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The Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park, South Carolina

Updated on December 28, 2012
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Entrance to The Myrtle Beach Pavilion, Nostalgia park

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The Myrtle Beach Pavilion

For more than 50 years the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina attracted visitors from all over the east coast and beyond.

A roughly 10+ acre obscure shaped, ocean side plot of land owned by the Burroghs and Chapin Company was home to this popular tourist destination.

Roller coasters, haunted houses, kiddie rides, and the list goes on. The Myrtle Beach Pavilion was the place to be. "It had something for everyone" and "We grew-up there," are things you will hear locals say when asked about the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion.

Unfortunately the MB Pavilion closed its doors in September of 2006. All of the rides and attractions were removed and for a few years all that remained was the grassy ocean side piece of land it once occupied.

A "zip-line" attraction currently resides on the property however it seems unclear what will become of the valuable piece of real-estate, what was once The Pavilion Amusement Park.

Many of the former park's attractions were moved to another location within the Burrough's and Chapin company's family of tourist attractions,Broadway at the Beach. The park's new name is The Pavilion Nostalgia Park.

The new park is among some good company at the new Broadway at the beach location surrounded by mini-golf, shopping, movies, dining, fishing, swimming, and so on and so on.

My family and I have resided in the Myrtle Beach area for about nine years. We never had the first-hand opportunity to experience the Myrtle Beach pavilion. The Grand Strand area, which is a common name for the area, is adorned with a wealth of attractions, hotels, restaurants, and amusement ride parks.

As long as we have lived here we have still not experienced all that there is to do here. The area continues to grow as well and the addition of new attractions seems to increase what seems daily.


Arthur Levine, About.com wrote about the former attraction

"The free-admission park crams a surprising number of rides and attractions into its compact, 11-acre footprint. The highlight is The Hurricane, a CCI-built wood coaster that straddles one side of The Pavilion. Other signature attractions include the Haunted Hotel, a wonderful, traditional dark ride that incorporates Disney-style illusions, Treasure Hunt, an interactive dark ride in which passengers rack up points by shooting Pirate Booty targets, and the Hydro-Surge river raft ride." ~Arthur Levine, About.com

German Baden Organ from 1912

112 year-old pipe organ still plays daily.
112 year-old pipe organ still plays daily. | Source

There is absolutely no shortage of things to do here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Something for everyone as they say, young and young-at-heart. Several other theme parks are located along the same area of the main boulevard such as Family Kingdom, another long-time established summertime family amusement destination.

Restaurants, big people-golf, little-people golf, swimming, sunning, and whatever you can imagine. Theater, nightlife, comedy, clubs, discos and etc. all within walking distance of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Nostalgia Park.

Video by: John Gasch

This is the same organ operating today! 112 years-old.

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A markerNostalgia Park -
Pavilion Nostalgia Park, 1171 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
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B markerBroadway at the Beach -
Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
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