Tag - Horry County Museum

The Hidden Gems of the Grand Strand

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Amidst all the well-known attractions and restaurants around the Grand Strand, such as the SkyWheel and Alabama Theatre, there are so many hidden gems to discover. These 7 spots need to be on your bucket list when exploring the Grand Strand. MarshWalk The MarshWalk is located on the picturesque marshes of Murrells Inlet and is home to eight delicious restaurants known for their coastal cuisine and laid-back atmosphere. Many of the restaurants host live music every day of the week and offer indoor and outdoor dining with views of the marsh from…

On Location: Conway, South Carolina

Friday, August 6, 2021 9:00 AM by Katie Hunter

About 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, the quaint and historic town of Conway, South Carolina sits along the Waccamaw River. Founded in 1732, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Revolutionary War history is infused into the town as the names “Conway” and “Horry” as in “Horry County” are from Generals. The City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area remains proud of their historic charm. The Riverwalk is area of restaurants along the Waccamaw River that is perfect for an…

Arts & Culture of the Grand Strand

Friday, July 16, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We all know that Myrtle Beach is known for, well, The Beach. But what you may not know is that Myrtle Beach – and the entire Grand Strand – is home to a diverse arts & culture scene that has stemmed from our roots in Lowcountry history, beautiful scenery, and collection of people from all over the world. We rounded up some arts & cultural spots along the Grand Strand for you to check out, and maybe even get inspired, during your beach vacation. Find more information on specific events and details on our website. Myrtle Beach History Tours –…

The Horry County Museum and its air conditioning are a welcome treasure this time of year, when the South Carolina heat and humidity reach their peak. This month, the museum is hosting a lecture series by director, Walter Hill, on Scuppernong and Muscadine Grapes. These local grape varieties, first discovered along the Scuppernong River in North Carolina, have long been popular ingredients in wines, pies, jams and jellies in many Southern homes and kitchens. I grew up eating them directly off the vine at my grandmother’s house but don’t know…

L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Have you ever wondered what life was like on a living farm in the early to mid-1900s? Take a step back in time and discover the history and culture of the Horry County farm family during the 1900-1955 period. Larry Paul, a local businessman with a rich farming heritage in Horry County, offered to fund the construction of a family farm to help educate future generations by allowing guests and visitors to observe and participate in activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Events and live demonstrations change…

Explore the Rich History of the Grand Strand

Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:00 PM by Julie Ellis

The Myrtle Beach area is known locally as the “Grand Strand” and includes 60 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline and is comprised of 14 communities and two counties. Myrtle Beach is a dynamic family destination chock full of fun attractions, restaurants, the world-famous Boardwalk with the Skywheel, amusement parks, and much more, but did you know there are numerous opportunities to explore the region’s unique history? Spend a couple of days away from the beach and immerse yourself in the rich unique history of coastal South Carolina. Did you…

So, the kids have spent two days on the beach. They’re having an amazing time, but by day three you’re thinking it would be a great idea to get them out of the mid-day sun. Or maybe it’s raining, and the kids are raring to go, but the beach is out! What are you going to do? I’ve got great news for you! The Myrtle Beach area has an amazing variety of daytime mid-day activities that you will love just as much as the kids will. Rain or shine, you’ll never be disappointed in the entertainment options along the Grand Strand. Attractions WonderWorks…

The Myrtle Beach area is known for its 60-mile long beach and a plethora of amazing attractions, but like most places, the region also has an interesting history. Most of the Grand Strand area resides within Horry County (pronounced O-ree), and residents and visitors are lucky enough to have the Horry County Museum at their disposal, so they can learn about the area’s rich history and partake in many educational programs. Did you know that Horry County was once home to Native American tribes, or that events from both the Revolutionary and…

Educational Endeavors

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Just because you’re on a family vacation, it doesn’t mean the kids can’t learn a thing or two. Myrtle Beach is known as a family-friendly destination with an amazing array of fast, fun attractions, but did you know the area also has plenty educational opportunities for kids? From a state-of-the-art aquarium to an interactive science museum, to nature walks and historic tours, you’ll have plenty of chances to make your visit to the beach an educational one while you’re having a great time. Ripley’s Aquarium Ripley’s is full of hands-on…

Budget-Friendly Fun

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

One of the many great things about the Myrtle Beach area is that it offers plenty of fun things to do at low or no cost! First and foremost, our 60-mile-long beach is free for all to enjoy! Beyond the beach, there are museums, state parks, and more than 55 mini golf courses which can be enjoyed for a minimal cost. Myrtle Beach Art Museum This art museum adopted a Free Admission Policy in 2003, and it’s one of the few museums in the world with an ocean view. Play a game of “I Spy” with your kids to encourage curiosity while touring the…