With 9,100 acres to explore, an admissions ticket good for seven days, an enchanted storybook forest for children, and high quality food available on site, Brookgreen Gardens earns stamps of approval from the likes of AAA, Southern Living Magazine and USA Today. The nonprofit is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But there are a dozen less obvious and equally delightful reasons to add this South Carolina treasure, just south of Murrells Inlet, to your itinerary:

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