An Enchanted Visit To Brookgreen Gardens SC In Myrtle Beach
If you have visited the Myrtle Beach area and haven’t visited Brookgreen Gardens, you’re missing out. It’s one of the area’s staple attractions. While there is much to see and do in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an enchanted visit to Brookgreen Gardens to see the history and art and explore the castle and take a boat ride must be on your list!
The large pontoon boat rides will take you through the various wildlife and historic fields, and you will see some fowl and osprey as well as alligators. There are a ton of other activities that are perfect for the family.
Brookgreen Gardens is over 9,000 acres with many gardens that are themed, plenty of sculptures, trails and even a low country zoo. There are many ecosystems here, and it’s just a very majestic attraction, something unique and different, even for Myrtle Beach.
Ask people that have been there or that live here, and they will tell you that if you put up Ripley’s Museum against Brookgreen Gardens, there is no match. Ripley’s is cool, and so is the Ripley’s Aquarium, but Brookgreen Gardens is far better.
Brookgreen Gardens SC opened in 1932, and its history on the rice plantations tells a story of the largest slaveholder in history. Certain things still exist from the former plantation, and one thing there is the cemetery. There are some famous people there. Want to hear a story?
So you visit Brookgreen Gardens, and you’re in the cemetery, looking at the grave of former Vice President Aaron Burr’s daughter. She was lost at sea here, and so there is a story that goes around Myrtle Beach that she haunts the Grand Strand, searching for Aaron Burr, her father.
Now that is some stuff there, and an intriguing invite to one of the area’s most famous attractions. I live in Myrtle Beach, and I can tell you it needs to be on your “to do” list, right along with the Skywheel, Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach and a few others if you can make it to more places during your stay.
The Myrtle Beach State Park is another great attraction, and Brookgreen Gardens is actually a little further south past Murrels Inlet. And while you’re there, make sure you definitely go to Atalaya Castle, which looks like quite the old fortress, one of the must sees at Brookgreen Gardens SC.