5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach, located at Broadway at the Beach, is an 85,000 square foot, multilevel attraction that houses interactive and educational fun for the whole family. With over 10,000 exotic sea creatures, this attraction is sure to spark interest in everyone. Tanks of all sizes at the Rio Grande exhibit provide a home for piranhas, Arapaima fish, and poison dart frogs. The Discovery Center is a touch tank that allows visitors to get up-close and personal with horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, and starfish. The largest exhibit, Dangerous Reef takes you on a moving adventure through a glass tunnel of sharks, sea turtles, fish, and eels. Perhaps the highlight attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium’s latest exhibit, Ocean Wonders, which is the home to a world-class penguin habitat. Guests can crawl and waddle through a 50-foot-long glass tunnel for a unique view of the penguins. Along with the main exhibits, Ripley’s also offers exciting guest experiences, including Diving with Sharks, the Stingray Experience, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Sleep with the Sharks, and more! To plan your trip to Ripley’s, visit https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/myrtlebeach.


Alligator Adventure

Alligator Adventure is a 15-acre park located next to Barefoot Landing that features some of the most dangerous and beautiful animals on the planet. Guests can discover hundreds of alligators and watch them in action through live feedings and gator-handling shows. The alligators at Alligator Adventure are housed in their natural environment on a natural lake that runs through the property, which is a beautiful sight to view on sunny days. Alligator Adventure also showcases a collection of other reptiles, including deadly venomous snakes native to the Carolinas that are found in the Snake House. A variety of non-reptile animals can also be found at the park, including flamingos, squirrel monkeys, mountain lions, hyenas, and Galapagos tortoises. Learn more about this attraction by visiting https://alligatoradventure.com/.

Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise

Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise is aimed at the younger members of the family, but all are sure to enjoy the interactive family adventure found on Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunter, the Carolina’s largest pirate ship. This one-hour adventure begins by transforming young guests into little buccaneers by outfitting them in pirate mustaches, tattoos, and attire. Once aboard the ship, guests will embark on an epic treasure hunt, encountering challenges and fighting enemies as they search for riches. The adventure includes water cannon fights, singing pirate songs, learning pirate dances, playing games, and sharing a portion of the booty found in the treasure chest. Group events are also available to book, including birthday parties, school groups, sports teams, and family reunions. For more information about Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise, visit https://www.myrtlebeachpiratecruise.com/.

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 Break Out Myrtle Beach

Break Out Myrtle Beach is a thrilling experience that requires skill and teamwork to escape in time. The North Myrtle Beach location has multiple rooms, each with a unique playstyle allowing for a  variety of adventure options. Guests are placed in a room for 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles and challenges that will then set them free. Break Out Myrtle Beach currently offers six rooms: Red Beard’s Revenge, Serial Killer, CSI Myrtle Beach, The Cannibal Collector, Undead Outbreak, and The Curse of Volcano Island. These escape rooms are perfect for a bonding activity between family, friends, and co-workers. Note that this experience is targeted toward older children, as some of the rooms may be too frightening for young guests. For more information on the rooms offered, visit https://www.breakoutmyrtlebeach.com/ 


Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center offers three, year-round attractions for a range of family fun for all ages. The wax museum features hand-sculpted, life-sized, realistic figurines of your favorite celebrities including pop singers, movie stars, and TV personalities. Find props located throughout the experience to strike a pose next to your favorite star for lasting memories. If you are looking for an adventure, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, also located in the entertainment center, features a quest hidden in a hall of reflections. Visitors’ task includes finding Hannah within the maze and setting her free. For family members who are seeking a frightening thrill, the third attraction in the center, Outbreak, will sure to cause excitement. Visitors must roam their way through a biotech lab that has been overrun with aggressive zombies and live jump scares to add to the experience. Discover more details and ticket prices by visiting https://www.hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/


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