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By Chris Mowder
chris@gotomymyrtlebeach.com
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Charles Slate - cslate@thesunnews.com
Fans line up to buy merchandise at TicketReturn.com Field (Pelicans Ballpark) in Myrtle Beach, where a Texas Rangers farm team plays.

Looking for sports fun in Myrtle Beach? Start here.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; http://atmilb.com/1iRXZOC.

Enjoy America’s pastime with great on-field action and tons for the kids to do at the park, plus great promotions like Thirsty Thursdays, on-field catch and post-game fireworks. For $7-$8 a ticket, this is affordable family-friendly fun at its finest.

The Pelicans are the Class A Advanced farm team of the Texas Rangers, playing home games at TicketReturn.com Field (Pelicans Ballpark), which opened in 1999 and seats up to 6,600 fans. Events include Tuesday Brewsday with $2 craft beers until 8 p.m., Weiner Wednesday with $1 hot dogs and Thirsty Thursday with $1 draft beers until 8 p.m.

Broadway Grand Prix

1820 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; www.broadwaygrandprix.com.

This recently reinvented racing attraction (formerly NASCAR Speedpark) features excellent go-kart racing action across seven tracks, mini-golf, a huge arcade, the thrilling Skycoaster ride and more. It’s directly across from Broadway at the Beach.

Myrtle Beach Speedway

455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach; www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.

If you’re into fast fun, there’s tons to like about what the speedway has to offer. You can catch some great racing action, and there’s also Wheels of Destruction stunt show, the NASCAR Racing Experience – where you can drive a real stock car – and even concerts on the new live music stage.

Myrtle Beach Speedway is a little more than a half mile, paved oval with racing action most weeks throughout the summer.

Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille

10125 Frontage Road, Murrells Inlet, S.C.; http://bit.ly/1lD0ZTV.

The best reason to visit Inlet Square Mall is the combination state-of-the-art cinema bowling alley, pool tables and full-sized bowling alley.

There’s also a sports bar area where you can catch a game or grab a bite to eat.

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