WonderWorks (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Seeking Myrtle Beach's Grand Strange is a ten-part series by author Jim MacKenzie where he visits and writes about strange attractio...

Seeking Myrtle Beach's Grand Strange is a ten-part series by author Jim MacKenzie where he visits and writes about strange attractions in the Myrtle Beach area. In this installment, MacKenzie visits WonderWorks.

This peculiar, columned building looks like some force of nature plucked it up, turned it upside-down, then dropped it back where it was found.

The inverted structure, called WonderWorks, is actually a children's museum. It's located inside the sprawling mega attraction Broadway at the Beach.

Inside, WonderWorks offers lots of fun, interactive exhibits, including the inversion tunnel. As you walk through it, it makes all things that were once right-side-up into upside-down things.

WonderWorks is nearly forty-one thousand square feet of educational attractions. Its website claims it was built in the Bermuda Triangle, and following a faulty experiment, was lifted and transported upside-down to Myrtle Beach.

The outside architecture is worth seeing and really makes you appreciate how much work goes into creating a building that looks topsy-turvy.

I wonder how many people driving along Highway 17 have been forced to do a double take when they encountered this eccentric structure.

What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (33.71698983940499, -78.88430650295737)
Location: 1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jim MacKenzie lives in Asheville, comfortably hidden away in the mountains of Western North Carolina. He's appeared in Bride of the Monster Serial, a horror compilation book about forgotten monster movies. Jim enjoys writing about authors, especially regional, and researching literary history. He enjoys the strange and the uncanny, but never both together. That's just overwhelming. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing music, and travel.


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  1. I just saw this picture and I had to look three times at it to figure out what is happening here. As a children's museum, I am positive the kids enjoy the look of this building.



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