10 Things to Do in Anderson That You Shouldn't Miss

December 10, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 26,686 at the 2010 census, and the city was the center of an urbanized area of 75,702. It is one of the principal cities in the Greenville-Anderson--Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 824,112 at the 2010 census. It is further included in the larger Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area, with a total population of 1,266,995, at the 2010 census. Anderson is just off Interstate 85 and is 120 miles (190 km) from Atlanta and 140 miles (230 km) from Charlotte.
Restaurants in Anderson

1. Lake Hartwell

Anderson, SC
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
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5 based on 74 reviews

Lake Hartwell

Reviewed By mickiswit - Anderson, South Carolina

I grew up in Hartwell, Ga. and I currently live on the lake. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the area. This is a huge lake with over 1000 miles of shoreline. However, it is a Corps of Engineers managed lake so the water levels vary greatly but for recreational activities you won't even notice. My Daddy loved the fishing and my favorite is jet skiing. Ask away if you want to know. Micki

2. Palmetto Distillery

200 W Benson St, Anderson, SC 29624-1503 +1 864-226-9917
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Palmetto Distillery

Palmetto Distillery is a labor of love for Trey and Bryan Boggs. The two brothers and entrepreneurs from Anderson, SC are dedicated business men, southern to the bone and most importantly spirit connoisseurs. The brothers drew inspiration from their own heritage and that of South Carolina to create Palmetto Distillery. Which produces South Carolina's First Legal Moonshine and Palmetto Whiskey, South Carolina's Most Awarded Craft Whiskey. Our goal is to continue to revolutionize the spirit industry. Free distillery tours and moonshine tastings available daily.

Reviewed By ToddandTia - Columbus, Ohio

I visited here when they had first started so it's nice to see the business grow. Our "tour" was nothing more than a tasting which started with their White Lightning then their flavored shines. They've added a very nice whiskey and a higher proof White Lightning to their family. I liked being able to purchase a sampler of shines (great stocking stuffers). The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about their products and history. Definitely worth the visit.

3. Anderson County Museum

202 E Greenville St, Anderson, SC 29621-5509 +1 864-260-4737
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Anderson County Museum

Reviewed By James B - Anderson, South Carolina

This is something my wife & I have wanted to see for over four years! When my wife's sister came to visit this month, we finally made time to. Anderson Count Museum is full of excellent displays, artifacts and historical information. The environment is quiet, comfortable and affordable. The admission cost is on a donation basis. A lady named Kay greeted us warmly from behind the front counter as we first walked in. She was very pleasant, even to a total stranger!

4. Split Creek Farm

3806 Centerville Rd, Anderson, SC 29625-6649 +1 864-287-3921
Excellent
64%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
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2%
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Split Creek Farm

Split Creek Farm is a Grade A goat dairy and cheese processing plant known for its national award winning artisan goat cheeses and goat milk fudge. The farm’s registered goat herd produces all the milk used for its products. The farm is open to the public daily. Stop by and enjoy visiting with the farm animals, sampling cheese and fudge, and shopping in the farm stores. Educational tours may be scheduled by appointment.

Reviewed By JOHN L - Siesta Key, Florida

We saw this under "Things to Do" on TripAdvisor". We really like goat cheese. So we decided to pay a visit. Quite the goat farm. 500+ goats. Urgently 125+ lactating. We just happened into one of the goat herders in the gift shop. She followed us outside to the pens where the young kids (baby goats) were being held. We saw some that were only 3-weeks old. Hard to believe how fast they grow. She was very pleasant, and imparted a lot of interesting information. We bought some goat cheese logs (very tasty), and some goat's milk fudge (very smooth & sweet). They also sell goat's milk. There are a lot of chickens about, thus fresh eggs are also for sale.

5. Sadlers Creek State Park

940 Sadlers Creek Rd, Anderson, SC 29626-6934 +1 864-226-8950
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Sadlers Creek State Park

Reviewed By Rita T - Lexington, North Carolina

Saddlers Creek State Park is a perfect place. We have camped there on many occasions, hosted group gatherings at their shelters and hiked their trails. They have shelters, picmic tables, outdoor sports fields - Baseball/softball, volleyball, soccer. Places you can set up horseshoes and cornhole - sigh - wish I could go right now!!

6. Denver Downs Farm

4915 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621 +1 864-940-2293
Excellent
59%
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Satisfactory
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8%
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4 based on 59 reviews

Denver Downs Farm

Century Farm- owned and operated by the Garrison Family. Farm Market selling organically grown produce during growing seasons. Corn Maze and Pumpkin patch open weekends in October. Garrison Family home listed on National Registry of Historic Places

Reviewed By Annissa A

Visited with our Kindergarten class and it was awesome. Some many activities for the young ones...animals, hayride, straw barn with swings, slides etc. The corn maze and haunted house looked to be fun for the older people.

7. Carolina Wren Park

111 E Whitner St, Anderson, SC 29624-1609
Excellent
90%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Carolina Wren Park

Reviewed By Zinfandelover - Atlanta

We visited Carolina Wren Park the evening before the Great Eclipse of 2017. The city was hosting a drum line performance from the local high school. The park is very nice, with a grassy area, a concrete area, plenty of low walls for sitting, and a fountain perfect for kids to play in.

8. Carolina Bauernhaus Ales

115 Federal St, Anderson, SC 29625-4364 +1 864-401-8167
Excellent
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42%
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4 based on 17 reviews

Carolina Bauernhaus Ales

Reviewed By travelpr0123 - travelpro123

The tap room seating area and bar occupies one half of the foot print of the historic building and is characterized by the nice wooden barrels on racks separating the two areas. This is a nice area with great atmosphere. We just can't get used to the taste of these brews and every time yearn for a decent beer after visiting. The Berliner Weisse is barely drinkable. The pale pretzels ought to be avoided. But, hey, would we go again: Sure! A great addition to downtown Anderson.

9. Old Depot Mall

410 N Murray St, Anderson, SC 29625-4307 +1 864-376-2406
Excellent
50%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Old Depot Mall

Reviewed By Sherry S - Anderson, South Carolina

Went here in the suggestion of another person. Love the old building you can see the history. Then you go inside be ready to climb over and look at things. Lots of unique things you won't see anywhere else.

10. Kid Venture Playground

Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625
Excellent
25%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
14%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 27 reviews

Kid Venture Playground

Reviewed By PattyJC_12 - Anderson, South Carolina


Although it appears some cosmetic touches have been made to this once terrific playground, I can't recommend bringing small children. Fresh mulch has been added, ladder repaired and a broken tire swing removed, but the swings are covered in mold, the nearby table was filthy & flies so bad we couldn't eat our sandwiches. Instead of repairing gaps in the fence, they made an opening that leads straight to the lake. The ducks have been using this gateway as evidenced by their droppings around the playground. This was once a safe place to take toddlers and not have to worry about them getting into the larger playground or in a dangerous situation. Perhaps some one needs some Mom's on their committee to improve this park so families an enjoy it once again!

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