Things to Do

Stroll and shop in the historic downtown.

Check out the streetscape and sculpted trees throughout Bishopville.

Enjoy the statues – honoring Felix Anthony “Doc” Blanchard Jr, Heisman trophy winner, football player, and military pilot.

Visit the Cotton Museum and Veteran Museum.

Walk the trails at the Lee State Park. Its rich diversity of natural habitats and wildlife make it an ideal setting for nature walks and the interpretive, educational programs hosted on site. Equestrian facilities are also available. Lee State Park is one of the shrinking number of CCC parks with surviving structures that display the classic Conservation Corps architecture.

Relax in the beauty of Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden.

Lee State Park

One of several CCC parks in the state, Lee State Park was built in 1935 by the CCC in order to provide riverside recreational opportunities for the residents of Lee County, South Carolina.Along the Lynches River, which runs through Lee County, South Carolina and is partially protected from development by the state of South Carolina, kayaking and canoeing trips can …

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Pearl Fryar Topiary

Since the early 1980s, Pearl Fryar has created fantastic topiary at his garden in Bishopville, South Carolina. Living sculptures, Pearl’s topiary are astounding feats of artistry and horticulture. Many of the plants in Pearl’s garden were rescued from the compost pile at local nurseries. With Pearl’s patience and skilled hands, these “throw aways” have thrived and have been transformed …

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South Carolina Cotton Museum

The South Carolina Cotton Museum is a “Blue Star Museum” and is a major interpretive site preserving the legacy of cotton and rural life. Exhibits of farm and manufacturing equipment spanning two centuries allow visitors to experience the cotton culture and way of life from the field to the factory. Additionally, it is the first …

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South Carolina Veterans Museum

Veterans of Lee County designed,built and furnished the items for all of the exhibits . From the Fallen Soldier entry to the history of the Wars and Conflicts, this Museum will help hold a place for Lee County Veterans forever.  Visit their website for more information! http://www.sccotton.org/20412.html

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