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I am not a thrillseeker by nature. The times I rode the Slingshot in downtown Myrtle Beach and the Sky Coaster at Broadway Grand Prix were each well documented, so anyone can see firsthand my fear of heights is real. When Visit Myrtle Beach lovingly asked me to take a look at Myrtle Beach from above via a biplane, you can imagine my reservations. Was I confronting a slight fear of heights by doing this tour? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Taking the 30-minute ride along the South Carolina coast in a biplane turned out to be one of the most…

It’s no surprise that a few years ago, Trip Advisor rated Alligator Adventure as the number one attraction in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . It’s as unique an attraction as it is memorable, and a place I’ve enjoyed every time I’ve visited. Anything that involves learning about animals is fascinating to me, but even if I wasn’t so interested in wildlife I think I would still find Alligator Adventure to be a worthy stop. The 15-acre park features over 200 species of animals on display at any given time, from reptiles to other exotic animals,…

Oceanfront Art: The Myrtle Beach Art Museum

Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

While I often recommend the Myrtle Beach Art Museum as an ideal spot for those waiting for clouds to pass or a sunburn to subside, the truth is it’s a great stop even on the sunniest of days. The Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is housed within historic Springmaid villa and has been open to the public since 1997. There is so much to love about the museum. For starters, admission is free for everyone. The museum houses 11 galleries with exhibitions that change throughout the year featuring a variety of artists and types of work…

WonderWorks Launches New Exhibits for Spring and Summer Myrtle Beach, SC (March 27, 2018) – This Spring season launches ‘the year of new’ for WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach. The famous upside-down house with an indoor amusement park for the mind, has added an impressive line-up of exciting exhibits that will thrill new and returning, locals and tourists alike. WonderWorks has a foundation of education and proves to all guests that STEAM learning and science-based activities are not only useful in everyday life, but also extremely fun.…

The Legendary Fertility Statues that have been credited with helping thousands of happy couples get pregnant are arriving at the Myrtle Beach Ripley’s Believe It or Not! MONDAY, January 15, 2018. Ripley’s acquired the statues in 1993. The statues are made from ebony wood and were hand-carved by craftsman of the Baulé tribesman of the West African nation of Cote D’Ivoire in the 1930s. They stand 5 feet tall and weigh over 70 pounds each. THE LEGEND According to tribal legend, to ensure a couple’s fertility, the statues should be placed on both…

Now is the perfect time for Carolina residents to visit all five Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and the Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions announced the return of $10 Carolina Deal Days for the remainder of July. All residents of North Carolina and South Carolina can buy tickets for admission to any of their five Myrtle Beach Attractions for only $10.00 per ticket (plus tax) from July 10 th to the end of the month. Special discount price is only good for North and South Carolina residents with a valid NC…

Rockin Jump Ultimate Trampoline Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While the Rockin Jump Ultimate Trampoline Park is a GREAT rainy day activity in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it’s really perfect for any weather. I stopped by recently with my (younger) friend Bre. She goes a lot, so I figured she would be best to give an official review! Rockin Jump is the area’s first indoor trampoline park and has something for everybody. The park is home to large open jump spaces, a challenge course, a vertical ops wall, dodgeball, a foam pit and more. Bre’s favorite part is the open jump space, but my favorite was the…

Myrtle Beach Skycoaster

Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

To be clear, I am not some adrenaline-seeking junkie by nature. I’m a mostly-stay-at-home mom who can’t sleep the night before taking on assignments that include riding the Slingshot—or in this case—the Myrtle Beach SkyCoaster. While it’s easy to find excitement at the Myrtle Beach Grand Prix (and I’m perfectly happy staying on the ground in a racecar), the entertainment park’s most thrilling ride is the high-flying SkyCoaster. The SkyCoaster is basically a free fall ‘swing’ that takes between one and three riders up to a height of around 100…

Starting several years ago, the folks at Visit Myrtle Beach began mentioning how they’d like me to ride the Slingshot in downtown Myrtle Beach. It’s located near the SkyWheel and is visible from Visit Myrtle Beach offices. In fact it’s so close you can regularly hear screams throughout the day. I said no. I really, really, REALLY didn’t want to do it. Roller coasters are scary. The Slingshot is TERRIFYING. I’d rather have a cavity filled. But I finally caved and planned a visit the other day with a friend. It was 100 percent as bad as I had…

We had never been to Myrtle Beach before, but we’ve discovered it is the perfect place for a family vacation. Not only do you have resorts, water parks, and a family amusement park right on the strip, there are plenty of more unusual options as well. Whether you’ve got teenagers, toddlers, or anywhere in between, there’s activities for the whole family to enjoy. Read the rest of Simply Southern Mom's blog post here! Check out these additional Simply Southern Mom Blog posts. 3 Must Try Places to Eat in Myrtle Beach 4 Family Friendly Attractions…