Bowman, South Carolina: UFO Welcome Center Team Field Report

4004 Homestead Rd, Bowman, SC
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.
Phone disconnected. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donation accepted, $20.
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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. Report... [07/25/2010]

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UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

No longer in its glory days. But the UFO Welcome Center is still awesome to see.

[Brooke Chesson-Riedel, 05/27/2020]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

The UFO Welcome Center was open with no one in attendance, but a guest book was out to sign. Survived the climb to the top and back down! There are definitely spots that don't feel secure and the two ladders are nerve-wracking for people who are bothered by heights (like me). Well worth the visit!

[Dawn Rykheart, 03/03/2019]


UFO Welcome Center

Jody seems to be working on a second UFO!

[Nicole Caldwell, 02/19/2018]

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]

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