Ripley Aquarium Myrtle BeachRipley’s Aquarium is just one of many attractions that makes Myrtle Beach, South Carolina a must-visit tourist destination. The aquarium’s convenient location inside Broadway at the Beach offers both tourists and locals alike a chance to visit some of Myrtle Beach’s finest dining restaurants, merchandise shops, and entertainment areas that includes a theme park suited for all ages.
"Sharks: Perfect Predators"The aquarium itself is over 85,000 square feet and is open to the public 365 days a
"Sharks" is not the only exhibit at the massive aquarium. One favorite attraction housed in the complex is “Ray Bay,” where visitors get the chance to touch some of nature’s most beautiful and graceful creatures that majestically glide through the water like birds. The exhibit features various types of rays including the famous Spotted Eagle Ray, the Cownose Ray, and the Southern Sting
"Rainbow Rock" and "Living Gallery""Rainbow Rock" and "Living Gallery" are additional attractions that offer a look at some of the most colorful and unique animals in the ocean. Rainbow Rock is known for its colorful fish who generally find habitation near coral reefs. Just a few of the beautifully colored fishes that call this place home are the famous Emperor Angelfish, Clown Triggerfish, Bluespine Unicornfish, and Racoon Butterflyfish. The Living
Freshwater AttractionsThe aquarium also offers a freshwater attraction that gives visitors a glimpse into the Amazon Rainforest. Fittingly titled, "Rio Amazon," the tank for this exhibit is 150,000 gallons and is by no means a minor attraction. It houses some of the fiercest freshwater creatures on the planet: Piranhas. Other species located in this exhibit include the Tiger Shovelnose Catfish, Redtailed Catfish, Silver Arawana, and the beautiful Pacu, all indigenous to South American rainforests.
Ripley's Discovery CenterThe complex’s Discovery Center is a place
With its combination of education, interaction, and fascination, Ripley’s Aquarium proves to be one of Myrtle Beach’s most entertaining attractions. Whether you visit in order to expand your knowledge of aquatic life or if you seek to satisfy your own curiosity, Ripley’s Aquarium promises to have something for everyone, and its location in Myrtle Beach makes it affordable and convenient for families of all sizes.
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