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Abbeville Opera House

Abbeville Opera House
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina
On October 1, 1908, what was then the Abbeville District dedicated a new Abbeville County Courthouse and City Hall.

Aiken-Rhett House

Aiken-Rhett House
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Gov. William Aiken House is a home built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a home of William Aiken, Jr., a governor of South Carolina, and before that was a home of his father, the railroad company owner William Aike

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly the Bi-Lo Center) is an arena located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina that is used for concerts, football, and hockey. Due to the length of the official name, the arena is popularly known as "The Well".

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The exterior of the new Columbia Museum of Art building, although contemporary in style, preserves earlier appearance through the use of brick veneer and the entrance portico of the institution's Taylor House past.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter
Charleston, South Carolina
The fort was named after General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolution. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which started the American Civil War.

Riverbanks Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo
Columbia, South Carolina, 29210
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a 170-acre (69 ha) zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden located along the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina.

Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park
South Carolina
Sesquicentennial State Park is a state park in the Sandhills region of South Carolina. Located in the suburbs of the state capital, Columbia, Sesquicentennial State Park's 1,419 acres (5.74 km2) include a 30-acre (120,000 m2) lake.

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
The South Carolina Aquarium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, opened on May 19, 2000, on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals.

South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House
Columbia, South Carolina
The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses General Assembly and the offices of the Governor.

The Old Slave Mart Museum

The Old Slave Mart Museum
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
Constructed in 1859, the building is believed to be the last extant slave auction facility in South Carolina. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.

William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)

William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)
Bamberg County, South Carolina
William Gilmore Simms Estate is nationally notable as the home for many years of author William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), considered one of the leading literary voices of the antebellum Southern United State.

South Carolina

South Carolina State Flag
Postal Code: SC
Capital City: Columbia
Became a State: May 23, 1788
Population: 4,896,146*
Area: 32,020.49 miles2 (82,933.15 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular South Carolina Landmarks

  1. Fort Sumter
  2. South Carolina State House
  3. Abbeville Opera House
  4. Riverbanks Zoo
  5. Columbia Museum of Art
  6. Aiken-Rhett House
  7. The Old Slave Mart Museum
  8. South Carolina Aquarium
  9. William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)
  10. Sesquicentennial State Park

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