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Address: 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone Number: +1 843-916-0888
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Billed as the world's largest underwater tunnel with gliding sidewalks.
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Not the best Aquarium

I've been to many great aquariums across the USA and this is certainly not one of them. If you're this close devote a few extra hours and drive to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Orlando, United States
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Orlando, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to many great aquariums across the USA and this is certainly not one of them. If you're this close devote a few extra hours and drive to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta if you're interested in a great experience.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Loved this aquarium. So many varieties of sealift to behold. Love the moving sidewalk that goes through the shark tank, so they're visible from the sides and below.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My children love the aquarium. We live in myrtle beach and continue to go back. They have different themes and exhibits that always make it interesting. My kids learn and don't realize they are. I love it!! I love the seahorses and the cool jelly fish plus the horseshoe crabs.

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Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful aquarium and learning center. It's wonderful when entertainment is combined with education. The scenery is A+ for design and atmosphere. The displays are well-maintained. The main attraction is the Dangerous Reef, a moving-walkway that tunnels through the main massive shark-filled tank. There is a ray touch-tank, a simulated tropical forest, mermaid shows, and many other activities both for kids,... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

AZA certified means a high level of care for fish. Cool shark walk-through tube. Slime Exhibit room a kid's dream place. Good rain or shine, but really entertaining on a rainy day.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our three year old grandson is traveling with us this year. We wanted him to have fun and learn new things. The Aquarium fit the bill. He loved the entire experience from the shark tunnel to the hands on touching baby sharks, Horseshoe Crabs and Stingrays. He love getting splashed by the flipping of the Stingrays flipper as it swam... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our afternoon visit to Ripley's Aquarium. Exhibits are done well and we took in the two shows offered that afternoon - Ray Bay and Rainbow Rock. Particularly enjoyed seeing the sea horses and sea dragons along with the other exhibits. The highlight was the walk through the Dangerous Reef. This an excellent spot for families with their children.

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Salesville, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We were given FREE tickets for our 10 and 13 yr. olds, so we went. If we would've had to pay for it, we'd have been mad! Hardly ANYTHING to see there. Literally was able to walk through and see everything in about 40-45 minutes....Too expensive for what you get.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great time exploring Ripleys believe it or not museum. Ticket was good for an all day pass. My kids spent hours in the museum reading and playing. Carol was the ticket agent and did a top job of finding the best package for our family of four. Very friendly and kind lady.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed seeing all the fish in the power walk. But other than that it was small. I think it was too pricey for the size of the aquarium. But it was enjoyable besides all the school kids being very loud. I think there should be certain for only school kids and certain days for family's. It's hard for families... More 

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