So you want to see or do something a little on the unusual side in South Carolina, but you’re not sure where to start? Here are some things a little out of the ordinary to satisfy your sudden urge to explore the mysterious and unusual side of South Carolina.
1. A business called "Escape Artist Greenville" at 217 East Stone Avenue, Suite 7 will lock you and your friends in a room and you'll have to work together to figure out how to get out.
Seriously. This new craze is sweeping across South Carolina with several places where you can pay someone to lock you in a room...
2. Visit Bee City at 1066 Holly Ridge Ln in Cottageville.
Bee City is more than just bee hives and honey. It's a great petting zoo with a nature center, and yes...a honeybee farm. But don't get your sights set on donning a bee suit and handling the bees. The woman in the photo above is a trained beekeeper. Be sure to check their
for hours of operation, as they vary by day and season.
3. Beef up your PEZ collection at IT'S SUGAR at 1211 Celebrity Circle in Myrtle Beach.
It's Sugar is a sugar-lover's fantasy. You won't believe how much sugar is in this store. While you're gawking, check to see if they have the new Star Wars Pez dispensers yet. (Let me know...)
4. Pay a visit to the world's only two buildings forever linked by a chain. You'll find this odd attraction at 1500 Main Street in Columbia.
Installed in 2000 without permission, the "Neverbust" chain is among the many marks the artist known as "Blue Sky" has left in and around Columbia. And yes, this chain is actually made of steel. Another of Blue Sky's famous works in Columbia is called "Tunnelvision."
5. Go watch a dog race. Terrier Racing is a big hit at the Colonial Cup in Camden.
It turns out, horses aren't they only animals jumping hurdles at the annual Colonial Cup in Camden. Go watch this great spectacle on Nov. 19, 2016 and see for yourself how fun it is.
6. Stake out the old U.S. Post Office building in Aiken. It is reportedly haunted.
Legend has it that the ghost of a man is known to be seen atop the old Post Office at the corner of Laurens Street and Park Avenue in Aiken. Let us know if you see him.
7. Keep your ears peeled for mysterious loud booms that have recently been reported in South Carolina.
For at least the last year an ongoing series of unexplainable loud booms have been reported by residents all the way from the Lowcountry to the Upstate. The website newsbreaker.com theorizes these could be caused by anything from shallow earthquakes, landslides on the continental shelf, pockets of air released from the ground, methane gas escaping the ocean floor and new faults forming. What do you think causes these huge booms?
8. Go visit this unique laboratory in North Charleston at 1250 Supply Street. It seeks to learn what sealed the fate of the crew of the H.L. Hunley, a confederate submarine whose wreckage was found off the coast of South Carolina.
This miniature replica of the H.L. Hunley attempts to show how the crew was positioned when their fate was sealed. Tours of the H.L. Hunley are conducted only on weekends. Check
for more info.
Okay. So these places were all a little different, right? Have you already encountered any of these or do you know of other mysterious or unusual spots in South Carolina? Tell us in our comments on Facebook. We’d love to know!