The Midlands and Upstate

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  • 1. Jones Gap State Park

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Famous for its trout fishing and the Rim of the Gap Trail, which has views of Rainbow Falls, Jones Gap State Park is 6 miles east of U.S. Route...Read More

  • 2. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden


    This top-notch zoo contains more than 2,000 animals and birds in natural habitats, including a sea lion exhibit and lion cubs born in 2018....Read More

  • 3. Caesars Head State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    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 north...Read More

  • 4. Devils Fork State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At this park on Lake Jocassee, Lower Whitewater Falls plunges more than 200 feet over huge boulders to splash into the lake waters. You can...Read More

  • 5. Falls Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    In this urban outdoor oasis, sloping green hills, giant boulders, and winding walkways offer great views of the Reedy River, but the best views...Read More

  • 6. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site


    This 107-acre outdoor museum complex emphasizes the period surrounding the British occupation of 1780. Several structures dot the site, including...Read More

  • 7. Kings Mountain National Military Park

    Military Site

    A Revolutionary War battle considered an important turning point was fought here on October 7, 1780. Colonial Tories were soundly defeated by...Read More

  • 8. Kings Mountain State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 6,000-acre park, adjacent to the National Military Park, has camping, fishing, boating, and nature and hiking trails. ...Read More

  • 9. Riverfront Park and Historic Columbia Canal

    Vista | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Where the Broad and Saluda Rivers form the Congaree River is the site of the city's original waterworks and hydroelectric plant. Interpretive...Read More

  • 10. 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 of...Read More

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