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Guest Picks: Best Broadway at the Beach Attractions for Families


Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach (and just a short drive from all of the MyrtleBeach-Resort Properties) Broadway at the Beach is your one stop shop for family fun and entertainment! The entertainment, in particular, makes Broadway the perfect place to take the family when you need to take a break from the salt and sand or when you get stuck with a rare rainy beach day.
Curious about what Broadway has to offer?

We asked our guests what their favorite family attractions at Broadway at the Beach are – here’s what they had to say:


Outdoor Broadway Attractions


WonderWorks | (843) 626-9962

This popular Broadway attraction is hard to miss! Located within an upside down house, WonderWorks takes visitors through an exciting and educational tour. A self proclaimed “amusement park for the mind”, WonderWorks offers more than 100 unique attractions, making it ideal for guests of any age. In addition to an impressive selection of hands-on exhibits, WonderWorks also offers lazer tag, two obstacle courses (one indoors and one outdoors), ziplining across Lake Broadway, and an on-site café. 


Ripley’s Aquarium | (843) 734-8888 Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach

Head underwater and make a few new nautical friends at the Ripley’s Aquarium. This wildly popular attraction offers over 85,000 square feet of space and is the most visited aquarium in the entire state. Popular exhibits include “Rainbow Rock”, “Rio Amazon”, and the “Dangeous Reef” which features a one of a kind glidepath that allows guests to get up close and personal with sharks! Visitors can also explore “friendship flats” which allows you to touch sting rays, the “Discovery Center” where guests can hold horseshoe crabs, and the on-site café. 


MagiQuest | (843) 916-1800

Step into an enchanted kingdom and meet friendly, mystical characters at MagiQuest. As “the world’s largest live action game”, MagiQuest is sure to keep the little ones busy for hours on end. Each participating guest gets a magic wand that can be personalized with unique wand toppers and kept as a one of a kind souvenir. Then, guests use this wand to explore and interact with the expansive MagiQuest kingdom, performing tasks and unlocking special features. Visitors can also meet magical characters like wizards, goblins, and the princess.


Carmike Cinema | (843) 445-1616

Kick back and relax as you catch your favorite popular flick at Carmike Cinema 17. Popular among visitors and locals alike, Carmike Cinema offers more screens than any other area movie theatre and an impressive snack bar for guests to stock up on their favorite movie treats. Movie tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of.


The Big D Theatre | (843) 445-1600
Guests seeking a premier movie experience will definitely want to splurge on tickets at “The Big D” Theatre. This former I-MAX theatre offers plush recliner-style seating, the latest surround sound system, and a giant custom screen measuring 78 –feet wide and 35-feet tall. The Big D screens one movie at a time that varies on a weekly basis. 


Broadway Grand Prix | (843) 839-4080

Do you have the need for speed? If so, be sure to check out Broadway Grand Prix! Recently renovated, Broadway Grand Prix offers seven unique go-kart tracks including tracks for children and families. But don’t stop at a little racing; guests can also enjoy mini-golf, a spacious arcade, the rock climbing wall, thrill rides, and a dedicated children’s area with carnival rides. If you run out of gas, stop by the on-site snack bar for decadent treats like pizza, burgers, ice cream, and more.


Indoor Broadway Attractions


Palace Theatre | (843) 448-9224 Magic Show at Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre is known for offering quality family friendly entertainment at a price you can afford. New for 2015 is the “Carnival of Magic” show that will run all summer long! This exciting new show will feature several guest performers from the America’s Got Talent finals including Mr. Christian Stoinev and Ben Blaque. Other seasonal shows include the “Hot Jersey Nights” production and “Christmas Wonderland” in addition to several special event performances throughout the year.


Myrtle Beach Pelicans | (843) 918-6000 

Stock up on peanuts and cracker jacks and get ready for a game of Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball! This minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs kicks off baseball season in April and plays throughout the summer leaving plenty of opportunities to grab tickets to a home game. The team and management put on entertainment throughout the game and in-between innings to keep your family busy and offer tempting promotions throughout the week like Wiener Wednesday ($1 hotdogs all game long) and Thirsty Thursday ($1 domestic beers from 6pm – 8pm). Tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of.

Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf | (843) 913-9301

Enjoy a little family fun and competition at Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf. This putt-putt style golf course offers 36-holes on two different courses that take players throughout castles, across bridges, and aboard a genuine Viking ship. Watch out for Sir Alfred, the friendly but ferocious dragon who oversees and protects the kingdom.

Myrtle Waves Water Park | (843) 913-9250

Take a break from the salt and the sand and head to Myrtle Waves Water Park, Myrtle Beach’s biggest and best water park. Adventure seekers will love the wide array of exhilarating slides, like the Arooba Tooba, Night Flight, Super Chute, Riptide Rockets, and Turbo Twisters. Or, if you have little ones in the group or prefer something a little more relaxing, check out the Ocean in Motion Wave Pool, Bubble Bay, Saturation Station Park, or the Layzee River. Myrtle Waves offers something for everyone looking for fun in the sun!


What are a few of your favorite Broadway at the Beach attractions to visit while on vacation? Let us know!