There is so much to do and see at the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
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Ready to explore one of the top attractions of Myrtle Beach? The Ripley’s Aquarium is located at Broadway at the Beach and is over 87,000 sq ft with 1.4 million gallons of salt-water traveling over 40 miles of pipes and displaying thousands of fish from all around the world.
As you begin your journey explore the Rio Amazon that recreates the primeval, lush world of the Rainforest where more than 2,000 species of fish thrive.
(EDITOR NOTES: Shots of the Piranhas, Catfish, etc)
Next you will discover Rainbow Rock, the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef where there are thousands of colorful fish from the tropical islands – here you can even catch a live dive show.
Step onto the moving glidepath as it takes a 330 foot journey through the most spectacular underwater tunnel exhibit you can see. Come face to face with tarpons, grunts, squirrelfish, a Green Sea Turtle, giant stingrays, moray eels and of course sharks! Did you know Ripley’s Aquarium processes more water daily than the entire City of Myrtle Beach uses within a 24-hour period? Another cool fact is that most of the sharks that are here are from off the coast in South Carolina.
Time for Beauty and Brauns, The Living Gallery is up next. Here you can see the strange and unusual, beautiful and deadly marine life like the giant Octopus from deep in the Pacific waters. Explore the vibrant Coral Reefs to the animals “plants” that use them for protection and to the spectacular Sea Nettles commonly known as jellyfish. Although quite beautiful to see you are glad there is glass between you.
Time to get splashed at Ray Bay. There are hundreds of rays here like the Cownose, Spotted Eagle and Southern Stingrays. All of the marine life here is taken care of by 10 Aquariust team members. Once a month they conduct ultrasounds on their rays and other marine life to make sure they are healthy. It is quite a spectacle to see they gather the rays and conduct the tests. You can watch a feeding of the rays, touch the rays and even get to swim with them.
Did you know that to keep electricity going to all of these exhibits it takes a million feet of electrical wiring - that is 190 miles of wire, about the distance from Myrtle Beach to Georgia.
With over 16 years here in Myrtle Beach and a staple at Broadway at the Beach, you need to come and explore with us here at Ripley’s Aquarium.
See you soon for an adventure you won’t ever forget.