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Explore Nature and Art at Brookgreen Gardens

Located in Murrells Inlet along highway 17, is beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is not only home to lovely flowers, but to sculptures and animals, too.  It is the perfect place for a family outing, a romantic date, or for nature lovers to explore. Be sure to bring your camera.

Explore the many sculptures that call Brookgreen Gardens home. With over 1400 different sculptures, you will be amazed at the artistry. This is the largest collection of American figurative sculpture in the country. Their collection dates back to the 19th century and continues on to the 21st century. If you’ve always wanted to learn about sculpting, join Brookgreen for their sculpture workshop. There are also plenty of exhibitions that happen throughout the year, check the dates to see what will be happening when you’re in town.

The Lowcountry Zoo is a family favorite. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Lowcountry Zoo is home to many different animals. Many of the animals are native to the area such as alligators, foxes, river otters, and many more. There are also many domesticated animals and plenty of different birds.

There are plenty of historic tours for you to enjoy while visiting Brookgreen Gardens. Cruise along the historic rice fields on our pontoon boat rides where will learn about rice plantations. From March to November, the Overland Excursions offer two different tours. The Northern Trek: Laurel Hill Families and Fortunes where you will ride to a cemetery, a Civil War fort site, and a historic chimney that used to belong to the rice mill. Also, the Oaks Plantation History and Nature Tour teaches you about the Alston family where you can visit the plantation house, the family cemetery, the slave village grounds, and the archaeological site. These are perfect for those who enjoy a little history.

Brookgreen Gardens is open year round closed only on Christmas day, so no matter when your Myrtle Beach vacation is be sure to fit in a visit. Admission is only $14 for adults, $7 for children 4-12, and $12 for seniors.

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