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South Carolina Aquarium

94
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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Outstanding

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Charleston About the TripExpert Score

7 expert recommendations

14

Concierge

More than 10,000 types of low-country critters, including loggerhead turtles the size of a car, pythons, alligators, and sharks, call this huge aquarium home.

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

Step into the Mountain Forest and find water splashing over a rocky gorge as river otters play. Full review →

Kids love the Touch Tank and the 4-D Theater
1

Frommer's 33

Jutting into the Charleston Harbor for 2,000 feet, the focal point is the two-story Great Ocean Tank. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet

The massive, excellent aquarium showcases the state's diverse aquatic life. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 54

Overlooking the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor, the aquarium houses 10,000 creatures representing some 500 species Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

Sharks, sea turtles, wading birds, otters, and seahorses are some of the stars of the conservation-focused displays. Full review →

59

Where

Get up close to an albino alligator, several shark species, sea turtles and river otters at Charleston’s best family attraction Full review →

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