"ripley's believe it or not" is a museum of oddities that were collected by robert ripley. robert ripley was a cartoonist, explorer, and amateur anthropologist who collected unique artifacts and cultural oddities from around the world. this is one of several ripley museums in the u. s. today the ripley company also owns entertainment venues such as aquariums, and haunted houses. this museum is one of three ripley attractions in myrtle beach.
the myrtle beach area has over 120 golf courses. myrtle beach offers world class courses as well as budget courses. my personal favorite are the legends group of courses. they offer five courses in the myrtle beach area. see the attached web site for more information.
one of the most popular things to do in myrtle beach is to visit the beach also known as the strand. there are numerous public beach accesses from north myrtle beach to huntington beach state park to the south of town.
Mytle Beach metropolitan area has a population of about 300,000, and is one of the fastest growing areas of the country. Each year some 10 to 15 million people visit the beachfront resort town to hang out at the beach, golf, or enjoy country music. The town has nearly 500 hotels and some 90,000 total accommodation units.
In the summer Myrtle Beach offers Wednesday and Friday farmers markets, Wednesday night fireworks over the beach, various arts and crafts festivals, various concerts at city parks and more.
My favorite thing about Myrtle Beach is their ban on bikinis because they reveal the buttocks, resulting in indecent exposure. Can fat old dudes still wear speedos?
Myrtle Beach is famous as the east coast's hotbed for country music. A dozen major concert venues such as the Carolina Opry, the Beach Wagon Night Club, and the Alabama Theatre allow visitors to see country music's biggest stars past, present, and future.
The Carolina Opry began this trend back around 1986, and this town's music scene has grown so big in recent years, it now rivals Branson, Missouri, as the place to see country music concerts. With the beach nearby, I think I'd rather go to Myrtle Beach!
Don't think Myrtle Beach is just for country music fans, though. In town, various bars and clubs offer live rock, R&B, Irish folk, pop, and anything else to meet just about everyone's tastes.
Roberts Pavilion, 1836–1954.
The Roberts Pavilion, built in 1936 by William Roberts, was an early open-air oceanfront pavilion on the Grand Strand. The rhythm & blues of the post-World War II ear—later called beach music—was played on jukeboxes here and at other popular pavilions on the beach. At these pavilions dancers perfected the Shag, named the state dance in 1984. Beach music was named the state popular music in 2001.
I had been to the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg before, so I knew somewhat, what I should expect. The tickets were $17.95 and it took us less than an hour to get through the entire thing. The one in Gatlinburg was actually better. The pirate exhibit did not have a lot of material either. Perhaps the lack of fun was due to the fact that we didn't have children?
Will not be going to another Ripley's Aquarium for a long time. I feel that the $20 per person that we spent could have been better used at another attraction or for drinks somewhere.
Enjoy a moonlit stroll along the entire length of the beach year round. The weather : "wait a day and it will change". It is the end of Feb. now and it is ^ 60's durin the day and lower 40 @ night. Local seafood @ every resturant & available year round. Unlimited golf courses, mini-golf, water slides,shop 'til you drop outlets and malls. I enjoy collecting various shells that can be found all along the beach and if you are lucky you can find a shark's tooth washed up. The airport is easily accessible. We use it to fly out of instead of the CHS because of the lower fare $$$.
Ripley's Believe it or Not has three awesome attractions on Ocean Boulevard. The moving theater is a thrilling action ride with seats that move and snow in the theater! The Believe It or Not Museum is a collection of the bizarre and strange from all over the world. It is fun and can be quite informative at the same time. The Haunted Adventure is not for the faint of heart. (Or kids under 6) This three story hautned house with live actors (some with power tools!) is a real heart-stopper. The three of them make for a great day. You can also add the aquarium which is tons of underwater fun with huge sharks. Buy a combo pass and save yourself some money.
The Atlanta Braves minor league team plays here in a new stadium, very near the airport. Season runs about May thru September.
Their pelican mascot is named Splash, and is attired in beachwear--go figure. ;)
Tickets run about $7-$9, and all seats are very near home plate, except for a few along the foul lines in right and left field. Costs of food/drink are slightly less than in a major league park. They also have a burrito area in the concessions area so Mexican food is plentiful! Yea!
Parking is free, and you're very close to the stadium. They do a lot of giveaways, t-shirts and the like and they throw them in the stands. Most of them are tossed behind their dugout on the 1st base side, so if you want in on those....sit in sections 105 & 106.
These two shows produced by Calvin Gilmore are brilliant and wildly entertaining. If you only see one show while you're in Myrtle Beach, it must be the show that brought entertainment to Myrtle Beach - The Carolina Opry. From the moment you enter the stunning two-story marble lobby, you know you are in for an extraordinary experience that your family will remember long after the tans have faded and the sand has been shaken from the shoes.
During Good Vibrations you'll see the best music, comedy and dancing of three of the most dynamic decades in history, 1960-1990. Elvis, John Denver, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Don McClean, The Beach Boys, and Cyndi Lauper – just to name a few. You’ll laugh out-loud, you’ll stomp your feet, you’ll sing your favorite songs. The Christmas Special during November and December is always a sellout too. Loved by all generations, my family has been coming for years and it is loved by all.
Both of these shows produced by Calvin Gilmore are brilliant and wildly entertaining. If you only see one show while you're in Myrtle Beach, it must be the show that brought entertainment to Myrtle Beach - The Carolina Opry. From the moment you enter the stunning two-story marble lobby, you know you are in for an extraordinary experience that your family will remember long after the tans have faded and the sand has been shaken from the shoes.
During Good Vibrations you will hear the best music, comedy and dancing of three of the most dynamic decades in history, 1960-1990. Elvis, John Denver, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Don McClean, The Beach Boys, and Cyndi Lauper – just to name a few. You’ll laugh out-loud, you’ll stomp your feet, you’ll sing your favorite songs! And the Christmas Show during November and December is always a sell-out too!
We went to the Broadway at the Beach Mall waking from our hotel with no idea of the distance. Fortunately, there were taxis at the entrance to go back to the hotel.
The mall is really huge with shops, theatres, restaurants. 350 acres with large ponds.
Barefoot Landing is both an entertainment place and a mall.
There are :
- the Alabama Theatre : the performance is at 7PM. A bit expensive : 49.95$ to 38.95$
- Ghosts and Legends : a terrific show
- Aligator Adventure : a reptile zoo
- House of Blues : see the dedicated tip
And Restaurants : T-Bonz Gill & Grill (a steack house), Joe's (sea food)
And a lot of shops
We attended the Sunday Gospel Brunch.
The food was average : a buffet with bacon, sausage, baked corn, rice, salad, chicken, omelet, eggs, etc
The music and the songs were better. The singer comes after to discuss with the audience.
24$ per capita (the website mentions 18$95 ??)