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Where in the world: USA  /  South Carolina  /  Coastal South Carolina  /  Myrtle Beach
Tourists flock to the coastal city to enjoy its warm climate and extensive beaches, but things to do in Myrtle Beach also include many options away from the waterfront. If you get bored with classic sun-and-sand activities, raise your adrenaline level at one of the area's theme parks. Family Kingdom Amusement Park features 37 different rides, including Myrtle Beach SkyWheel that provides sweeping views of the seaside. Kids will love the colorful world of Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and interactive exhibits at Wonder Works, which make science fun and accessible for everyone. The city also boasts numerous mini-golf courses like Captain Hook's Adventure Golf and Mt. Atlanticus.

Myrtle Beach is best known for its Aquariums, Dinner Theaters, and Rides & Activities.

Top 15 things to do in Myrtle Beach

1. Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Home to more than 10,000 creatures, Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach offers interactive activities designed to teach the public about 350 different marine species. You can observe the underwater kingdom of sharks, or touch cownose and spotted eagle rays. The aquarium houses a discovery center, providing hands-on multimedia marine education classes for visitors of all ages. Don't miss a stop at the "living gallery," a presentation of undersea life that includes sea anemones, corals, jellies, octopuses, and sea dragons.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Broadway at the Beach

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Broadway, Broadway at the Beach offers attractions from museums and aquariums to amusement park rides and live shows. There's also fine dining, brand name shopping, and nightly entertainment. View replicas of your favorite celebrities and historical figures at the Hollywood Wax Museum or head to Soar and Explore to try your hand at navigating a ropes course 15 m (15 m) in the air.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

Fly high above the Atlantic Ocean with a ride on Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a 57 m (187 ft) Ferris wheel opened in 2011. The wheel features 42 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas, each with bucket seating for six and UV protective windows designed for optimal viewing. The highlight of the wheel is a cutting-edge lighting system with more than one million LEDs, capable of creating a range of light effects best appreciated after sunset. Remember that vistas of the Myrtle Beach shoreline change at different times of day, providing you with a new perspective each time you ride the wheel. Avoid standing in long lines by booking your tickets online or by phone.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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5. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

Have a relaxing meal, a beachside stroll, or a bit of people-watching, or watch a street performer at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade. This spot hosts live events, such as music performances and fireworks, regularly at the boardwalk. An array of stores gives you plenty of places to shop for souvenirs, beach equipment, and handicrafts. Choose from plenty of bars and restaurants, then let the kids have fun at the arcades. One of the boardwalk's premium attractions is the 64.6 m (212 ft) tall Ferris wheel. Remember that visitors and locals love the boardwalk, so it might take some time to find a parking place.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Brookgreen Gardens plays home to a sculpture park with 1,400 pieces of art, trails, nature reserves, and a zoo. Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington bought the property, which was originally four plantations, to showcase her figurative sculptures in an outdoor environment. Wander through lush, moss-draped coastal vegetation, along riverbanks, and across rich marshland at this National Historic Landmark that opened to the public in 1932. Watch for local wildlife and numerous archaeological sites, or visit the on-site Lowcountry Zoo and its dedicated center for rehabilitating injured animals.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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9. Room Escape Games

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Sullivan's Island Beach, Sullivan's Island

Suggested duration: 6 hours
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11. Waterskiing & Jetskiing

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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12. Classic Swing Golf School

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Myrtle Beach State Park

Pitch a tent and swim, go fishing, or hike at Myrtle Beach State Park. The beach is wide and sandy, and the absence of hotels keeps the area quiet compared to typical beach resorts. Plan a picnic, or ride horses. Children can join nature programs and visit the education center that features displays, aquariums, and reptiles. A campsite with 350 spots for tents and RVs is nestled within a maritime forest; six cabins are available for rent. Remember that there are no lifeguards at the beach.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Previously known as the Village of the Barefoot Traders, Barefoot Landing is a shopping complex built over a filled-in portion of Louis Lake. The 15 quaint village shops of unusual wares that once made up the complex has expanded to more than 100 shops and activities encircle the lake. Many restaurants have outdoor seating with a view over the whole complex.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Hollywood Wax Museum

The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is located at the intersection of Highway 17 and 21st Avenue and is one of the featured attractions at Broadway at the Beach. www.myrtlebeachwaxfun.com

Open 365 days a year, our attraction is perfect for families, couples, seniors, tour groups, and reunions. www.bookmyrtlebeachwax.com

- Our marvelous mix of the best Myrtle Beach entertainment includes opportunities to rub elbows with the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum https://www.hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/myrtle-beach-sc-attractions/hollywood-wax-museum/

- Rescue a princess trapped within a maze of mirrors at Hannah's Maze of Mirrors https://www.hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/myrtle-beach-sc-attractions/hannahs-maze-of-mirrors/

- And partake in a Zombie adventure to remember at Outbreak- Dread the Undead https://www.hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/myrtle-beach-sc-attractions/outbreak-zombie-attraction/

Your Myrtle Beach vacation or getaway will not be complete without a visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center! https://www.hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/myrtle-beach-sc-attractions/tickets/

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Suggested duration: 2 hours
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