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Notable Attractions

Myrtle Beach offers a little something for everyone. Enjoy live animals at Alligator Adventures or Ripley’s Aquarium. Or take a stroll along the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Children can touch, play and learn at the Children’s Museum. Take the entire family to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball game!

Alligator Adventure

At Alligator Adventure you’ll find yourself face to face with nature’s fiercest and most beautiful animals. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most outstanding tourist attractions, Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world.

During your visit to the park you will be guided through beautiful natural swamps and marshes, where you’ll encounter an amazing array of reptiles, lizards, turtles, giant frogs, and exotic birds from around the world!

Alligator Adventure is the proud home to over 800 alligators that range in size from eight-inch infants to 13-foot adults that weigh five to six hundred pounds each. In the main alligator exhibit pool, more than 300 large adults wait patiently while skilled lecturers explain the facsinating life history of these ancient creatures.

The talks are climaxed with staff members feeding the large reptiles by hand.

For more information: alligatoradventure.com

Ripley’s® Aquarium

Located 2 Miles from the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center!

Ripley’s® Aquarium is a $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square foot aquarium experience, located in Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

It is South Carolina’s most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the worlds’ most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.

Visitors are surrounded an all sides by menacing 10 foot sharks as they travel through Dangerous Reef, a 750,000 gallon tank, on the world’s longest (330-foot) moving glidepath. Other spectacular features at Ripley’s® Aquarium include Ray Bay, highlighting a variety of rays from multiple viewing levels and Friendship Flats, where guests touch Atlantic and Southern Cow-Nose Rays and Bonnet-Head sharks. Rainbow Rock offers a stunning view of thousands of brilliantly colored Pacific fishes from Hawaii, Australia and the Indian Ocean through an acrylic window the size of two movie screens.

Guests experience the thrill of holding horseshoe crabs at The Sea-For-Yourself Discovery Center, an interactive, multi-media playground and educational resource center that fascinates children and adults of all ages. Dive shows and marine education classes are presented hourly.

New in 2011, the Sharks – Perfect Predators, Exclusive exposition explores the oceans’ top predator, to be united with amazing attractions such as Rio Amazon, Dangerous Reef, Rainbon Rock, Discovery Center among others.

More informations: ripleyaquariums.com

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina

Located 2 Miles from the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center!

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina serves the state and local community, as well as visitors to the Grand Strand area by presenting interactive exhibits and programs in an environment where visitors can “Touch, Explore, and Play” while learning about their world.

The Museum is committed to quality interactive exhibits and educational programs. With education being the heart of its programs and the basis on which exhibits are designed, the Museum is successfully reaching out to new audiences. Working collaboratively with our communities and schools, student participation is enhanced in the sciences, technology, the humanities , and culture.

More informations: cmsckids.org

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen is the country’s oldest and largest sculpture garden where some 550 works of American figurative sculpture are displayed throughout the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden, one of the most beautiful public gardens in the Southeast. In addition, there’s a Lowcountry Trail with native wildlife exhibits as well as historical and cultural exhibits that reveal the distinctive life and land of Lowcountry Carolina. Tours and excursions are offered daily, as well as seasonal programs.

Since opening to the public seven decades ago, Brookgreen Gardens has introduced visitors from around the world to an enchanting and compelling showcase of art and nature. The gardens are set on a 300-acre parcel in the heart of a 9,100-acre preserve on the South Carolina coast that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to historic ricefields bordering the Waccamaw River.

The centerpiece of the Brookgreen property is a beautifully landscaped garden of centuries-old live oaks and more than 2,000 species and subspecies of plants native and adapted to the Southeastern United States. Throughout the gardens, the largest outdoor display of American figurative sculpture in the world — more than 550 works by over 300 artists — can be enjoyed in every season.

More informations: brookgreen.org

IMAX Experience

The IMAX Experience is the world’s most powerful and involving film experience. With breathtaking images up to eight stories high and wrap-around 12,000-watt digital sound, IMAX technology takes you to places only imagined.

Climb the daunting heights of Everest. Experience the weightlessness of space. See the Rolling Stones larger than life. Dive into the undersea world of the most fearsome great white sharks. Slam-dunk with Michael Jordan.

Only IMAX technology lets you feel like you’re really there.

Over 700 million people around the world have been spellbound by the force and beauty of The IMAX Experience. Technically advanced and visually stunning, The IMAX Experience continues to be the world’s most immersive theatre entertainment.

More informations: imax3dmyrtlebeach.com

BB&T Coastal Field

Located just 2 Miles from the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center!

If you love baseball, BB&T Coastal Field is where you want to go! Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach and home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Class “A” Carolina League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves.

The Pelicans orginization has paved the way
to the Big Leagues for such players as
Jeff Francoeur (Atlanta Braves Outfielder), Brian McCann (Atlanta Braves Catcher), and Adam LaRoche (Pittsburg Pirates First Baseman).

On occasion you could be fortunate enough to see MLB players such as Mike Hampton and Tom Glavine (both pitchers for the Atlanta Braves in 2008) pitch rehab games with the Pelicans!

More informations: myrtlebeachpelicans.com

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