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Ripley's Aquarium

1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
+1 843-916-0888
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Ranked #37 of 111 Attractions in Myrtle Beach
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The aquarium is great fun with many displays and activities. The horseshoe crab and ray petting areas are not to be missed. Kids will have great fun... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Manchester, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great aquarium - definitely worth a visit! They have a great underwater tunnel where you can really see the various fish, sharks, turtles and sting rays. It's a really cool experience. Definitely take advantage of buying tickets online and saving some money. You can combine admission to the aquarium with Ripley's, Moving Theater, Haunted Adventure or Mirror... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My granddaughter had been mentioning the aquarium for a few weeks now so I decided to take her yesterday. She loves the aquarium, and I'm glad they give a local discount otherwise I wouldn't be able to take her that often. This time we were there to catch one of their dive shows, arrived a few minutes after it started,... More

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Jessica M, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your recent visit to our facility in Myrtle Beach. We are so happy to hear that you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit. We are however very sorry to hear about the misfortune she had with sitting on our floor to watch the show. Our manager roped off the area immediately after speaking with... More

Gainesville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

So much fun. The shark tunnel was so cool! It wasn't just one shark, there were many to see! A sea turtle. You can touch and hold some crabs. There's a pool were you can have fish come up and tickle your hand in the Swarm exhibit. We had a really good time.

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Jessica M, Manager at Ripley's Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your recent visit to our facility in Myrtle Beach. We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. We always have fun and new things going on here at the Aquarium. Be sure to like us on facebook or follow us on twitter for the most up to date... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Since there is an abundance of reviews about the Aquarium, I've decided to review our "Swim with Stingrays" experience. All I can say is "SUPER FUN!!!" This was a bucket list item of my daughter's and we waited over a year to finally do it! The price includes your Aquarium admission, behind the scenes tour and stingray swim, "I Swam... More

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Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My favorite was the swarm. They felt so cool on your hands but the shark tank was awesome too. They need more shows in upcoming years.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our kids loved this place. It was very spacious and interactive and we went on a mid week afternoon - hardly any crowds at all.

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a great place to see and be a part of. Especially the Swarm part where the fish nibble on your hand. Very cool! My Grandson loved it. And our hands felt very smooth.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was a rainy day at the beach so we needed something to do and this seemed like a good idea. We got there and it turned out they were closing early (4 PM) for some reason. Same prices though...in this case glad I at least had a coupon. Overall this aquarium seemed a little small. The main attraction, "The... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

When this aquarium opened it was quite impressive. They have a long underwater tunnel where you will find tons of tropical fish sharks and sting rays floating right above your head as you relax on a slow moving conveyor belt. I have herd that the quality and upkeep has suffered here and agree they need some major improvements and newer... More

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Grand Rapids
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been to a variety of aquariums from Boston down to VeraCruz but this aquarium has it all. You really feel like a part of experience with the tunnel walkways and the "petting stations" The mermaid pool was a hit also. Loved it, totally recommend it ! Pricey but worth every penny, Skippyfrizz

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