Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is an extraordinarily unique travel destination as our oceanside paradise is equally revered for its pristine beaches, world-renowned golf courses, and eye-popping attractions. There’s genuinely something for everyone here along the Grand Strand, including a diverse array of Myrtle Beach museums. Whether you’re a history buff, well-traveled aesthete, or self-proclaimed petrolhead, the whole family is in for one whirlwind of a good time here at Sand Dunes Resort. Don’t forget that all guests receive free entry to our splash-tastic water park as well as convenient access to our exclusive beach.
A Handy Guide to the Best Myrtle Beach Museums
A long-awaited trip to sunny Myrtle Beach isn’t complete without a stop at one of the region’s most popular museums. While there isn’t an overabundant amount of Myrtle Beach museums within 10 miles of Sand Dunes Resort, we couldn’t dream up a more diverse group of attractions than these four selections. Without further ado, let’s start our guide with a stop at Broadway at the Beach.
1. Hollywood Wax Museum
After a $250 million installation, Broadway at the Beach rapidly evolved into the state’s premier entertainment hub. There’s something for every type of traveler here in the heart of Myrtle Beach: shops, eateries, boat rides, and, heck, even minor league baseball. But the Hollywood Wax Museum is a head-turning attraction that the whole family can relish. Pose alongside some of your favorite celebrities, athletes, and historical figures. The figures are, of course, made up entirely of wax (much like the classic 1953 film, House of Wax).
2. EdVenture Children’s Museum
Treat your kids to an educational, fun-filled afternoon at EdVenture Children’s Museum, the only children’s museum in Myrtle Beach. This 3,000-square-foot space rests inside The Market Common, a posh shopping complex on the south side of town. Visitors can meander alongside the countless hands-on exhibits to learn about humankind’s advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math. Your little ones can govern the “mission control,” attempt a flight simulator, and hop aboard an interactive spaceship.
3. Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum has many names, including the “Myrtle Beach Art Museum.” For those with a keen eye for fine art, a stop at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum is an absolute must. This 11-gallery art hall is, as you might expect, a visual treat. Works from Norman Rockwell, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jonathan Green, Dixie Dugan, and countless other master artists have hung inside this beautiful respite. While many label the art museum as a splendid “rainy day activity,” we think it’s well worth a visit even amid summer’s golden haze. Unlike most Myrtle Beach museums, Burroughs-Chapin is entirely free of charge!
4. Wheels of Yesteryear
Wheels of Yesteryear narrowly “defeated” the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum to garner the last spot on this list. One of the most enticing events of the year here in our beachside paradise is Mustang Week, which serves as an eye-catching trip down memory lane for thousands of spectators. Wheels of Yesterday has a jam-packed warehouse filled with glossy, breathtaking cars that have withstood the test of time, and it’s open to the public seven days a week! These hot rides have never looked more inviting to car geeks and gear heads. Stop in and say “hello” to their 1969 Mercury Cyclone, 1955 Dodge Stepside Pickup, and 1963 Corvette Stingray. As the only car museum in Myrtle Beach, Wheels of Yesteryear sees a ton of foot traffic during the cooler months.
Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resorts
After visiting a couple of these marvelous Myrtle Beach museums, retreat to Sand Dunes Resort for a beach stroll, poolside cocktail, and a cheeselicious pizza at Oceanside 74 Restaurant. And don’t forget to browse through our modern, ocean-view villas before giving us a call at 866-845-1011. We cannot wait to see all of your smiling faces this winter here on the peaceful Grand Strand!