What to do and see in Lake City, South Carolina: The Best Places and Tips

Lake City is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 6,675 at the 2010 census. Located in central South Carolina, it is south of Florence and included as part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.

1. Moore Farms Botanical Garden

100 New Zion Rd, Lake City, SC 29560-7752 Nature & Parks, Gardens
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Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Stroll through Moore Farms Botanical Garden's 65 dynamic acres set in the rural Pee Dee region near Lake City, South Carolina. Embracing its southern pastoral setting through an informal, expressive design scheme, the garden is a careful blend of artistic plantings, picturesque views and living sculptures. Woven throughout this aesthetic tapestry are innovative research, educational programs and community outreach. Like new brush strokes on a canvas or revisions to a script, plants are added, bed lines shifted and landscapes reimagined. Even imperfections are nurtured and enhanced, for true garden magic lies in the unexpected. There are new discoveries to be made every season, as this is a garden that evolves, changes and inspires. This is a gardener’s garden.

Reviewed By williambS9466YI

Lovely gardens with unique plants!

The gardens are beautifully maintained and offer unusual plantings and ideas for implementing ideas in smaller home gardens. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. The website gives an overview of programs offered throughout the year. The seminars a

105 Henry St, Lake City, SC 29560-2622 Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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Jones-Carter Gallery

The Jones-Carter Gallery is a state-of-the-art exhibition gallery owned and operated by the Community Museum Society in Lake City, South Carolina. Located in the heart of the downtown historic district of Lake City, the gallery is convenient to contemporary gift shops, clothiers, antique stores, and several restaurants. The gallery hosts several exhibitions throughout the year.

Reviewed By reymoore21 - Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaMyrtle Beach, South Carolina

World Class Gallery

The a nonprofit organization is responsible for bringing in the exhibits to the gallery for viewing. The exhibit was organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art and Clyde Butcher. Currently on display is the work of world class photographer, Clyde Butcher,

3. TRAX Visual Arts Center

122 Sauls St, Lake City, SC 29560-2631 Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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TRAX Visual Arts Center

Reviewed By MattL132 - Lake City, South CarolinaLake City, South Carolina

Small Town, Big Art!

I absolutely love the TRAX Visual Arts Center! This former warehouse now boasts 5,000 square feet of space for art divided between two large galleries. There is also a sculpture garden adjacent to the building. The galleries are used to showcase a variety

4. Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Garden

221 E Main St, Lake City, SC 29560-2113 Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Gardens, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
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Reviewed By 1979SE

A worthwhile stop if traveling through Lake City.

I've visited this memorial three times; it's the final resting place of Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ronald E. McNair, for whom US 52 in Lake City is named. The memorial tells a brief story of Dr. McNair's amazing life, a story I enjoy reading anew

5. ArtFields

122 Sauls St, Lake City, SC 29560-2631 Events, Exhibitions, Cultural Events
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ArtFields

Reviewed By MattL132 - Lake City, South CarolinaLake City, South Carolina

Living, Breathing Proof!

Now in it's seventh year ArtFields is an absolute must attend event if you love art. This event is the largest art competition in the south eastern United States with artists representing 12 different states in the SE. The entire town of Lake City is tran

6. Olio Studio

104 W Main St, Lake City, SC 29560-2426 Classes & Workshops, Fun & Games, Lessons & Workshops, Paint & Pottery Studios More
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Olio: noun \ˈo-le-ˌo\ a miscellaneous mixture, hodgepodge Olio Studio is a place where you can find your artistic side and learn a multitude of different art forms and techniques. You can express yourself through paint, pottery and much more to explore your creativity. We offer classes, workshops, parties, and open studio time. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, Olio Studio

Reviewed By 972melisas - Lynchburg, South CarolinaLynchburg, South Carolina

Beginner paint class

Owner is great to work with. Gives tips on how to improve your work in progress without being overbearing. Great experience. Been to paint class twice and loved it both times. Not just painting if you like other artsy stuff to do.

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