Beach Guide - Page 62 - BEYOND THE BEACH (3)

Beach Guide
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BEYOND THE BEACH (3)
PINBALL MUSEUM
$12 allows pinball wizards to play as many games as they can for one hour at Myrtle Beach’s Pinball Museum, opened in 2018. The gallery includes relics dating back to 1976, including “Old Chicago”, “Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy,” along with such newer bells and bumps as “JurassicWorld” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

607 N. 27th Ave., Myrtle Beach. 843-282-9018. myrtlebeachpinballmuseum.org

BROOKGREEN GARDENS
Residing within a 9100-acre coastal preserve, the circa-1931Brookgreen Gardens claims to be the East Coast’s oldest and largest public botanical sculpture garden. Also on premises are South Carolina’s only accredited zoo and low-country creek boat tours around former plantations. Don’t miss taking a self-guided tour of nearby Atalaya Castle, the winter home of the gardens’ developers, industrialist Archer Huntington and his sculptor wife, Anna. $18 for adults, $10 for kids 4-10.

1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet. 843-235-6000. brookgreen.org.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM
Amid nonstop kids’ activities and workshops, the art museum’s 11 galleries offer continuously changing exhibitions in every realm of fine art: sculpture, textiles, painting, and photography. Don’t miss the opening day festival of this summer’s Making Waves exhibition (June 23), featuring surf art workshops. Free admission.

3100 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 843- 238-2510.  myrtlebeachartmuseum.org

HOPSEWEE PLANTATION
The circa-1735 home at Hopsewee Plantation was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. There’s much to see and learn touring this low country rice plantation, including two slave cabins. The present-day owners, who reside in the home, are devoted to its historic preservation and also operate a tearoom onsite. $17.50 for adults, $7.50 for kids 5-17.

494 Hopsewee Road, Georgetown. hopsewee.com.