Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach set to Welcome its 15th Million Guest

 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.  (July 23, 2012) –On Wednesday July 25, 2012 at approximately 11 a.m., Ripley’s Aquarium will welcome its fifteenth millionth visitor.   The lucky recipient will win a certificate acknowledging them as the fifteenth millionth visitor, a basket of gifts from our Cargo Hold Gift Ship, a 2night/3 day get away to Gatlinburg, TN, VIP passes that will allow free admission to all the Gatlinburg Ripley attractions and VIP passes to allow admission to other Gatlinburg entertainment venues.

Ripley’s Aquarium opened in Myrtle Beach in 1997 and has received numerous awards including the South Carolina Governor’s Cup. The South Carolina Governor’s Cup is awarded annually to one organization that has shown a significant tourism-related economic impact which has improved the way of life of South Carolinians. 

Ripley Entertainment, parent company of Ripley’s Aquarium, has been recognized as a leader in the guest service and entertainment industries throughout the world.  In addition to the aquarium, Ripley’s owns four other attractions in Myrtle Beach:  Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze.

About Ripley’s Aquariums

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. extensive family of worldwide family entertainment facilities. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., (, the second most attended attraction in Tennessee, was voted the Number One Aquarium in America by and Forbes Traveler has named it one of America’s best aquariums. Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C., ( is the state’s most visited attraction. Combined, the two aquariums have entertained more than 25 million visitors since 1997. The aquariums are known for their shark exhibits that feature 11-foot sharks and two of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada ( is now under construction in Toronto and is set to open July 2013. More than 12 million people visit Ripley’s 80-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  Ripley Entertainment Inc. is a division of the Jim Pattison Group, the third largest privately held company in Canada.


Jessica Mula, Marketing Assistant
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Chad Netherland, Marketing Director
(843) 916-0888 ext 3232

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