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Sightseeing & Tours - The Upcountry South Carolina

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Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway (SC Hwy. 11)

Looming majestically beyond the low, soft hills of the Piedmont, the southernmost peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains follow the highway.  It provides a scenic alternative to driving the Interstate. Extending from I-85 near the N.C. border to... more info...

Duke Energy's World of Energy
7812 Rochester Hwy., Seneca, SC 29672

Discover how electricity is generated using water, coal and uranium by journeying through a self-guided tour and by playing hands-on computer games. Whether you’re looking to fill an hour or an entire afternoon, The World of Energy... more info...

Spartanburg County Historical Association
200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 596-3501

This organization operates the Regional History Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center along with three historic properties in Spartanburg County. more info...

Town of Pacolet
180 Montgomery Ave., Pacolet, SC 29372

'Close to Everything far from Ordinary' uniquely identifies the Pacolet Community. You can spend the day or weekend exploring this charming southern town. Come visit us during our one of our festivals; Indian Summer... more info...

Waterfalls of the Upcountry

We've highlighted more than 35 publicly accessible waterfalls that are found in SC's Upcountry.  They range in height from 40 to 700 feet.  Most of the falls can be found in the area's parks and are easily reached, while... more info...

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Ashtabula Historic House
2725 Old Greenville Hwy, Central, 29630
(864) 646-7249

This 10-acre site includes the large two story "main" house, c.1825, built by Lewis Ladson Gibbes and an attached brick two-story building, c.1790, one of the earlies licensed taverns on the National Register of Historic Places. more info...

’55 Exchange
Hendrix Student Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-2215

The ’55 Exchange is a student run enterprise that manufactures, sells and serves Clemson’s world famous ice cream and other Clemson products like blue cheese, eggs, music CDs, etc. more info...

BMW Zentrum
1400 Hwy. 101 South, Greer, SC 29651

The past, present, and future of BMW come together at the Zentrum. The Zentrum features a number of renowned racing cars, motorcycles, and historical vehicles. more info...

Carolina Panthers Training Camp
429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Alternate Phone: 800-374-8326

Enjoy professional football "up close and personal." The NFL's Carolina Panthers roar into Spartanburg in mid-July for summer training camp at Wofford College. Practice sessions are free and open to the public. more info...

Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours
1251 Academy Road,, Long Creek, SC 29658
(864) 647-9587
Alternate Phone: (800) 451-9972

Located on the Historic Long Creek Academy campus, this 3 hour tour takes you on a flight through the trees to experience the exhilaration of soaring with a birds eye view of native trees, wildflowers, historic buildings and 4 crossings over... more info...

Collins Ole Towne
228 Lawton Road, Central, SC 29630
(864) 639-2618

 The town is a wonderful example of a re-created 1930s village. The general store is well stocked with memorabilia of early life in a small community as well as items from the town of Central.  The depression era barbershop features a... more info...

Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Highway, Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 461-2828

Cowpens Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped to turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. more info...

Dark Corner Tour
302 Hwy. 11, Landrum, SC 29356
(864) 468-4949

Tour this intriguing mountainous area of S.C.'s Upcountry and hear stories of how this historic place became known as the "Dark Corner." Who better than the Squire of Dark Corner himself—author, lecturer,... more info...

This 16-block district features historic buildings including the Old Anderson County Courthouse, the Blue Ridge Railway Passenger Station, and a brass cannon from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. more info...

For an interesting and convenient look into Spartanburg's past, take the Downtown Walking Tour.  Through this trek along the streets of downtown, you'll see numerous historic buildings and sites within the central city area.  ... more info...

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