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Brookgreen Gardens

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Address: 1931 Brookgreen Dr, U.S. Hwy 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-5072
Phone Number: +1 843-235-6000
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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A beautiful 9,170-acre green park located 16 miles south of Myrtle Beach.

A beautiful 9,170-acre green park located 16 miles south of Myrtle Beach.

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WOW!!! Thousands of Lights and A Thousand Candles

This was much better that I ever expected. There were lights everywhere. A train display both inside and out. I don’t think my pictures will do this justice. Just know that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fairfield, Ohio
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Fairfield, Ohio
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was much better that I ever expected. There were lights everywhere. A train display both inside and out. I don’t think my pictures will do this justice. Just know that you will have to do a lot of walking. They have “strollers” for those who have an issues with walking (they are easy to use). This is definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was amazing will definitely bring anyone who visit me from out of state will love the statues and what they represent and such a great architectural experience👍

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The slogan that Brookgreen Gardens uses is certainly applicable to their "Nights of a Thousand Candles." We have been to this event many times and each year, it seems to get better. Now that you have to buy tickets online for a specific day, it is so easier to get into the event without the long wait along US-17. The... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All I can say is "Wow!" The Night of a Thousand Candles is an experience that must be had. We were there for the tree lighting at 5:45 and it was awe-inspiring. All the various gardens and displays were gorgeously decorated and the entertainment was also quite good. Puts you in the holiday spirit for sure. A must do!

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly spectacular. A visual mastery of lights. Pictures will not do it justice. Do yourself a favor and take your time to appreciate the incredible work that goes into this truly special holiday display.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been her several times, but this time we went for the Christmas time of Night of a Thousand candles. There are 5000 hand lit candles throughout the gardens. There are also many different types of lights all over the area. It is truly beautiful and fun. The huge Christmas tree is lit at 5:45 each night. Most of... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every trip to SC includes a trip to Brookgreen. If you are fortunete to be in the area the first three weeks in December I highly reccomend their Night of a Thousand Candles. The grounds are illuminated with luminaria and myriad lights. I 've tickets to go again this year. While you can't visit wuthout a lot of walking the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One can spend a full day here. Started with an excellent docent tour in the morning. Had lunch at the Pavilion restaurant, toured the zoo and had a boat ride in the afternoon. The only disappointing event was the boat ride – the docent gave minimal information, contrary to what the morning docent had led us to expect. Large adult... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge, fantastic acres of sculpture gardens to experience. Tours are available, we walked on our own with maps. Take time to visit the entire grounds and all indoor/outdoor sculpture galleries. River boat ride is great break and opportunity to learn about rice plantations, see a few gators on the riverbanks and relax. Don't pass on the local aromatic rice in... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely. Hot Cider is soooo good. Reservations needed in advance this year. Romantic place to take a loved one.

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