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Ripleys Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach
SC
29577
Tel: 1-800-734-8888

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A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life. Visitors are surrounded on all sides by menacing giant sharks as they travel through Dangerous Reef, a 750,000 gallon tank, on a 330-foot moving glidepath. Other spectacular features at Ripley's® Aquarium include Ray Bay, highlighting a variety of rays from multiple viewing levels and Friendship Flats, where guests touch Atlantic rays, Southern rays, Cow-Nose rays, Spotted Eagle rays and Bonnet-Head sharks. Rainbow Rock offers a stunning view of thousands of brilliantly colored Pacific fishes from Hawaii, Australia and the Indian Ocean through an acrylic window the size of two movie screens.
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    The Aquarium was nice and decorated with the Christmas Trees from each state and US territory. This is the first aquarium that I have taken my 1yr. old daughter to and it was nice. Not too big and not too small! I personally, was expecting bigger since the location is at the beach. Thank you for allowing me to create an lasting memory at your facility.

    ~Hershey Chocolate Deluxe & Lil' Chocolate Drop

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    Only gave it a three because of the sharks and the awesome puffer fish with a lot of personality. That's the only things I enjoyed. Way over priced and the "mermaid" exhibit is for pedophiles.

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    Not an awful place to spend the day but if you've been to a Ripley's Aquarium before you're pretty much visiting the exact same one. Picking up horseshoe crabs and walking through a broken tunnel that weaves through the shark tank is only so much fun.

    It has it's nice and somewhat different exhibits but for the most part it's exactly like every other Ripley's Aquarium.

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    It's just a small aquarium. It was overpriced, but most tourist attractions are. It could be a good rainy-day activity. It is very crowded, but there are good picture opportunities. Very geared towards kids, and there are no marine mammals. The sharks were cool though.

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    I've been here several times throughout the years. It's always an enjoyable experience for me. I love taking photos in aquariums and this one offers some pretty great photo opportunities.

    It is a smaller aquarium, but as long as you know that going in, there's no way you can be disappointed. I feel like the exhibits they have make up for the small size. Some of my favorites are the shark tunnels and petting the sting rays!

    I love the sting rays so much, so this year I decided to do this thing they offer called Swimming with the Sting Rays. They...Read More

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by Amy DiPasquale

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I've been here several times throughout the years. It's always an enjoyable experience for me. I love taking photos in aquariums and this one offers some pretty great photo opportunities.

It is a smaller aquarium, but as long as you know that going in, there's no way you can be disappointed. I feel like the exhibits they have make up for the small size. Some of my favorites are the shark tunnels and petting the sting rays!

I love the sting rays so much, so this year I decided to do this thing they offer called Swimming with the Sting Rays. They give you a tour through the back to see the lab and kitchen for the fishes. Then they provide a wet suit and let you get in the shallow area while the trainer feeds them and they swim all around you. I also paid the extra $10 to snorkel in the deeper end. The whole experience was so worth the $75 to me. At the end they give you a bag and T-shirt and cd with pictures of you swimming around and hanging out in the tank. There were so many photos on there and that alone would have cost a bunch if you had to pay separate for it. At the end there were showers you could wash off in which was really nice to have.

Oh and I found out about swimming with the rays after I had already bought my aquarium ticket. The $75 is supposed to include admission to the aquarium and so they just took off the price of the initial ticket when I paid for the sting ray experience.

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