Attractions Near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Attractions Near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
With 60 miles of wide sandy beaches and all the amenities you expect a resort area to offer, Myrtle Beach offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty of recreation possibilities including swimming, biking, hiking, snorkeling, other water sports, exploring and more. Combine your outdoor excursions with stops at popular attractions, and you'll enjoy the best of both worlds for a full day's activities.

Brookgreen Gardens

Explore the area's native vegetation, birds and other wildlife at the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. This National Historic Landmark, founded in 1931, offers glimpses into the forested swamps, marshes and sandy ridges that made up much of South Carolina's coastline in the early 1900s. The 9,200-acre property offers opportunities to walk through the sculptured gardens of the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden. Or visit the Lowcountry Center Garden to learn more about natural flora. Build up an appetite, then stop at one of the restaurants on-site for a lunch or snacks.

Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 235-6000

Wild Water & Wheels

Head for this area attraction for water fun including 24 slides and a wipe-out wave pool. Grab an inner tube, and if you dare, take The Dark Hole, an enclosed slide offering a scary, wet ride. These offerings form just a small part of what this popular park offers. Choose from slides, pools, boat bumper cars, and water rides, or head for the adult lounge pool, sundeck or picnic area for more fun. The facility also offers go-carts and mini-golf when you've had enough water activity. Groups can even camp at the park. Grab a bite to eat at the snack bar or visit the gift shop for a water-oriented souvenir.

Wild Water & Wheels
910 Highway 17 South
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
(843) 238-3787

IMAX 3D Theater

For a look at nature larger than life size, grab a pair of polarized 3D glasses and watch the giant screen measuring 60 feet by 83 feet come alive. The specially designed screen features a slight curvature allowing it to fill your peripheral vision and adding to the experience of truly being in the scene. Plus, all 400 seats in the theater sit in steeply tiered rows, meaning someone else's head never gets in the way of your view. This theater typically shows a couple movies, but no matter what you see, you'll be spellbound by the images flashing before your eyes.

IMAX 3D Theater
1195 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-4629

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