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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! EXPERIENCE a world of eels, colorful fish, mermaids & poisonous predators! NOW OPEN - Planet Jellies!

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Ripley's Aquarium has something for everyone!

The beauty of the aquarium is seen as soon as you enter the room. So much to see and do, and the interactive stations for the kids is awesome! Kids (and adults) of all ages will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Columbus, Indiana
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there with my 2 kids and my wife. We got there and paid to get in through the front door after receiving our tickets. I thought it would have more than I saw. We paid $100 for the group of 4 and it really was a disappointment. I wanted my money back but my wife told me to... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was amazing! We spent about 45 minutes in the shark tunnel alone! There are so many fish to see and watch. The jelly fish area was super fun too. You can even touch some jelly fish too! They have a few touch ponds with different things to touch and observe. We didn't go on the glass bottom boat,... More 

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Thank mStroud803
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place. Lots of unusual aquatic animals and fish. Both fresh and salt water specimens. Huge tanks with mixed sea creatures and some very unusual displays of jelly fish.

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great place to spend a cold January day. Love all the fish and other animals. Really enjoyed our lunch overlooking the shark tank.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beauty of the aquarium is seen as soon as you enter the room. So much to see and do, and the interactive stations for the kids is awesome! Kids (and adults) of all ages will enjoy spending a few hours here.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience. Loved the complete adventure. Very educational and fun for the entire family. Would suggest this to everyone.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there with 4 kids from 10-14 and they loved it there is a large selection of fish and some giant sharks with a sea turtle as well the kids loved touching the rays and the boat trip was educational . The only thing I didn't like was after paying to get there was a charge for the boat ride... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family and had a great time. Touching the jellyfishes was an experience. There is a mermaid show that's pretty cool too. Over all, it's a relaxing day to spend here and the boardwalk.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fun place to go with a little one. I enjoyed going on the moving walkway "under the sea" to see the different sea life.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We expected more since we were, after all, right on the Atlantic and thought that Ripley's would be outstanding. Unfortunately, we were sorely disappointed. There are 2 levels and, like the aquarium at home, Ripley's also has a hands on touch tank. We liked Rainbow Rock best as it featured the beautifully colored fish found in the warm waters of... More 

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