St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Robert L. Ripley
Mr. Ripley visited over 200 countries, and during his travels amassed an eclectic collection of artifacts, curiosities and oddities that have continued to amaze the world for over 50 years after his death.
Mr. Ripley was a frequent visitor to St. Augustine and often mentioned Castle Warden as the ideal venue to display his collection to the world.
On December 9, 1950, a year and a half after his passing, his dream was fulfilled and the original Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum opened at this location.
Erected 2000 by Florida Department of State, Florida League of Cities.
Location. 29° 53.969′ N, 81° 18.823′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of San Marco Avenue (Business U.S. 1) and West Castillo Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warden Winter Home (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Civic Center Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone (about 400 feet away); Public Burying Ground (about 400 feet away); Fuente de los Caños de San Francisco (about 500 feet away); Huguenot Cemetery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named St. Augustine Civic Center (about 500 feet away); The Cubo Line (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Ripley's Believe It or Not. (Submitted on March 21, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.