1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Attraction on the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade
Rendering of SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Rendering of SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Image: Courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States. Crowning the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade at a height of about 200 feet above sea level, SkyWheel overlooks the majestic Atlantic Ocean and offers panoramic views of the Grand Strand. As of the May 20, 2011 opening date, it is largest wheel of any kind east of the Mississippi River. A state-of-the-art lighting system features more than one million LED lights and various light shows add to the excitement of a night flight.

SkyWheel's 42 Swiss manufactured passenger gondolas are fully enclosed and climate controlled for year round comfort. The convex, blue-tinted glass enclosures are designed to be non-reflective and UV protective. Each gondola provides space for up to six passengers, although unrelated groups of riders are not required to share a gondola. One VIP gondola features extra amenities such as leather bucket seating and a glass floor.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach Basic Information
  • Location: The Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade at 1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
  • Opening Date: May 20, 2011
  • Days and Hours: Open seven days a week; Seasonal hours; Will not operate in lightning conditions or other inclement weather
  • Length: Each flight is three revolutions and ranges from 8 to 12 minutes in total.
  • Price (subject to change): Adults ages 12 to 54 - $13; Children ages 3 to 11 - $9 (Children 2 and under - Free); Seniors ages 55 and over and Military with valid ID receive a discount. (The VIP gondola is a rather pricey $50 per person, per flight.)
Requirements and Restrictions

A few requirements and restrictions to note before planning your SkyWheel visit include:
  • Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pets other than service animals are not permitted.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the gondolas or on the deck.
  • Shirts and shoes are required.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the gondolas.
Additional Information

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.