What To Do In Myrtle Beach When It Rains | We Have The 17 Best Rainy Day Activities

Myrtle Beach in the summer can be a wonderful family summer vacation. There are so many gorgeous beaches, restaurants with outdoor seating, and other activities that take advantage of the beautiful Myrtle Beach weather. However, sometimes there is rain in the forecast, with mother nature derailing your perfectly planned vacation. Luckily, there are plenty of other things to do in Myrtle Beach when it rains.

Be sure to check the weather forecast, because in some cases the day may not be a total washout. You may be able to get in a few hours outside for a partial beach day before having to head indoors.

Depending on where you are staying, there may be some rainy day activities right there. Many of the popular Myrtle Beach hotels offer indoor pools, while your vacation rental home may have board games and other kid friendly activities. If you want to venture out, here are some great things to do on a rainy day in Myrtle Beach.

WonderWorks


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One of the finest places to seek shelter when the rain arrives is Broad at the Beach, which features the upside-down house known as WonderWorks, billed as an “amusement park for your mind.”

This “edu-training” amusement park is home to over 100 hands-on exhibits to spark your imagination about science. The 50,000-square-foot space is complete with an indoor rope course, black-lit laser tag, and a “6D Extreme Motion Ride.”

There is also a physical “challenge zone” to tire the kids out, which may be needed depending on how long it’s been raining.

WonderWorks
1313 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 626-9962
https://www.wonderworksonline.com

Ripley’s Aquarium

Check out the sharks and stingrays or take a ride on a glass bottomed boat. Ripley’s Aquarium is full of marine life and fun exhibits to entertain even the youngest of travelers.

Check out their schedule online before you go in case you want to take in a daily shark or jellyfish feeding or watch a mermaid show.

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Insider Tip: Coupons are always available and sometimes it saves money to bundle your tickets with other Ripley attractions.

Ripley’s Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-0888
https://www.ripleysaquarium.com

Hollywood Wax Museum


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The Hollywood Wax Museum is a two-story wax museum and entertainment complex for your family to enjoy especially on rainy days.

You can have some riotously funny good times posing for selfies with the stars on display in the wax museum. They include Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, Michael Jackson, The Rock, Vin Diesel, Sandra Bullock, John Wayne, and many more.

Besides the Wax Museum, you can go through Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors which lets you navigate through mirrored walls and archways to save Princess Hannah from a witch’s spell or attempt to get through the Outbreak Zombie zone which is a bit scarier than a fairy tale.

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is located at Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex (same as WonderWorks). You can’t really miss it, as there’s a gigantic gorilla climbing a skyscraper above the venue.

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
1808 21st Avenue Nunit
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 444-0091
https://www.hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/myrtle-beach-sc-attractions/

Fun Warehouse

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If your kids are bummed out that they’ve come all the way and can’t go to the beach, take them here. Fun Warehouse boasts a roller skating rink, tons of arcade games, inflatables, laser tag, mini bowling, and more.

It’s loud, crazy, and full of flashing lights, and while just thinking about it makes me long for a quiet beach, your young ones (and the young at heart) will have a blast.

Fun Warehouse
2349 Dick Pond Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
(843) 748-0302
https://funwarehousemb.com/

Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum

The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is an all-you-can play arcade featuring more than 25 pinball machines. If you’re game, you need to buy a timed ticket online. No admission will be taken at the door.

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The pinball machines are all classics from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s like GhostBusters, Star Wars, Wheel of Fortune, Simpson, KISS, and much more.

This unique pinball museum will take you back in time. Your family members can play all the pinball machines for a flat fee of $12/hour, no coins or tokens needed. The pinball machines are all set to free play.

Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
607 27th Avenue
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 282-9018
https://myrtlebeachpinballmuseum.org/

Molten Mountain Indoor Miniature Golf


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Molten Mountain Miniature Golf combines a 50-foot artificial volcano with indoor minigolf. With its smoldering mountain erupting in a fury of fire and steam every 30 minutes, you’ll need to work hard to focus on your golf. They offer a 36-hole course and an entirely indoor 18-hole course (inside the volcano to be exact) which is air conditioned. The indoor course also offers handicap accessibility.

Molten Mountain
1010 Vereen Road
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 280-5095
https://paradiseadventuregolf.com/molten-mountain-miniature-golf/

EdVenture Children’s Museum Myrtle Beach

Keep the kids entertained on a rainy day with interactive learn-and-play exhibits at the EdVenture Children’s Museum

Located at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, EdVenture Children’s Museum helps teach kids about aviation, space exploration, medical fields, and much more. Exhibits include the Space Climber, a supermarket, a flight simulator, an auto shop, and immersive medical offices.

EdVenture Myrtle Beach
4005 Howard Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-0475
https://edventure.org/myrtlebeach/#explore

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze


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Rainy days can be a downer, but at Ripley’s Mirror Maze you’ll forget about all the sunshine you are missing.

Work together to find your way out of the marvelous mirror maze or lose yourself in the enchanting labyrinth! LED lights and infinity mirrors challenge your perception and sense of direction with lots of laughs and fun times along the way.

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze
913 North Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-0888
https://www.ripleys.com/myrtlebeach/ripleys-mirror-maze/

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Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show


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Transport your entire family to the high seas with this indoor dinner and show

Pirates Voyage features two pirate ships that battle for the rights to the hidden treasure. A four course meal is included with the tickets. Arrive early for face painting or choose from accessories to look like part of the crew. Multiple show times are available for afternoon evening

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
8907 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 497-9700
https://piratesvoyage.com/myrtle-beach/

Big Air Trampoline Park


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Not only is Big Air Trampoline Park one of the best things to do in Myrtle Beach on a rainy day, but your kids will expend tons of energy and have a blast. From a mechanical shark ride to a big roll or a Lil’ Ninja training park, this indoor trampoline park features 12 ways to jump, climb, and compete.

Choose an all day pass or purchase by the hour to suit your vacation plans. If you’re in for a full day of indoor play, stop by the snack bar for kid friendly food and drinks.

Big Air Trampoline Park
3820 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 491-1444
https://www.bigairusa.com/myrtlebeach/

Coastal Grand Mall

Inclement weather is a good time to do a little shopping…or a lot. Grab your wallet and hit the biggest indoor mall in South Carolina. Coastal Grand Mall has it all: your favorite big box stores, a wide variety of niche shops, and a host of great eateries on the grounds.

If kids are tagging along there’s a bustling food court as well as a bungee bounce attraction, train ride, a large arcade, and a multi-screen movie theater.

Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-9110
https://www.coastalgrand.com

810 Billiards and Bowling


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810 Billiards & Bowling has brought together all your favorite things to do with the family, and brought them indoors. They have bowling, billiards, bocce, pingpong, shuffleboard, and air hockey available for hourly rental. But wait, there’s more. They also have complimentary foosball tables and dart boards, giant Jenga, and a variety of board games including checkers, chess, backgammon, and Scrabble

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After you work up an appetite, head over to the full bar which includes an extensive menu that’s guaranteed to please everyone. You might not even want the sun to come out with all the fun this place offers.

810 Billiards & Bowling
1105 Highway 175
North Myrtle Beach, Sc 29582
(843) 663-2965
https://www.810bowling.com

Star Academy


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Let the kids run free and get all their energy out, even on rainy days! Star Academy offers open play in their indoor playground and gymnasium. During open play hours, your children can explore climbing walls, foam pits, swings, slides, and sensory panels. Star Academy also offers cozy “chill out” sports for kids to take a break from play.

Open play times vary, so make sure you check out Star Academy online to stay up to date with the latest hours.

Star Academy
647 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 663-1005
https://www.staracademynmb.com/

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium

Featuring the largest collection of the odd and unusual from all corners of the world. See a genuine shrunken head, see how you measure up to the world’s tallest man, and pet a six-legged cow.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
901 North Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 916-0888
https://www.ripleys.com/myrtlebeach/ripleys-believe-it-or-not/

Break Out


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Explore, experiment, and decipher the clues to escape at Break Out in North Myrtle Beach. With five storylines to choose from (Red Beard’s Revenge, Serial Killer, CSI, Bank Heist, or the Undead Outbreak), Break Out will keep you on your toes. Sessions available for adult and kid groups.

Break Out
314 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 231-5664
https://www.breakoutmyrtlebeach.com

Wheels of Yesteryear

If you are into classic cars and muscle cars, then this is the museum for you! There are 50+ cars ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s and they rotate their inventory seasonally so there’s always something new to see.

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Wheels of Yesteryear
413 Hospitality Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 907-4774
http://www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com/

Big “M” Casino Cruise


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Rain might not have been in your cards, but it might give you a winning hand in your immediate future. Big “M” Casino Cruises depart from Little River (about 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach) and feature all your favorite Vegas-style games as well as a sumptuous buffet.

This one’s for big kids only (21 older) so secure the babysitter if necessary. You might find a rainy beach day is your lucky day after all.

The Big “M” Casino
4491 Mineola Avenue
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 249-9811
https://www.bigmcasino.com/

Whatever the weather, Myrtle Beach has got your back. Myrtle Beach is an extraordinary destination for all weather conditions. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny or rainy, Myrtle Beach will always have something fun and entertaining for you and your family to enjoy.

So relax and take the time to enjoy your loved ones, whatever the weather may be. And if it does rain, we’ve got you covered with plenty of recommendations that will make you forget it’s raining outside.

Blair Witkowski
Author: Blair Witkowski

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