Cheraw, South Carolina: Dizzie Gillespie Birthplace Park

With his bent horn, puffed cheeks, and million-dollar name, Dizzie Gillespie is a jazz musician any town would love to promote as its favorite son.
Address:
345 Huger St., Cheraw, SC
Directions:
In town. From US Hwy 1/Market St. turn north onto Huger St. Drive through the stop sign at Kershaw St. and you'll soon see the park ahead, on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Dizzy Gillespie Park.

Dizzie Gillespie Birthplace

If you are headed into Cheraw for the seven-foot-tall statue of Dizzie Gillespie downtown, you have to take the time to visit the park that was built at the location of the house where he was born. It's full of sculptures.

[Salty, 05/28/2013]

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