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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

October 15, 2017
Category: Tourist Attractions

Myrtle Beach Skywheel is the amazing centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offering stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. This 187-foot tall Ferris wheel amusement ride and landmark opened recently in the 2011 and has quickly become hugely popular within a very short time and today is one of the most crowded tourist destinations in Downtown Myrtle Beach.

About Myrtle Beach SkyWheel:

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel Ferris Wheel is the second-tallest wheel in America. Open between 11 AM and 9 PM daily, the climate controlled enclosed glass gondolas allow guests to see miles of the Myrtle Beach coastline and Grand Strand during day and night. The Skywheel has 42 glass-enclosed gondolas that can seat 2 to 6 persons. No strangers are seated together so the experience is private and the gondolas are kid friendly and handicap accessible. Several gondolas are custom made with glass bottom floors and luxurious leather seats for a VIP Experience, which also provides for a longer flight with extra revolutions. Pricing for the VIP Flights is $50 for adults and $35 for children with accompanying adult. Tickets for a normal flight are available on site with adult admission costing $13 and children’s tickets costing $9.

The Skywheel is part of the 1.2-mile long boardwalk at the oceanfront. There are convenient paid parking lots nearby. You can peruse the souvenir shop, LandShark SurfShack or grab a bite at the Bar & Grill at the base of the wheel or you can venture down the boardwalk and enjoy the many restaurants. You will be able to find lots of fun arcade games, souvenir shops, and spots for delicious treats nearby the Skywheel.

Learn more about the SkyWheel at where you can avoid the wait and purchase tickets in advance online.

The fun doesn’t end at the Skywheel in Myrtle Beach; there are many other things to do in the area. You can spend some time on the Broadway of the Beach, Family Kingdom Amusement Park or stroll around The Boardwalk or head down to the beach. Don’t forget to bring your camera for amazing photos of The Grand Strand. We recommend taking some shots of the SkyWheel at night when it is lit up in an array of colors with the backdrop of Myrtle Beach.

Stay at Sea Horn Inn and Suites:

If you are searching for a top-ranked hotel in Myrtle Beach then we recommend you book your stay at Sea Horn Inn and Suites. Our Myrtle Beach hotel features comfortable rooms within steps of the beach. Our hotel is only 1.5 miles away from the International Airport of Myrtle Beach and within minutes of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. Book your stay today at: