Amusement Parks, water parks plentiful across Grand Strand

The addition of the SkyWheel in 2011 added a new signature to the Myrtle Beach oceanfront skyline.

For amusements across the Grand Strand, ride high and make a big splash with a wealth of choices.

Many sites, such as water parks, open from later May into Labor Day weekend, have seasonal calendars, so check on operating hours, based on the time of year.

AMUSEMENT/THEME PARKS

Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park, 820 21st Ave. N. Extension, Myrtle Beach. 843-839-4080 or www.broadwaygrandprix.com.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park, 300 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 843-626-3447 or www.familykingdomfun.com.

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, 1110 N. Ocean Blvd., adjacent to Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue. 843-839-9200 or skywheel.com.

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides, in Myrtle Beach – The Sling Shot, at 12th Avenue North (843-444-8255); and The Skyscraper, on Third Avenue South, next to Family Kingdom Amusement Park (843-444-8244). www.myrtlebeachthrillrides.com.

Myrtle Beach Ziplines, 321 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, between Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard, at former Pavilion site. 843-839-1661 or www.mbziplines.com.

O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park, 90 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, at “Horseshoe”/Main Street. www.odpavilion.net.

Pavilion Park, at Broadway at the Beach, on Robert Grissom Parkway, between 21st and 29 avenues North in Myrtle Beach. 843-839-0303 or pavilion-park.com; and for Broadway at the Beach: 843-444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

The Track, 9589 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 843-491-1732 or myrtlebeachtrack.com.

WATER PARKS

Myrtle Waves Water Park, at U.S. 17 Bypass and Mr. Joe White Avenue North Extension. 843-913-9250 or www.myrtlewaves.com.

Splashes Oceanfront Water Park, across from Family Kingdom Amusement Park, 300 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 843-916-0400 or www.familykingdomfun.com.

Wild Water & Wheels, 910 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach. 843-238-3787 or www.wild-water.com.

Shark Wake Park and “Aqua Park,” at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway. 843-399-9253 or sharkwakepark.com.

Hipster XL inflatable beach slide, in North Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Park, at First Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, one block south of Main Street. 843-280-5570 or parks.nmb.us.

OTHER AMUSEMENTS

Backstage Mirror Maze, at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, in northwest corner, off U.S. 17 Bypass. 843-712-1794 or www.backstagemirrormaze.com.

Break Out Myrtle Beach rooms of games, 314 Main St., North Myrtle Beach. 843-231-5644 or breakoutmyrtlebeach.com.

Fun Warehouse, including roller skating rink, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), near Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17. 843-748-0302 or www.funwarehousemb.com.

Go Ape! Zip Line and Treetop Adventure Course, at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway. 800-971-8271, or goape.com/zip-line/north-myrtle-beach.

Grand Strand Model Railroaders Inc., club site, in Myrtle Beach Mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 843-293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org.

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, comprising Hollywood Wax Museum, Outbreak: Dread the Undead, and Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, 1808 21st Ave. N. Ext., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass, next to Broadway Grand Prix. 843-444-0091 or www.hollywoodwaxmyrtlebeach.com.

Radical Ropes Adventure Park, 301 19th Ave. S. Myrtle Beach, at Kings Highway. 843-723-4225 or www.radicalropes.com.

Ripley’s Myrtle Beach attractions – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Laser Strike, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, and Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater – 901-915 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 843-448-2331 or www.ripleys.com/myrtlebeach.

Rockin’ Jump, 2200 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. 843-242-3264 or myrtlebeach.rockinjump.com.

WonderWorks science center, and Soar + Explore Adventure and Ropes Challenge Courser, at Broadway at the Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass, off 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. 843-626-9962 or www.wonderworksonline.com/myrtle-beach.

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