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Type: Parks, Sightseeing
The Furman University campus is not just a site of higher education and entertaining athletic and performance arts events, but a slice of Upstate beauty that anyone will enjoy exploring. Located in... Read More
The Furman University campus is not just a site of higher education and entertaining athletic and performance arts events, but a slice of Upstate beauty that anyone will enjoy exploring. Located in the heart of the rolling foothills to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Upstate's natural beauty is enhanced with classical red brick buildings, sparkling fountains and landscaping that changes with each season across the 750-acre campus. Paved walking paths, picnic areas and resident swans draw many visitors to the scenic lake while The Florentine Bell Tower, a university landmark, overlooks the water and marks the hours as they leisurely pass by. You'll also find a stunning rose garden surrounding a gorgeous gazebo, and the Place of Peace, a Japanese temple moved directly from Japan.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Fumran University doesn't charge admission or a parking fee, so it's completely free to explore the campus and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Furman University is nationally recognized for its beautiful campus and there's always something interesting on the events calendar.