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5 Reasons to Visit Sumter This Summer

An historic opera house playing $1 movies, a free music concert series the fourth Friday of each month, and lots of great places to eat and shop make Sumter, South Carolina a place to visit this summer. Halfway between the beach and the state capital along a scenic route through the state, Sumter is easy to reach and unforgettable once you arrive. Once you take a tour around the Swan Lake Iris Gardens you’ll have a hard time leaving, and you’ll be sure to return.

Exploring the Original Waterworks Building in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia has a lot to offer: the only national park in the state is just thirty minutes away, the downtown area has lots of shopping, restaurants, and a vibrant night life, and the rivers provide a few ways to get out on the water. But one of the more interesting things to explore in Columbia is the original waterworks building at Riverfront Park. This historic building is freely open for exploration and offers some beautiful views of the Congaree River and Columbia Canal right in the heart of downtown.