The Carolina Opry

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8901 N Kings Hwy

Price & Hours

Ticket prices vary by seat
Showtimes vary by performance

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Entertainment and Nightlife Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Since the Carolina Opry opened in 1986, it has remained one of the main facilities in Myrtle Beach for live music, with shows ranging from country to show tunes to gospel. If you know you're going to be around during the Christmas season, try to score tickets to the venue's Christmas special. It's one of the Opry's most popular programs and it's been known to sell out by the summer. Recent visitors said they were not disappointed by the performances and many said they were Broadway-quality at a fraction of the cost. 

Located just north of all the action on the Myrtle Beach strip, you'll find the Carolina Opry on North Kings Highway next to Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage. Tickets prices vary, depending on the show. Kids ages 16 and younger and students can take advantage of discounts. Check its website for upcoming shows and ticket prices. 

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The main reason families flock to Myrtle Beach is to swim in the mild waves and play along the light brown sand. Some spots along the Carolina shore offer opportunities for water sports like Jet Skiing or deep-sea fishing, while other areas are better for relaxing or playing with your children. You'll also find a few spots perfect for casting a line for a fresh catch.

Most who visit the shore of Myrtle Beach do so directly in front of the hotel or rental property where they're staying. So keep in mind that if you're not a beachfront lodger, you might have more trouble finding a public bathroom, but ample metered street parking is available. Some parking lots are also available, most of which are also free and are an easy walk over the dunes at beach access points. Some sandy areas along Ocean Boulevard do have shops and restaurants. During the summer months, lifeguards are on duty along many of the Grand Strand beaches. Access to the beach is free 24/7, though swimming after sunset is not recommended.

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