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Myrtle Beach Attractions Open Year Round

By Julia Woehrer Follow me on Google+

Are you one of our many snowbird or off-season visitors? If so, don’t be fooled into thinking that the beach goes into hibernation after the warm weather disappears – there is still plenty to do throughout the off-season in Myrtle Beach!

Check out our roundup of Myrtle Beach attractions and places of interest that are open throughout the year:

Legends In Concert Myrtle Beach Show Open Year RoundLive Entertainment

See your favorite idols live at Legends In Concert! This exciting concept has become a hit across the nation and you can experience all of the fun and adventure right here in Myrtle Beach. The shows vary seasonally, featuring four different lineups throughout the year. This two-hour performance is great for families and couples alike.

Voted as the “Best Live Entertainment Theatre” by the Sun News Reader’s Poll, the Alabama Theatre continues to be a favorite among visitors and locals alike – and it’s not hard to see why! This local venue is home to the wildly popular “One The Show” and “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show”. Additionally, Alabama Theatre hosts several guest performers throughout the year. Alabama Theatre is located at Barefoot Landing and is just a short drive from north-end resorts including Ocean Creek Resort.

The Carolina Opry
 proudly boasts fourhigh-quality shows under one roof, offering plenty of variety throughout the year. Shows include “The Carolina Opry”, “Time Warp”, “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special” and “Thunder & Light”. This theater is just a short drive from The Caravelle Resort.

If you are a fan of live music, be sure to check out the Myrtle Beach House of Blues. This local venue is known for hosting both national and local talent and offers the full spectrum of genres. Past performers include Neon Trees, Dave Chappelle, Cory Smith, and Rush in addition to a variety of tribute shows and local artists. The House of Blues is also home to Crossroads, a succulent on-site restaurant, and is home to several exciting events throughout the year. Located at Barefoot Landing, it is just a short drive from Beach Cove Resort.

For an evening that involves both entertainment and dining, Medieval Times is a great choice. Here you can cheer on your knight while enjoying a feast that you must eat with your hands! This live performance is perfect for anyone looking for a show that involves action, suspense and tasty food. Medieval Times is located near the Intracoastal Waterway and is just minutes away from many Myrtle Beach hotels.

WonderWorks is open all year in Myrtle BeachMuseums

Experience three attractions under one roof at the Hollywood Wax Museum. As the name suggests, the wax museum is the main draw of this venue and visitors won’t be disappointed with the vast array of figures which include idols like Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and the king himself – Elvis, to name a few. Other attractions include Hannah’s House of Mirrors and Breakout – a zombie apocalypse experience. Tickets may be purchased for all three or individually. The Hollywood Wax Museum is located near Broadway at the Beach.

 offers over 50,000 square feet of space and more than 100 interactive exhibits appropriate for guests of all ages. All exhibits fall into a certain category like “Natural Disasters”, “Imagination Lab”, or “Space Discovery” and include favorites like the Hurricane Shack, Wonder Wall, and Giant Piano. WonderWorks also offers an indoor ropes course and laser tag as well as an outdoor zipline and obstacle course. WonderWorks is located at the Broadway at the Beach complex.

Get up close and personal with oddities from around the world at the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, located in downtown Myrtle Beach. This out of the ordinary attraction offers 12 themed galleries with exhibits that include shrunken heads, an authentic vampire repelling kit, and a 6-legged pig – to name just a few. This museum is truly home to the world’s most unique and strange exhibits – believe it or not and is just steps away from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Need to occupy a few younger guests? If so, bring them to the Children’s Museum of South Carolina for endless hours of fun! The Children’s Museum offers more than 50 hands on exhibits, arts and crafts, games and activities, and even special events throughout the year. Popular exhibits include “Bubble Mania”, “South Carolina Fossil Hunt”, and the “Kidz Medical Center”.

If you love art or just want to expand your horizons, visit the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, which is located just a short walk away from Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark. This museum is open every day except Monday and features a variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Their permanent collection includes Bishop Maps and Prints Collection and The Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspie Collection of Southern Art.


There are plenty of major shopping areas in Myrtle Beach that remain open year-round including The Market Common, Broadway at the Beach, Tanger Outlets, Barefoot Landing and Coastal Grand Mall. Whether you just want to browse or are looking to do some serious shopping, you can do so year-round in Myrtle Beach!

Ripley's Aquarium at Broadway at the BeachAttractions

Head underwater and make a few new nautical friends at the Ripley’s Aquarium! This Broadway at the Beach attraction is the state’s most popular aquarium and it’s not hard to figure out why. This two story attraction includes exhibits like “Rainbow Rock”, “Ray Bay”, and the famous “Dangerous Reef” which takes guests on a glide-path trip under a tank filled with sawfish, eels, and sharks. The aquarium also offers touch tanks, an interactive discovery center, gift shop, and on-site café.

If you want to get a bird’s-eye-view of Myrtle Beach, you can head to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel just about any time of year as they typically only close down for about one week in the winter for some maintenance. Plus, the enclosed gondolas are heated (and air-conditioned!) so you don’t have to worry about the temperature to enjoy one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular attractions.

Who says nature is only beautiful in the summer? Experience all of mother nature’s goodness at Brookgreen Gardens, just south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet. This scenic outdoor exhibit offers more than 9,000 acres of lush gardens scattered with the largest outdoor exhibition of American figurative sculpture in the United States. Brookgreen also offers on-site dining, a local wildlife zoo, and several events throughout the year, including the ever-popular Night of a Thousand Candles. It’s a year-round attraction that is well worth the short drive from Myrtle Beach!

We cannot forget our most valued gem, our beaches! Our beaches remain open year-round. So, grab a beach chair, some coffee and a good book and lounge in the sun all winter long!

This is just a sampling of the wide array of places open year-round in Myrtle Beach.

What are some of the Myrtle Beach attractions you look forward to each year? Let us know!

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