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South Charleston is a unique blend of past and present, rural, urban, and industrial, as indicated form the wide variety of attractions. Once known as the chemical capital of the wold, the city boasts a diverse, well-educated population with 5 distinct shopping areas, offering antiques near the Mound and big box stores at Southridge. The streetscape has been revitalized, parking is free, and festivals and events are nonstop.

Adena Mound
U.S. Route 60 and D Street, MM-53
Life in 500 BC - Visit one of the last remaining Adena burial-mounds. Learn about those who lived here in 500 BC and built a complex of 50+ burial mounds and the 1881 Smithsonian Institute excavation which recovered 13 complete skeletons and artifacts.

LaBelle Theater and South Charleston Visitors Center and Museum
311 D Street; CVB & Events 304.746.5552. Museum 304.744.9711
Newly renovated theater has full calendar of film and music events, and houses the South Charleston Visitors Center.

South Charleston Mound and Midland Trail Interpretive Center
313 D Street; 304.720.9847 Monday - Friday 10 - 5; Saturday 11 - 4
Arrowheads and exhibits pertaining to life from the area's pre-Adena civilization are on display, plus exhibits on Midland Trail/US Route 60 attractions and special exhibits from South Charleston Museum.

Festivals & Events

Big Brothers & Big Sisters Myrtle Beach Dance - 3rd Saturday in July
Rib Fest - Last weekend in July
Summerfest - Around the Mound - 3rd Wednesday - Sunday in August
Arts & Crafts Mound Festival - 2nd Saturday in September
Oktoberfest - 1st Saturday in October
Rock & Gem Show SC Rec Center - 3rd Saturday & Sunday in October
South Charleston Christmas Parade - 2nd Saturday in December at noon

South Charleston CVB: 304-746-5552

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