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Attractions by Litchfield Beach Hotels: Ripley’s Aquarium

Aquarium walkway

A beach vacation isn’t perfect without seeing some amazing see life. Make sure to check out all the great aquatic life at Ripley’s Aquarium when you stay at Litchfield Beach Hotels.  Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach is one of South Carolina’s most visited attractions and it’s not hard to see why. Their huge aquarium features dozens of amazing sea creatures and amazing exhibits that are changed regularly. Make sure to stop by some of these exhibits during an exploration of the Aquarium.

  • Rio Amazon– this amazing display recreates the area around the lush tropical rainforest and features piranhas, poison dart frogs, red tail catfish, mudskippers, iguanas and more and more!
  • Friendship Flats– Kids will love this interactive exhibit where visitors can pet stingrays in a shallow pool. The stingrays are generally harmless but make sure to only pet their topsides.
  • Dangerous Reef– This may be the most popular exhibit in the museum. Visitors travel along a 340-foot gliding path under an acrylic tunnel that houses some of the world’s most dangerous creatures. Be amazed as Sandtiger Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, Tarpons, Sandbar Sharks, Green Moray Eels and more swim overhead. Visitors will also see a large assortment of fish including snappers, clownfish and squirrelfish.
  • Systems Control– Learn what it takes to keep the aquarium running in this exhibit. Patrons will view the computer systems and large water tanks required to keep the aquarium functioning.

There are many other great exhibits located in Ripley’s Aquarium as well as a gift shop and a restaurant to enjoy. Spend the day enjoy everything the Aquarium has to offer during a Litchfield beach vacation. Stay at the Oceanfront Litchfield Inn, an upscale Pawleys Island resort with great accommodations and amenities. Contact their friendly staff today with any questions or to book your amazing summer vacation.

Posted in Blog by dpressly on May 10, 2013

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