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Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 Celebrity CircleMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Overview

Boasting 85,000 square feet of educational exhibits, interactive areas and exciting videos, Ripley’s® Aquarium is an aquatic wonderland that’s perfect for all ages. Guests of this popular Broadway at the Beach attraction can see nearly 10,000 exotic sea creatures of more than 350 species in exhibits like Rio Amazon, Dangerous Reef, Ray Bay, Discovery Center, Rainbow Rock and much more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • 10,000 sea creatures. Exotic fish, turtles, seahorses, jellyfish, stingrays, sharks and more.
  • Hands on exhibits and touch tanks.
  • Aquarium tunnel with sharks!
  • New Exhibit: SLIME! The sea’s slimiest creatures!
  • Mud Puppies, Moray Eels, snails, slugs and more.
  • Select 1 Day “Go-Anytime” ticket,
  • Stingray Experience Plus or U-Pick 1 Combo ticket with other Ripley’s attraction.
  • 2104 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice
  • The best day to go to beat the crowd is arrive later in the afternoon.
  • Wear short sleeve shirts so you can touch the sting rays.
  • Arrive 20 minutes before the dive shows.
  • Ramps are available through out the aquarium.

Description

from Ripley's Aquarium
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.

Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach is literally teeming with life - our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

Exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium Include:
  • Rio Amazon

  • Dangerous Reef

  • Living Gallery

  • Rainbow Rock

  • Systems Control

  • Discovery Center

  • Ray Bay

  • Friendship Flats

  • Planet Jellies

  • Brand New - Glass Bottom Boats (Additional Cost)


  • Get in the shark tank and experience the NEW, indoor Glass Bottom Boat, the first and only one of its kind in North America. Only 3 inches of glass in a specially designed boat will separate you from the sharp-toothed predators that call Dangerous Reef home. The Glass Bottom Boat will hold approximately 10 people per tour and launches about every 20 minutes. There is an additional cost for this exhibit which can be purchased at Ripley’s Aquarium.

    Planet Jellies expansion NOW OPEN to the public. This 5,000 square foot expansion is devoted to the life of Jellyfish. Our Planet Jellies expansion is the largest Jellyfish exhibit in the United States. Come Face to Face with the largest collection of sharks in South Carolina, touch stingrays, bamboo sharks, horseshoe crabs, and now you can touch jellyfish

    Check out the SLIME! Come see the sea’s slimiest creatures! From Mud Puppies to Moray Eels – these new animals will mesmerize all ages while showing how SLIME is vital to their survival & life processes.

    All of these amazing aquatic animals use slime during their daily routines. There are over 30 exciting and educational exhibits including interactive areas and videos. Fun for the entire family, come find out why SLIME is so important in this all-new exhibit.

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

158 Reviews sorted by:
Lawrence Espinosa
Columbia, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium Review"
August, 2016 NEW
My family and I travel to Myrtle Beach normally every year for vacation and the Ripley's Aquarioum is one of our best stops. Every year there is something different as they change themes often to keep the exhibit relavent and I always learn something new,
Tip: Time and day of your visit. Depending if you like heavy crowds as everyone loves to visit the Aquarium.

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Marleny Arriaga
Lanham, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Adventure for the Entire Family!!"
August, 2016 NEW
Our family had a great time at the Aquarium. Our children especially LOVED the mermaid show!!! It was great. The atmosphere and the staff was excellent
Tip: Buy your tickets online before to avoid the long lines!

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Viola Mounts
Ragland, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family trip"
August, 2016 NEW
My mother is 65 and had never been on vacation so i ask her what she would to to do. She said she would like to see the beach or aquarium, but it was up to me, so i decided to just let her go to both. I got looking for a roomat myrtle beach and then it bring me to this page where i could reserve tickets for the aquarium. it was so easy and i love that.
Tip: go to reserve myrtle beach

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Mark Akers
Christiansburg, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great place for the grandchildren!!"
August, 2016 NEW
Took her four-year-old and two-year-old grandson's to the aquarium for the first time. They had a blast. It was very child friendly and the employees were great .

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victoria morse
Lebanon, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Crowded experience"
August, 2016 NEW
Very crowded
Tip: the most crowded aquarium we have visited. It was difficult to even enjoy the experience or feel that we could see what the aquarium had to offer.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Marion Center , PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Excellent family experience"
August, 2016 NEW
Something for everyone of all ages. Many hands on experiences and fun, learning opportunities

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
colorado springs, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good fun on a rainy day"
August, 2016 NEW
It was fun going to the aquarium. Would've been more fun if everyone else didn't have the same plan that day

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jeremy gowan
blacksburg, SC
1 Review
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"ripleys aquarium"
August, 2016 NEW
it was awesome great shows and great interactions with the kids.

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Brittany Price
Baton Rouge , LA
1 Review
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"A day at the Aquarium"
August, 2016 NEW
I take enjoyed myself at the aquarium! It was a big place and i really liked the mermaid show.

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Carmen Casasola
Fayetteville , NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Aquarium"
August, 2016 NEW
I was not impressed, I was under the impression there would be more to see. The amount paid should have been less.
Tip: Not a whole lot to see.

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Jodi Steed
Thomasville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Experience!"
August, 2016 NEW
The aquarium is beautiful and my son enjoyed learning about the many species that live in the ocean. The guest services area printed our tickets and we did not have to stand in the long line to purchase them directly.
Tip: Take your time and enjoy all the exhibits. You can miss out if you rush through it.

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Pamela Di Napoli
Conway, SC
1 Review
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"Wonderful"
August, 2016 NEW
Completely enjoyed the time at the Aquarium. My son was here from New Jersey with his family and It was great. The adults liked it as much as the kids did.
Tip: Be prepared to be amazed. It was a wonderful experience.

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Johna Robbins
Johnson City, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fishy good time!"
August, 2016 NEW
My son is 7 and never been to a aquarium, he had a blast touching the different water animals.
Tip: Dinner and a show and the aquarium.

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Johna Robbins
Johnson City, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fishy good time!"
August, 2016 NEW
My son is 7 and never been to a aquarium, he had a blast touching the different water animals.
Tip: Dinner and a show and the aquarium.

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Claude Allen
Holden, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best attraction I've been to in a long time"
August, 2016 NEW
We. Had a wonderful time the grand kids was amazed at the mermaids and all the fish I would do it again
Tip: Enjoy everthing there and take extra money

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Sara Munio
West Winfield , NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fan of the fishies!"
August, 2016 NEW
This is the second time we've visited the aquarium and it was breathtaking just as before. This time was even more magical as our son is now four and could enjoy touching the sea creatures and marvel at the sights inside the tanks. Our favorite part still was the overhead tank where sharks could swim right over our heads!
Tip: Be sure to have a flash free setting for your camera, Look at the schedule of events prior to leaving so you don't miss a thing!

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Bailey White
Jeannette, PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Perfect"
August, 2016 NEW
I loved the aquarium. There were so many animals that I could touch like stingrays, jellyfish, and horseshoe crabs. I enjoyed the Planet Jelly exhibit a lot as well. The gift shop also had great stuffed animals to purchase! I love looking at fish and sharks and everything in the water.
Tip: People should definitely take pictures and make time for every section of the huge aquarium. People should bring their families because it's a family fun environment.

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Bailey White
Jeannette, PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Perfect"
August, 2016 NEW
I loved the aquarium. There were so many animals that I could touch like stingrays, jellyfish, and horseshoe crabs. I enjoyed the Planet Jelly exhibit a lot as well. The gift shop also had great stuffed animals to purchase! I love looking at fish and sharks and everything in the water.
Tip: People should definitely take pictures and make time for every section of the huge aquarium. People should bring their families because it's a family fun environment.

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Jenny Bodi
Powell, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Trip to Ripley's Aquarium"
August, 2016 NEW
I was in North Myrtle Beach just a few weeks ago for girls softball tournament and group of us went to Ripley's Aquarium one afternoon. Kids and adults alike had great time. Lots to see and experience first hand. Spent several hours and will visit again.

Giftshop also nice. Lots of things to buy.
Tip: The touching of the jellyfish was really fun. Just go there and enjoy. No reason to hurry.

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Lynn Harrington
New market , MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"people at the front desk don't know what they are doing"
August, 2016 NEW
first i go in and ask about times for swim with the sting rays, well apparently the guy the day i went in didn't know what he was talking about he gave me incorrect times. then i go in after i book online with reserve to book the time and the lady gives me the wrong paper so when i bring my son in they say in only have tickets for entry to the aquarium not swim with the sting rays. get that squared away with my email on my phone luckily. then while my son goes to do the sting ray experience they say i didn't pay for it i only paid for the behind the scene tour because the guy at the desk didn't mark my paper correctly, ugh. then i look through the pictures they gave me and there are a ton of the little boy (who we did not know) individually but only two of my son. so, overall i do not give them a good rating at all. they need to get their staff training!!! my experience with reserve was great, but not ripley's aquarium!

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Ana Rocha
Keyport, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome time for my grandson!"
August, 2016 NEW
We bought the tickets online, which made it more affordable. My grandson had a blast touching the sharks and the rays. I was pleasantly surprised of how many exhibits were there to experience.

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Eric Hansberry
Wilmington, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great family fun with beautiful sea life!"
August, 2016 NEW
My wife, 2 year old boy, and I had a great time at Ripley's Aquarium! We especially liked the shark tank and the large jellyfish! All the staff were very friendly and helpful too. My two-year-old especially liked the shark tank and the large jellyfish! All the staff were very friendly and helpful too. My Son loved all the different types and colors of fish. He really enjoyed touching the horseshoe crabs! Thanks for a great time and experience!
Tip: The shark tank is awesome and so are the big jelly fish.

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Linda Melendez
New Castle, DE
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Something for Everyone"
August, 2016 NEW
The Aquarium is definetly the place to visit when you are in Myrtle Beach. There is something for everyone in the family. My favorite place!

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Bethany Ellis
Orangeburg , SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
August, 2016 NEW
We enjoyed it. It wasn't great it was just good. It was packed. They should only allow a certain amount of people to go in at a time so u can all get to see what you pay for

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Shari Phillips
Schuylkill Haven, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Well worth it"
August, 2016 NEW
We really enjoyed the aquarium the shark area was great my son loved getting to touch the bonnet head shark and sting rays it was very nice of them to have wheelchair to use since my mom was along and could not walk it would have been better had we been able to get her closer to see some exhibits but that was mainly because of the people visiting at the time also handicap parking seemed limited but overall really enjoyed it and well worth it we will be going back
Tip: Buy tickets online saves time and money wheelchairs are available at no charge

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Sheena W.
Lynchburg, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium Family Trip"
August, 2016 NEW
Our trip to Ripley's Aquarium was during our family vacation. Myself, my husband, my mother and two kids (12,10) went on this adventure. We all enjoyed our trip to Ripley's Aquarium but I did note a few things that would have made the trip more of a success. There is no real "pattern" or organization to the Aquarium. Once you enter there are several different places you can go and while they hand you a "map" of the exhibits it is less than helpful in my opinion. There are people at each touching station but none at the tanks where my kids had lots of questions that couldn't be answered. Less emphasis on selling pictures and more emphasis on learning/answering questions would make the whole experience more enjoyable.
Tip: Keep an eye on small children, there are tons of places they can go quickly if they are not being watched.

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portia davis
Darlington, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Vacation at Myrtle Beach SC"
August, 2016 NEW
Absolutely the best place to take your three year old on vacation! What an experience education and fun! The best part was my daughters face so sit beside the mermaid and take her picture! She has told everyone at her school about her mermaid friend.

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Sharde BLASSINGAME
Greenville, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"One of the TOP TEN place to visit!"
August, 2016 NEW
The website is easy to use and fast service. I am all about saving money and I was able to do that. The kids have alot of fun and so did I.
Tip: Save money and Easy to use

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LEAH DIXON
COLUMBIA, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonder family fun"
August, 2016 NEW
Absolutely loved it, absolutely loved it my son caught to touch a jelly fish, which in return got stung by one on the beach. The staff was great and it is an excellent place for the whole family
Tip: You can touch live Kelly fish and ride in a glass boat with sharks

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Pamela H.
Kannapolis, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time with the grandkids"
August, 2016 NEW
We reserved our tickets online which made it more affordable. The kids love all the hands on stations they have. They touched jelly fish, rays, horseshoe crabs and even a shark. Nice family experience.
Tip: Check out their chart online that shows peak times. You can miss the crowds.

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Tim Kisamore
Seneca Rocks, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Romney's Aquarium"
August, 2016 NEW
First of all it is too crowded, the little kids in our group couldn't get in to see the animals. The sharks tunnel was the best thing. I was in a wheel chair, had a very hard time getting around, no room. Also the price we paid was way too much. The price should be $15 for adults $5 for all children over 6, under 6 free.
Tip: Be ready for a crowd, and loudness.

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Brandi Pearson
pomaria, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"WONDERFUL"
August, 2016 NEW
Such a fun place to take children! We took our daughter and she fell in LOVE. There were mermaid shows, jellyfish exhibits, and so much more! The staff were so friendly and inviting. Worth every penny!

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Matthew Hudson
Simpsonville, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"honey moon"
August, 2016 NEW
I really enjoyed the aquarium and convenience of getting tickets through reserve myrtle beach
Tip: aquarium closes at 6 but all other attractions are open till midnight

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
providence, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was good."
July, 2016 NEW
Aquarium was nice but smaller than I thought it would be for the price. It was super crowded so really hard to get to see all of the exhibits. The mermaid show was super cute and I recommend if you have a child who loves mermaids. Overall was a good one time thing to do while on vacation.

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TONY EVERETT
RALEIGH, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Adventurous"
July, 2016 NEW
My girlfriend and had a wonderful here. This was her first time visiting and she was amazed about everything. We really enjoyed ourselves. We have told our friends about it. They are going to visit it also.
Tip: They will enjoy it and bring some spending money

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Martinsburg, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We loved it!!"
July, 2016 NEW
Whenever we visit Myrtle Beach we visit the aquarium and every time we go we love it as if it were our first time! I'm sure this will always be one of the attractions we visit, as well as my favorite. My kids love it and as an adult I find myself getting excited just like my children:)
Tip: If you buy your tickets online you can bypass the lines.

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Chrisna Summers
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great"
July, 2016 NEW
My daughter and I really enjoyed the touch tanks. Overall it was a great experience. This is the quickest and easiest way to buy tickets as lines become long pretty quickly in these places, we did not have to wait.

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Gayron Ferguson
Paducah, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun time"
July, 2016 NEW
I would fully recommend using this site to make plans. It has great rates to some of them most interesting attractions. You can go to one then pick more and use them for different things so the kids can pick which ones they want to go to with mom and dad and the older kids can go to something else if they want. Just a lot of options, or get a package to see it all and SAVE MONEY. LOTS OF MONEY. We loved it and my wife and I had a 6 yr old and a 15 and 16 yr old and everyone had a good time.
Tip: Make plans in advance if you can. It's always nice to have something you can look forward to on a rainy day.

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Joanna Loftis
Concord, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome place with family"
July, 2016 NEW
My husband and I went in May with just the 2 of us and had so much fun we brought out 3 girls with us. We had so much fun. They loved the mermaid show and meeting the mermaids.
Tip: Great place for familits or couples, don't forget your camera

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Melissa Bolton
Pelion, SC
1 Review
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"Summer 2016 Vacation"
July, 2016 NEW
We have not been on a vacation in years. We decided to go to the beach with not expecting much but a relaxing time. We got much more than that. Ripley's was amazing. It was so easy buying our tickets online seeing that we had three children with us. The convenience was amazing. My girls loved this place. This was actually the highlight of our trip. Just to see their faces when we walked through the Aquarium was priceless. When I say our girls, I am talking about all three of them from ages of 3 to 22!!! Our older girls were just as amazed as our three year old. There was no easier way to plan our trip than to use Reserve at Myrtle Beach. Thanks for the great experience and we will use you every time from here on out.

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Carol Huggins
Summerville , SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Aquarium"
July, 2016 NEW
We received the best price on aquarium tickets from ReserveDirect. We checked coupon book after coupon book and found Reserve Direct cheaper and definitely more convenient.
Tip: Cheaper than coupons and convenient

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Dana Quevedo
Roanoke, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"GREAT PLACE!"
July, 2016
My daughter and I went to Ripley's Aquarium for the first time and had a wonderful experience. We were able to touch sting ray's and jelly fish. Easy booking and easy checking in. I will most definitely be returning when I visit Myrtle Beach again.

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Gary Whitt
Brick, NJ
1 Review
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"Great"
July, 2016
Had a great time loved the experienced

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Chilhowie, VA
1 Review
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"Perfect"
July, 2016
This was the easiest and quickest way I've ever purchased tickets! No waiting in line!!!
Tip: You do have to pick up tickets at customer service but it was still quicker and easier.

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Jolie Koller
Texarkana, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium"
July, 2016
It was a neat place and really enjoyed seeing the Sharks!

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Emily Stephens
Valdese, NC
1 Review
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"Lots of fun!"
July, 2016
We had a wonderful visit and both my young toddlers loved every second. We visited on July 5th and were expecting a good crowd but the aquarium was beyond packed and visitors were shoulder to shoulder. Maybe there should be a limit on the amour of visitors allowed in at a time? It would have been much less worrying if there was even 100 less people.

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Connie Hensley
Macclesfield, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium at Myrtle Beach"
July, 2016
Great time at the aquarium. Good place to take kids of all ages. Even hands on experiences.
Tip: Lots of fun and be prepared to get a group picture!

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Kimberly K.
Milan, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun"
July, 2016
The aquarium was cool. We took two 14 year old boys (our sons) and I think it was a little out of their age range. It was clean and staff was friendly. For the price I expected a little more. It was fun though.

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Mary Greene
Lewiston , NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"First timers"
July, 2016
My sons and I traveled to Myrtle beach from Niagara Falls, New York. It was truly amazing to see what a real aquarium looks like. We have a very small, dark and dingy aquarium that has a few sea lions (one I believe is literally blind). A handful of different fish and a waddle of penguins among some other small sea creatures. Your aquarium was beautiful, bright, and very clean! Such an amazing variety of everything! Frogs, Sharks, 8 different stingrays, a sea turtle, and lots of unique saltwater fish! Some of my sons favorite exhibits included: the touch a jellyfish exhibit and seeing "Dori and Nemo" and they loved the mermaid show! I am still in awe of what a wonderful facility this is! Truly a great experience! I highly recommend going to the Ripleys Aquarium to everyone! It is a must see!
Tip: This is an amazing experience for you and/or your family and friends! Order online ahead of time and save some money and time by not waiting in line!

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Isaac G.
O Fallon, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent Family Venue"
July, 2016
The Ripley's Aquarium visit by my family and friends in July 2016 was excellent. Our children loved the adventure, especially the opportunity for the kids to touch the horseshoe crabs and talk to the mermaids. It was a great time for everyone.
Tip: Bring your walking shoes

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Lisa C.
Oneonta, NY
1 Review
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"Always love Ripley's Aquarium."
July, 2016
Purchasing the tickets online was quick and easy. I loved the fact that we didn't have to wait in line. What a time saver. It was our third time visiting Myrtle Beach and our third time at the aquarium. It is always high on our to-do list.
Tip: Lots to see and areas that you can touch some of the animals!

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James Pollio
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent attraction"
July, 2016
Myrtle Beach Shore has changed over the years for the better we had a great time didn't spend that much money well worth the trip we will definitely be going back before the summer is over
Tip: Very affordable and not far from Charlotte

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Roger Sweeney
Roanoke, VA
1 Review
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"Family trip to Ripley's Aquarium"
July, 2016
Pretty good value, good exhibits, our granddaughter loved it.
Tip: Can be quite crowded.

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Christy Teague
Tellico Plains, TN
1 Review
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"Great Trip"
July, 2016
It was very easy 2 book! We went straight to customer service at the aquarium and used the voucher that was sent to me. They gave me our 7 purchased tickets and we didn't have 2 wait in line at the ticket counters. Will definitely book again this way

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Amber C.
McKenney, VA
1 Review
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"Amazing"
July, 2016
This was my first time visiting Myrtle Beach. My husband and i were on our 1 year anniversary trip. The last day or two we had our 5 year old son with us. My son and I absolutely love aquariums and this one was amazing. It had so many facts on the wall that were short and simple, yet educational. Beautiful healthy fish. Clean environment. Enthusiastic Staff. We really enjoyed the touch pools. Especially the one in Planet Jellies. That was a new experience as not many aquariums I've been to allow you to touch Jellyfish. :) I can't wait to come back again. Hopefully in August. See you then. Stay awesome Ripley's.
Tip: Try to go as early as you can. We went between noon and 2pm on a Monday. It was a bit crowded

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Nina Mahlum
Jacksonville, NC
2 Reviews
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"My weekend getaway"
July, 2016
I took my two daughters out of town for a little getaway before my oldest daughter left for her 4 week trip to Japan. This little getaway was incredibly important to me and I wanted the utmost precious memories to be made and they were. We had the most special time there. And I'm truly thankful.
Tip: The Sheraton at the convention center was spectacular and the aquarium exceeded our expectations.

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Nina Mahlum
Jacksonville, NC
2 Reviews
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"My weekend getaway"
July, 2016
I took my two daughters out of town for a little getaway before my oldest daughter left for her 4 week trip to Japan. This little getaway was incredibly important to me and I wanted the utmost precious memories to be made and they were. We had the most special time there. And I'm truly thankful.
Tip: The Sheraton at the convention center was spectacular and the aquarium exceeded our expectations.

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Dallas Edwards
Columbus, OH
1 Review
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"Good time"
July, 2016
I was expecting a little more from Ripley's. I thought that they would have had a little more to see, but all and all it was fun. My four year old loved petting the sting rays, shark, and jelly fish. Nice to come on a rainy day when you can't go to the beach.

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Stacey S.
Lynchburg, VA
1 Review
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"Nothing Great"
July, 2016
The layout of the aquarium was good, upper level and lower level. We had to use a stroller and to rent own there was a really nice option and it was super cheap to do so. There wasn't a lot of different things there to see. I have been to other aquariums with so much more. If you are looking for something to do for about an hour like if it's raining or something this would be a good option. I'm not sure I would pay again to come back.
Tip: They have cheap strollers that are rentable and cheap.

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Tammy Moran
Mechanicsville , VA
1 Review
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"Excellent place for kids and adults!"
July, 2016
I would have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really enjoyed this visit. I loved it just as much as my kids. Very educational and the tanks of fish are so beautiful.
Tip: Plan at least 2 hours to see and touch, yes touch, everything!

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Kaitlyn C.
Bethel, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Myrtle Beach, Ripley's Aquarium"
July, 2016
My boyfriend and I decided to visit the Ripley's Aquarium on a rainy day during our stay in Myrtle Beach. We bought the tickets online, and the staff at Ripley's were so helpful and nice when we came to "check in". The aquarium itself is very nice, and there are some cool activities to do too. I really enjoyed the touch tank where I got to pet a shark, stingrays, jellyfish, and even some crabs. It was a really fun experience and I would love to go back sometime.
Tip: It is cheaper to buy tickets online, so I recommend doing it that way to save yourself a few dollars.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Severn, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love it!!"
June, 2016
I loved this aquarium, my favorite part was Dangerous Reef, the underwater view of the sharks... it was awesome

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KEVIN GORDON
olmsted falls, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pleasantly Surprised"
June, 2016
I have a 2 yr old and an 8 yr old and they thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the aquarium. My husband and I were doubtful that there would be enough to keep our 2 year old interested, but we were all able to touch animals, be close up with sharks and rays, catch a mermaid show, and even shop for souvenirs at a great price. We had a really great time.
Tip: We paid for a package deal but the other attraction wasn't in the same location which we were unaware of

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James Miller
Somerset, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Must visit"
June, 2016
I have visited twice this year and had wonderful experiences both times! All of the staff are very friendly we had no complaints at all!! My children had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back! The mermaid shows are awesome my daughter was star struck! Ripley's Aquarium is a must visit!! You won't be disappointed!

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Roger Farley
North canton, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Review"
June, 2016
The aquarium was wonderful, clean and interesting. The walk through aquarium with the self moving standing track was cool. I have never seen sea creatures in such away. The jellyfish tanks were also very attractive in the different colors. Wonderful gift shop with different gifts at a good price. Great time!

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Lee Collins
Auxier, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Five Stars Wonderful Experience"
June, 2016
A must see in Myrtle Beach or anywhere there's a Ripley's Aquarium, better than any of the aquariums SeaWorld has to offer !
Tip: Buy your tickets through ReserveDirect, Easy, Convenient, 5Stars

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Jaime M.
Greensboro, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Surprise in the mall"
June, 2016
I was vey impressed that such a great aquarium was tucked away in a Myrtle Beach mall. I never would have suspected if I hadn't seen it for myself. Great hands-on areas where the staff was so great. We travelled with 2 special needs children and at all the hands-on areas the staff held each of the animals for our children to touch and examine. The mermaid show was really crowded with no visible handicapped areas for children in chairs to be allowed space unless they were able to sit on the floor instead of their chairs. The dangerous cove exhibit was very handicapped accessible and gives you the option of putting chairs or strollers on the moving walkway or pushig them down the regular walkway, it was very nice. I really want to thank the entire staff that was so incredibly helpful during our visit.
Tip: Great aquarium, don't be fooled by the size

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Elizabeth Yingling
Hedgesville, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth the time :)"
June, 2016
Wish they could incorporate more into the tactile areas. Despite this, I was able to witness one of the mermaids ever so delightfully make a small gils dreas come true as she explained her "tail" and what the mermaid does for fun. SO ADORABLE! I loved it and I was 25! The fish tunnel is VERY awesome, being able to see the big sharks from underneath was a sight I had never experienced. Not sure about the food there, Might be best to eat before or after as it seemed a bit over priced and the eating area smelled a great deal like fish!

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Florence, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time by all!!"
June, 2016
We had a rainy afternoon and we spent it at the aquarium!!
Tip: You can find discount tickets

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Maria Roann D.
Aberdeen, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A + mazing Expirience"
June, 2016
I had a great time!

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Amanda Pegram
Henderson, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Vacation 2016"
June, 2016
This was our second year in a row going to Ripley's Aquarium. My children enjoyed it so much the first time they begged for us to go again. They enjoyed it just as much if not more this time then the last! We got to touch sting rays, a shark and jellyfish. I would definitely recommend to anyone with kids to take them.

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Devonie Paysinger
Laurens, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Our trip to Ripley's Aquarium"
June, 2016
This year was the first time that my twin daughters got to go to the aquarium and they absolutely loved it! I believe that being able to touch the jellyfish and watching the mermaids was their favorite part. We will definitely be going back every year during our vacation.
Tip: There are plenty of things to keep the kids' attention while at the aquarium.

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Trinh Khuu
Stoneham, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fish & Mermaid Fun"
June, 2016
The two highlights of the aquarium are the big tunnel coursing through (similar to the Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto) and the live Mermaid show where your kids can take pictures with the Mermaids (this was definitely the favorite as my daughter loves mermaids)!
Tip: It's a small aquarium but packed with lots to do. Get there early when it opens to avoid the lines. You can get a hand stamp and come back later in the day. It's right on the boardwalk, which has lots of night activities.

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Carolyn R.
Troy, NC
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Lots of Fun!!"
June, 2016
Very neat place! Very clean which was impressive. Lots to see!! My sons really enjoyed there time. Especially enjoyed the tunnel that goes over you. Lots of sharks and fishes! We had a disabled adult with us and the staff was extremely helpful.. I would recommend this aquarium to anyone. Great fun!

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Chrystal Reed
Mercersburg, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Our family vacation and trip to Ripley's Aquarium"
June, 2016
We took our first family vacation in 8 years. It was very nice and we decided to take the kids to Ripley's Aquarium. I remember taking the kids there when they were very little and the enjoyed it very much. I think they enjoyed it just as much if not more this time. They have added the jellyfish section and it was not only informative but fun. We would go again - maybe next time down the road with grandkids.
Tip: You can get discount tickets that will save you a little money.

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Kim Thompson
Summerville, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome fun!"
June, 2016
Aquarium was great! We got discounted tickets online and are excited to go back to visit the new boat ride attraction soon!

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Debra Davis
Milton, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"New memories."
June, 2016
We made need memories at Ripley's this year. Our family had not been since our 3 children were small and now that we have lost our oldest child we have new memories that are happy in a place where he had been with us during his life.
Tip: Touching a ray and a jellyfish without getting stung is COOL! and Bring enough people to keep up with each child because they'll leave you in a heartbeat to see something more interesting that what you are looking at!

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Lisa Cranford
Yadkinville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Perfect visit to Ripley's"
June, 2016
We recently had the pleasure of visiting Ripley's aquarium at Myrtle beach. It was my 6 month old grandson's 1st big outing. He was held captive by the beautiful colors and the rest of us were amazed by the beauty of all the creatures living there! I think I took over 100 pictures. The jellyfish exhibit was so beautiful and relaxing. It was amazing to go through the living tunnel and watch sharks swim right over our heads! We also bought tickets to the Ripley's museum and drive about 20 miles from our condo to get there. We did not realize that we were supposed to bring our tickets from the aquarium visit to get in but a very nice clerk named Carol worked it out so we could get in without having to drive all the way back. She is the best!
Tip: make sure to plan your visit ahead so you can enjoy the mermaid show. It's only there on certain days.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Jonesborough, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium is one-of-a-kind, indoor family fun!"
June, 2016
Great, indoor fun for kids of all ages! Lots of exhibits, friendly staff, and a great way to get out and about in Myrtle Beach! Would highly recommend to everyone!

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Nalee Lor
Green bay, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"My first vacation out of state"
June, 2016
My trip to south Carolina was the most amazing trip I've been to. I'm sure it's all about the beach and the hot temperature but it's just not all about that, sure I made myself look weird in front of other people that are local there. But hey I've came far and especially drove there with my family just to come have fun and experience it for our first time. Myrtle Beach was my dream come true. My hotel and beach experience was thrilling, amazing, fun, and awesome! Then went to Broadway, the boardwalk, and Ripley's aquarium. I love love the aquarium, it was my dream to walk through a shark tunnel, touch a jelly fish which I've been wanting and was wondering how the feel like and now that I have my mission was accomplished! I would recommend it to friends and family even to anyone! Until this day I want to go back and just stay there forever! Definitely a "TO GO AGAIN" trip. Next year it is. And this time we staying a whole week!

,Nalee lor
Tip: Views, scenery, the lovely beach, and of course the board walk and festivals!!!

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Tonya Borges
Covington , VA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome memories"
June, 2016
Loved the aquarium. Me being a grandmother raising grandkids and on a budget . Knowing this trip was our first family vacation. I booked ahead and when I got to the aquarium all I had to do was show my e tickets and they already had my real tickets set aside for me and it was a fast transaction and friendly people. The kids and I really enjoyed making memories at the aquarium on our first family vacation
Tip: Book early and enjoy

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Kymberly Ormond
WILSON, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Experience"
June, 2016
My family and I encountered on a great learning experience at Ripley's Aquarium. My kids enjoyed talking to the Mermaids and touching the jelly fish. My husband and I enjoyed walking through the tunnel with all the sea animals. We will definitely visit the aquarium again in the near future!!!
Tip: Purchase tickets online and bring a camera

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karen wood
Boone, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"FUN UNDER THE SEA!!"
June, 2016
So much fun! The grand kids loved it and so did the whole family. Very exciting and well worth it!
Tip: Buy the tickets online.....you save money and time and it is so easy!

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Winston Salem, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Simply breath taking"
June, 2016
You don't have to be a kid to be amazed! Simply beautiful displays. You never see aquatic life like this. Surrounded by sea creatures. We love this place.

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amanda p.
penhook, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great trip"
June, 2016
Me and the kids took and mini two day family vacation from VA to myrtle beach and the only thing they asked we did was make sure we went to an aquarium. And it was GREAT! Especially the mermaid special they have right now. My daughter was loving it. But overall it's been the best aquarium I've been to so far
Tip: Take ur time and really absorb everyting in detail and make sure you see it all!

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Tim Ballard
Clayton, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worst day of vacation"
June, 2016
Most overpriced, unorganized place I have ever been. Didn't know where to go when we arrived snd no one available to ask. First attraction we saw was the big tank but it was so dark snd with people sitting all over the floor I tripped over some kids and fell. The tunnel tour was the only fun thing we did. And forcing people to exit through yhe gift shop is a joke. By the time we got through with my grandkids they were crying because we couldn't buy anything. I found it nothing more than an expensive tourist trap that was dangerous to walk through. Don't spend the money
Tip: Over priced and very dangerous to walk through. I fell trying to walk around people sitting on the floor in the dark.

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kathy seaman
owasso, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Summer Fun"
June, 2016
My husband and 2 children visit Myrtle Beach and went to Ripleys .It was a rainy day and all of Myrtle Beach was there. It was really crowded but the staff and people were still very organized and friendly. We got to see all the exhibits and shows. It was a great time. You must make Ripleys one of your stops while on vacation!
Tip: Price is right!

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
hodges, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great"
June, 2016
really enjoyed going to this aquarium - it had many attractions to view and also had facts about all of the animals that were there. it was an awesome experience and if recommend this aquarium to everyone!
Tip: buy tickets online and save

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Letitia Shuttleworth
Nutter Fort, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Outstanding! Money well spent"
June, 2016
This is a must do for any underwater loving creatures. I took my 12 yr old daughter and 13 yr old niece and they had a blast. The setup is wonderful, plenty to occupy your time and it's very hands on. We loved everything about it. We hope they add more exhibits in the future.
Tip: I think it's important to know how much walking around you do.

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Amy B.
Morganton, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent!"
June, 2016
My 12 yr old son loved this visit! The new Jellie Planetarium was his favorite!

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Maurice A.
Richmond, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sharks and More"
June, 2016
My spouse and I enjoyed the display of the aquarium and opportunity to touch a couple of the species.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Lee's Summit, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium"
June, 2016
We went as a large family, 6 kids and 4 adults. We had a wonderful time. So many things to see and interact with. Beautiful atmosphere and all the kids were happy the whole time!
Tip: Prepare to have a fun!

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Wendy Wolle
Beckley, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Decent Aquarium"
June, 2016
This was the second time we have visited a Ripley's Aquarium, and this one was smaller than the one in Pigeon Forge. It was very crowded, but it was around noon and a thunderstorm was coming. The live shows were already packed by the time we arrived and most of the rooms were crowded. It was very hot in the shark tunnel too. We did get to touch a jellyfish, which was cool and the line moved very fast. Comparatively, this Ripley's Aquarium did not have a penguin exhibit, dinosaur exhibit, or an open area to pet stingrays.
Tip: Definitely preorder your tickets to save money. Don't bring a stroller; they're just obnoxious. If you're child can't walk through the exhibits, then they're too young to go!

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Jilyn Ott
Curwensville, PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
June, 2016
Aquarium is fun and filled with cute little facts. I've gone twice now and I really enjoyed it.
Tip: Go in the shark tunnel

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Michael hodge
Elizabethton, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good but also small"
June, 2016
We had a great time I have a 2 yr old and an 8 ur old and they had a blast until the power went out for a storm you would think they would have emergency light to see but no it was dark and you couldn't see my 8 yr old was scared to death my 2 yr old thought they were playing a game but they told us to move to the top floor and we sat there and no one said anything they just walked around and made sure the tvs were on and never said if it was OK to go back so we left. Also we live in Tennessee and we're close to the Gatlinburg Aquarium and it's bigger than this one it's not even close to a motion you would have thought the Myrtle Beach Aquarium would have been bigger but the one in Tennessee was almost 10 times bigger
Tip: Food is outrageous $9 for one hamburger and if you want to see the mermaid you better get there early if not you will have to stand up the whole time and won't be able to see half of it

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Jilyn Ott
Curwensville, PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
June, 2016
Aquarium is fun and filled with cute little facts. I've gone twice now and I really enjoyed it.
Tip: Go in the shark tunnel

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Melissa Stoddard
Youngstown , OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Perfect family experience!!!"
June, 2016
I've taken my kids to many attractions in Myrtle Beach this year but top of our list was the Ripley Aquarium. From the manta ray bay to the enormous sharks, it was beyond worth the money spent. We will be back next year for sure!
Tip: Be prepared to be in awe of the beautiful assortment of sea creatures!

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Jennifer Rathburn
Sanford, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great for Toddlers"
June, 2016
My 2 year old daughter and 2 year old nephew loved Ripleys Aquarium at Myrtle Beach SC. We watched a dive show, saw the mermaids and touched the jelly fish. They had a blast and the grown ups enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend.
Tip: Look online to see when the live shows are before going. They made the trip so much fun.

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Ray Brown
West Portsmouth , OH
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved it!!!"
June, 2016
Very relaxing and enjoyed my visit!! I'd recommend it to anyone to visit!!!!!! Loved the jellyfish!!!!

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Chad B.
Stoystown, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent vacation visit!!"
June, 2016
My 2 kids and I visited the aquarium for a day and had a great time! We loved all the different exhibits and my kids really enjoyed the "hands on" tank where they got to pet the small sharks and horseshoe crabs! We also participated in "stingray experience" and had a blast there as well! Definately worth the price!!

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Michael Traynham
Alton, VA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Aquarium"
June, 2016
Excellent display of all the species of wildlife up close.

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Amanda Marie
Verona, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience"
June, 2016
I really enjoyed going to this aquarium - it had many attractions to view and also had facts about all of the animals that were there. The only thing I was upset about was the fact that I didn't see the sea turtle! Other than that it was an awesome experience and if recommend this aquarium to everyone!
Tip: It is freezing inside the aquarium so bring a sweatshirt!

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Bobbie Rodriguez
Broadway, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome stuff and great deal!"
June, 2016
We got Ripley aqurium combo tickets and also visited Ripleys believe or not. We got a great deal and saved alot of money . The aqurium has cool hands in stuff and my kids had a blast. We got to touch a jelly fish as well as horseshoe crabs and stingrays.
Tip: The aqurium is around lota of funs things such as restaraunts ,shopping and rides. Also a great place to escape the heat!

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Melissa Knight
Lancaster, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Underwater oasis"
June, 2016
Sadly our recent beach vacation was during a passing tropical storm and we experienced a week of heavy rains so we were looking for some indoor attractions, being the mother of 3 teenagers, 2 girls, 17 and 14 and a son aged 16, it's hard to find something they all enjoy but they all loved the aquarium, very beautiful with a huge selection of fish, even sharks, as well as having several hands on experiences, well worth the money.
Tip: It's pretty crowded and you have to wait a while for your chance to have the hands on experience, lots of breaking in line but easily over looked when it's kids that are excited to see what's going on, don't forget your camera!!

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Melissa Knight
Lancaster, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Underwater oasis"
June, 2016
Sadly our recent beach vacation was during a passing tropical storm and we experienced a week of heavy rains so we were looking for some indoor attractions, being the mother of 3 teenagers, 2 girls, 17 and 14 and a son aged 16, it's hard to find something they all enjoy but they all loved the aquarium, very beautiful with a huge selection of fish, even sharks, as well as having several hands on experiences, well worth the money.
Tip: It's pretty crowded and you have to wait a while for your chance to have the hands on experience, lots of breaking in line but easily over looked when it's kids that are excited to see what's going on, don't forget your camera!!

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Melvin Jones
Greensboro , NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"One of the best"
March, 2016
I enjoyed being here with my daughter, niece and nephew. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits. The number of spiecies of fish was outstanding. The walk through tunnel was amazing. I also liked activities available beyond looking. This was worth the price of the admission.
Tip: Plan good leisure time, good activity for children on rainy days.

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tiffany r.
medina, OH
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great experience with the kids!!"
March, 2016
My husband and I took our three kids age range from 5months 2yrs and 7yrs old and every single one of my kids loved the fish and sharks!! The aquarium tunnel was great!! The only thing that disappointed my kids the aquarium was suppose to have turtles but we didn't see any but overall was a great time!!
Tip: Go as soon as it opens it gets crowded fast!

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Kendyl Toombs
Amelia, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium"
February, 2016
Great aquarium, while small it still has a lot to see; from several different species of shark to mermaids, this is a must see when visiting Myrtle Beach.
Tip: Bring a camera and your childlike sense of wonder.

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gail j.
Ivanhoe, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love the Ripley's Aquarium"
November, 2015
Sat in the parking lot and bought tickets at a discount. I took my granddaughter and we were there for hours.we have been there several times and all was something different to see.
Tip: Have good walking shoes

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Tereasa Webb
Dillon, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love it!"
November, 2015
I took my grandchildren to Ripley's Aquarium. We have gone there several times over the years. It's the only place that my grandchildren don't seem to get bored of lose interest. I just wish there was some kind of seating area at the first big tank at the bottom of the ramp and the mermaid show tank. I have to use a cane and it's hard for me to stand for long periods. We missed the mermaid show because we couldn't see over the people standing around. It would be great if there was a good affordable restaurant on site. I know they have a limited snack bar and it was nice to be able to sit for a while. The kids didn't really want to leave to go eat. I thought it was great that you could leave and come back. I forgot my camera in the car so that allowed me to go and get it. I do think some of the prices in the gift shop were a little high but I guess that's true with most attractions. After all, someone has to pay the bills and feed the fish. When I think about it that way I really don't mind spending a little more. Especially if it helps to keep this amazing place open. We've lost a lot of good places in Myrtle Beach over the years. Over all it's still a wonderful place. I could sit and watch those fish for hours. It's so relaxing even with two wild boys in tow. I would love to receive information on discount days if you have any. We used to get a discount through the hospital I work for but not now and I have several grandchildren I would like to bring but it gets a little pricey. Not that it's not worth it. It's worth every penny but I think they should all have to chance to experience this wonderful place.
I heard that they were going to have a glass bottom boat soon. I hope so. I could go on and on but the bottom line is that this place exhilarates me and makes me feel like and kid again. When I ask my grandchildren where they want to go on vacation they always say to the beach and the aquarium. My 13 year old grandson loves it so much said he wants to work there someday. I told him anything's possible.
I would definitely recommend Ripley's Aquarium to all my family and friends. I also wanted to thank you for providing a safe and clean environment for my family as well as the sea creatures. I really appreciated the hand sanitizer stations.
Let me not forget the staff. They were great. Sometimes you go places and the staff acts like you are taking up there time or they just don't want to be there. I did not see any of that here and that made our experience even more enjoyable. Thank You!!!!!
Tip: Wear comfortable shoes. Walking through once is not enough.

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Carol Mullins
Statesville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"CALMING, YET EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT"
October, 2015
As many times as I've been to Myrtle Beach over the last 33yrs, I'd NEVER visited Ripleys Aquarium!!! What a GREAT experience with my son & 2 Granddaughters 16 & the other only 10 months old. She was so entertained the WHOLE TIME we were there. There was just so much to see & we ALL enjoyed the mermaids !!! There were 2 SUV's full of family that went that day. Even though the parking was all but full, there was plenty of room for us to.take our time to enjoy ALL of the sites, species & shopping areas. Of course we had to buy a few items to remember what a GREAT PLACE for a FAMILY OUTTING. All employees that we tslked to were very informative & polite!!! Even the restrooms were tidy to take the Baby to change her. We were very impressed & purchasing tickets was made very easy. If you've not been, it's worth the price & VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY & a NICE cool environment to spend a couple hours or so with family. Ours ranked from 10 months old to 83 years old & ALL enjoyed & talked about it during our 8 day stay. Thank you for this opportunity to encourage others to attend. Carol M, Statesville, NC
Tip: Plan to take your time to enjoy the aquariums set up to enjoy some of the species GOD has put here on earth that many never take the opportunity to observe up close & plan to sit down, take a lil reat to watch the mermaids entertainment & plan to stop to shop the souveniirs where there's something for all ages.

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Vicky Murphy
Four Oaks, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Grand babies first aquarium visit."
October, 2015
We have two grand babies six months apart. We took them to the aquarium on our 2015 vacation. They had a great time. The kids were able to put their hands in the water and touch some of the sea animals. They talked about this for a long time. It's a great way for family's to come together and have fun while educating their kids and even the adults on the sea animals that they may come in contact with while at the beach.
Tip: Make sure you have plenty of time so you don't have to rush and make sure to bring a camera for the great pictures you will be taking.

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Melissa Bergmann
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome place"
October, 2015
Our family had a great experience spending time at ripleys. The sharks and fish were awesome...
Tip: they charge for pictures

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Carrie Kujawa
Lexington, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Visit of 2015"
October, 2015
My family and I have been twice and have enjoyed each time just being able to see and touch things that not many people will be able to do in their life time is a priceless thing to us we will continue to go every year!
Tip: Bring a camera and a completely clear schedule

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Betty Fort
Bonneau, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Had A Great Time"
October, 2015
My husband & I took the grandkids from Florida and they enjoyed it very much. Our three year old grandson loved the sharks swimming overhead. The eight year old granddaughter loved the huge stingrays. The trip wouldn't be complete without stopping at the gift shop & getting a stuff shark & stuff penguin pillow at reasonable prices. On the way home my granddaughter told us this was the best day ever!
Tip: We didn't have to wait in long lines by getting out tickets on line. We were able to walk straight to the entrance & show our printed ticket copies.

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geneva greer
inwood, WV
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved the sharks"
October, 2015
We really enjoyed going through the tunnel where you see all the different kinds of sharks, fish and their habitats. Other than that, it was okay. I was hoping for it to be larger including dolphins and a show like at the Baltimore Aquarium.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Danbury, CT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium"
October, 2015
My 6 year old son and I had a great time at the aquarium. He loved riding on the moving sidewalk to look at the Sharks. Can't wait to go again.
Tip: It gets very busy in the afternoon or when it is raining.

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Jason Schleip
Verona, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun place to go on a rainy day"
October, 2015
Great place to take kids of all ages. Little kids will like the interactive stuff. Big kids like the sharks and jellyfish. Worth the price of admission.
Tip: There are plenty of of things to do while you are on the boardwalk.

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Jess Baker
Zanesville, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome for family fun!"
October, 2015
Our family went to Ripley's aquarium on a rainy day and even though it was busy it was still a great experience. The staff was very calm and pleasant even with it being crowded due to the rain. Everything was clean and enjoyable. We loved the shark tank display and the meet the mermaid. We are definitely going back!?
Tip: It will be busy in rainy weather. It is also located around other great shops.

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Jessica Torres
Parma, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"lots of fun!"
October, 2015
Lots of fun for the family, plenty to see and do.
Tip: make a reservation eqrly in the day for the mermaid makeover

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dylan yost
lancaster, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"aquarium"
October, 2015
It was an excellent time, staff was friendly, the people were a little chaotic though, and it was a little small but fit a lot of aquatic species into this small area.
Tip: the way they had the glass and lights made me lose my equalibrium so I almost fell over quite a few times

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Michelle M.
Newberry, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Visit"
October, 2015
Our visit was wonderful... my 4 year old grandson absolutely loved the tunnel and seeing the sharks... we had to go through 4 times.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Grenada, MS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Unreal Experience"
October, 2015
The aquarium is huge the fish and sea life is awesome. You can spend hours and never see the same thing twice. The mermaid show is spectacular and the stingrays simply amazing. There is something to enjoy for all ages and don't forget to enjoy the boardwalk and feed the fish and ducks. Make the Aquarium a priority if you have plans to be in Myrtle Beach it will be money well spent.
Tip: Be ready to be surprised and entertained.

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Jean Booth
Mattapoisett, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's aquarium Unbelievable!"
October, 2015
We visited the aquarium in Myrtle Beach on a rainy day with nothing better to do. Boy what a surprise! We pet manta rays, walked under the mainaquariu and saw species of fish like never before! Sharks,saw fish giant turtles all in the same tank above us! It was great,and we will return next time we are in the area. I cannot recommend it more! Go see the fish! It was fabulous
Tip: Take enough time to see it all!

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Michael McConnell
Wilmington, DE
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun for all ages!"
October, 2015
I was surprised to see how much the Ripleys believe it or not aquarium had available. I did not expect to see so many cool exhibits at such a fair rate. There were also very cool hands on experiences and all the shows they have take it to the next level. Once you go you will always go back for another visit.
Tip: Expect to be amazed as they bring an underwater adventure to life.

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Karen Walker
1 Review
"Stingray Encounter"
August, 2015
This was our 3rd trip to the aquarium and we wanted to surprise our 6 year old with the stingray encounter. Not only did he have an incredible experience but so did we!! Brian took us behind the scenes to get a view of the kitchen for the animals , rainbow rock, and then we continued into water. We spent about an hour in the water snorkeling and touching the stingrays. What magnificent animals. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Very enjoyable, my son is already asking to do it again. We definitely will next year (only because we live 11 hours away). Thanks to everyone at the aquarium for this great adventure.

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Marina DiLisi
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sharks, stingrays, and I found Nemo!"
July, 2015
Great family adventure, every where you turn, there's something new too discover! Live mermaids? It's true, a fabulous attraction for any age. I loved the little smiles of the sting rays, although I'd never swim with them, they did put a smile on my face, and the sharks!! Up close, I could actually see 2 rows of teeth, thank goodness they were on the other side of the glass tunnel. Which by the way is just fabulous!
Tip: Be prepared to be thrilled, lots of things to see, and so close to everything.

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Fran Kingery
Salem, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripley's Aquarium"
July, 2015
My family & I always Ripley's Aquarium. We have been many times & no matter how many times we go, there is always something new & different.
Tip: You should know when the feeding times & when the shows are.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
ST.Louis, MO
13 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun Fun Fun"
July, 2015
My wife a I went and it was in a great location and it was so much fun to see the different sharks up close.

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Ashley Blake
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love love love!!!!!"
July, 2015
I always love going to a Ripley's Aquarium. This location had a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. We will return when we are back in Myrtle Beach

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wendy M.
Gilbertville , MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripely' Aquarium"
July, 2015
The aquarium was, in my opinion, not worth the price. We were able to walk around and see everything in about 20 minutes. We did like the walk way tunnel to see sharks and all kinds of fish above us. We had more fun strolling all over broadway.
Tip: I think it would be hard to make a day at the aquarium, have other plans to keep kiddos occupied.

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kelsey wheatley
st.matthews, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ripleys acquarium, I cant believe it"
April, 2015
while the aquarium was ok, I do not believe it was Ripley's worthy. To me Ripley's should be an experience that is unbelievable. There were no long lines, service was great & the people were friendly, but the aquarium needs to do something different to separate itself from he rest. The attractions were very plain. If you have seen one aquarium this one would compare to the rest. Sorry guys I absolutely love the facility & service, I just felt we didn't get our money's worth we paid $20+ a piece and we walked through the entire aquarium in about 20 minutes, felt like I didn't get my moneys worth.
Also the coin machine, on the sign showing the novelty coins it stated 1 coin for $5 or 4 for $15 what it fails to tell you is if you use credit/debit card you must get all 4 coins, which really bummed me out because I had idea we have to buy all 4 coins, which wasn't bad but if your on a budget this can hurt you as there is no sign and no option to cancel the purchase once your card is swiped.
Just felt like it needed more, the tunnel was cool and the hands on attractions (the sting ray touching & horse shoe carbs) is great attraction but I didn't see any turtles or beluga whales which really surprised me.
Tip: buy your tickets online avoid the lines

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Gene Blatt
Hamburg, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Easter Vacation"
April, 2015
Ease of getting tickets online was great no standing in line to get them this was the first trip here for my Granddaughters boyfriend he really loved it, as we did also we've bin there several times in the past and always tell people when they go to Myrtle Beach to go to the Aquarium.
Tip: Don't forget your camera and expect a wonderful time seeing all the sea life.

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Jillian Bryan
Sullivan, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The coolest place ever!!!"
April, 2015
If you have any appreciation for ocean life...this is the place to go! If your kids love ocean life....this is the place to go! It is AMAZING! It's very neat to see these huge creatures so close up and learn about many ocean creatures as well! My kids LOVED everything about it and so did I!
Tip: prepare to be amazed!!!

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william tolliver
kincaid, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"March Vacation"
March, 2015
My husband and I were able to take a two day trip to Myrtle Beach. My husband found a deal online for Ripley's Aquarium and Ripley's 5D Theater. When we picked two places we were able to get the tickets at a discounted rate which is really cool!
We were able to print the tickets at home and just show them at the ticket booth for admission tickets. We had no problems whatsoever and the workers there were very nice and helpful.

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Misty wright
dunn, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"loved the shark walk"
March, 2015
Some things were normal and ok. And then some things were great and awesomw.
Tip: if u get dizzy easily walk the shark walk don't let the walker do it for you.

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Donna Blauet
Livonia, MI
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Visiting the wonders"
March, 2015
My son LOVES aquariums. He could sit for an entire day watching the smooth motion of the underwater creatures. There was plenty to keep us all interested while he took in the sites. We especially loved the "swarm" exhibit. Great job!!!

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LAURA WALTERS
CUMBERLAND, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"August Vacation"
March, 2015
I had a week of work off at the end on August. My boyfriend and I made a last minute decision to pack up and head to Myrtle Beach. We found a good deal on a condo, and upon arrival, they provided us with brochures. The Ripley ' s Aquarium was one of those. We actually ended up going to almost every Ripley ' s attraction. The aquarium was very nice and you guide yourself through it at your own pace. It was very interactive, and though we do not have kids, it is very kid friendly, but also fun for all ages. The gift shop has a lot of really neat knick knacks. Definitely worth going to while at Myrtle Beach.
Tip: It didn't take as long to go through as I thought it would, so take your time and don't rush through it.

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Doug Blackburn
Winslow, AR
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ripleys Aquarium"
February, 2015
Would highly recommend you include a visit to the Aquarium when you come to Myrtle Beach.
Tip: Brought all our grand children and they all had a great time.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
charlotte, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great attraction"
February, 2015
Do not miss the Ripley's aquarium, one of the interesting attractions in Myrtle.

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Arlene Brook
Melvindale, MI
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"great sea experience"
February, 2015
The family had a great time,, we will come again. So much to see and learn. The interaction was amazing
Tip: fun and amazement

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Scottsville, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Rainy days solved!"
February, 2015
This place was a nice interactive environment for children especially on a rainy day. We traveled with four children between the ages of 2 and 12. They all enjoyed something. Take time out to enjoy the meet and greet with Ripley's mermaids and the dive shows. The aquarium has two petting areas where we got to pet horse shoe crabs, sting rays, and sharks. We purchase combo package through Reserve Direct. This save money, cut line time, and made it possible for us to enjoy our day at the aquarium any day we choose. What a deal!
Tip: You can leave and come back that day! The exit is through the gift shop.

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
NEW HUDSON, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great indoor attraction"
February, 2015
Very cool indoor attraction. All three of my kid enjoyed it (age 8, 10, 14) which is difficult to accomplish. :-)

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Linda Zublick
Royal Oak, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun and interesting"
February, 2015
The aquarium was a fun part of our trip! The shark tank was awesome and very interesting. We went mid-afternoon and had no wait to get right in.
Tip: You can save money and purchase tickets in advance.

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Michele Pare
new bedford, MA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"will make any adult feel like a kid"
February, 2015
The aquarium was awesome. I would have to say, it was the highlight of our trip. The shark tank is amazing the kids loved it a such as I did, if not more. You actually just stand on a moving walk way and takes you all around the shark tank. It actually feels like yout inside the tank. Seeing there above and around you. In ma we would was its FREAKIN AWESOME. It was a great family outing that was great for all of us 3 boys 12,8,5 1 girl 1 year and 2 adults. We really liked the fish in the tank that eat the skin off your hands. (I KNOW RIGHT THAT SOUNDS GROSS) butt if you try it, you will be lured back. Some nail salons actually offer this service and it's pretty expensive. You soak your hands or feet in a bucket of tiny fish. So I thought it was pretty cool to experience it literally hands on. The aquarium was busy but we where still able to see everything and enjoy it. It's very affordable thanks to reserve myrtle beach.com. I thought we where going to have to pick and chose between the Ripleys exibits. But thanks to RESERVE MYRTLE BEACH.COM we where able to purchase a discounted combo pass. Don't forget to check out Ripleys believe it or not. I LOVE that place!! I hope this review helps . If your on the fence about going I would definitely recommend it, most definitely!!!!
Tip: BE PREPARED, TO BE AMAZED

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Debra Payne
Elkview, WV
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
February, 2015
We went on a Tuesday where there was free popcorn and Pop around 10:00 while they had fireworks you could watch on the back deck.. The kids enjoyed every bit of it.
Tip: Look up on the website to see when they offer the free Popcorn and ice cream.

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Tonesa Snowden
Germantown, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great for kids"
February, 2015
My girls and I had a great time
Tip: It's pretty small so don't expect to spend a lot of time there

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Laura Bradley-Wright
Hanover, PA
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Under te sea"
February, 2015
We were a little disappointed with a big name like Ripley's that the variety was so minimum. Over all a fun time.

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Shane Tremblay
monterey, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun place to take family"
February, 2015
Its a cool place lots of fish and the sharks are cool a little over priced but still kids really liked.
Tip: Its worth seeing

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Karen Walker
Cincinnati, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful experience!!!"
February, 2015
We have gone to the aquarium the past 2 years and plan to go every year. Not only did my 5 year old enjoy it but my husband and I did also. A lot of animals to see, the moving sidewalk under the shark tank was our favorite part. It is amazing to feel a part of their world. Whether it's a rainy day or the sun is shining the experience is amazing. I would highly recommend it. My advice is to get there as soon as they open and take your time. Also get a seat early for the mermaid show as they fill up fast.

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Tiffany Hance
Gaffney, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome time at the aquarium!"
February, 2015
We try to go to the aquarium at Myrtle Beach every year since they are always changing things up and there is always something new to see.

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julia underwood
canton, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"amasing"
February, 2015
This is a must see for the kids. so much to see and do. Our kids loved the fact that the sharks and stingrays swam right along side them and right over their heads. We would recommend this to everyone.

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Leslie Moser
Wedgefield, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Packed"
February, 2015
Went on a rainy day in June. Place was super packed. Needs more room to accommodate the amount of people who visit daily.

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Susan Henson
Myrtle Beach, SC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved the Aquarium!!"
February, 2015
Took my 2 granddaughters and they had a great time. We all loved the moving walkway and the Swarm and the girls especially liked dressing up like mermaids!!

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Daniel Cole
Frederick, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Suprisingly impressive"
February, 2015
We were rained out a few days at the beach, we ended up visiting Ripley's Aquarium mid-week, it was very impressive! The shark tank is fantastic, the sharks are right above you, very cool. Really helpful staff as well, eager to involve the kiddos.
Tip: If you go, buy your tickets online ahead of time! The line outside wrapped around the building.

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TINA CECIL
MECHANICSVILLE, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience!!"
February, 2015
Great interactive experience for children and adults. The up close views of all the sharks and rays were amazing

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Jennifer Paganessi
New Lenox, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Aquarium"
February, 2015
My family and myself loved this Aquarium. There were plenty to see and do. It was quite crowed in the early afternoon so I would suggest going later if you can to try and avoid some of the crowds.

My daughter (9) loved the mermaids!

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Julie Waddell
Florence, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun day"
February, 2015
We were looking for something fun to do with the kids and the Aquarium at the beach was the perfect thing since it's not exactly beach weather. They loved everything. The sting rays, sharks and all the fish tanks. It was definitely a hit with our family. We will be going back again!! Thank you!
Tip: Get there early when the doors open... less of a crowd :)

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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sawall_chuck
Athens, Georgia
"Educational and Entertaining!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
Ripley's aquarium has a lot of variety with many different themed areas in the aquarium. Very educational about the sea life that inhabit the aquarium, and also very entertaining. Definitely check out the moving path tunnel under dangerous reef. Cool attraction that allows kids to learn.
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palkers
Aiken, South Carolina
"Great time "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
I love the aquarium. It's always so fun and educational. They always have such fun and educational exhibits. We had a great time in the shark tunnel.
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short2cake
Parma, Ohio
"I love this place! Stingray experience was awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
My whole family loves aquariums and we go here every time we're in MB...which is every other June. I could spend all day here. I love the shark tunnel and my little one loves to pet the horseshoe crabs and sharks. She could easily spend an hour or more at the petting tank. We got to pet jellies this trip too which was really cool! This is going to be a stingray heavy review as I could barely find anyone talking about it prior to us going...and I wanted to read some reviews before I booked the package. Anyway, this trip, my youngest (9) and my husband decided to do the stingray experience. They have a regular one and a deluxe, we just did the regular one. They had a great time and I thought this was a really great deal. Included in the cost (which was sixty per person at the time we went) was their admission to the aquarium, a t'shirt that says "I swam with the stingrays", a cute little drawstring backpack, a behind the scenes tour and a cd of photos of the swim experience. It was really great. My older daughter and I did not swim with the rays but we were able to add the backstage tour on for five dollars each. The tour was great. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. Swimming with the rays looked awesome. My daughter still talks about it. You'll need to bring your own swimsuit, towel and some shoes you don't mind getting wet (we did flip flops). They have a changing room and they give you a wetsuit. You then walk over the the stingray pool and hop in. They have a guide in the water with you talking about the rays and feeding them and you can pet them. They are so cute! And friendly! They swam around my daughter and husband constantly. There were even some small sharks in there too and she loved it! I want to say all in all from the tour, to being in the water, etc...it probably lasted around 1.5-2 hours. They were in the water for what seemed like a long time to me. One of the workers sits on the ledge and takes pics the whole time. And at the end of your trip there, you can go to customer service and pic up a copy of the cd. There were approximately 40 pictures on the cd! For the deluxe package (which costs a bit more), you also get to snorkel with the rays and sharks. Like I said, we didn't do that but there were 5 other people in the group and they did the snorkeling. It was really a great experience. The pictures I have (mine and the ones from the cd) are really cute. One negative thing-I really had a hard time setting up the appointment/experience. I could not get anyone to respond to the online inquiry I put in. If you call the number on that page on their website, it's just a bunch of automated prompts which never get you to a human (or somewhere to book it). I had to go to their FB and I found another number there that seems like an internal number (select 1 for IT, select 2 something weird, etc...) that didn't get me anywhere. And then I finally found a third number which ended up being the same recordings from the first number I called. I complained on the FB page and finally got a couple of extensions of people that could help book the experience, and they did but I cannot remember which number I finally ended up calling...I was going to put it here to save someone else the hassle! Also, if you've already paid for your aquarium tickets online (we did the aquarium +2), they will just subtract the admission price of your already purchased ticket and the difference will be what you owe for the stingray experience. I felt it was a great deal and just the experience itself was awesome. Also, you can shower after you're done. They have a shower with soap and shampoo in the changing room...so you don't have to walk around smelling like fish the rest of the day, lol!
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livelife h
Decatur, Georgia
"Its ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
Its a really small aquarium compared to the other Ripley's Aquarium. They have a exhibit where you can touch jelly fish that was pretty cool. So its not a bad aquarium its just small. They have a sting ray pool but its hard to touch them unless they come all the way to the edge. Some of the attractions i feel should come with admission. You have to pay to take a picture with the mermaid and to ride a glass boat that goes in a small circle.
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xXNotAllWhoWanderXx
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Best aquarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
I had so much fun here. The quality and quantity of creatures is great. I've been to dozens of aquariums and this is always going to be my favorite. The tunnel is my favorite part of the whole experience. They had a mermaid dive as well if you have children that are into that.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ripley's Aquarium

What if I can’t print my E-ticket?
This attraction does allow you to show your E-ticket on a smart phone for entry.


How long does it take to tour the attraction?
We recommend allowing 2 hours or more to tour the aquarium.


Where can I park?
Free parking is available in front of the aquarium.


Do I need to make a reservation if I purchased the Stingray Experience?
Yes, this ticket type does require you to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket to set-up a tour time.


If my child is 5 and under, can they participate in the Stingray Experience?
Sorry, but this tour is only for ages 6+ years old.


If I purchased the Aquarium + U-Pick 1 Combo, where do I redeem my E-ticket?
You will want to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium first to redeem your E-ticket. Once there, you can let them know which one other Ripley’s attraction you would like to visit.


Do I have to use the U-Pick Combo tickets the same day?
No, you can visit the other Ripley’s attraction during any part of your stay.


Can I leave and revisit the same day?
You can, we ask that you get your hand stamped in your Cargo Hold Gift Shop on your way out.


Are strollers allowed?
The aquarium is stroller friendly. Strollers can be rented at guest services for an additional fee.


Do you allow pets?
Sorry, not pets allowed. Only service animals per ADA specifications.


Are cameras allowed?
Yes, you can take pictures and or take video to share with your friends.


Is the Aquarium wheel chair accessible?
Yes, they are.

Do you offer wheelchairs?

Yes, they are available at guest services.

Are any of the Unique Experiences included with the admission ticket?
No, that costs extra.  If you are looking to Sleep with the Sharks or the Mermaid Experience or any other special tours, you can call the aquarium directly to book the tour for an additional fee.