Looking for a unique family experience outside the norm? Then Myrtle Beach has got you covered! There are plenty of weird and wonderful places here for all ages to discover. First, there’s Wonderworks, an upside down, indoor amusement park that is sure to catch your attention. Then pop on over to the new Hollywood Wax Museum — you’ll be shocked to see how realistic your favorite celebrities look! The next stop, Dinosaurs the Exhibition, where you’ll feel like you traveled back in time to learn about dinosaurs up close! And finally, Ripley’s Odditorium has just enough weirdness to keep even the most reluctant traveler interested. Keep reading for more about the weird and wonderful places to visit in Myrtle Beach!
This 50,000 square foot indoor amusement park combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits. As the story goes, a once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda Triangle. An experiment went wrong, lifting the laboratory, and carrying it to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, where it landed upside down. Luckily all of the exhibits remained intact! While the story may be something of a fairytale, the fact that WonderWorks is great for families of all ages remains true.
Children will be delighted when they become a human lightning rod, or create bubbles big enough to fit inside. The braver members of your family can challenge themselves by lying on a bed of 3500 nails or completing the glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes course three stories above the ground. Those feeling silly can create a 3-D image of their body using a gigantic pin wall made of 40,000 pins. Or nudge your active kid to attempt to generate enough power to spin a complete 360-degrees in the Xtreme 360-degrees Bike Challenge.
Other fun and educational zones at WonderWorks include Light & Sound, Space Discovery, Natural Disasters, Physical Challenge, Far Out Art Gallery, and the Imagination Lab.
At Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium, you can explore the weird and wonderful that not only Myrtle Beach has to offer, but also the world! Come see a variety of oddities ranging from exotic primitive items, to authentic shrunken heads, visual illusions, and much more! Highlights include an eight-foot tall Transformer sculpture made of scrap car parts, and a Fiji Island mermaid! Captain America, Thor and Iron Man can also be found larger than life in the new, hands-on Tech Depot exhibit. Your family will stay busy, possibly grossed out or amazed, with 12 themed galleries and over 200 exhibits and artifacts within the museum. There is sure to be something for everyone, and we challenge you to visit without learning something new. This museum is located at the corner of 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, right across from the beach. Believe it…. or not!
The Hollywood Wax Museum
If you’re waxing for a fun time, then visit the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Myrtle Beach. This museum, located near Broadway at the Beach, allows you to get into the action and feel like a celebrity yourself! Immerse yourself in a world of stardom while joining in on a variety of fun, interactive games. This two-story museum is the only wax museum in the country to devote itself entirely to celebrity figures. These figures are recreated so faithfully; you’ll swear they’re the real thing!
After you play and pose with the stars, stay and save Princess Hannah from her Maze of Mirrors and then make your way through the zombie infested labs of Outbreak! Just look for the Great Ape of Myrtle Beach climbing the building!
Dinosaurs the Exhibition
Kids of all ages will love this opportunity to travel back into our prehistoric past! Come see 25 full-scale animatronic replicas of dinosaurs programmed to move, roar and amaze at Dinosaurs the Exhibition. Even the authentic backgrounds, rocks, plant material and flooring will make you think you’ve gone back in time.
This exhibition spent a couple years touring Europe and has now stomped its way to Myrtle Beach. Learn something new in the Dino Movie Room, let young kids explore the soft play area in the T-Rex Fun House, dig for fossils as a Jr. Paleontologist, or ride a life sized T-Rex or Triceratops! You can find Dinosaurs the Exhibition at Broadway at the Beach.
Visit the weird and wonderful Myrtle Beach area and enjoy the ultimate weird and wonderful vacation with your family!
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