the 1940s. Today, the 20,000-square-foot attraction boasts three floors of exhibits, including some of Robert Ripley’s original collection!

Travel through time at our largest — and most historic — attraction.
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Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

March 1, 2024

Cartoon of the Day

Nearly every year, locals of Wisconsin's Chippewa Flowage use gas-powered boats to push back floating bog islands.

Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

Robert Ripley began the Believe It or Not! cartoon in 1918. Today, Kieran Castaño is the eighth artist to continue the legacy of illustrating the world's longest-running syndicated cartoon!