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Ripley's Aquarium


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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

800.734.8888  

Website: www.ripleysaquarium.com

 

Ripley's™ Aquarium is a $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square foot aquarium experience, located in 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 worlds' most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.

Visitors are surrounded an all sides by menacing 10 foot sharks as they travel through Dangerous Reef, a 750,000 gallon tank, on the world's longest (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 and Southern Cow-Nose 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.

The freshwater Rio Amazon exhibit showcases piranha and other exotic species unique to the Amazon rain forest. A collection of delicate undersea life such as Pacific Giant Octopus, sea anemones, living corals, jellies, weedy sea dragons, sea horses and pipefish are featured as art in The Living Gallery. The Schooling Fish Tank, a 10- foot cylindrical exhibit, is home to a unique collection of beautiful lookdowns.

Guests experience the thrill of holding horseshoe crabs at The Sea-For-Yourself Discovery Center, an interactive, multi-media playground and educational resource center that fascinates children and adults of all ages. Dive shows and marine education classes are presented hourly. 

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