“The Nation’s Oldest City”
Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but the monument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern development!
Ripley’s Believe it or not!
Ripley’s Odditorium in beautiful St. Augustine Florida is proud to be the very first permanent Ripley’s attraction! Set in a beautiful historic castle, Ripley’s houses over three floors of family friendly fun! We not only have over 800 fun, interactive and totally bizarre exhibits, we house some of Robert Ripley’s original collection!
St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park began in the late nineteenth century as a small exhibition of Florida reptiles and soon became a quintessential Florida attraction. Today it functions as a modern zoo serving the public and the scientific community with educational shows and exhibits, important research, and worldwide conservation efforts!
Old Town Trolley Tours
Old Town Trolley Tours offers visitors a fully narrated tour of St. Augustine as well as a convenient way to get around downtown, with 23 stops along the way!