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Skywheel Myrtle Beach

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Being on vacation is your time to relax, enjoy fun with family and friends and of course, take in the beautiful scenery of the Carolina coastline. This vacation, experience all three pastimes in a new and memorable way by taking a ride on one of Myrtle Beach’s newest and most exciting attractions: The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

Located near the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel opened on May 20, 2011, it operates year-round and has been a huge draw for the tourism industry. So impressive in its size and structure, it can easily be seen from the 501 bridge and acts as a beacon luring vacationers and locals alike to experience a view of the Grand Strand like no other. It is also truly unique in that it is the only observation wheel of its kind in the United States and only the second one in North America. Visitors are invited to step inside one of forty-two climate-controlled and fully enclosed glass gondolas for an eight to twelve-minute ride that will go through three full rotations and take them two hundred feet above sea level. Enjoy panoramic, 360 degree views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, gaze upon miles of pristine, white sandy beaches and have a view of Myrtle Beach that will take your breath away.

All gondola passengers will be able to take amazing photographs due to the state of the art, non-reflective glass that encloses each structure. For those vacationers who are looking to view the Grand Strand in an ultimate way, the VIP gondola will take the experience to an entirely different level. Passengers who participate in this option will get to skip the long waiting lines and be personally escorted onto a special VIP gondola with leather seating and a glass-bottomed floor, which will truly give an eye-opening perspective on how tall almost twenty stories really is. Ice buckets are also found inside the VIP gondola to keep your beverages chilled during your ride in the sky.

Once the experience has ended, visitors have the opportunity to visit the gift shop for a vacation souvenir or to stop for a bite to eat at the brand new Jimmy Buffet’s Land Shark Bar and Grill that accompanies the SkyWheel. Parrotheads and others alike will delight in excellent oceanfront views, tasty food and drinks and get to listen to fantastic tunes all while reminiscing about their recent trip high above the Grand Strand. For those who arrive after dark, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers a fantastic evening light show that uses over one million, beautiful LED lights to provide viewers with an amazing show that is sure to delight visitors from the very young to the old.


The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is located at 1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577 and visitors can call (843) 839-9200 for more information. The SkyWheel is an amazing and awe-inspiring experience that is sure to make your vacation one that is unforgettable. Here is an opportunity for you to see Myrtle Beach the way you haven’t seen it before and a chance for you to walk away with memory that will last for always.

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