Activity Spotlight: Ripley's Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium is among the most popular attractions in the Myrtle Beach area. This amazing aquarium is a family favorite and is located on Celebrity Circle close to the Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Broadway at the Beach. Often when you go to the beach on vacation, you enjoy the scenic beach vistas of miles of sandy coastline, breaking waves, and the azure ocean stretching for miles into the horizon. However, you don't often get to peek under the water and enjoy the amazing beauty of exciting wildlife that lives there. Ripley's Aquarium is the perfect complement to any beach vacation giving you a look at aquatic life native to the area as well as from around the world.
Marine Attractions at Ripley's Aquarium
The aquarium spans across 85,000 square feet and features exciting exhibits that your family will love. Experience what it would be like to walk on the ocean floor when you walk through the 330-foot Reef Tunnel as 11 foot long sharks and other sea creatures swim above you. Spend time admiring the immense beauty of the coral reef featuring live coral and tropical fish in the Pacific Ocean's Rainbow Rock exhibit. Give your family a hands-on experience with the animals at the Hands-On Family Fun center, where you can touch a stingray or horseshoe crab.
Dining, Gift Shops, and Other Features of Ripley's Aquarium
While you are at the aquarium, you can also take some time to enjoy snacks and drinks with a stop at the Feeding Frenzy Snack Bar on-site. The gift shop is loaded with great ocean-themed souvenirs and gifts which makes it just perfect for finding something for the folks back home. The aquarium also features plenty of dive shows and educational classes planned throughout each day. You will want to allow at least a couple of hours to explore all that the aquarium has to offer.