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Ripley's Aquarium

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Address: 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7465
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Glide on 330ft moving path beneath the Dangerous Reef! TOUCH sharks,...

Glide on 330ft moving path beneath the Dangerous Reef! TOUCH sharks, stingrays, hermit crabs & jellies! Experience a world of eels, colorful fish, mermaids & poisonous predators! NOW OPEN - Glass Bottom Boat Adventure! Ripley's Myrtle Beach offers 5 unique attractions open 365 days a year. Don't miss all the fun!

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This Aquarium is so well laid out. I don't feel stress here. There's always a good rotating exhibit. You can pet sting rays and pick up horseshoe crabs. I like the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Aquarium is so well laid out. I don't feel stress here. There's always a good rotating exhibit. You can pet sting rays and pick up horseshoe crabs. I like the Atlanta Aquarium but it stresses me out. This place is relaxing. The music is even calming.

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Thank Jenny A
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 2 year old is aquarium obsessed. Of all the aquariums we've been to, this one is by far the best! It's got beautiful exhibits, is very clean, and has an out of is world moving sidewalk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited the aquarium many times and each time is a new adventure. The hands on items for the kids is wonderful! Christmas 2016 it was beautiful, there were Christmas Trees decorated in every state in the US with the theme from each state. They were wonderful to enjoy! The walk through tunnel is the best, a great location... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The exhibits are awesome, however for the price there should be a few more. The reef exhibit is absolutely beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my grandkids to see the mermaids and they loved it. I then saw the "swim with the stingrays" ad and decided it was the perfect rainy day activity. They had a great time. Amanda had a very informative behind the scenes tour and the kids loved seeing the jelly fish. Then they got dresses and got in the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the time and money.Good for kids but also for adults. Even if you have been to another location they are changing things all the time.

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Park City, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a rainy day with friends on a girls trip. It was pretty expensive for what you got. LOTS of add-ons but we didn't do these. Was more of a good place to take a school field trip. Which there were a lot of!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite part was the jellyfish tunnel and getting to touch them! My kids loved all the fish. There is a lot of.walking. Took us about 2 hours to walk through.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A rip off... not worth the time or money my five-year-old was bored in twenty minutes.............thought it would be more exciting

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Manning, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful truip to Ripleys for the whole family. childred were able to touch the manta ray fish. Flourescent jelly fish were amazing. They will always remember this trip.

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