Sleep Inn at Harbour View
909 US 17
Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 249-4848
Fax: (843) 249-5706
Arts & Museums
The Ingram Planetarium is located north of the border in North Carolina (Sunset Beach to be exact), however if you absolutely need to visit a science museum while in the Myrtle Beach area, Ingram is one of the best. Some of the exhibits include the Planetarium of course, the Sky Theater and the Paul Dennis Science Hall which contains an augmented reality room. During the summer, the planetarium hosts programs every day of the week, 'To the Moon Thursdays' and the 'Size of Space' on Fridays are just a couple of examples. For more information on other events like laser music shows, check out the website for calendar.
This museum, run in conjunction with the Ingram Planetarium, is over the border from Myrtle Beach, but worth the trip if you enjoy natural history and science. It features exhibits on Atlantic coastal sea life like sharks, insects and snakes as well as informative ones like tide flows and the peril of litter on beaches. Each exhibit has a different theme, with names like Sea Shore, Ocean Reef, Barrier Island and Coastal Plain, that represent their ecology, respectively. For more information on events and collections, contact the museum or check website for calendar.
Myrtle Beach is usually known for its spectacular beaches and college camaraderie during the spring, but this little gem of a museum provides a little intellectual stimulation. Here, the museum presents exhibits that are designed for children, like "Bubble Mania" to see how one is made, the "Kidz Medical Center" where kids learn about medicine and "Flora's Farmers Market" to learn about plants. There are plenty of other ones also, just check the website for more information. Moreover, the museum has events and programs throughout the year, check out calendar to find out more.
Visitors of all ages won't be able to resist this curiously odd, three-story structure that appears upside-down from the outside. Entertaining, scientific and educational, the ceiling of the lobby is decorated just like the floor and it certainly belies the fun ahead for the inquisitive. Children and adults will find exhibits and displays, simulators, physical tests of endurance and games of fun. Experience the force of 84-mph winds in the Hurricane Shack, generate electricity by bike pedaling, lay on a bed of nails, feel the 28°F water that passengers of the Titanic felt, ride a simulated roller coaster, make giant bubbles in the Bubble Lab or try your hand at landing the space shuttle.
This massive private car collection belongs to Paul and Carol Cummings. Here the gallery houses more than 100 different vehicles, from old-timer transport to gas-hogging muscle machines. For nearly 50 years Paul and his wife have amassed this treasure trove of vehicles. Dodge, Plymouth, Mercury, Pontiac, almost every single classic muscle car from those companies is represented here. The 1969 Mercury Cyclone CJ is an amazing pre-NASCAR race car and the 1963 Corvette Stingray is a car owner's dream. These are just a couple of cars on display, for a complete list, you can contact the shop.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a visual art space dedicated to the work of local artists. The quaint little house dates from 1924, but it was moved from its original location in 1975, when it was slated for demolition. Happily the historic house survived, and today it houses a permanent art collection alongside other guest artist exhibits. An art library and working studio are available for those who want to learn more about art and learn to paint or draw. Admission is free.