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If Strange Is Your Thing: Ripley’s Believe It or Not

“I have traveled 201 countries and the strangest thing I’ve seen is man.” – Robert Ripley Believe it or not, one of the most storied and diverse collections of oddities and human curiosities started as a single exhibit in 1933 at Chicago’s famed World’s Fair before famed curator took his across the country as a traveling trailer show. Today, the is among the most popular attractions in historic St. Augustine and one of 95 museums attractions on four continents. It’s location at 19 San Marco Avenue is the site of the former and was purchased by Ripley’s estate shortly after …

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