Bowman, South Carolina: UFO Welcome Center

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Address:
4004 Homestead Rd, Bowman, SC
Directions:
Jody's usually around from 10 AM to noon during the summer months. Look for his spotted pickup truck, then walk around to the trailer back door and knock politely. I-95 exit 82. Drive west nine miles into Bowman. At the United gas station turn right onto Elm St./County Rd S-38-36. UFO ahead on left.
Hours:
Phone disconnected;
Admission:
Donation accepted, $20.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Jody's UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center
Jody Pendarvis has spent years building a huge double-decker wooden flying saucer beside his trailer. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/25/2010]

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UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

Jody welcomed us and invited us to go inside the UFO. Wear comfy shoes and be prepared to climb up two ladders if you want to get to the top. There are several windows/doors on the side of the UFO that you can pop your head out of. While we were in the UFO, Jody turned on Star Trek on a television outside. It looks like Jody is beginning to build a new, smaller UFO.

There's no admission fee, but Jody accepts "tips" in a box outside the entrance.

[caitlin, 06/16/2017]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

Wow. Well, it was worth a detour to see. This thing is definitely falling apart. I certainly wouldn't go in it. The guy was on the top portion, I suppose working on it. And his new addition seems to be a slow progression.

[Rachel, 06/12/2017]
UFO Welcome Center

The new structure that Jody is building isn't progressing very rapidly. Luckily the two original saucers are still there for everyone to admire. Jody has also become a crime victim: someone stole his flatscreen TV, according to a sign that he posted in front of the saucers.

[J. Struik, 05/13/2017]

According to Jody, this is the first time that the Welcome Center has ever been burglarized. Evidence points to a human thief.

Jody.

UFO Welcome Center

I stopped by and Jody was outside working on a new structure! He was a very nice gentleman who showed me around and let me climb all the way up to the tip to take pictures!

[Kelley, 11/12/2016]

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