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21 Best and Fun Things To Do In Clemson, South Carolina

Nestled on the shores of Lake Hartwell near the majestic mountains, Clemson brings peaceful lakes, mountain views, and urban living together in complete harmony.

Clemson is the home of the prestigious Clemson University, and you are sure to get to know the whole community at one of the local game nights. Clemson welcomes visitors from all over to explore the scenic city streets and take part in all the adventures that stretch through every season. Start the day off with a relaxing hike over the rolling foothills, soak up the sun while paddling across the beautiful lakes, and get a taste of the vibrant Clemson nightlife at one of the many bars and restaurants found around every corner. The city’s geological and heritage museums, along with its fascinating age-old buildings, are sure to intrigue every history buff, and children can let loose at the local park playgrounds.

Clemson is a place that offers something for visitors of all ages and interests. Explore some of the city’s top attractions in the list below and discover what makes Clemson such a wonderful place to stay.

The 21 Most Popular Things To Do In Clemson, South Carolina

21. Twin Lakes Campground

3.8 ★★★★☆ (4 reviews)

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Location: Pendleton SC

20. Art Gallery on Pendleton Square

4.6 ★★★★★ (14 reviews)

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Location: 150 Exchange Street Pendleton SC

Tel:  864 221 0129

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19. St Andrew Catholic Church

4.8 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)

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Location: 209 Sloan Street Clemson SC

Tel:  864 654 1757

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18. Clemson Experimental Forest

4.3 ★★★★☆ (16 reviews)


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Location: Central SC

Tel:  864 656 4833

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17. Ashtabula Historic House

4.8 ★★★★★ (19 reviews)

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Location: 2725 Old Greenville Hwy Central SC

Tel:  864 646 7249

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16. Lake Issaqueena

4.7 ★★★★★ (31 reviews)

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15. Central Railway Model and Historical Association

4.6 ★★★★★ (37 reviews)


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Location: 108 Werner Street Central SC

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14. Todd Creek Falls

4.5 ★★★★★ (46 reviews)

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Location: 1330 Streetate Road S 39 337 Central SC

13. Woodburn Historic House

4.5 ★★★★★ (51 reviews)


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Location: 130 History Ln Pendleton SC

Tel:  864 646 7249

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12. Waldrop Stone Falls

4.6 ★★★★★ (140 reviews)

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Location: Central SC

11. Ashley Dearing Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (172 reviews)


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Location: 1020 Berkeley Dr Clemson SC

Tel:  864 624 1120

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10. Twelve Mile Recreation Area

4.6 ★★★★★ (495 reviews)


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Location: 113 12 Mile Park Road Clemson SC

Tel:  864 624 1120

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9. Clemson Area African American Museum

4.6 ★★★★★ (22 reviews)


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Location: 214 Butler Street Clemson SC

Tel:  864 654 2944

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8. Hanover House

4.6 ★★★★★ (38 reviews)

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Location: 113 Hanover Cir Clemson SC

Tel:  864 656 2241

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7. Old Stone Church

4.8 ★★★★★ (50 reviews)

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Location: 101 Streetone Cir Clemson SC

Tel:  864 654 2061

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6. Fort Hill: National Historic Landmark

4.6 ★★★★★ (56 reviews)

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Location: 520 Fort Hill Street Clemson SC

Tel:  864 656 2475

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5. Fran Hanson Visitor’s Center

4.7 ★★★★★ (142 reviews)


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Location: 150 Discovery Ln Clemson SC

Tel:  864 656 3405

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4. Bob Campbell Geology Museum

4.8 ★★★★★ (201 reviews)


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Location: 140 Discovery Ln Clemson SC

Tel:  864 656 4600

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3. Nettles Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (353 reviews)


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Location: 102 Nettles Park Rd. Clemson SC

Tel:  864 624 1120

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2. South Carolina Botanical Garden

4.8 ★★★★★ (374 reviews)

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Location: 150 Discovery Ln Clemson SC

Tel:  864 656 3405

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1. Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (381 reviews)


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Location: 207 Keowee Trail Clemson SC

Tel:  864 624 1120

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Clemson, South Carolina! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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