Bowman, South Carolina: UFO Welcome Center

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

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UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

My kids and I visited the UFO welcome center today. Let me just say that Mr. Jody was such a trip to meet and chat with. It was so worth the trip to get to meet him and explore his spacecraft. He told us to bring the engine the next time we visited and we would blast off!

[D, 06/30/2016]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

Definitely worth a stop. Not a place I would want to get stranded, but good for a laugh and a photo.

[Ilana, 08/05/2014]

UFO Welcome Center.

UFO Welcome Center

I would say the Center has seen better days, but maybe not. We stumbled across it when avoiding traffic on I-26.

[Scot Campbell, 05/30/2013]

That's pretty much how it usually looks.


UFO Welcome Center

Very sketchy area. Worth the stop and laugh.

[Lisa B and John S, 01/01/2013]

Aluminum foil hats.

UFO Welcome Center

We made sure to stop by today to see the progress made on the ship. The elements have taken their toll in the Welcome Center, but we were greeted by Jody with a friendly honk as he departed in the colorful truck. We went into convenience store next door to find souvenirs, but no luck. Not to be disappointed, we made our own: tin foil hats. We posed as you can see.

[Drumbabe, 05/29/2012]

UFO Welcome Center

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;
Donation accepted, $20.
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