Considered the finest outdoor presentation of American figurative sculpture in the world,
Brookgreen Gardens is home to more than 900 works by 300 of the greatest names in American
sculpture, past and present.
Visitors can also explore the Lowcountry History and Wildlife
Preserve, containing native plants and animals, and the E. Craig Wall Jr. Lowcountry Center,
featuring exhibits and educational programs focusing on the area’s rich history. Guests can visit
varied ecosystems and historic sites via boat or overland aboard Springfield tidal creek
excursions and Trekker back-roads excursions.
Sharks, jellyfish, stingrays and exotic fish are just a few of the creatures you’ll encounter at
Ripley’s Aquarium. In March 2007, Ripley’s unveiled its newest exhibit, “Pirates: Predators of
the Sea!,” featuring 2,400 square feet of displays, videos, interactive activities, and more that
bring to life the tales of the terror and treasure. Other Ripley’s attractions on the Grand Strand
include Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Moving Theater and Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Broadway at the Beach unveiled this exciting, interactive family attraction in 2005. MagiQuest
utilizes patented technology to create a magical experience for participants. After selecting a
magic wand, participants are quickly trained as “Magi,” allowing them to set off lightning bolts,
control music, open treasure chests and perform heroic deeds.
Brookgreen Gardens, created in the early ‘30s by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, is considered the finest outdoor presentation of American figurative sculpture in the world. Other hightlights: the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, pontoon boat tours of old rice fields, a museum gift shop, the Pavilion Restaurant and the Courtyard Cafe.