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.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
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.
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 )
Waccatee Zoological Farm
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.
Horry County Fair
Location: Myrtle Beach Speedway
Food, Rides, Games, Petting Zoo, Pig Races and more..
*Due to Covid-19, The 2021 Horry County Fair has been Cancelled.
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charter launches out of calabash offering a range of different trips, 4, 6, 8 hour as well as offshore gulf stream trips. Depending on the length of the trip and the season you will be catching sharks, sea bass, snapper, spanish mackerel, grouper, and amber jack as well as other species of fish depending on the season. Party Time Charters is U.S. Coast Guard Approved with experienced Boat Captains and is family friendly and welcomes anglers of all ages.