Parks & Attractions
The Grand Strand features many attractions off the beach and close to it.
Cool off in the water, lounge in a chair or rent a cabana.
Myrtle Waves Water Park is an all day, fun for the entire family, you must do on your vacation. Myrtle Waves is South Carolina’s largest water park located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with 1.2 million gallons of water.
This water park is filled with 22 slides and attractions including speed slides, tube slides, pools, lazy river, kiddie play areas, and more.
Adults can enjoy beer and other beverages and snacks at the Beer Garden. Their Opening Day is on May 22.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not lets you enjoy eye-popping exhibits where you can pose with the world’s tallest man, lose yourself in some mind-boggling visual illusions, and even see a cannibal skull.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, a name synonymous with the book of world records and some of the stranger sides of nature and man, takes guests on a tour of the curious world we live in. Perfect for the whole family, explore all the interactive exhibits, displays, and interesting artifacts located at the museum to learn about the strange and mysterious world we live in.
The Odditorium is brimming with interesting records like the world’s tallest man and attractions such as a vortex tunnel.
Regardless of the things that intrigue and interest you, Ripley’s museum and legacy are one of the finest things to discover during your venture. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium features the largest collection of the odd and unusual from all corners of the world.
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. This aerial adventure park challenges visitors to a thrilling obstacle course through the trees at a lush 5-acre park area along the south end of Myrtle Beach.
The course includes obstacles like ropes, ladders, ziplining, rock wall climbing, and more. The park offers several courses and levels appropriate for guests of all ages.
Their ropes courses were designed and constructed by Experiential Systems, Inc., a full-service challenge course and aerial adventure park provider that has been building courses and providing staff training and annual inspections for over 32 years. The expert staff members are trained to ensure a fun and safe experience. Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach and take in the great outdoors at the Radical Ropes Adventure Park. Your safety is their main priority.
They are open Thursday-Sunday at 12pm. Due to the pandemic, Zip tours are currently unavailable. Gift cards are now available for the 2021 season.
Myrtle Beach’s only art museum, The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more.
A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children. The Art Museum strives to engage the community and visitors through unique exhibitions and interactive, educational and creative programs for people of all ages.
The Museum Gift Shop features work by local artisans. Docent tours are available for groups of six or more upon request.
The Art Museum also hosts several Free Family Days, celebrating events like Dia de los Muertos and Chinese New Year, annually, along with several annual fundraisers, lectures, events and much more.
Feeling adventurous? Take a trip to Georgetown and take a boat tour to a barrier island, have a picnic and collect sea shells, you may even see some dolphins and can go bird watching.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a popular stop for families who need a break from the beach. The most noteworthy exhibit here is Dangerous Reef, a huge 340-foot underwater tunnel where you can walk surrounded by sharks, tarpon, and green sea eels.
See over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in exhibits like Rio Amazon, Dangerous Reef, Ray Bay, Discovery Center, Rainbow Rock and much more.
The aquarium also offers unique experiences like behind-the-scenes tours, sleepover parties and a swim with stingrays experience.
Dive into an underwater adventure at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a hands-on encounter with prehistoric horseshoe crabs, gentle stingrays, and jellies.
Your survival depends on your skill. Get ready to suit up and enter Ripley’s Haunted Laser Strike.
Flesh eating monsters lurk around every corner! In this close quarter combat experience, your laser gun and your aim will be your only method of escape. Strike the flesh-eating monsters fast to survive.
The experience will feature the latest in laser gun technology, with the weapons modeled after Bullpup Battle Rifles. Participants will go through two floors and more than 3,000 feet of “haunted laser action” featuring a large number of live actors, state-of-the-art animatronics, sound and lighting, the release stated.
This attraction is for ages 8 and up only.
Myrtle Beach Pavilion Nostalgia Park boasts all new roller coaster rides and thrill rides in addition to the family entertainment rides and nostalgia rides that have been part of the amusement park for years.
There are three areas of attractions to enjoy: Pavilion Park East, West and Central.
The Pavilion Nostalgia Park offers a collection of classic rides from the Pavilion Amusement Park, like the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel, Wave Rider, adult and kiddie Pirate Rides, and the Caterpillar, Dune Buggy, Boat and Teacup Rides. Families can enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of this carnival atmosphere featuring fantastic fun for everyone.
Don’t forget about the food: Corn dogs, cotton candy, and the best pizza you ever had in your life. Ice cream, hotdogs, and even the good ole funnel cakes that taste better with every bite are available for you to chow down on and all kinds of refreshing drinks are served to help you beat the heat. Acquire some cool souvenirs at the Blast from the Past Retail Shop and take home a little piece of Pavilion Nostalgia Park.
At the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, you can get into the action and take selfies with your favorite stars, while learning all about their pets, pet peeves, charity work, and accomplishments.
The two-story venue features uncanny replicas of favorite A-listers. The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is a landmark in Myrtle Beach and a highlight of Broadway at the Beach.
The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center rolls out the red carpet for visitors to enjoy three very different experiences year-round. Here’s the place to be an A-List pal, posing with famous folks, as your adoring fans snap away.
Props help inspire photo ops like celebrating victory with NASCAR champs, enjoying a nightcap with Hollywood royalty in a Vegas club, and even dancing on center stage with pop stars.
Pirates Voyage dinner and show invites you to join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon.
Be amazed by beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, and much more all while you enjoy a fabulous four-course feast. This four-course feast includes Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken), Captain’s BBQ Pork, Cob O’ Buttery, Pirate Herb-basted Potato, Apple O’ Me Eye Pie, and unlimited Coca-Cola, tea or coffee.
Celebrate the Pirate Spirit with fun and adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Known for years as the Futrell Family Farm in the Socastee section of Myrtle Beach, Waccatee Zoological Farm was born almost out of necessity.
The Futrell family’s love of animals and decision to start collecting an ever-growing list of rare species started drawing curious onlookers stopping on the side of the road to see if their eyes were deceiving them.
Kids and animal lovers will love viewing the myriad unusual animals here, including Bengal tigers. Waccatee covers 50 acres that include pasture and woodlands for the zebras, buffalo and deer. In the zoo itself you can see the traditional lions, tigers, bears and monkeys—more than 100 species of animals.
In the zoo the walk is about a mile long and makes for a casual, relaxed, educational afternoon.
Myrtle Beach State Park is a quiet, and surprisingly green, escape from the otherwise bustling beach. The park provides educational opportunities, a nature trail and some of the best surf fishing South Carolina has to offer as well as stunning ocean views and another great fishing spot on Myrtle Beach pier. Iconic Myrtle Beach offers campsites, cabins, and day-use picnic areas reservations. The park has close to a mile of Grand Strand beach. You can stay for an afternoon or a week and find time to explore the park’s natural habitats, enjoy the sea breeze blowing through your camp while you sleep, or just relax. In addition to the beach and campground, Myrtle Beach State Park also has miles of hiking trails, a fishing pier, picnic facilities, and more.
Daily 6am-10pm, March-Nov.; Daily 6am-8pm, Dec.-Feb.
Campers arriving after hours should contact the park office for the gate combination. Please call 843-238-5325 or email the park.
M-Fr 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11 am-5pm
$8 adults; $5/SC seniors (age 65 & older);
$4/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.
Note: Additional charges apply for pier fishing, overnight camping and certain park programs. Please visit the corresponding pages on this website for specifics.
A boat ride a broadway at the beach, take a wild ride on the lake.
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach 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. With over 100 hands-on exhibits, there is something unique and challenging for all ages. Feel the power of 71mph hurricane force winds in the Hurricane Shack. Make huge, life-sized bubbles in the Bubble Lab. Get the NASA treatment in our Astronaut Training Gyro and experience zero gravity. Nail it by lying on the death–defying Bed of Nails. Conquer your fear of heights on our indoor Glow-In-The-Dark Ropes Course.
Experiencing the fun while learning through WonderWorks Myrtle Beach is one of the best things to do on your vacation in Myrtle Beach.
Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater offers two high-impact 3-D films with digital effects and motion seats that will have you feeling like you’re in the movie.
This one-of-a-kind attraction also offers an interactive 5-D moving theater experience for guests of many ages. The Snow Ride and Roadhoggers adventures feature moving seats, high-quality digital surround sound and a state-of-the-art theater that appeal to many senses, offering the complete illusion of actually being inside the movies.
Surrounded by more traditional venues, like gift shops, ice cream parlors and several other Ripley’s attractions, the Moving Theater adds a modern twist to the neighborhood. Passengers are safely secured into their seats, which move along to the action on the big screen.
Experience the virtual thrills of riding a roller coaster, racing motorcycles or driving snowmobiles over mountainous terrain while your body involuntarily reacts to all the action.
Visit Myrtle Beach’s most popular Amusement Park with over 30 fun-filled rides to choose from! An all-wooden roller coaster, South Carolina’s largest Ferris wheel, log flume, two go-kart tracks, bumper cars and more.
Enjoy Myrtle Beach’s only oceanfront water park complete with three wet and wild water flumes – one with a 185 foot drop – plus two exhilarating speed slides, two intermediate speed slides, and a spacious 400-square-foot Lazy River with waterfalls. Children can enjoy splash pools with two refreshing rain trees, a uniquely designed waterfall and eight kiddie slides.
Rockin’ Jump Myrtle Beach Trampoline Park decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults.
The park also includes a massive main trampoline jump arena, trampoline basketball arena, trampoline dodgeball arena, trampoline stunt bag, and much more providing something for everyone. This 23,000-square-foot, indoor trampoline park and play center is the perfect place to take the little ones to burn off some energy when the weather doesn’t allow for fun outdoors.
Featuring a series of play areas and climbing attractions, Rockin’ Jump provides a fun and safe alternative to the beach, pools and water parks. Rockin’ Jump offers play by the hour, special events and birthday parties, which are the perfect way to let your kids celebrate their big day. Birthday party packages include food, drinks and cake for the entire crew of up to 15 guests.
Private party rooms are available, and the birthday boy or girl receives the VIP treatment from Rockin’ Jump’s friendly and professional staff.
The Children’s Museum of South Carolina (CMSC) was started by Myrtle Beach community volunteers as the first children’s museum in South Carolina. In 2017, the museum merged with EdVenture, and in February 2019 they proudly opened their new location at Market Commons. The new, one-of-a-kind educational experience is tailored towards introducing children to the thrilling fields of aviation and astronomy. Located in the Market Common, this 3,000 square foot museum space is the smallest in the EdVenture family, but packs big fun and exciting exhibits into a one-of-a-kind experience.
Myrtle Beach Admission
Members – Free
Children and Adults – $8
Seniors (age 62+) – $7
Military (with ID) – $7
Educator (with ID) – $7
23 Months & Younger – Free
YES, Every Child!
Families who receive SNAP, WIC or Medicaid benefits receive $2 admission per person. (Must present proof of assistance i.e SNAP/Medicaid card or WIC Voucher)
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am– 5 pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world and South Carolina’s one of the most outstanding tourist attractions.
This 15-acre park features hundreds of species of reptiles as well as other exotic animals, including a variety of birds and mammals.
Alligator Adventure is famous for its rare collection of other reptiles, including the Snake House that displays deadly venomous snakes from around the world and species that are native to the Carolinas.
Non-reptile exhibits include Chilean flamingos, squirrel monkeys, and spotted hyenas. New exhibits are added regularly. In 2021, visitors can see mountain lions, Galapagos tortoises, and a newly hatched alligator exhibit in the frog and lizard house. Alligator Adventure is open seven days a week and ticket prices range from $13.99-$22.99, depending on season and age.
Brookgreen Gardens offers a selection of tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages every day. You may stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore the beautiful spaces on your own.
This beautiful landmark is a unique melding of art, nature, and history. This National Historic Site contains the country’s largest and most extensive sculpture collection of American Figurative Sculpture, much of it places in beautiful gardens. It is also a site for Lowcountry History and our Lowcountry Zoo, featuring animals native to their area.
Guests are able to see animals in scenic enclosures that respect the animals and the surrounding environment at the Lowcountry Zoo and Native Animal Habitat. The little ones will love the Butterfly House and the Peace Garden Room for Children along with the fountains, reflecting pools, and hidden pathways.
Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under ( Free )
Children 4-12 ( $10 ) Adults 13-64 ( $18 ) Seniors 65 & Over ( $16 )
Wild Water & Wheels is packed full of fun things to do and a large number of attractions. Their 16-acre park is filled with more than 33 exciting rides, including high-speed flumes, Wipe Out wave pool, waterfalls, water playground for kids, lazy river, food court, lockers, gift shop and shower facilities. Also available are bumper boats, go karts and mini golf.
Wild Water & Wheels has plenty of choices you can enjoy in the food court, relaxing in a lounge chair or beating the heat in Cabanas that are available to rent. It’s the complete fun center for the entire family.
Their Opening Day is on May 29, 2021.
Race to victory on Broadway Grand Prix’s seven go kart tracks, climb to the top of the rock wall, become a legend on the two 18-hole mini golf courses, or get the highest score in the Grand Prix arcade.
Besides the go-karts that they can drive (Kiddie Speedway and Tot Rods), they have kiddie amusement rides like Sky Wheels, Grand Prix Express, Carousel, Pro-Tow, and Slick Spin.
Located in the arcade is the Grand Prix Café. Enjoy a combo of your choice, made to order. Pizza by the slice or enjoy the whole pie with your family. Enjoy dining in their dining area while the kids play in the arcade or if you just need to rest your feet with an ice cold Coke. Enjoy the ice cream of your choice as they proudly serve Dippin Dots or you might just want a double scoop of your choice on a waffle cone.
New for 2021, Broadway Grand Prix has rolled out a brand-new Intercard card reading system in the arcade, which introduces a card system to customers, doing away with tokens and tickets. Along with the new software, customers will also notice a variety of new arcade games, including Nerf, Hot Wheels, Lane Master and Ice Ball. Hangout in the Grand Prix Arcade with over 90 games for hours of so much non-stop fun, even the parents won’t want to leave. With games for all ages, expect to see a few of your favorites including skeeball, basketball, and more.