The Ripley’s Aquarium
Whether it’s a rainy day or you need a break from the sun, visiting Ripley’s Aquarium offers you a fun-filled day indoors. Kids and adults alike will love visiting this 85,000 square foot aquarium located conveniently at Broadway at the Beach.
Ripley’s offers a variety of underwater wildlife. You can explore the Rio Amazon or venture onto the 340 foot moving pathway where you’ll get an up close view of snappers, a giant sea turtle, stingrays, and even sharks! Visit the Friendship Flats where you can reach out and touch the gentle stingrays. Grab a bite to eat at the Feeding Frenzy Eatery.
Other exhibits of Ripley’s include:
• Living Gallery
• Rainbow Rock
• Ray Bay
• Systems Control
• Discovery Center
• & Much, Much, More!
Ripley’s is open daily from 9am-7pm Sunday-Thursday, and Friday-Saturday from 9am-8pm. For more ticketing information and prices, visit their website: www.ripleyaquariums.com
Broadway at The Beach
Broadway at The Beach is Myrtle Beach’s premier one stop shop for entertainment, dining, attractions, and shopping. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this venue is perfect for couples or families and offers something for everyone.
Entertainment and attractions are at the core of Broadway at The Beach. Popular attractions include:
• The Ripley’s Aquarium
• The Carolina Comedy Club
• NASCAR SpeedPark
• Palace Theatre
• Myrtle Waves Water Park
And so much more! Broadway at The Beach boasts a plethora of family fun during the day and tons of adult friendly activities at night. The fun never ends!
Shopping is another “must” while you are at Broadway at The Beach. Here, you can find a wide variety of shops that sell everything from apparel and shoes to jewelry and gifts. Check out some of their popular vendors:
• Victoria’s Secret
• Build-A-Bear Workshop
• Shoes Boutique
• Yankee Candle
• Rack Room Shoes
After you have shopped until you drop, refuel at one of Broadway at The Beach’s restaurants. With offerings ranging from seafood to Mexican, you are sure to find something to please even the pickiest palette. Many of these restaurants also double as nightclubs and bars during the evening, meaning you won’t have to look far for late night drinks and dancing. Popular dining destinations include:
• Hard Rock Café
• Fat Tuesday
• Senor Frog
• Carlos’n Charlie’s
• Froggy Bottomz
For more information on Broadway at The Beach, call 800-FUN-INMB or visit their website and don’t forget to check out our Attractions Page for more Myrtle Beach area fun.
Wild Water & Wheels
Take a break from the beach and come cool off at Wild Water & Wheels Water Park. Located just a stone’s throw away in Surfside Beach, this family friendly water park is much more than just a few pools and slides. Variety is the spice of life and this water park offers something for everyone!
“Wet ‘n wild” fun is at the heart of this park and there is certainly no shortage of places to cool off. The adventurous can explore any of the 24 slides on-site while the beach bums can check out the lazy river, complete with plenty of tubes available for no additional fee. Children love Wally’s Lagoon, a large child play area, in addition to the giant wave pool.
If you want to dry off for a bit, refuel at the snack bar and lay out for a bit on the sun deck. For a little action, check out the go-cart track or try your luck in bumper boats. There are also tons of kiddie rides for the little ones in addition to a full putt-putt course. There really is something for everyone here!
Check out a full list of park attractions:
• Wave Pool
• 24 Slides
• Lazy River
• Wally’s Lagoon
• Mini Golf
• Bumper Boats
• Snack Bar
• Gift Shop
• Picnic Area
• Lockers / Showers
• Kiddie Rides
• & More!
In addition to all of the fun that the park already offers, they make the experience over the top with events throughout the summer. Fridays they host “Live After Five” with a variety of local bands that provide live music and entertainment from 5pm-9pm. They also host themed days with special prices, like Scout Day.
Wild Water & Wheels is open May – September and several pricing packages are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wild-water.com/.
Pavilion Nostalgia Park
The Pavilion Nostalgia Park located at Broadway at the Beach is home to a number of the old time classic amusement rides that were once part of the former seaside Pavilion Amusement Park. Offering guests a blast into the past with favorites like the Herschell-Spillman carousal that dates all the way back to 1912, or the Crazy Caterpillar, Motorcycle Madness, Tea Cups, Swings, Boat Ride and more. These classic rides are sure to bring back great memories and create new ones for years to come.
Admission to the park is free, but if you wish to take a trip back in time on one of these rides you’ll need to purchase a ticket. Each ride at the park requires only one ticket and tickets are priced at $3.50 a piece.
For more information about rides and hours of operation, visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com or call (843) 913-9400.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball
Attention Sports Fanatics: Stock up on your peanuts and crackerjacks and head over to the TicketReturn.Com field for a summer full of exciting baseball action! The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are conveniently located at Broadway at The Beach and always know how to put on a show.
The Pelicans play from April – September and have several games each week, some home and others away. Throughout the week, the Pelicans feature several fun, family friendly promotions:
Mondays – Make a Splash Monday (Backpack Buddies Partnership)
Tuesday – Bi-Lo BOGO offer
Wednesday – Wiener Wednesdays ($1 Hot Dogs)
In addition to these set promotions, the Pelicans also host give away days, theme days, and free fireworks shows each week.
A team of entertainers keeps the crowd busy with fun games and contests in between innings so there is never a dull moment!
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans game is a great event for groups or families. Guests can purchase block seating based on availability and may be eligible for special pricing. In addition, guests can choose to purchase special seating in a beach area (yes, a beach at the ballpark!), “all you can eat seats”, or luxury suite seats.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Website.
Take a break from the beach while still enjoying fun in the sun at Myrtle Waves Water Park. The largest water park in South Carolina is a great place to enjoy a day. Whether it’s relaxing in the LayZee River or shooting down the Riptide Rockets, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Take a break from salt and sand and ride the surf in the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool or work on your tan while sitting in one of the hundreds free lounge chairs.
Playful Pools: Take the toddlers out to splash around in Bubble Bay; with depths from only 6-18 inches they’ll be sure to have some safe swimming fun. Catch some waves in the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool it goes from 0-6 feet with waves going up to 4 feet tall. There is plenty of fun to be had by all.
Spectacular Slides: Spiral down one of their many thrilling waterslides. From vertical drops to mellow curves, there is a slide for everyone to enjoy. Thrill seekers will love the Riptide Rockets that send you airborne and families will love Snake Mountain. No matter what you prefer there is a slide for you to enjoy.
Relaxing Raft Rides: Drift down the LayZee River and spend time relaxing in the cool water while you work on your tan. If the LayZee Rive is too slow for you, splash around the Racin’ River where the water is flowing at 10 mph.
Don’t worry about safety! With their award-winning lifeguards on duty, you can relax and let the kids have some fun. For more information, visit their website or call (843) 918-8725.
BigD 3D Theater
For the ultimate movie experience, check out the BigD 3D Theater at Broadway at the Beach. Located in the Broadway 17 Carmike Cinema, the BigD offers moviegoers spectacular features like:
• A 82-foot wide screen over 3 stories tall
• Luxury leather custom seats
• Top of the line 7.1 surround sound
• DIGITAL projection
• Crystal clear 2D and 3D feature films
Sit back and relax while watching the latest blockbuster hits in this state-of-the-art theater. The BigD Theater is the largest movie screen display in South Carolina and it is only an extra $2 a ticket to place yourself right in the middle of all the action with one of the theater’s 3D showings. For more information including show times and location, visit www.carmike.com or call the box office at (843) 445-1600 today!
Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Oceanfront Water Park
Myrtle Beach’s only seaside amusement park, Family Kingdom should be high on any list of things to do in Myrtle Beach.
• Oceanfront view – Literally right on the beach, Family Kingdom has thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, go karts, and even a water park! An all day unlimited ride wristband for the amusement park is $26, and the water park’s wristband is $21. Family Kingdom offers a very affordable deal for both however – only $36!
• Amusement Park – With more than 30 thrilling rides in Family Kingdom’s amusement park, it makes for an incredible experience. The park offers rides for both adults and children, so no one is left out. Family Kingdom even added a new ride – the Twist ‘n Shout Coaster. There are classic wooden coasters, tit-a-whirls, the ever popular Hurricane, and bumper cars. There’s even go karts at Family Kingdom, and there are 2 speed tracks to choose from!
• Splashes Water Park – Recently renamed, Family Kingdom’s only oceanfront water park Splashes has wet and wild water flumes, exhilarating speed slides, and even a spacious lazy river complete with waterfalls. The flumes will be sure to entertain children and adults alike that offer thrilling 100-feet drops. The speed slides have thrilling slopes that will exhilarate you, and for those not up to the challenge there are intermediate speed slides that aren’t quite as thrilling. Family Kingdom also owns the state’s largest Ferris wheel, and the view it offers while on it is one-of-a-kind.
Is there anything Family Kingdom doesn’t offer? For more information, call 843-626-3447 or check out their website, and check out our Attractions Page for more Myrtle Beach area fun!
Children’s Museum of South Carolina
Get hands on at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina. This interactive museum allows children to touch, explore, and play while learning about the world around them. With a number of fun and educational exhibits like the Weather Center and Continuous News Desk where kids get a chance to forecast the weather in from of a green screen, or sit behind a news desk and report the headlines, the Children’s Museum makes learning fun for everyone.
Here’s a list of all the great exhibits that can be found at the Children’s Museum:
- Under Construction House
- Imagination Playground
- The Big Bank
- USS Kids-a-Float Hijacked by Pirates
- Bubble Mania
- South Carolina Fossil Hunt
- It’s Electric
- Kidz Medical Center
- Express Yourself Art Center
- Famous Fraction Pizza Delivery Truck
- Flora’s Farmers market
- Get Ready, Get Set, Grow
- Gem Mining
- Habitat Habit
- Weather Center & Continuous News Desk
- Hurricane Simulator
- Put It Into Words
- Totally Tubular
- Recycling Center
Barefoot Landing is located along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach and features national retail shops, quaint boutiques, an impressive selection of restaurants and eateries, and exciting entertainment and amusement offerings. There is always something wonderful to enjoy, including special events throughout the year.
A warm southern welcome awaits at Barefoot Landing on the Waterway, just your style.
The Market Common, Myrtle Beach offers a unique lifestyle experience for all visitors with a true urban village community. Moreover, the abundance of national and local retail stores to the fine restaurants, The Market Common is a place you will be delighted to visit.
The Market Common is where fine living is at it’s best with shopping, dining, entertainment and even the beach all just steps away. Whether you want to live, vacation, or spend the day, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, has something for you.
For 85 years, Brookgreen Gardens has been an inspiration, refuge and retreat for our community. We hope residents and visitors will take pride in the fact that in their midst is one of America’s premier gardens.
Bob Jewell, President and CEO
Brookgreen Gardens is one of the few places in the United States to have earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as being designated a National Historic Landmark and listed on the Register of National Historic Places.
Everyday, Brookgreen offers a selection of tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages. You may stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore these beautiful spaces on your own. Each season, new exhibitions and special events make Brookgreen Gardens…Ever Changing. Simply Amazing.
It is with great pride and joy that we share with you our new Myrtle Beach tasting station. From the rural vineyards of Rose Hill NC, to the sandy shores of North Myrtle Beach, visitors can now sample a wide variety of our award winning wines.
During your visit you will be greeted with warm southern hospitality and welcomed into the Duplin family. We will share with you our stories of Muscadine grapes, wine making in the Carolinas and the history of the Duplin brand.
Legends in Concert
With international acclaim and its storied history, Legends in Concert, owned and operated by On Stage Enterprises, LLC, is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows and possesses the greatest collection of live tribute artists in the industry. Each legendary performer not only looks like the star they portray, but use their own natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterpart. Legends in Concert live tribute shows are known for their elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and full array of incredible special effects, including three dimensional multimedia and multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art lighting, laser and sound systems. An outstanding cast of accomplished tribute artists, talented singers and dancers, and a live orchestra comprised of some the top musicians in the industry, support each Legends in Concert production.
What started in 1983 as a limited six week engagement at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, now celebrates 32 years of entertaining more than 30 million fans around the globe. Since its debut at the Imperial Palace on May 5, 1983, the show has earned entertainment industry awards for "Show of the Year," "Entertainers of the Year," "Grand Slam" and the prestigious "Show of Shows" awarded by the International Press Association. Today, Legends in Concert still shines bright on the Las Vegas strip at the dazzling Flamingo Las Vegas, and is the longest running independently owned production show in Las Vegas history. In addition, Legends in Concert also has long running productions in Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), Branson (Missouri), Waikiki (Hawaii) and aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
The success of the Legends in Concert brand has also led to many performances and tours throughout the world, and even on Broadway in 1989, making it the first Las Vegas show to appear on the Great White Way. This includes tours of Australia, Africa, Canada, China, Europe, Russia and surrounding countries. Legends gained international popularity when it became the first Las Vegas show to tour the Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Riga in 1991. It since has gone on to perform in fifteen countries on five continents including throughout the United States. The show and its principal cast members have also been seen by over 100 million people on such major television networks as Fox, ABC, BBC, MTV, and many syndicated network tv shows.
This 187-foot Ferris Wheel made its debut in Myrtle Beach in 2011, immediately lighting up the night sky with flashing bursts of color. The wheel is made up of 42 glass-windowed gondolas, each with temperature control that comes in handy during the summer and winter months. Each gondola holds up to six people, but they don't require unrelated people to share a booth.
The ride is typically made up of three revolutions, which usually lasts between eight and ten minutes, but there's also a VIP option which takes place in a leather-seated gondola and lasts twice as long. You've seen it on tv, on postcards, from your hotel room – now it's time to take a ride and see Myrtle Beach like you've never seen before.
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
Ahoy Matey! Celebrate the Pirate Spirit with fun and adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites ye to join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15 foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon
Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Watch Tour
Along the coast winds typically pick up in the afternoon making it more difficult to spot dolphins. With that said, some of the best dolphin watches have been during less than perfect conditions.
Tours depart at 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 and some times 1:30, depending on sea conditions. Check in is a half hour before departure. Once you have checked in at the marina, we will gather everyone together at the Tiki Hut and board the OSPREY. On board you will receive a short safety briefing. Now the fun begins. Once we clear the marina area we step up the pace and head for the ocean. It takes about ten minutes to navigate through the inlet and exit the jetties. That's where the search for our dolphin friends and other sea life begins.
The Carolina Opry
The best shows in Myrtle Beach. Produced by the leader in live entertainment, Calvin Gilmore, and highly acclaimed by countless National media – these shows set the standard. If you are looking for the best live entertainment attractions in Myrtle Beach, look no further than The Calvin Gilmore Theater.
Enjoy a scenic journey to one of America's greatest historic treasures – Charleston, South Carolina, for a day of sightseeing, shopping and dining!
From our convenient meeting location in Myrtle Beach, you'll begin the scenic two-hour trip to Charleston on our comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach.
Fun Warehouse is the best place in Myrtle Beach to let loose and have a great experience the entire family can enjoy! The Fun Warehouse is an all inclusive facility for family entertainment that features a state of the art Arcade, Laser Tag, Soft Play, Inflatables, Six Birthday Party Rooms, Roller Skating, Rollerball Mini-Bowling, Finish Line Cafe, WiFi & More! So come on by and have yourself a great family friendly time!
Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum is a landmark in Myrtle Beach and a highlight of Broadway at the Beach. At the intersection of Highway 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue in Myrtle Beach, Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. The two-story Museum will bring Myrtle Beach tourists and locals into the world of Hollywood Stars and allow visitors to get close to some of the most famous people in show business, recreated so faithfully that you'd swear they were alive. Hollywood Wax Museum houses tons of uncanny replicas, lending themselves to fun photo opportunities for guests. If you're waxing for fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, SC this summer or if you're visiting the beautiful Grand Stand any time of year, the Hollywood Wax Museum is a must-see.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
In myth and in legend, the Knight and the horse are forever linked. Few things are held in such great esteem by the Medieval warrior than a stalwart horse, who possesses the bold courage of his master and the quiet strength of his ancestors.
Myrtle Beach Family Golf
Myrtle Beach Family Golf attractions are truly affordable entertainment venues and are considered to be the Best of Myrtle Beach! With five themed miniature golf courses located throughout Myrtle Beach, you'll experience an excursion from an island marina, an adventurous journey into the world of 10-million-year-old dinosaurs, a jungle safari adventure, a trip into Never-Never Land and a fire-breathing dragon. Look for the state-of-the-art animatronic characters emphasizing real-life special effects.
Choose from two award-winning par 3 golf courses or tune up your swing at the Cane Patch driving range, all conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Both golf courses offer a true championship feel and are lighted, in-season, for nighttime play. Don't have golf clubs? No problem, we offer free club rentals!
Myrtle Beach Speedway
Dreams become a reality when you get behind the wheel and drive a real NASCAR race car! Following Driver's Meeting with Crew Chief, training and instruction you drive the NASCAR race car by yourself for a 5 or 8 minute timed racing session around the Myrtle Beach Speedway. There's no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you. NASCAR Racing Experience is as real as it gets!
Combining an exhilarating aerial adventure park with extreme zip lines, KidZipz and more, the spectacular new Radical Ropes Adventure Park in Myrtle Beach offers adrenaline-pumping action above and beyond anything else on the beach. Imagine soaring through the treetops of a five-acre forest – while experiencing breathtaking views of the ocean. From adventure-seeking enthusiasts to student or corporate groups looking for the most unique and unforgettable team-building retreat, Radical Ropes takes awesome to the extreme…naturally! Come experience your “natural high” at Radical Ropes Adventure Park!
The Carolina Rover will take you, your family and friends out on a 3 – 4 hour Eco-tourism cruise that is guaranteed to be unlike any other attraction along the Grand Strand. Our comfortable shaded 40 ft. pontoon boat will cruise on smooth inland waters to a remote barrier island where the Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. We take you through a bird-watcher's paradise to South Carolina's oldest lighthouse, the Georgetown Light, 1811, that lit the way for two centuries for seafarers. You will then be able to explore and beachcomb where the sea unfolds her secrets depositing an ever-changing array of shelling opportunities. During this adventure you will see the sight of the Civil War wreck of the Union flagship, the USS Harvest Moon, and our naturalists will give an informative commentary on the historic plantation tidelands. Keep an eye out for such wildlife as Dolphins, Bald Eagles, Alligators, and Sturgeon! This cruise is a wonderful unique experience for all ages.
Second Avenue Pier
2nd Ave Pier is a Grand Strand landmark that's here to stay. We delight in helping families create memories that last. Fishing, food & fun are just a few ways to enjoy one of Myrtle Beach's original destinations. Your next great vacation begins here at the Pier! Check us out!
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.
This once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda triangle. An experiment gone awry lifted the laboratory carrying it to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach where it landed upside down. Luckily all of the exhibits remained intact and available for guests to explore.
Wheels of Yesteryear
Located off of Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Wheels of Yesteryear showcases over 50 classic cars owned & restored by car enthusiast Paul Cummings. Located between the Tanger Outlet Mall and the Myrtle Beach Speedway, Wheels of Yesteryear is open 7 days a week.
Wheels of Yesteryear opened in September, 2009, and showcases one of the Southeast's most impressive collections of vintage American-made automobiles in one location. Many of the cars on display at Wheels of Yesteryear consist of Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth MOPAR cars, along with various other American muscle cars. The inventory is rotated each January in order to offer the broadest exposure to the entire range of the collection.
Our gift shop features a large selection of die cast collectibles, t-shirts, tin signs, and other fun and nostalgic offerings. You can find gifts and souvenirs for everyone on your list, including yourself.
Tanger Outlet Center
Shop the nation’s leading designer and brand name stores with the widest selection of today’s favorite fashion trends, all in a fun, clean, family-friendly environment. With more than 200 brands, you're sure to find something for everyone! Be sure to stop by our Shopper Services to inquire about our great coupon book and other specials that take place throughout the year!