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  • Yankee Confederate Statue

    Yankee Confederate Statue

    Kingstree, South Carolina

    There are many southern courthouse Civil War monuments, but this one is topped with what looks like a Yankee soldier.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Dalton passed away on Nov. 21, 2016. Museum later reopened.

  • Cotton Museum: Lizard Man!

    Cotton Museum: Lizard Man!

    Bishopville, South Carolina

    Among its cotton industry exhibits are the World's Largest Boll Weevil and souvenirs promoting the Lizard Man of Scrap Ore Swamp (trashing local cars since the late 1980s).

  • 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.

  • Tunnelvision


    Columbia, South Carolina

    Deceptively realistic highway tunnel entrance painted on the side of a building in 1975.

  • 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.

  • Huey Cooper and His Lucky Rabbit's Foot

    Huey Cooper and His Lucky Rabbit's Foot

    Lake City, South Carolina

    Huey Cooper would hang out in downtown Lake City and encourage passers-by to rub his lucky rabbit's foot for a nickel. He said he was 105 years old when he died in 1978.

  • 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.

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