“"South Carolina's most visited attraction"”
Ripley’s® Aquarium in Myrtle Beach South Carolina is located in Broadway-at-the-Beach, an entertainment and dining complex that features restaurants, rides, shops and the 85,000 square foot Ripley’s Aquarium. Our mission is to entertain and delight our guests in a top quality marine life facility. It is our goal to foster environmental education, conservation and research while providing fun entertainment for visitors of all ages. We hope that all our guests will enjoy their visit and return many times in the years to come. Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is located in Broadway-at-the-Beach, an entertainment and dining complex that features restaurants, rides, shops and the 85,000 square foot Ripley's Aquarium.
So it costed us $44.00 to go as a family of 4. It was worth it! From the fish that ate the dead skin off of our hands to the sharks swimming over our heads to the mermaid show...oops, my family told me the mermaid show sucked! Just horrible! Otherwise, you get to pet a shark, see an alligator and did I mention all the picture opportunities! It was worth the money, go!
I am disappointed with the very commercial aspects of this aquarium. Gaudy in it's layout. For example, to exit the facility, one has to weave their way through a long gift shop. I don't mind the gift shop as much as being forced to enter it. I feel bad for the parents trying to get their kids through it. Having said that, the fish looked well cared for and the exhibits were terrific. Only a couple of tanks seemed too small for the fish. Lots of interactive things for the kids attending and there were a LOT of kids. Maybe it was because we went on a Saturday. Compared to the Baltimore Aquarium at Camden Yards, this was glitz +.
Great aquarium for the price. I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity in marine animals on display at this location.
It was kinda pricey but I thought well worth it because my kids had fun and learned about the ocean. Buy online in a bundle and save some money. We did the glass bottom boat tour too & the guys giving the tour were hilarious. I totally recommend a stop here!
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- Tue: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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