Ripley's AquariumCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
- Address: Broadway at the Beach, 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8439160888
- Ticket Price: 22 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids
Ripley's Aquarium - Review
Anything attached with the tag ‘Ripley’s’ is sure to catch our attention and make us want to check it. And this aquarium on Myrtle Beach is one of the highest visited attractions in South Carolina. Located along the promenade, the Ripley’s Aquarium is one of the best maintained state-of-the-art facilities you will come across. View the creatures of the sea up-close and personal without having to even get wet. The Dangerous Reef is a 750,000 gallon tank that has been structured like a tunnel to give you the illusion of walking through the water with the marine animals. Kids in particular love the Sea-For-Yourself and Pirates: Fact and Folklore exhibits which give them a chance to explore and learn something new.
Ripley's Aquarium Ticket Prices
For Adults: 27 USD
- Adult: 27 USD
- Child: 17 USD
- Adult: 15 USD
- Child: 10 USD
- Adult: 12 USD
- Child: 10 USD
- Adult: 13 USD
- Child: 10 USD
- Mirror Maze: 10 USD
2 USD discount on online booking of tickets for Adults on all rides apart from Mirror Maze.
Check official website for combo packages.
How To reach Ripley's Aquarium by Public Transport
- Bus: Bus C10 and C21 stops at Ripley’s Aquarium bus station.
Restaurants Near Ripley's Aquarium
- Johnny Rockets (Hamburgers recommended)
- Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville (American and Caribbean served)
- Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse (South American cuisine)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ripley's Aquarium
95% of people who visit Myrtle Beach include Ripley's Aquarium in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
51.72% of people start their Ripley's Aquarium visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Ripley's Aquarium
92.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ripley's Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium Trips
Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach Reviews
This place is amazing and so easy to enjoy with all the escalated floors to take you through the exhibits. The glass bottom bottom was very cool. Being able to look down into the sharks atmosphere is too cool. They are ALOT bigger when you aren’t looking at them through the thick glass. The jellyfish exhibit was very cool and had jelly fish of all sizes. Being able to pet the manatees was fun also. They swim right up to the edge of the exhibit and even splash water on you because they get so close. We had planned on going to several attractions in one day but ended up spending so much time enjoying the aquarium that it was time to drive home by the time we left.
I loved this place! The original price was a bit high, but we were able to get the tickets at 50% off due to a promotion. Though the place was a bit touristy, I didn't really mind, because I was a tourist at the moment. My favorite part of the whole place was the Shark Tunnel, I could spend hours there just watching them! It was amazing. My second favorite was a tank full of sting rays and sharks. Of course, more sharks! They also had a Mermaid show within that same tank that we caught near the very end. I really enjoyed myself here.
Very cool aquarium and fun to visit, but a little overpriced. When you're done viewing everything, you kinda feel like there should be more for the price. But you also have to consider how much it costs to build and maintain a place like that. They offer deals with the other Ripley's attractions on the boardwalk. If you visit Myrtle Beach often, they have a year season pass which offers the best deal. Much nicer to be able to visit as often as you want without the steep price.
Took the family here today, as they were running a special $10 per ticket for locals. It was not crowded, since tourist season is over. I couldn't imagine paying the full regular price of $30 per ticket and not feeling like you didn't get much for your money. Some decent displays, but nothing that would justify the high price tag. On a day where the aquarium is not crowded, you can see everything in under an hour.
My husband and I recently moved from Texas to NC.. While we were planning our trip to close on the house we had a couple days to relax in MB!! I jumped online to order tickets and was thrilled to see that they were 1/2 off for season passes!! We make it to the beach every month or two and always stop into the aquarium!! We have had some great experiences with the staff and love the dive shows! The new Pearl Harbor exhibit is phenomenal! I'm a WWII history buff so that was a fun addition to our last trip!! The Christmas tree display was amazing and I had a blast checking out all the states we've lived in! Can't wait to go back again this year!