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Video: Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers one-of-a-kind view of Grand Strand a relaxing ride on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to enjoy spectacular views of the ocean on your next family vacation.

The SkyWheel opened in 2011, and stands 200 feet high, the tallest such wheel east of the Mississippi River. It’s cars are enclosed and climate controlled, so you can enjoy a nice break from the scorching sun in the summer, and escape a sometimes biting winter breeze.

The Myrtle Beach SC attraction is one of the most popular in the city, based right on the popular Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and in the heart of downtown restaurants, candy stores, entertainment, amusements and more.

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel has become a popular place for wedding proposals, according to employees at the ride. Once such unique proposal was documented and has become a YouTube sensation and can be viewed here.

The ride meanders along at a comfortable pace, usually lasting more than 10 minutes. Guests can ride every day of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as long as weather permits.

The Landshark Bar & Grill awaits those who want a snack or cold beverage before or after the ride, and a gift shop will let you brag about your experience with souvenirs. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk sits right at the foot of the structure, with plenty of quaint shops and other restaurants.

So the next time your family vacations in Myrtle Beach, come on down to the oceanfront and experience the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to ensure your treasured memories will last a lifetime.