- Our list of the best things to do in Sumter, South Carolina, features the top 21 nearby activities — including 7 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Sumter, SC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 17 things to do within the city of Sumter, SC , followed by 4 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bishopville, Camden, Manning and Wedgefield
Swan Lake Iris Gardens is notable for its Japanese iris plantings, and as the only US public park to house all eight swan species. A Butterfly Garden and extensive floral attractions are featured, and seasonal activities include a display of more than a million lights at Christmas time.
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Preserving the history of the Old Sumter District, Sumter County Museum provides exhibits that include manuscripts, documents and other artifacts. The museum offers access to a restored 1916 house and a homestead including log cabin, barn and blacksmith shop.
One of Sumter South Carolina's bigger parks, Dillon Park boasts sports fields for all kinds of sports, including baseball, soccer, and football. A one-mile track is featured as well as a large picnic shelter at the site.
The historic Sumter Opera House is a performing arts facility that houses City Hall and many of the city of Sumter's departments and offices. The first floor has an auditorium that hosts national talent on a regular basis.