Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
4646 East Coast Lane
Shallotte, NC 28470
Phone: (910) 755-6444
Fax: (910) 755-6445
4646 East Coast Lane, Shallotte, NC, US, 28470
- Phone: (910) 755-6444
- Fax: (910) 755-6445
Arts & Museums
Visitors of all ages won't be able to resist this curiously odd, three-story structure that appears upside-down from the outside. Entertaining, scientific and educational, the ceiling of the lobby is decorated just like the floor and it certainly belies the fun ahead for the inquisitive. Children and adults will find exhibits and displays, simulators, physical tests of endurance and games of fun. Experience the force of 84-mph winds in the Hurricane Shack, generate electricity by bike pedaling, lay on a bed of nails, feel the 28°F water that passengers of the Titanic felt, ride a simulated roller coaster, make giant bubbles in the Bubble Lab or try your hand at landing the space shuttle.
Known as St. John’s Museum of Art between 1964 and 2001, the Cameron Art Museum is now located inside the Pyramid Park that comes replete with woody nature trails, streams and lush forests. The permanent exhibits are deeply insightful of the history and culture of the region, and have been wonderfully preserved over the decades. Yoga, tai chi classes, puppet shows, readings, film screenings and recitals are a regular occurrence at this vibrant center that seeks to foster a love for the performing arts too. Check website for details.
One of the major collections in the world of romantic color prints by renowned 19th century American artists, Mary Cassatt, is on display at this museum that also offers educational programs for adults and children including lectures, films, tours, art classes, and workshops. A gift shop is on site that features arts and crafts from over 80 contemporary North Carolina artists and craftspeople.
Burgwin-Wright House is an old classic structure that is now transformed into a museum. It houses objects and artifacts that take you into the bygone era.
This museum recaptures the essence of the steam locomotive railroad days and features Wilmington and Weldon railroad artifacts dating from 1840, as well as a model exhibits of the Atlantic Coastline's North Carolina-South Carolina regional routes of the 1940s and 1950s.
The oldest history museum in North Carolina, this 42,000 square foot museum is filled with interpretive exhibits that depict the history, natural history, and culture of the Lower Cape Fear area. Educational programs are also available.
Founded in 1898, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a melange of culture, history and science. With each passing year, it achieves further success and scales new heights. What started off as a one-room establishment has now culminated into a renowned organization with almost 50,000 objects on display. The museum does not restrict itself on merely showcasing collections, but also directs efforts towards study of the objects and enhancing the knowledge of its visitors. The institute also hosts exhibitions, study programs and other events on a regular basis. For more details, check website.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a visual art space dedicated to the work of local artists. The quaint little house dates from 1924, but it was moved from its original location in 1975, when it was slated for demolition. Happily the historic house survived, and today it houses a permanent art collection alongside other guest artist exhibits. An art library and working studio are available for those who want to learn more about art and learn to paint or draw. Admission is free.
"Wilmington's premier marketplace for arts and crafts," this unique center features an artisan marketplace, a gallery filled with beautiful paintings, and a sculpture garden. Art classes and workshops for all ages in a wide array of media are available.
This botanical/sculpture garden which includes a zoo is located near Murrell's Inlet about 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. These gardens sit on what were once old rice plantations and they are part of a larger 6000-acre nature preserve run under the guidance of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The gardens display more than 500 sculptured pieces of work interspersed throughout, whereas the zoo presents wildlife exhibits of South Carolinian animals as well as other creatures like birds of prey. However, the coolest thing about this place is their History Adventure Tour, where guests can take a 48-ft. pontoon boat up murky swamps to see alligators, or a trek by vehicle through the back-country that includes Antebellum plantations, Civil War sites and other interesting attractions.