- The list below includes 52 free or cheap things to do in or near Pendleton, South Carolina, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Districts, Distilleries, Art Gallery and History Museums.
- From Ashtabula Plantation to Woodburn Plantation, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pendleton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Anderson, Walhalla, Hartwell and Clemson.
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SC Highway 88, 3 miles east of downtown Pendleton, Pendleton, SC MoreLess Info
Originally built in 1825 as a small two-story clapboard house, Ashtabula Plantation, was expanded to include 10 rooms on over 1,000 acres of farmland. This house museum includes artifacts, tools, and memorabilia from the plantations history and tours are available.
A place friendly for kids and adults, the Palmetto Moonshine Zoo On The Roof offers a fun stop for kids and a souvenir for adults. Free samples are offered, and picnic benches are open for all year round.
The Fort Hill Plantation was owned by statesman John C. Calhoun from 1825 to 1850. Calhoun sold the plantation to the state to establish an agricultural college, and the home is furnished with artifacts belonging to his family.
Lee Gallery promotes visual arts through exhibitions that explore contemporary issues in art, architecture, cultural diversity and collaborative approaches to art making. Final thesis juries and a final year exhibition are held in this historic gallery built in 1958.
Established in 1930, the Fike Recreation Center is a recreational building that features a 30' climbing wall, six basketball courts, and a wellness zone. The facility is also home to the McHugh Natatorium and a .1-mile indoor track.
Named for a former Clemson mayor, Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park offers access to Lake Hartwell and includes a boardwalk. The park can be used for walking and picnics and includes benches and a pavilion.
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150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29631 MoreLess Info
Featuring 295-acres of landscapes, gardens, and nature trails, South Carolina Botanical Gardens, is an ideal place to getaway and experience the beauty of nature. On the site is a 70-acre arboretum, butterfly garden, and wildflower meadow.