Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Bayfront Mini Golf tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase and reservations are not required.
Red Train and Haunted Castle Investigation tours must be reserved. You need reserve your tour online, and tickets must be redeemed at the date and time reserved.
Ripley’s has a large parking lot at 19 San Marco Ave. that is first-come, first-serve. Parking is $5 an hour. To pay, simply scan the QR code located on the signage in the parking lot. Once parking is paid, you will receive a $1 discount off of your adult purchase of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Ripley’s Red Train Tours, Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation, and/or any Combo Ticket. Just show the cashier your parking receipt on your device to receive the discount!*
*Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
When you get your printed receipt, you will also receive a 10% discount in the gift shop! There is designated Wi-Fi in the parking area if you need help connecting to parking services. If you have any issues, you can pay inside at the ticket counter.
On busy days, overflow parking is located at 170 San Marco Ave. or at 254 San Marco Ave.
Red Train and Haunted Castle Investigation Tours must be reserved online.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Bayfront Mini Golf tickets can be purchased online or at our ticket counter at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium located at 19 San Marco Avenue.
Ripley’s St. Augustine offers five exciting Attractions. Please follow the instructions below to redeem tickets for the experience you purchased.
RIPLEY’S ODDITORIUM: You must present your confirmation email at the ticket counter at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at 19 San Marco Avenue to redeem your tickets.
RED TRAINS: All Red Train Tours begin and end at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at 19 San Marco Avenue. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. If you have your email confirmation readily available, you will not need to pick up tickets; just check in with your driver and show your confirmation email upon arrival. If you do not have your confirmation email, please visit our gift shop and one of our team members will print your tickets. Tours will depart promptly at your scheduled time.
HAUNTED CASTLE INVESTIGATION: Please check in at our Ghost Parlor at 19 San Marco Avenue. There will be signs directing you to the entrance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. You will not need to pick up your tickets; just check in at the Ghost Parlor upon arrival. Tours will start promptly at your scheduled time.
BAYFRONT MINI GOLF: You must present your email confirmation at the ticket counter at Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf at 111 Avenida Menendez Street to redeem your tickets.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on Red Train and Haunted Castle Investigation Tours. For a full a refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled tour time.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Bayfront Mini Golf tickets can be refunded by filling out our refund request form.
We offer 30% off for active military and veterans. Their immediate family (spouses and children) receive 30% off.
To receive the discount please mention the savings upon arrival and show proper ID. This discount is only available at the ticket counter and cannot be purchased online.
Ripley’s loves locals and is proud to provide a 50% discount for St. John’s County residents. Seniors over the age of 55 can also receive BOGO tickets—buy one ticket to any St. Augustine Ripley’s Attraction and receive a second ticket for 50% off. To redeem either offer, simply bring your ID and purchase your discounted tickets at the door.
Local resident, senior, and military discounts are not valid for the Haunted Castle Investigation.
Yes, group rates are available for both our Red Train Tours and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. We also offer a special bundle deal for both Attractions! Train Tours take your students on a fully narrated, historical journey through the city. The museum allows them to discover incredible people, rare objects, and unique cultures from around the world on a self-guided tour. Whether you choose one Attraction or both, this is not your average field trip!
We accept cash, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa. (No personal checks.)
We take thorough steps to keep our attractions safe and promote a healthy environment. To protect our guests and associates, and prevent the spread of illness, we employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:
- Extensive training on maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace and environment for our guests.
- Appropriate personal protective clothing for those who are assigned cleaning duties.
- Procedures for cleaning and disinfection of areas throughout the day and where illness has been suspected or reported.
- Quick response to spills, trash, and other situations.
- Daily sanitation procedures for everything, including bathrooms, faucets and sinks, benches and trash cans.
We trust you to make your own choice as to whether you want to wear a face mask and ask that you respect the choices of our other guests.
We closely monitor local, state, and national public health authorities, and take their guidance when additional preventive measures are needed. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Ripley’s Attractions, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Train Tours, & Ghost Parlor
Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf
HOURS OF OPERATION
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! OdditoriumDAILY: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ripley’s Red Train Tours
Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation
Bayfront Mini Golf
Venturing through 14 themed galleries, adults and children alike will become immersed in artifacts, incredible art, animal oddities, pop culture memorabilia, interactive games, and stories of people and places that are incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true. This is your chance to experience the only place in St. Augustine where you can come face to face with a genuine shrunken head, encounter extraordinary people, and do a double take of animal oddities!
The Odditorium is self-guided, allowing you to walk through at your own pace. Everyone’s experience is different, but we recommend planning 1–2 hours for your visit. You can enjoy the Attraction leisurely or embark on a quick tour. Stay for as long or as little as you like!
Yes, our Attractions are ADA compliant.
RED TRAIN FAQs
Tours depart hourly from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at 19 San Marco Avenue. Hop on the all-new Red Express and take in the sights and charm of the Nation’s Oldest City. This fully narrated one-hour tour guides visitors around more than 100 points of historical interest. At the end of your tour, you disembark at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
All Red Train Tours begin and end at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at 19 San Marco Avenue. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.
If you have your email confirmation readily available, you will not need to pick up tickets; just check in with your driver and show your confirmation email upon arrival.
If you do not have your confirmation email, please visit our gift shop and one of our team members will print your tickets. Tours will depart promptly at your scheduled time.
Ripley’s Red Train Tours require our guests to take one step approximately 13 inches off the ground. Fold-up wheelchairs and collapsible walking aids may be taken on the train, but guests must board under their own power.
Our Red Trains are open-air vehicles with bench-style seating and easy access in and out from both sides of the train.
In the event of rain, we will give you a complimentary rain poncho. In the event that the weather is too severe for us to operate, we will gladly refund your tickets or reschedule you for another time.
No, there are several key differences. Ripley’s Red Trains sit lower to the ground than the trolleys, allowing for easier on-off access. They are also more nimble and can travel down Aviles Street, the oldest street in St. Augustine. Additionally, the trolleys offer all-day passes, while Ripley’s Red Train Tours are a roundtrip, 60-minute narrated tour, focusing on the sites and our city’s history.
Yes, we are proud to be pet friendly!
Yes! However, we do ask our guests to be courteous, clean, and mindful of the safety and comfort of others.
HAUNTS & HISTORY FAQs
The Haunted Castle Investigation Tour begin at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! at 19 San Marco Avenue. Follow the signs to check in at the Ghost Parlor at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Tours will start promptly at the scheduled time.
Yes. Due to the scary nature of the Haunted Castle Investigation, guests must be at least 8 years old to participate.
No. Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation will provide you with state-of-the-art ghost-hunting equipment such as infrared thermometers, laser grids, thermal imaging cameras, spirit boxes, EVP recorders, and much more! And don’t worry, we will show you how to use them!
While we cannot guarantee that you will see paranormal activity, there is usually some on almost every tour. Even if you don’t see something with the naked eye, you may be surprised what you find when you go home and look at your photos!
Before our building was Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, it was known as Castle Warden. Built in 1887, Castle Warden was the winter home of William G. Warden, a business partner of John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler. In 1941, the castle was remodeled as a hotel and hosted many prominent visitors, including Robert Ripley!
During the time Castle Warden was a hotel, many guests claimed to experience paranormal events. We suggest you book a Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation tour to learn more about the haunted history of Castle Warden!