An Unforgettable Trip around Clemson’s Top Tourist Attractions in a Charter Bus

Check out Clemson’s Historic Theaters, Green Lungs and Night Spots with your Family and Friends

The development of Clemson as a city is centered around Clemson University, one of the region’s most historic educational organizations which dates as far back as 1889. The community was initially named Calhoun but was later renamed Clemson in 1943. Unbeknownst to many, the university was built on a land that was formerly Fort Hill Plantation and surrounding the university are housing and residential blocks of apartments built specifically with the students who opt not to live on-campus in mind. Together with the popularity and rise of the university as the heart of Clemson, came the rise in number of shopping options, restaurants, suburban-style shopping centers, boutique hotels and recreational centers. If this is your first time in the city and would like first-hand knowledge and information about what to do and where to find the best attraction or restaurant, head on over to the newly refurbished former Clemson Trail Depot, which is now where you can find the local Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The boardwalk in Clemson is something that many people in the surrounding cities visit the city for and there are also bike paths around the scenic Lake Hartwell. There is a string of historic attractions in Clemson but we think history buffs should make time for Hanover House, Clemson College Sheep Barn, Hopewell Plantation, Old Stone Church and Cemetery as well as J.C. Stribling Farm. The said sites have all been included into the National Register of Historic Places.

Clemson also boasts of quite a number of beautiful attractions and one of the best is the South Carolina Botanical Garden and Bob Campbell Geology Museum. While the two serves as beautiful places for kids and their families, students and the youth of the community prefers weekend trips to Lake Hartwell where there are water-related recreational activities for all. And don’t forget, the Blue Ridge Mountain is located not too far away from Clemson’s city center so, be sure to bring the charter bus there for a quick hike or some pictures. Denver Downs Farm is a popular attraction for field trips and school outings, Christian Youth Theater aims to dazzle you with a string of popular local productions and you can be assured of a wonderful shopping experience at Bargain Exchange Flea Market. For a bachelor or bachelorette party, head on over to Burgundy Blues Club 134 and if there is a game on, be sure to catch the local baseball team in action at The Doug Kingsmore Stadium. For soccer, basketball and batting cages, drop by Nettles Park for an evening with your family and friends.

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Here’s a List of What to do, Places to Visit and Events to Attend in Clemson, SC

We can see how some of the following points of interest in and around Clemson can come off as a surprise for those who visit this unassuming, humble and friendly city in South Carolina. And we think they might leave you wanting for more too. Read on below as we have summarized the top attractions, restaurants, art galleries and historical sites around Clemson that you may want to make time for.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks —  On top of offering their guests quality entertainment and recreational amenities like mini golf, go-karting and laser tag games, Sweet Retreat in downtown Walhalla stands out from its competitors by offering delicious ice-cream, hand-made chocolates and yummy frozen yoghurt too and if the place is packed, you can also bring the charter bus to Anderson’s KidVenture Playground instead. The attraction features large wooden playground areas with castles, swings, rope challenges and a nice lounging areas for parents and tired-out kids. The corn maze and working farm at Denver Downs Farm has always been a hot favorite with schools and families and we think the hay rides and rope climbing course is going to be a hit with people of all ages. Visitors will also get to do some roller skating at the themed roller blading amenities at Skateland U.S.A., go bowling with your friends at Boulevard Lanes or catch the latest Hollywood movies at Starlight Cinema or Amstar Cinema 14, regardless of the season.

  • Art & Culture — Visitors will find popular shows produced by passionate and committed art lovers, such as Nutcracker and other famous classics, at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, a large collection of contemporary art featuring nature, architecture and cultural diversity at Lee Gallery and some hard-to-find Civil War prints, African-American military prints and some art pieces from Clemson University at Allens’ Creations Inc. Christian Youth Theater, in the meantime, promotes creativity through its various programs, classes, camps and workshops while the End of The Road Studios is home, studio and art gallery for couple artistes, Stan Dubose and Robin Anne Cooper. There are also permanent, touring and special art events held at Walhalla’s Art Circle Gallery.

  • Restaurant & Shopping — Bargain Exchange Flea Market is the perfect place to visit if you love bargain buys and local arts and craft; the attraction is locally known as the ‘Area’s Largest Yard Sale’ and as soon as you step off the charter bus, you will see why for yourself! There’s clothing, local produce, furniture of all types and makes offered at an affordable rate but there are also a large number charming retail outlets and gift shops strewn across Clemson’s busy city center. And after the shopping, you can chill out with your fellow travelers at the old-school Backstreets Pub and Grill where there are affordable beer and pizza or bring the party bus to an attraction like Palmetto Moonshine Zoo on the Roof which is a fun stop not just for adults but for kids as there are benches and play areas for small children. Other venues where you can have a fun time celebrating a friend’s birthday are Growler House/Haus featuring their hand-crafted beers, Burgundy Blues Club 134 with their LIVE blues musical performances and traditional American classic dishes and Dark Corner Distillery which has rightfully earned its title as the world’s best moonshine. The unique whiskeys can be sampled in small batches and is housed in a historic 1925 building.

  • Golf & Sports — Clemson locals love their sporting events and the atmosphere is exciting and fun. Memorial Stadium is often referred to as ‘Death Valley’ and is home to NCAA football team, Clemson Tigers. Millions of spectators and football lovers will throng to the stadium when there is a thrilling game on, and who can blame them? The Doug Kingsmore Stadium is owned by Clemson University and is a baseball stadium that can seat nearly 4,500 patrons for any of its games and there are some batting cages for fans to use if they, too, want to practice their swing. The Walker Course at Clemson University is an 18-hole course and home to the college’s own golf team. Suffice to say, as a training ground, the golf course has been designed for golfers of all skill levels; it is also rated as one of the top ten collegiate course in the United States. There are some climbing walls, basketball courts, wellness zone at Fike Recreation Center in downtown Clemson and it is home to McHugh Natatorium and for a few rounds of tennis, the place to bring the charter bus to would be Easley Tennis Club.

  • Historical Sites & Landmarks — Fort Hill Plantation is a historical site that was once owned by statesman John C. Calhoun from 1825 to 1850 and today, the attraction features a host of artifacts related to his family and his contributions to Clemson or you can bring the charter bus to the double-story clapboard house of Ashtabula Plantation; the home was built in 1825 and was later expanded to a 10-room home over 1,000 acres of farmland - here, visitors can explore antiques, artifacts, tools and memorabilia. Another eye-opening historical site comes in the form of Woodburn Plantation and it offers re-enactments and tours, making it a top choice for field trips. New Springs Church has the capacity to attraction tens of thousands of visitors on a weekly basis and it has programs for people of all ages and for even more history, bring the charter bus to Oconee Heritage Center and the Oconee County Veterans Museum. The heritage center is a restored 1892 tobacco farm which is now a community-run museum while the veterans museum focuses on military artifacts related to the country’s Civil War, World War I and II.

  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — Featuring nearly 300-acres worth of wide open space and natural trails, South Carolina Botanical Gardens is definitely a sight for sore eyes. It provides locals with a nice getaway location, a butterfly garden, 70-acre arboretum and wildflower meadow. If you are looking for some shopping along a nice boardwalk, the place would have to be Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park - you can stop by for a picnic at the pavilion too. When it comes to parks with soccer, baseball and softball amenities, consider bringing the family to Clemson’s very own Nettles Park and if you’ve never been to a farm before, we think a trip to Split Creek Farm can be a very educational one. They have been making award-winning goat’s milk products like milk, artisan cheese and fudge since its inception in 1988. The trails heading to Issaqueena Falls has been said to be nothing short of serene and gentle and when you manage to hike your way to the top, the sight of the waterfall will make every minute of the hike worthwhile.

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