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Indoor Attractions in Myrtle Beach
Whether you are looking to escape unfavorable beach weather or you just need a break from the sun and the sand, sometimes you just want to enjoy a relaxing day indoors. Luckily for you, the beach isn’t the only draw to the area! The Myrtle Beach area offers a wide variety of indoor attractions – from family friendly to more adult oriented – meaning you will find something for every occasion. We’ve put together our list of the area’s top indoor attractions – be sure you check out a few during your next Myrtle Beach vacation:
Myrtle Beach House of Blues
Conveniently located just up the highway from Beach Cove Resort, the Myrtle Beach House of Blues attracts talent from all over the nation to the Grand Strand. As one of the area’s premier venues for live entertainment, the House of Blues showcases a wide variety of popular national artists and smaller up and coming performers. Artists like Counting Crows, Darius Rucker, Rush, OAR, and even Dave Chappelle have made appearances here. Another popular draw of this music venue is the Sunday Gospel Brunch, where the House of Blues serves up a decadent buffet style brunch with live gospel music performed while you enjoy your breakfast.
Children’s Museum of South Carolina
This local attraction is perfect for children and toddlers of all ages. The museum features over 25 interactive exhibits that are both fun and educational. Learn about food and fractions at the pizza delivery truck and then feel the gusting winds of a category one hurricane at the hurricane simulator. Other exhibits include the weather center & continuous news desk, bubble mania, and the art center – to name a few. The children’s museum also sponsors a variety of fun, family friendly events throughout the year – be sure to check their events calendar while you are in town.
Located south of Myrtle Beach in the quaint seaside town of Murrells Inlet, Frank Theaters offers an entire day’s worth of entertainment. Visitors can catch that flick they have been dying to see at the movie theater portion of this venue or enjoy a little friendly competition at the bowling alley. Re-connect with your inner child at the arcade and then sit down to refuel – Frank Theater’s has a full kitchen and bar area where you can enjoy a wide variety of succulent treats. Frank’s also hosts fun events throughout the week, like trivia on Tuesdays and karaoke on Sundays.
Centrally located at Broadway at The Beach, the Ripley’s Aquarium is a wildly popular attraction year round. A great place for families, the aquarium features a variety of nautical exhibits, an interactive discovery area, a full service café, and a large souvenir shop where you can find the perfect keepsake to remember your trip. Guests can meet familiar friends from movies like Finding Nemo at the Rainbow rock and then get up close and personal with friendly sharks at the Dangerous Reef! If you are lucky, you might even get to see one of the staff divers feeding the hungry fish during the day.
Grab your sword and get ready for a swashbuckling good time at Pirates Voyage! This dinner and show is very popular with families and will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Watch in awe as the crimson pirates and the sapphire pirates battle it out for the lost treasure. The talented actors are adorned in colorful costumes and perform unbelievable acrobatic stunts throughout the show – you won’t believe your eyes! Guests are also treated to a decadent five course meal that includes soup and bread, an entrée, sides, homemade dessert, and a drink. We promise you won’t go home hungry after this feast fit for a captain!
Guests looking for something different will want to check out the Carolina Improv Company. As the resident comedy show at Uptown Theater this comedy troupe knows how to keep the laughs coming. Modeled after the popular show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, an evening at the Improv Company is full of surprises. The show is based off of suggestions from the audience and audience members are often called on stage to assist the staff. Shows range from very family friendly to more adult oriented – just check their performance calendar to see show times.