Go Ape set to draw new visitors year-round in NMB

Hatley stopped by Go Ape to see what the place has to offer. | Source: Conor McCue
Hatley stopped by Go Ape to see what the place has to offer. | Source: Conor McCue

North Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) - Step by step, North Myrtle Beach is finding new ways to bring in new visitors, at all times of the year.

The newest way of doing that is sports tourism.

"Everyone I speak with loves our new sports tourism complex," said Mayor Marilyn Hatley.

Earlier this year, the city opened the North Myrtle Beach sports complex, and starting Saturday, August 30, Go Ape will open for business.

The city hopes the complex will bring in more tournaments and sports teams, and they hope Go Ape will be a way to entertain the visitors in between games. 

"It seems like we're adding something new to our sports tourism every time you turn around," said Hatley.

Hatley stopped by Go Ape to see what the place has to offer. She found herself walking on tight ropes and zip lining through the tree line. 

The experience reaffirmed her support for the sports tourism push in North Myrtle Beach.

"We'll continue to look for good, wholesome adventure for activities for families and that's exactly what Go Ape is," said Hatley.  

She says the course could also be a great place for locals to hold team building conferences.

Tickets are $55 for adults and $35 for kids, so the obstacle course is great for anyone from anywhere. 

"There's something for all age groups," said Hatley.  "Every time we get ready to add a new adventure, it seems like the whole community gets excited and I can't wait for it to open up."

The park also promises to be an eco-educational outdoor experience that provides visitors with several hours of exercise.

If you are not into all that, they say just enjoy the view.

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