The Midlands and Upstate Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Midlands and Upstate - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library

  • Historic District/Site

This collection is housed in the former home of baseball great Joe Jackson, who along with seven other White Sox players, was accused...

South Carolina Peanut Party

  • Festival–Sight

The peanut is king at this annual fest held in Pelion each August, featuring rides, a parade, and a pageant. ...

South Carolina State Museum

  • Educational Institution

Exhibits in this refurbished textile mill explore the state's natural history, archaeology, and historical development. An iron gate...

State House

  • Government Building

Six bronze stars on the western wall mark where direct hits were made by General Sherman's cannons. The Capitol building, started in...

Trinity Episcopal Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Built in 1860, this is the town's oldest standing church. Complete with a 125-foot spire, the Gothic Revival structure has an original...

Tunnelvision Mural

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

This glowing optical illusion painted on the wall of the Federal Land Bank Building in 1976 by local artist Blue Sky gives the appearance...

Twin Falls

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

It's a scenic drive and then an easy hike to these picturesque double falls, where the left and larger of the falls pitches from a height...

University of South Carolina

  • Educational Institution

A highlight of this sprawling university is its original campus, founded in 1801. Stroll the historic buildings and gardens of the Horseshoe...

Upcountry History Museum

  • Educational Institution

Exhibits focus on the history of the 15 counties of the South Carolina Upstate. There are two floors of interactive displays and a small...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home

  • Historic District/Site

This boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson, which reopened in 2014 after an eight-year renovation, displays the gaslights, arched...


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