Parks & Attractions
The Grand Strand features many attractions off the beach and close to it.
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.
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.
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.