Kids will love these obstacles

A new attraction in Myrtle Beach features an obstacle course for kids.

Soar & Explore, a family-friendly attraction, features two outdoor adventures on the southwestern side of Broadway at the Beach adjacent to Tripp's restaurant. The attraction includes the Ropes Challenge Course and the Zipline Adventure.

The zip line, which debuted this month, is billed as the first in the Grand Strand. It takes riders across the complex's 23-acre Lake Broadway. Riders, who wear harnesses, make the transit 50 feet above the water.

Soar & Explore's Ropes Challenge Course, which opened Memorial Day weekend, is constructed of more than 3,000 ropes and cables and features 33 different challenges that require balance, dexterity and focus. Obstacles include swinging steps, a tremor bridge, tightrope walk and vertical angle stairs. It's an all-ages attraction geared to families.

Soar & Explore is currently open noon to 10 Sunday-Thursday, to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; hours will vary by season. Cost: Ropes Challenge Course, $11.99 per person, plus tax; Zipline Adventure: $19.99 per person, plus tax. Combo rate (includes both: $26.99).

Details: 843-448-7627 ;

S.C. Open

starts Thursday

Pro and amateur golfers will compete at the 59th S.C. Open, hosted by May River Golf Course at Palmetto Bluff Resort, Thursday through next Sunday. The open is the second-oldest pro championship in the Carolinas. It has been traditionally played throughout South Carolina in alternating years near the coast, the upstate and the Lowcountry at championship facilities. May River was designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Competitors will tee off in two flights for the first and second round of play at 7:30 a.m. and noon. Those who make the cut will tee off in the third round on at 7:30 a.m. July 29.

Details on tee times and accommodations: www.

Major concerts/shows

"Carolina Opry," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday ; "Good Vibrations" Monday, Wednesday, Friday. $34.95-$49.95. Laser light show set to rock music (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, U2, etc.), various days/times; $13.95. Carolina Opry, 8901 N. Kings Highway (U.S. 17 Business near U.S. 17 Bypass). Details/tickets: www.the .

"The Magical Spirit of Ireland," 6 p.m. various days, Palace Theatre, Broadway at the Beach. $9.95 and $29.95. Details/tickets: www .palacetheatremyrtlebeach .com .

Le Grand Cirque: Adrenaline 2010, various days/times, Palace Theatre, Broadway at the Beach. $9.95-$45.95. Details/tickets: www.palace .

"One: The Show," 7:30 p.m. various days at Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. $34.95, $39.95 and $35.95. Details/tickets: www.alabama- .

Jamie Johnson with Craig Boyd, 8:30 p.m. today , House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. $22-$59. Details: www.houseofblues .com .

James Sibley, comedian, 8 p.m. Tuesday , House of Blues. $15. Details: www .

Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi tribute band, 8:30 p.m. Friday, House of Blues. $7.50. Details:

Cyndi Lauper with David Rhodes, 9 p.m. Saturday, House of Blues. $22.50-$60. Details: www.houseofblues .com .

Jim Gaffigan, 7 p.m. July 31, Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. $46.40. Details/tickets:


Details on Grand Strand events and attractions:

www.myrtlebeachonline .com .