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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Abbeville Opera House

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Built in 1908 along the old town square, this auditorium has been renovated to reflect the grandeur of the days when lavish road shows...

Aiken County Historical Museum

  • Historic District/Site

One wing of this 1860 estate is devoted to early regional culture, including Native American artifacts, firearms, an authentically furnished...

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The area's horse farms have produced many national champions, which are commemorated here. Exhibits include horse-related decorations,...

Bonds Conway House

  • Educational Institution

This home was built by the first African American in Camden to buy his freedom. The circa-1812 home has the fine details of a skilled...

Burt-Stark Mansion

  • Historic District/Site

It was here that Jefferson Davis disbanded the Confederate armies, effectively ending the Civil War. Built in 1820, the house was a private...

Caesars Head State Park

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and best known for the Raven Cliff Falls here, Caesar's Head State Park is about 30 miles...

Children's Museum of the Upstate

  • Museum/Gallery

This 80,000-square-foot facility is packed with hands-on exhibits that cover everything from science and music to construction and race...

Columbia Museum of Art

  • Museum/Gallery

This attractive, expansive gallery contains art from the Kress Foundation collection of Renaissance and baroque treasures, sculpture,...

Devils Fork State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This park on Lake Jocassee has luxurious villas and camping facilities, hiking, boating, and fishing. Lower Whitewater Falls plunges...

EdVenture Children's Museum

  • Educational Institution

With more than 90,000 square feet for climbing, exploring, painting, playing, building—oh, and learning, too—this museum is a full...

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