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Three of country's top-rated aquariums just a short drive away


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Three of the best aquariums in the country are within a short drive.

That includes the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which ranks Trip Advisor ranks 17th best in the US.

The North Carolina at Pine Knoll Shores is just behind at number 19, while Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach ranks 11th.

Click here for the list of top aquariums

Click here for the list of top zoos

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Can't believe Ripley's Myrtle Beach is ranked 11th in the country. I've been to a number of the top 25 aquariums and Ripley's is vastly overrated. I hope they are not basing their ratings on ticket sales.