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Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

3100 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 238-2510
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Ranked #14 of 102 attractions in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very small place. Takes 2 minutes to see everything twice. Takes longer to sign the guest book than to visit.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The museum has free admission, although they like donations. They do a wonderful job with activities for children in the summer. They have had interactive exhibits on Babar traveling around the world where the kids got to dress up for each country, miniature golf with the backdrop of famous paintings, etc

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Very nice museum...learned many thing I didn't know about Myrtle Beach even though I lived here for 15yrs...clean and very friendly...a must go to....

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Columbia, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

It was the coldest day of the year so far and we needed something to do inside. All of the other site reviews are accurate and valid. They have a completely voluntary donation bowl and no hustle for money. The two exhibits were quite good (Appalachian art & ballads and fabric/ texture mediums). An amazing feature was no guards, no... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is a wonderful little FREE museum (requested donation $5). They have two floors of exhibits. The main floor was split into exhibits from the museum and a traveling exhibit from an international fiber faire - both were quite good. The upper floor is used for another traveling exhibit. There is also a gift shop and a nice little tea... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great for rainy days for tourists on the Grand Strand or regular trips by locals looking for a dose of regional culture and art, this is a two-story museum in a charming sprawling home-like building that has a few educational displays or art exhibits going on at a time and special events practically monthly--like a Chinese New Year / Cultural... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

As an artist I like to visit as many galleries as possible while vacationing. This one was a great place to spend a cold January day. It is easy to find and it seems like they promote art in their local area with many events. Loved the work by Julyan Davis.

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dc metro area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The exhibits were great for a small museum. We saw exhibits of beautiful beaded coats, local photos, sea glass, and Gullah life. the museum is free but dobatiobs are requested. Unfortunately this museum is not advertised enough. it was a far better way to spend a few calm quiet hours than at the obnoxious number of shopping places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It has traveling exhibits that reach out to everyone. It has special events, and always has inspirational things for children. It is a must see place when your at the beach... especially on a bad weather day. Something for the entire family. It is a donation entry.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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189 reviews 189 reviews
40 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a very small art museum; however, it has unique exhibits which change periodically. Whenever you are in Myrtle Beach, check to see what the exhibit is and stop by if it is of interest. The staff is very helpful.

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