Ripley's Believe it or Not was founded
in 1918 by Robert Ripley and it made him more popular than the
president of the United States. Mr. Ripley's brother sold all
rights to the trademark in 1955 six years after his brothers
death. If you've never experienced Ripley’s Believe It
or Not, the museum in downtown Myrtle Beach is home to the zaniest,
wackiest, stunts and tricks or just whatevers in the world. You have
to see it to Believe it or Not.
A visit to Ripley's Aquarium, in Broadway at the Beach, is an exotic experience
that the whole family can enjoy. Take a glide path ride through
their expanse of Giant Aquarium that recreates natural habitats
for giant sharks that swim overhead and on either side. The
Schooling Fish Tank is an assortment of fish native to our
own coastal waters.
You can also take a not quite so imaginary trip through the
Amazon by visiting the freshwater Rio Amazon Exhibit. This
exhibit displays piranha and exotic species that are found
in the freshwater of an Amazon Rain Forest.
A collection of delicate undersea life such as Pacific Giant
Octopus, sea anemones, living corals, jellies and weedy sea
dragons are featured as art in The Living Gallery.
Children especially enjoy the hands on experience of picking
up a horseshoe crab or stroking a stingray.
Ripley's Aquarium’s mission is "to provide a top
quality, world-class, marine life facility that will foster
environmental education, conservation and research, while
simultaneously providing entertainment for visitors of all
In the old days, movies where sometime called "motion pictures". In downtown Myrtle Beach this is taken to a whole new level in the Ripley's Moving Theater. This has been confused with the newer attraction of the IMAX theatre at Broadway at the Beach but it is a different attraction.
This is a 3-D movie that is combined with hydraulic seats. It not only gives you the experience of a 3-D sight but the feeling of being there through actual motion as well. There are four experiences to encounter while in the Ripley's Moving Theater. One is a Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Movie, there is also a roller coaster ride, a dune buggy race and to top it off a snowmobile ride in Glacier Run.
The Ripley's Haunted Adventure in downtown Myrtle Beach, South Carolina gets great reviews from haunted house lovers from across the country. It is a rickety old place that you are led through by a guide and chased through by scary creatures.
There is a method to the madness in the Ripley's Haunted Adventure. You have three chances to find your way out of this creepy two story haunted hotel and if you don't succeed, well..., it's okay you'll get out. This attraction is great fun.