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!

WonderWorks

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.

Ripley’s Odditorium

North Myrtle Beach Ripley's MuseumAt 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!

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After your visit to the Odditorium, check out Ripley’s other attractions: The 5-D Moving Theatre, Haunted Adventure, Marvelous Mirror Maze, and, of course, Ripley’s Aquarium.

The Hollywood Wax Museum

4-23-15 VRNMB Wax MuseumIf 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!

 

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

 

 

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With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, lush golf courses, and beautiful beaches, the Grand Strand is truly a masterpiece. But did you know, nestled amongst the alluring glitz and natural charm, there is a wealth of culture and art in the Myrtle Beach area? Come with us on a tour that explores the artistry of this region — it’s truly a sight to be seen!

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Winner of the 2013 South Carolina Arts Commission Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for Outstanding Arts Organization, the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is housed in a historic villa with ten galleries encompassing two floors, an art studio for workshops catering to both children and adults, a resource library, reception room, and a lovely tea porch with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Within its walls you will find a diverse assortment of ever-changing exhibitions, and a permanent collection that includes paintings, sculpture, pastels, prints, historical maps, lithographs, photographs, and collage. Works from southern, regional artists will inspire and enlighten visitors.

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Brookgreen Gardens

For the past 85 years, Brookgreen has been one of America’s premier gardens. With accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, and a large number of prestigious awards to its name, this designated National Historic Landmark is a unique and amazing destination for art and nature lovers of all ages. Rich in regional history, Brookgreen Gardens is home to the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden with nearly 1,500 works of art. Lush walkways and garden paths link sculptures and fountains in their distinct settings, surrounded by unparalleled botanical beauty. Brookgreen Gardens also features a children’s sculpture garden and zoo featuring native wildlife, and is located just south of Murrells Inlet, not far from Myrtle Beach.

Art Events

43rd Annual Art in the Park
10AM-4PM
April 11 – 12, 2015
Chapin Park
1400 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
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April 18 & 19, 2015
Valor Park at Market Common
1120 Farrow Parkway
https://www.artsyparksy.com

The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild sponsors this event at various times throughout the year, beginning in April. Featuring local exhibitors and artisans, the event includes pottery, photography, glass, baskets, jewelry, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, wood and metal works, sculpture, handmade garments and accessories, home décor, ceramics, folk art, candles and more.

Art in Common
9AM-5PM
April 25 & 26, 2015
Valor Park at Market Common
1120 Farrow Parkway
http://seacoastartistguild.com

The Seacoast Artist’s Guild will be sponsoring its third semi-annual arts and crafts festival this April, featuring handcrafted items from approximately 40 talented local and regional artists. This event includes photographs, drawings, paintings, jewelry, pottery, stone, wood, and glass crafts. The Seacoast Artist’s Guild is also having its 12th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale, running now through April 16th.

A Sampling of Local Galleries

Seacoast Artist’s Guild of SC
3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, SC

Fine Arts Gallery Limited
4515 Highway 17 Bypass S, Myrtle Beach, SC

Art & Soul an Artisan Gallery
10200 Beach Club Dr., #15f, Myrtle Beach, SC

Sea Sea Frame Shop & Gallery
1274 Surfside Industrial Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

Swamp Fox Art Gallery
5200 Hwy 17, Murrell’s Inlet, SC

Cheryl Newby Gallery
11096 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, SC

Island Art Fine Art Gallery
10744 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC

Mud Bucket Pottery
279 State Hwy 57 S, Little River, SC

Sunset River Marketplace
10283 Beach Dr. SW, Calabash, NC

 

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

3-19-15 VRNMB Depositphotos_28319759_sWhether you’ve been dreaming of putting your toes in the sand all winter long or you’re just ready to shed those winter layers, North Myrtle Beach has plenty to offer the whole family after being cooped up all winter long. Pack your swimsuits, bring your sunscreen and come on down; everything your family needs to enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled vacation is right here in North Myrtle Beach!

With beautiful beaches, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and attractions, the Sky Wheel, Family Kingdom seaside amusement park, Broadway at the Beach, and beautiful Barefoot Landing with shopping, dining, and the most unique attractions around, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach is the family-fun place to be this spring! Here is a sampling of April events happening in and around the area.

33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park

April 4, 2015

10AM

Treat the kids to a visit from the Easter Bunny in McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, April 4. The bunny will give out candy to all children who attend, and the North Strand Optimist Club will provide refreshments. The hunt begins at 10AM, divided into areas based on ages infant and up. After the kids find their eggs, stick around for other fun activities that last until noon. Don’t’ forget to dress your Easter best for pictures with Ms. Blossom!

Myrtle Beach Shopping Days

April 3-5, 2015

Get ready to shop until you drop with this 72-hour shopping sale taking place in all of Myrtle Beach! Retailers city-wide will have sidewalk displays and enticing outdoor displays. Merchants ranging from larger businesses to smaller shops will participate in this annual event with hopes of attracting locals and out-of-town visitors. You’ll be sure to find something memorable to take home as a souvenir!

Broadway at the Beach Fireworks Extravaganza

April 4 or 18, 2015

8PM

Plan on spending the day at Broadway at the Beach to check out a variety of interesting shops, eateries, and awesome attractions ranging from the Ripley’s Aquarium, Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, WonderWorks, MagiQuest, Broadway Grand Prix, the rides at Pavilion Park, and more! Or check out the new Hollywood Wax Museum nearby, featuring celebrity wax figures, a zombie lab and mirror maze. With so much to do, your family may never want to leave! Top off a fun day by sticking around to see a firework show at Broadway at the Beach on April 4 or 18th at 8PM. The Fireworks Extravaganza is sponsored by Helicopter Adventures — You haven’t really seen Myrtle Beach until you’ve seen it hundreds of feet above the ground!

Fifth Annual f.l.a.v.o.r. Culinary Event

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

April 14, 2015

4-7:30PM

Stop by to sample a variety of culinary delights at one of the biggest food events of the year. This is an especially entertaining event if you’ve never had the chance to sample southern cuisine! Admission is free with food and beverage tickets under $2 each. The event also features door prizes. Proceeds will award Horry Georgetown Technical College culinary scholarships.

Wondering Where to Stay?

Vacation Rental of North Myrtle Beach has a variety of lovely, affordable rental properties with amazing locations to choose from, with all linens and towels included and a host of amenities! As an added bonus, enjoy a free golf cart during your stay at one of these featured properties, if you decide to play a round of golf over Spring Break. After all, the Grand Strand has some of the finest golf courses in the U.S.

The Cottages at Tilghman #19 can easily sleep up to eight people and has a full, newly renovated kitchen. You will feel right at home in this beautiful four bedroom, three bath house that overlooks the pool and lake in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach. This house has everything your family needs for your vacation and is located close to Main Street, within walking distance of the beach, shopping and restaurants.

Arbor Trace unit 631 at Barefoot Resort is a three bedroom, two bath villa that can house up to eight people, and includes a newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen. This fabulous condo is a walk up building on the 3rd level, and is located about a mile from the beach, with a variety of restaurants and attractions nearby in Barefoot Landing.

Myrtle Beach Villas II # 405A is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Right across Ocean Blvd. from warm, sandy beaches, this amazing location can house up to ten guests, and the large balcony includes views of the lazy river, two hot tubs and kiddie fun pool, and ocean views below.Large balcony include seating and breakfast table overlooking the lazy river, 2 hot tubs & kiddie fun pool, and has ocean v

 About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!