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Type: Parks, Sightseeing
Founded in 1826, Furman University is a liberal arts college located among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Classical red brick buildings, sparkling fountains and landscaping that... Read More
Founded in 1826, Furman University is a liberal arts college located among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Classical red brick buildings, sparkling fountains and landscaping that changes with each season span the 750-acre campus. A paved walking path, picnic areas and resident swans – including the elusive black swans – draw many visitors to the scenic lake. 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. In addition to the attractive grounds, the university features a full slate of athletic and performing arts events each season.
- Best Attractions & Activities: "To access the lake, head towards the Trone Student Center."
- 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.
- Free Things to Do: "Check out the James B. Duke Library while you're on campus. They always have an interesting exhibition going on."
- 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.