Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine
was the first Ripley's "Odditorium," and was selected by Robert Ripley himself as the idea location to display his artifacts. Sadly, his attempts to purchase the building failed. But, one year after his death, his heirs succeeded. Believe it or not!
No, seriously, I don't really care. Anyway....
It should be noted that last year, Misty and I visited Gatlinburg's
Believe It or Not! Museum--so much of this experience will necessarily be compared and contrasted to that one. The short version? About half the exhibits here are unique, while the other half are the same or similar to those in Gatlinburg.