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Unusual Sights In South Carolina

Updated on June 8, 2015

Fun Things to Do in South Carolina

Growing up in Pendleton, SC, I was constantly reminded of our history. I can still hear my mama telling us -- every time we passed the Episcopal Church - "that is where Colonel Bee is buried. He is the one who named Stonewall Jackson Stonewall."

As a young mother, we lived in Wagener, South Carolina, and my little children participated in the Wagons to Wagoner Parade with little Randy pulling his baby sister in a wagon -- decorated to look like a covered wagon!

Now in Rock Hill, SC for the past 30 years, we have attended many Come See Me events and concerts, spent days at Carowinds Theme Park, and viewed the beautiful lilies at Landsford Canal.

It seems there are always fun things to do in South Carolina!

Unusual Festivals, Unique Spots to Visit

You will want to visit each of these links -- from the Giant Peachoid in Gaffney to the best BBQ at the beach!

Boneyard Beach

A beach untouched by man-- yes it does exist! North of Charleston, S.C., Boneyard Beach is a unique stretch of coastal America. It is part of Bull Island, a federally protected barrier island.

Wild and Loose Parade Retraces its Steps in Denver

by Mike Ellis - Independent Mail

Quoted directly from the Independent Mail Newspaper More pictures of this unusual and fun parade are available on the Independent Mail website.

The annual Denver Neighborhood Christmas Parade took place on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. The event features a two-lap parade route and allows anyone to take part.

Santa Claus rides through the community of Denver atop an Anderson County firetruck during the annual Denver Neighborhood Christmas Parade Sunday. Hundreds of people turned out to watch the annual event which takes place on a two-lap parade route.

The two-lap Denver Christmas Parade runs on barely controlled chaos.

There's no official organizer, no marching bands or clowns and the registration process has been ruthlessly and efficiently streamlined: There is no registration. Just show up, get in line and follow the previous vehicle.

The Denver procession is called a two-lap parade because the parade turns around at the end and retraces its steps, only this year there were so many participants that the system almost broke down.

On the second lap an antique fire truck, driven by the Hejaz Shriners, and a new fire truck, driven by local firefighters, couldn't pass each other on the two-lane highway. Cars on the side of the road made the passing difficult, but eventually the parade moved on.

You can read the rest of the story at Independent Mail Newspaper

The Okra Strut - Favorite Unusual Sight in South Carolina

Pritchard's Island

"Pritchards Island, South Carolina is a sight where a small group of scientists conducts research and rescue work on sea turtles. The place is unique and isolated - you can only get there by boat!"

Have you ever visited South Carolina? - What is your favorite unusual sight in South Carolina?

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    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      8 years ago

      I actually use to in South Carolina in Spartingburg! AND I have seen the Big Peach/Butt a lot of times. Why did they paint a peach on it though if it is in South Carolina considering Georgia is the Peach State? Thanks for touring us through South Carolina!!

    • Twmarsh profile image


      8 years ago

      I was lucky enough to play golf at Harbour Town on beautiful Hilton Head way back in the 80's, and I will never forget it. I would love to get back there someday!

    • TopStyleTravel profile image


      9 years ago

      Great lens, have never visited SC yet but I plan to. Thanks for mentioning my Pearl Fryar lens here.

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      9 years ago

      Boneyard Beach - love it! A very nice lens Joan. I want to visit SC sometime, I guess this is one way that I can. Sounds like the Fall Festival in Oct. will be a great time for everyone too. Y'all do like to have fun!!


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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      9 years ago from Lancaster PA

      No I have never been to South Carolina.

      But will be visiting 4/10!!!!!

      Great lens!!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Fantastic lens 5*.

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      9 years ago

      Super lens Joan!

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      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      What a wonderful lens! I'll have to make a trip back soon as I had forgotten how beautiful this place is.

    • AlisonMeacham profile image


      9 years ago

      Boneyard Beach certainly looks interesting. I have never visited South Carolina - it is on my to do list though!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me, Joan! This is great. I just had to take a peek while I am working on our Fall Harvest Festival Lens in Pendleton SC. Yes, there is so much to see and do in South Carolina. You've done an excellent job of highlighting some of the most unusual sights.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the love! Very informative. I've only been to the western part of the state. I'd love to see the eastern shore sometime.

    • puzzlerpaige profile image


      9 years ago

      Oh my home. Beaufort, Fripp Island, Lake Wateree, Sumter, Kiawah, Charleston, McClellanville, Georgetown, Camden, Ridgeway, Lexington...the list goes on and on. SC is a beautiful place.

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      9 years ago

      I have visited but I think I'm due another trip. Great lens!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've been to Charleston, but many years ago. So there's a Denver, South Carolina? How about that. (I wonder if there's a Denver, Arkansas. Gotta check into that.) Nice lens about your home state, Joan!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      We have friends that live on Kiawah Island, SC. What a beautiful place! I love to visit SC.

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      9 years ago

      Love this lens Joan! I've only just passed through South Carolina once...I think I might need to come back and see all of the sights.


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