South Carolina Top 10 Attractions

6: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Bask in your child's awestruck and delighted expressions as they visit each of the exotic animals that are housed here in one of America's best zoos, the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Your kids will enjoy feeding the farm animals at the petting zoo and they will love watching all the fun animal shows. Register ahead of time for their exciting adventure tours that will let you encounter animals up close as well as explore many behind the scenes zoo operations.

7: USS Yorktown and Patriots Point

USS Yorktown and Patriots Point

This Naval and maritime museum located on Charleston harbor is a monument to the many brave soldiers who fought for the country. The main attraction here is the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. Attracting over 270,000 visitors each year, this is the best place for you to explore, discover and appreciate US history like you never have before.

8: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Known as one of the oldest public gardens in America, you will see thousands of the most beautiful flowers and plants landscaped in the most stunning way. A great place for you take photos and unwind while looking over rows and rows of exquisite plants and flowers.

9: Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park
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A beautiful coastal preserve, Huntington Beach State Park offers a stunning beach area as well as a host of activities and sights for the whole family to enjoy. Atalaya Castle, which was the home of the Huntingtons, is located here and when you visit you can enjoy a tour of this fascinating home as well as explore a range of exhibitions at the Atalaya Visitor Center. You can also enjoy getting to one with nature, as there are various bird species for those who are interested in wildlife. A favorite amongst kids is the onsite Nature Center, which provides an exciting educational experience with both historic displays and live animals.

10: Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument
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These are several sites located around the Charleston Harbor that tell of the most unique stories of the people and places that have shaped America is you know it today. This is the best way for you to learn about your mother land's history in the most engaging and exciting manner.

Website: www.nps.gov

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