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Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Amusement | Shopping | Theater | Parks & Museums | Relaxation | New Myrtle Beach Attractions coming soon.


Ready for some excitement? Myrtle Beach is packed with activities and amusement for all ages! If youre in the mood for some thrilling action, try the Time Machine Coaster Ride at the Freestyle Music Park or the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster at Family Kingdom. If after a day of fun in the sun and you need to cool off on a hot summer day try one of Myrtle Beachs many water parks. So when youre finished relaxing on the beach and ready for some fun, Myrtle Beach has something for the whole family.

Alligator Adventure
4604 Hwy. 17 S. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 361-0789
At Alligator Adventure youll find yourself face to face with natures fiercest and most beautiful animals. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolinas most outstanding tourist attractions,

Family Kingdom

300 4th Ave S. Myrtle Beach, SC29577
With more than 30 thrilling rides in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Family Kingdom is one incredible vacation experience. From its legendary Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster and South Carolina's largest ferris wheel to a wide and colorful array of rides for kids, this is the most dazzling domain of fun, fantasy and excitement at the beach.

Lazer FX - Laser Tag
964 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
The ultimate high tech adventure, where cutting edge computer technology combines with action-oriented team play to create an exciting, heart-racing experience. This is a true group activity - you are the game! From children 4 years old and up who expect to be thrilled, to those skeptical adults and business people who need a bit of convincing, everyone is captured by the game moments after play begins.

Myrtle Waves Water Park

3000 10th Ave. N. Ext. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-1026 or (800) 524-9283
South Carolina's largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water. One price covers all rides and attractions for a full day of cool fun. Attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year, Myrtle Waves has entertained more than 3 million people visiting the Grand Strand since its debut in 1985.

Ripleys Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-0888 or (800) 734-8888
A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beachin Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life. Ripley's has five other attractions in Myrtle Beach besides the aquarium, included is a museum, a moving-theater attraction, an arcade, a haunted house, and a house of mirrors.

Ripley's Motion Master

917 Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach. SC 29577
(843) 626-0069
Be a part of the movie at Ripley's Motion Master Moving Theater where you'll feel every turn, bump, move and twist. You will truly be holding onto your seat because you'll be a part of the high energy action! This 3-D Moving Theater lets you "feel" a part of your favorite movies like, Glacier Run.  Hold on to your hat because you are truly in for one wild ride! Participants rave at the fun and marvel at the realism of this new way to enjoy a movie! Bring your family and be a part of all the fun!

Ripley's Haunted Adventure
901 N. Ocean Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-8971
Enter at your own risk.  Ripleys assumes no responsibility for your returnor your sanity.

NASCAR SpeedPark
1820 21st. Ave. N. Ext. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 626-8725 or (877) 626-8725
Home of full-throttle fun for everyone! We feature tracks for all ages, state-of- the-art Arcade and interactive games, the hottest driver merchandise, kiddie rides, mini golf, bumper boats, a snack bar and much, much more!

Myrtle Beach Water Sports Awesome Family Fun!
Myrtle Beach: 843-903-3456
N. Myrtle Beach: 843-280-7777
Jet Ski Rentals Jet Boat Rentals Pontoon Boat Rentals Parasailing Bird Island Tours Sea Screamer Dolphin Tours Banana Boat Rides Wakeboarding Waterskiing Tubing


Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Coastal Federal Field, 1251 21st Ave. Myrtle Beach, SC
Tickets: (843) 918-6000
Baseball at it's finest. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are proud to be a Class A
Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, a team with a rich history spanning back to 1871.

Myrtle Beach Speedway
4300 Hwy. 501 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 236-0500
Myrtle Beach Speedway is a leader in the short track racing world and site of the largest single day sporting event in Horry Countys history. As a former host of the NASCAR Busch Series we have a seating capacity of 12,000.

Wild Water- Water Park
910 Hwy. 17 S. Surfside Beach, SC 29575
(843) 238-3787
Wild water and wheels. Fun in the sun with water slides, from amateur to "do you dare", wave pools, lazy river and more. With race tracks and putt putt galore. What a way to spend the day, getting lots of sun while having fun!

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Shopping in Myrtle Beach can be a diverse adventure that ranges from finding the right gift to the right outfit for a night out. The Grand Strand has several shopping centers along its sunny shores which are guaranteed to have something for every shopper

Barefoot Landing
4898 Hwy. 17, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 272-8349 or (800) 272-2320
Barefoot Landing houses a collection of more than 100 specialty and retail shops suitable for the entire family, including jewelry, specialty foods and toy stores. Take a break and relax in the cool breezes that blow off the IntraCoastal Waterway. The best shopping experience in Myrtle Beach.

Build-A-Bear Workshop friends 2B made
Broadway at the Beach 1301 Celebrity Circle, Suite FS3
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7454
Create your very own Teddy Bear and other stuffed animals at the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Myrtle Beach! You can choose, stuff, stitch, fluff and dress for your new furry friend.

Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Located at the intersection of Highway 17 Bypass and Highway 50, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, next to the airport and is the Grand Strand area's newest and largest mall in Myrtle Beach, and the largest shopping complex in South Carolina, Coastal Grand Mall houses roughly 170 specialty stores, as well as a movie theater and food court. Stores featured include Belk, Old Navy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, Sears, and JCPenney.

Myrtle Beach Mall
10177 N Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach, SC
Is an enclosed shopping mall located just south of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the intersection of highways 22 and 17. The mall, formerly known as Colonial Mall Myrtle Beach and Briarcliffe Mall, opened in 1986. Myrtle Beach Mall features Belk (east and west), JCPenney, and all sportsmen's favorite, Bass Pro Shops. The mall also has a Carmike Theatre and over 60 specialty stores, such as American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria's Secret, Finish Line, Hallmark, and Books-A-Million.

Tanger Outlet
10785 Kings Road Myrtle Beach, SC
(843)449-0491 or (866)838-9830
There are two Tanger Outlets in the Myrtle Beach area. One is located by the Intersection of Highway 22 and US 17, and the other is located on Highway 501. These outlets consists of more than 1,800 stores, representing about 380 store brands. These shops include include Liz Claiborne, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers and Nike just to name a few.

Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
Surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway are 3 theaters, 17 restaurants and over 100 retail shops, .Among Broadway at the Beachs many restaurants are Hard Rock Caf, Johnny Rockets, Planet Hollywood and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. Thsi large festival complex is also home to the IMAX 3D Theatre, the award-winning Ripleys Aquarium, Palace Theatre, Carmikes Broadway Cinema 16 and the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, which features nine rides from the former Pavilion Amusement Park, one of Myrtle Beachs most popular family attractions for more than 58 years. Also featured is a NASCAR Speedpark and MAGIQUEST. The complexs Celebrity Square includes a New Orleans-inspired nightclub district. Popular retail destinations include Disney Store, Retro Active, Planet Rock 'n Roll, Planet Hollywood Superstore, Discovery Channel Store, and Yankee Candle. The complex also has a special Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Inlet Square Mall
10125 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Box 12A Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
A single-level regional shopping center in Murrells Inlet. The larger stores include Belk, K-Mart, JC Penney, Regal Cinemas, Stein Mart and Books-A-Million.

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While in Myrtle Beach take in a show. From country shows and ice dancing to dinner theater and movies, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone.

Live Show!
Alabama Theater
4750 Hwy. 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 272-5758 or (800) 782-2262
Located in the Barefoot Landing complex north of Myrtle Beach, The Alabama Theater has nightly musical performances by local entertainers Voted the #1 Live Theatre Attraction by Myrtle Beach Visitors featuring the Best in Family Entertainment. Alabama Theatre's Shows & Concerts will be the Highlight of your Vacation at the Grand Strand.

Carolina Opry
8901 Hwy. 17, Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 913-1400 or (800) 843-6779
There are two things that you have to see when you come to the Grand Strand: the ocean, and The Carolina Opry. Its that simple. The first variety show in Myrtle Beach and still the jewel in its crown, The Carolina Opry has for 21 years been thrilling the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through its doors each year. The New York Times calls it A hit with visitors," The New York Post calls it A Hot Ticket and USA Today reports it A Big Hit. Talk about high energy! Thats entertainment!

The Carolina Opry Christmas Special
The magic of the season comes alive during November and December at the most colorful and eagerly awaited holiday music variety show in the South! The Carolina Opry Christmas Special has been a holiday family tradition for twenty years. Its warm, its funny, and its shamelessly sentimental.
The Carolina Opry Theater is located at 8901 Highway 17 North in Myrtle Beach at Mile Marker 204. Shows will sell out.

Pirates Voyage
pirates-voyage 8901 Highway 17 North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(800) 433-4401
A new pirate ship is on the horizon. Dolly Parton's NEW Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will be a fun-filled, action-packed extravaganza that everyone should experience! Its the perfect place for families, friends and groups to gather for spectacular special effects, amazing stunts by the most talented performers in the area.

Good Vibrations!
The best music, comedy and dancing of three of the most dynamic decades in history, 1960-1990. Elvis, John Denver, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Don McClean, The Beach Boys, and Cyndi Lauper just to name a few. The best music performed by these super stars is brought to you live on stage from the award winning talent that brings you the Carolina Opry. Not only does this show feature an award-winning ensemble of singers, dancers and musicians, massive screens take you through some of the best, funniest, and most insightful moments of these important decades. Youll laugh out-loud, youll stomp your feet, youll sing your favorite songs; youll be touched and ignited, inspired and stimulated. Join us at the Carolina Opry for our newest show, Good Vibrations; a whirlwind entertainment experience.

Legends in Concert
301 Hwy. 17 South, Surfside Beach, SC
(843) 238-7827 or (800) 960-7469
Legends In Concert is one of Myrtle Beach's top attractions. The World Famous Live Tribute Show is a concert the whole family will enjoy. This theater features live concerts paying tribute to musical icons of today and yesterday. The show boasts a wide collection of musical impersonators who resemble and sing like the original artists while being backed by a live band and dancers.

Medieval Times
Myrtle Beach, SC Castle
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a dinner theater which hosts a "royal" four-course feast and tournaments to entertain featuring medieval games, sword-fighting and jousting. Whether you long to travel back to a time of knightly chivalry or are simply looking for quality entertainment during your next vacation, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament which is housed in an 11th-century-style castle, is proven to deliver time and again.

Palace Theater
Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 448-9224 or (800) 905-4228
BOX OFFICE: (843) 448-0588
Direct from sold out shows across the World, The Palace Theatre Proudly Presents:
Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline.
With over 40 acrobats and performers from all four corners of the World, Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline features the most exhilarating acrobatic acts on Earth! Southern Living calls this show The next generation of Cirque Du SoleilDefies Gravity and Belief, says the Sydney Morning Herald.
This all new production for Myrtle Beach is perfect for the entire family. Featuring all new acts including the not to be missed Wheel of Death, the most dangerous act on Earth, Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline is the must see show for 2010.

Kids prices only $9.95 and matinee adult ticket prices are just $29.95.
February 2-October 15, 2010

Ghosts and Legends
4818 Hwy. 17 S. N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 361-2700
Experience the only Myrtle Beach shows that are about MYRTLE BEACH! Ghosts and Legends offers many chilling activities that are fun for the whole family! see the beautifully haunting Ghosts and Legends Show performed by the ghosts themselves! Popular local legends unfold with special effects, in a classic southern plantation parlor -once you find the secret panel entrance!

Movie Theaters

IMAX Discovery Theater
1195 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 444-3333 or (800) 380-4629
IMAX 3D experience in an attraction that takes you places ordinary movies cant. Youll see stunning, crystal-clear 3D images projecting from an enormous screen, and experience unparalleled sound quality, making IMAX 3D the worlds most immersive movie theater experience.

Cinemark 14 at Coastal Grand
2100 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-3225
Cinemark is dedicated to delivering the very best movie-going experience possible to customers. Innovations in all realms of the theatrical presentation such as stadium seating, rockingback chairs with cup holders, and digital sound continue to make a Cinemark theatre the very best way to see a film.

Carmike Theaters / Broadway 16
1175 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 445-1616
Catch the latest releases in this new 16 screen theater. Carmike has converted all its auditoriums to digital technology and have also added 3-D capability to some theaters. Great stadium seating with digital sound for better effects.

Carmike Theaters / Myrtle Beach Mall
10177 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 272-6277
Catch the latest releases in this completey renovated theater. The Carmike 12 Offers 12 big screens for plenty of movie options. . This theater has converted its auditoriums to digital technology offers digital sound for better effects.

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Parks & Museums

Take a luxurious walk through beautiful gardens, relax on the beach at one of Myrtle Beachs state parks, or enjoy one of our museums.

Childrens Museum of SC
2501 N Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC
Thousands of visitors from schools, day care centers and other groups in Myrtle Beach and surrounding communities, along with tourists from around the world, enjoy the Museum every year. Special programs, such as Toddler Tuesday and Starlab, are the world through the interactive exhibits and programs at The Children's Museum of South Carolina. The Children's Museum serves state and local communities, as well as visitors to Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand area.

Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 238-2510
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, houses two unique, regionally significant collections: The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild (WACG) Collection and the Bishop Collection of Antique Maps and Prints. The Art Museum is dedicated to being one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. They strive to engage the community and visitors through unique exhibitions and interactive, educational, and creative programs for people of all ages.

Ripleys Believe It or Not Museum
901 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
Enter the world of the strange and the wonderful at the worlds last great sideshow Ripleys Believe It or Not! This unique attraction features exhibits that one must see to believe - exhibits that are so bizarre, so odd, so strange, that even the most worldly and knowledgeable guests will be awestruck! . The museum looks like a building cracked by a hurricane. It is at the corner of 9th Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. Ripley's has five other attractions in Myrtle Beach besides the museum: an aquarium, a moving-theater attraction, an arcade, a haunted house, and a house of mirrors.

Hopsewee Plantation
494 Hopsewee Rd. Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-7891
Hopsewee, a South Carolina's National Historic Landmark, and the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is a preservation rather than a restoration and has never been allowed to fall into decay as it has always been cherished. 0nly five families have owned it, although it was built almost 40 years before the Revolutionary War.

Horry County Museum
438 Main St. Conway, SC 29526
(843) 248-1542
The Horry County Museum collects and preserves materials related to the pre-history, natural history, and culture of Horry County. They work to interpret and create exhibits of such materials and to prepare educational programs related to them for presentation to the public, particularly the citizens of Horry County.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-2727
The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in the summer of 1975 when the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown appeared on the horizon of Charleston Harbor. A few months later, celebrating the October 13th birthday of the United States Navy, Yorktown was opened to the public as a museum and the Patriots Point mission was underway.
Patriots Point is known as one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury class Coast Guard cutter Ingham would join the Patriots Point battle group along with the Balao class submarine Clamagore. Not to mention the WWII aircarft carriers and more.


Brookgreen Gardens
US Hwy. 17 South, Pawleys Island, SC
(843)235-6000 or (800)849-1931
In 1931,Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington established Brookgreen Gardens as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within that natural setting. Today, Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and a display garden with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world. Brookgreen has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Brookgreen Gardens offers tours, programs, and archeological sites for visitors to explore.

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Hwy., Murrells Inlet, SC
A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open. Sea-breeze camping and fishing from a jetty or in the surf. And some of the finest bird-watching on the East Coast. Thats not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer. Theres also Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington, sculptress and philanthropist, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy.

Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC
A wide, open beach, fishing pier full of anglers and stories, campgrounds in the oceanfront woods, all in the middle of it all in Myrtle Beach. Since 1935, a trip to the beach has meant a stay at Myrtle Beach State Park each year for hundreds of thousands of families from across the United States and Canada.

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Mystic Dawn Day Spa
618 Chestnut Rd Suite 106, Myrtle Beach, SC
Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit with a relaxing and healing massage. Our special massage techniques reverse the negative effects of stress, repair damaged muscle tissue, and remove pain throughout your body.

The Myrtle Beach Spa
618 Chestnut Rd Suite 106, Myrtle Beach, SC
The therapists of Myrtle Beach Day Spa use a range of massage techniques that improve circulation, detoxify your body, relieve tension, improve digestion, enhance muscle tone, and increase mental alertness. Our massages not only benefit the body, they benefit the mind as well.

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New Attractions for Myrtle Beach

WonderWorks will have 50,000 square feet of space and feature more than 100 interactive
exhibits that use some of the most sophisticated graphic and audio presentation techniques
available. The exhibits are designed to appeal to all ages.

Soar and Explore Zipline
Try the pulse pounding 1,000 foot Zipline Adventure* or the exhilarating 3-story Ropes Challenge Course* which is the only ropes course over water!

Sky Wheel
The SkyWheel Myrtle Beach will be one of the best ways to see Myrtle Beach. Take a ride in one of its 42 climate controlled gondolas that seat up to six people. Each ride lasts about eight to twelve minutes and offers panoramic views of Downtown Myrtle Beach and beyond. A state-of-the-art lighting system will give riders an amazing light show each night after the sun sets for an unforgettable Myrtle Beach experience.


What is Wine & Design? ENJOY A NIGHT OUT WHILE ‘Getting Your Art Buzz On®’ WITH US AT WINE AND DESIGN! Bring your own bottle of wine (or beverage of choice) and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun and fabulous art! You supply your cocktails, and we’ll supply the rest. At WINE AND DESIGN, all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up! Your canvas, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrew will be waiting as a local artist helps you create that night’s featured painting. You go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that shows off your “inner artist.” No experience in painting? NO problem, our local artists will guide you step-by-step! Our paintings are suitable for the first-time painter or for more experienced artists. And for Children... We have an entire division called ART BUZZ KIDS® that is all about... KIDS! Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Kid Classes! Check each studio location for availability and reservations!
Location: 5900 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 213-0346
Toll Free: [email protected]