Broadway at the Beach & Carolina Opry
Trip Start May 24, 2013
22Trip End Jun 15, 2013
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Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is a shopping center located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since its inception in 1996, it has grown to be one of Myrtle Beach's premier shopping destinations. Broadway at the Beach is owned and operated by Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. The $250 million attraction is set on 350 acres (1.4 km2) in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features three theaters, over 20 restaurants and more than 100 specialty shops as well as attractions, nightclubs, and hotels, all surrounding the 23-acre (93,000 m2) Lake Broadway. The complex is a past recipient of the South Carolina Governor's Cup and was deemed the state's best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Heroes Harbor at Broadway at the Beach in June 2006
Broadway at the Beach is home to many attractions, such as the Carmike Cinemas Broadway 17, which includes the BigD MagiQuest, the award-winning Ripley's Aquarium, Palace Theatre, Legends In Concert, WonderWorks and the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, which features rides from the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion.
Among Broadway at the Beach's many restaurants are Hard Rock Café, Johnny Rockets, Planet Hollywood, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and the world's only KISS Coffeehouse. The complex’s Celebrity Square includes a New Orleans-inspired nightclub district.
Popular retail destinations include Ron Jon Surf Shop, Retro Active, Fresh Produce, IT'Sugar, and Yankee Candle. The complex also has a Build-A-Bear Workshop
In October 2010, Legends in Concert held its last show in nearby Surfside Beach before moving to the Broadway at the Beach location in March of 2011. WonderWorks, described as "a science attraction housed in an upside-down building", opened April 4, 2011.
On April 1, 2012, Backstage Mirror Maze and The Vault Laser Maze opened. The maze attraction recalls an actual bank robbery in Times Square from the 1930s
Later we visited the Carolina Opry - a show we have seen for the past 3 years.
The Carolina Opry opened in Surfside Beach, South Carolina in 1986 and was founded by singer, producer and entrepreneur, Calvin Gilmore. The original venue was a 1,000 seat theater located one block from Main Street in Surfside Beach. As shows began to sell out nightly, a second show was opened in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as The Dixie Jubilee.
Both shows began to sell out nightly and in 1993, the shows were consolidated under The Carolina Opry name in a new 2,200 seat theater located at the intersection of Highway 17 Business and Highway 17 Bypass next to the Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast & Adventure dinner theater in Myrtle Beach.
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