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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

This is what the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel looks like by daylight.

Myrtle Beach_SkyWheel

It’s a magnificent sight located in the heart of Myrtle Beach’s beautiful boardwalk and promenade area.

Myrtle Beach-SkyWheel

Did I tell you that I hate Ferris wheels?

I do.

So obviously I had to ride it.

At night. (When it’s even scarier.)

Myrtle-Beach-SkyWheel-at-night

It stands 187 feet high, and if that’s not impressive enough, let’s go back to the fact that I hate Ferris wheels and decided to ride it anyway.

At night. (When it’s even scarier.)

Myrtle-Beach-skywheel-from-ground

Fortunately, the view (even in the dark) made up for it. I loved how the lights from the SkyWheel were reflected on the neighboring skyscrapers.

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And even in the darkness, I could still see the waves washing up on the beach.

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The SkyWheel made three revolutions which allowed us a little more than ten minutes to enjoy the scenery. The gondolas are fully enclosed and don’t swing back and forth like regular Ferris wheels, so it was a completely enjoyable ride for me.

It’s definitely a must-see Myrtle Beach attraction.

Visit the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel website for hours and to purchase tickets, and check out VisitMyrtleBeach.com for more ideas on things to do in Myrtle Beach.

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.

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  1. I’m TOTALLY scared of ferris wheels. I went on the one with my two friends when we went to Chicago and Navy Pier and I just kept yelling, “DON’T ROCK THE BOX!” while white knuckle gripping the sides. LOL

    That’s an absolutely beautiful ferris wheel though, especially at night! :)

  2. I rode a skywheel in Niagara Falls and talked the whole time about it breaking down and how we would have to climb down from the top. Haha. I am such a jerk :)

  3. I was TERRIFIED on the Skywheel but loved the views :) I live in Myrtle Beach and every time we drive by it, my 2 year old says “Mama, Mimi, Thomas. Skywheel. Way way way up.” He loved it.

  4. That is beautiful!!

  5. Laura Smith says:

    My daughter and I rode this in August 2012, she loved it. You can see forever. A little pricey but you are on vacation so enjoy.

  6. Myrtle Beach is on my list of places to visit – the skywheel looks amazing at night!