Nobody Should Leave the Grand Strand Without Seeing These 5 Places

Walk a trail in a botanical garden.

Come face to face with a gator. Catch some of the hottest talent on stage. On the Grand Strand, there are a handful of classic things to do, and iconic places to visit.

If you can get to these five, you’re in elite status!

Legendary places to see on the Grand Strand

Do them in order or skip around. Here are five awesome places to visit while you’re on your Myrtle Beach getaway.

Alligator Adventure

Near Barefoot Landing, Alligator Adventure features crocodiles, hyenas, monkeys, and more. It’s an amazing setting for families, and the staff seems to take great care of all the animals. You can catch daily gator feedings, and learn so much about wildlife.

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Check out a snake-handling show to learn to identify venomous snakes, and much more.

The Carolina Opry

The Carolina Opry has delighted fans since 1986. Enjoy country and gospel music, show tunes, and more. You’ll see tribute performances that rival the originals. You can also buy show streaming if you want to watch it when you get home!

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See Time Warp, the iconic show in the iconic theater. It’s a nostalgic, musical journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s that’ll leave you singing.

Girl Botanical Education

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Visit Broadway at the Beach for Ripley’s Aquarium or encounters with sea creatures. See an incredible display in Planet Jellies, which houses intriguing jellyfish. The main attraction is the underwater tunnel, where you get a unique perspective of sea life!

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Register online for Breakfast with a Mermaid. You’ll get in before opening time the kids will get to make a mermaid craft.

Brookgreen Gardens

An industrialist and a sculptor created this space in 1930, and it’s now a garden and wildlife sanctuary. Seeing these sculptures within the botanical beauty is a unique experience. Brookgreen Gardens contains more than 2,000 works from various artists.

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Take a Trekker Excursion of the gardens, learn of the history, and get a panoramic view of the Waccamaw River.

Ripleys crab tank

Brookgreen Gardens

An industrialist and a sculptor created this space in 1930, and it’s now a garden and wildlife sanctuary. Seeing these sculptures within the botanical beauty is a unique experience. Brookgreen Gardens contains more than 2,000 works from various artists.

RECOMMENDED

Take a Trekker Excursion of the gardens, learn of the history, and get a panoramic view of the Waccamaw River.

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