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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. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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

While an amusing stop, and we were happy to have taken a slight detour, I am not sure how much longer the UFO Welcome Center will be in operation. Frankly I think the town is missing a major tourist opportunity by not leaning in, but some of the spray paint implies the center will soon be moved.

[Suzanne Parisi, 01/09/2024]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

Maybe it's because I hadn't seen it in nearly ten years, but I was kind of surprised by how bad off the UFO Welcome Center is looking these days. Missing pieces, frayed tarps, a severe case of the leans; it looks like the whole thing is about to fall over. I don't think anyone is going to be going up inside there any more.

[Dean Jeffrey, 01/06/2024]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

Didn't have much time to spend at the UFO Welcome Center, but was worth stopping to see.

[Amy DangRabbit, 11/14/2023]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

Loved it here at Jody's UFO Welcome Center.

[Bethany, 08/28/2021]

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