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  • President Jackson Born Here, Maybe

    President Jackson Born Here, Maybe

    Lancaster, South Carolina

    Was America's seventh President born here -- or across the state line in North Carolina? Based on appearances and effort, South Carolina wins.

  • Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

    Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

    Bishopville, South Carolina

    Yard artist Pearl's hedge clippers are always busy, and seem to have a mind of their own in his broad suburban shapescape.

Top Rated Attractions

  • South Of The Border

    South Of The Border

    Dillon, South Carolina

    The classic I-95 tourist trap and vacation theme world, just south of the North Carolina border.

  • Button King Museum

    Button King Museum

    Bishopville, South Carolina

    Dalton Stevens -- known as "The Button King" -- displays the cars and furnishings and clothes to which he's glued and sewed about a million buttons.

  • UFO Welcome Center

    UFO Welcome Center

    Bowman, South Carolina

    Jody Pendarvis has spent years building a huge double-decker wooden flying saucer beside his trailer.

  • Miniature Golf Capital of the World

    Miniature Golf Capital of the World

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    If you've ever wanted to putt golf balls inside an erupting volcano, this is where you want to go.

  • Alligator Adventure

    Alligator Adventure

    Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

    The star attraction at this traditional gator ranch attraction is "Utan, King of the Crocs," 20 feet long and weighing over a ton.

  • God's Acre Healing Springs

    God's Acre Healing Springs

    Blackville, South Carolina

    The land's owner is listed as "God, Almighty" in local property records, so its water comes straight from Jehovah.

  • World's Largest Fire Hydrant

    World's Largest Fire Hydrant

    Columbia, South Carolina

    Designed to be unbeatably big, this 40-foot-tall fireplug can withstand a direct hit from a tornado.

  • Eddie, World's Biggest Kid - EdVenture

    Eddie, World's Biggest Kid - EdVenture

    Columbia, South Carolina

    At EdVenture, children crawl through the guts of a giant, ethnically blended boy.

  • Peachoid Water Tower

    Peachoid Water Tower

    Gaffney, South Carolina

    This giant watersphere is shaped and painted to look like a peach -- but some still think that it resembles a big butt.

  • Statue and Tomb of Doomed Astronaut

    Statue and Tomb of Doomed Astronaut

    Lake City, South Carolina

    Ronald McNair perished in the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. His home town has definitely not forgotten him.

  • Atom Bomb Dropped Here

    Atom Bomb Dropped Here

    Mars Bluff, South Carolina

    A colossal Air Force oops in 1958 left a non-nuclear crater, still visible today.

  • Tommy the World's Largest Crab

    Tommy the World's Largest Crab

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    On the Myrtle Beach strip of excesses, Tommy the Monster Crab is one of the more eye-catching.

  • Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff

    Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Goff

    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Mythological 50,000-year-old mini-golf resort broke away from Atlantis, floated to Myrtle Beach, and lodged itself in the old Chapin's Department Store.

  • Monument to a White Supremacy Martyr

    Monument to a White Supremacy Martyr

    North Augusta, South Carolina

    Thomas McKie Meriwether, who was white, died as part of a mob battling a federal militia, which was black.

  • Molten Mountain Miniature Golf

    Molten Mountain Miniature Golf

    North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    A huge fake volcano erupts, and contains an all-indoor 18-hole mini golf course.

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