Huntington State Park

P1080198Atalaya Castle, also known as Atalaya, stands as a monument to the creativity and generosity of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Archer M. Huntington was a noted scholar of Spanish culture and art and modeled the couple’s winter home in the style of the Moorish architecture of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Anna Hyatt Huntington was a sculptor and her main studio was here.

Atalaya was built near the ocean in South Carolina in what is now Huntington Beach State Park. The 200 by 200 foot (60 by 60 m) masonry structure was built from 1931 to 1933. Local labor was used at Mr. Huntington’s insistence to provide work for a community hard hit by the Great Depression.

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Brookgreen Gardens

BrookgreenGardensBrookgreen is the country’s oldest and largest sculpture garden where some 550 works of American figurative sculpture are displayed throughout the Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington Sculpture Garden, one of the most beautiful public gardens in the Southeast. In addition, there’s a Lowcountry Trail with native wildlife exhibits as well as historical and cultural exhibits that reveal the distinctive life and land of Lowcountry Carolina. Tours and excursions are offered daily, as well as seasonal programs.

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Alligator Adventure

entranceAt Alligator Adventure you’ll find yourself face to face with nature’s fiercest and most beautiful animals. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most outstanding tourist attractions, Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world.

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Ripley’s Aquarium

photoRipley’s Aquarium is a $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square foot aquarium experience, located in Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina’s most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the worlds’ most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.

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