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Best New Attractions in Myrtle Beach for Summer 2024

  By  Shelbi Ankiewicz
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Get ready for an exciting season filled with brand-new attractions in Myrtle Beach!

This year, the city is buzzing with new businesses and revamped favorites, offering fresh and varied experiences. From thrilling adventure parks and immersive mini-golf courses to trendy dining spots and cutting-edge entertainment centers, there's something new around every corner.

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Myrtle Beach lover, these new attractions are sure to make your next trip unforgettable. Come explore the latest and greatest additions to the beach and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Van Gogh Exhibit
1. Beyond Van Gogh exhibit
Broadway at The Beach, Myrtle Beach

Step into a world of swirling colors and vivid imagination at the "Beyond Van Gogh" experience at Broadway at the Beach. This immersive exhibit brings the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh to life, surrounding you with floor-to-ceiling projections of his iconic works. Wander through rooms filled with his vibrant paintings, experiencing the textures and brushstrokes up close. The exhibit features interactive elements, allowing you to engage with the art in new and exciting ways. 

Murder in the Wild West
3. Murder in the Wild West Dinner Theater
10429 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach

The first of its kind locally, this Wild West-themed dinner show is housed inside an old restaurant near Myrtle Beach Mall and Barefoot Landing. Step into a world of intrigue where you become the detective in a captivating murder mystery. Surrounded by authentic Western decor and lively characters, you'll be swept up in the excitement of solving the case. And don't forget the delicious food—savor hearty, Western-inspired dishes that add to the immersive experience. Tickets start at just $59. Also check out its sister show Riga-Tony's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Myrtle Beach, for mob-themed fun.

local's fav Red Dragon Cove
8. Red Dragon Cove
2001 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach

Red Dragon Cove in Myrtle Beach is an exciting new miniature golf destination that opened in 2023. This attraction features two 18-hole courses with Asian and pirate themes, complete with bamboo jungles, rock formations, waterfalls, and a dragon. The courses offer a mix of fun and challenge, perfect for families and groups. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Dragon Cove provides a unique and immersive mini-golf experience that's sure to be a hit for all ages​.

featured Ripley's Crazy Golf
9. Ripley's Crazy Golf
915 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach

Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, this 18-hole indoor miniature golf course is unlike anything you've ever seen before. It's an out-of-this-world experience filled with bright colors, black lights and  holes that provide unique challenges. From hitting through an upside down loop to "putting" with the wrong end of your club on a pool table to bouncing your tee shot into giant game of "cup pong" this course does not disappoint when it comes to creativity. Explore three levels of fun and even take a ride on a fun zipline / swing as you close out your round. 

local's fav Ripley's Illusion Lab
10. Ripley's Illusion Lab
917 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach

This interactive experience invites visitors into a world of optical illusions and sensory challenges. Located downtown next to Ripley's Crazy Golf, the Illusion Lab features a variety of intriguing exhibits that blur the lines between reality and illusion. Guests can explore mind-bending rooms, take part in hands-on activities, and enjoy the playful, educational environment that Ripley's is known for. 

Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center
11. Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center
Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach

Stars and Strikes is a 52,500-square-foot facility packed with fun for all ages. Opened last spring, this fun attraction feels like new and features 24 bowling lanes, including eight lanes with Augmented Reality Bowling. The center also boasts a large arcade, a multi-story laser tag arena, axe throwing lanes and a full-service bar area. Local's tip: Order a pizza while you're bowling and watch it as it's delivered via robot to your lane.

Aerial shot of new Surfside Beach Pier
12. Surfside Beach Fishing Pier
11 Ocean Blvd S, Surfside Beach

Surfside's pier is back and better than ever! The pier, which was destroyed in 2016 due to Hurricane Matthew, has been through years of renovations. It is now completed with a new look and features to accommodate people and the local sea life. There are now cement holdings in the pier instead of only wood, so it is guaranteed to stay sturdy for decades to come. On the pier you can enjoy Drippy’s Homemade Ice Cream or check out Perry's Bait & Tackle Shop — and more eateries are coming soon! Admission is free to walk the pier, but if you want to fish, there will be fees. Alcohol from businesses on the pier will be allowed for consumption, however, the alcohol cannot leave the pier nor can outside alcohol be brought onto the pier. Surfside Pier is open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

Shelbi Ankiewicz
Shelbi Ankiewicz is a senior at Coastal Carolina University studying communication, journalism, and intercultural studies. She is originally from Montgomery, Alabama, but has resided in Myrtle Beach for 14 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief of CCU's student newspaper, The Chanticleer, and is a member of a two-year leadership program called the Wall Fellows. Shelbi enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling to major cities in the SouthEast, and attending concerts. In her free time you can find her hanging out with her frenchton bulldog, Oma, or visiting the local trails Myrtle Beach has to offer.