More sophisticated than at first blush
The museum is a destination unto itself, but the neighborhood can make your stay longer…. I delayed my visit because I didn't realize there was so much around it. Do NOT make my mistake. Cross the parking lot to Springmaid Pier for a beautiful vista of the ocean…. The museum is at the eastern end of the airport, as are helicopter rides. As you pull out of the museum onto Kings Hwy across the street is the entrance to Market Commons (food, walking, looking in stores.) But, the military planes that were at the airport years ago are on display as soon as you head for the Commons. Be sure to stop there and see the A10 Warthog that was supposed to be dead years ago but will be around until 2022.
– wineluvr, Rochester, NY (TripAdvisor)
One of our closest neighbors is the Atlantic Ocean! Few museums can match the ever-changing panorama of ocean views seen from our tranquil Carolyn Burroughs Tea Porch. Within strolling distance, the sandy beaches near Springmaid Pier are just beyond our front lawn.
The Market Common is a mere five minutes away by car or 1.8 miles for cyclists and walkers. Here visitors will find some of the most appealing entertainment, shopping and dining the Grand Strand has to offer in a charming village setting.
© 2016 Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.