The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area has a rich history and is filled with an abundance of scenic, wonderful, educational and fun places to explore and things to do!  Here's a Top 10 list of historical attractions to visit:

Brookgreen Gardens 

Since 1931, this 9,100-acre garden/museum preserve of native flora and fauna has over 1400 statues by world-renowned sculptors throughout. Witness the natural history of Myrtle Beach!

Atalaya Castle  

The beautiful Atalaya Castle is an historic edifice of Spanish/Mediterranean coastal architecture. Come out and enjoy the aesthetic celebration of Atalaya on the ocean!

Pavilion Nostalgia Park 

Ride the traditional rides from the former Pavilion site which was once on the ocean. Ride the Rocket, the historic carousel, plus 4 new rides!

Peaches Corner 

Since 1937, on the corner of 9th Ave. and Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, is the iconic Peaches Corner restaurant. Get delicious hot dogs and beer, and feel the history!

Georgetown Front Street 

Take a trip to historic Georgetown, South Carolina, since 1731 one of the oldest cities in the Carolinas. Enjoy evening ghost tours of historic Front Street, and the shops and restaurants too!

Hopsewee Plantation 

This national Historic Landmark was once a rice plantation and this stately home is South Carolina history before your very eyes. Hopsewee is located in Georgetown County, south of Myrtle Beach.

Hobcaw Barony 

This beautiful 16,000-acre wildlife refuge was once part of 14 former plantations and was once the winter residence of Wall Street millionaire Bernard Baruch.

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens 

This 114-acre Horry County recreation park lies upon former plantation grounds, with walking trails, wildlife, and history. Great location for family gatherings!

Horry County Museum 

Located in Conway, South Carolina, this museum is full of art and historical exhibits pertaining to the history and culture of Horry County! Free to the public.  

South Carolina Hall of Fame 

History buffs will enjoy this exhibit which heralds the grand achievers for South Carolina in heritage and progress. Former inductees include Andrew Jackson and Francis Marion. 

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