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EXPLORE THE JEWEL

Lake Murray is known as the “Jewel of South Carolina” and the four counties that surround Lake Murray make up our four county region. In this section, you will find information, articles, resources and much more to help you explore new and undiscovered jewels on your next trip.

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  • Lexington: Always Something New Happening!

    From humble beginnings to a vibrant and flourishing community, Lexington County is ranked one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina. Yesteryear boasted large farms and few, but…

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  • Lake Murray Fishing

    Although it is home for a large number of species, Lake Murray and surrounding rivers are best known for four types of fish including striped bass, largemouth bass, bream and…

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  • Columbia Outdoors - 5 Day Itinerary

    Our region offers so much for the outdoor lover...three rivers, Lake Murray, state parks and great weather.  Here's an itinerary that will make it easy for you to plan your next outdoor…

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  • 10 Places Every Bird Lover Should Visit - Bomb Island Included

    You know who you are. The first thing you pack for vacation is your spotting scope and field guide. Bird watching trumps every other activity on your itinerary. Your definition of a…

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  • Riverbanks Zoo’s Canopy Tours Offer Wild Ride

    They’re going wild at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden — and I’m not talking about the animals. It’s visitors who are climbing ropes, swinging over the river and romping in the treetops as…

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  • Richland: We Know a Thing or Two About Hospitality

    Just a few years ago, Richland County was given the All-American City Award, a Nobel Prize for Civic Involvement. Residents and visitors agree that Richland County is deserving of this…

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  • Saluda: Hometown to Alamo Hero

    Saluda County’s peaceful country charm will draw you in and the people will make you wish you could stay. A predominantly agricultural based economy; this up and coming county has six…

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  • Newberry: The City of Friendly Folks

    Visiting Newberry provides a fresh break for the soul. It is a college town with a community embracing its rich history and culture. It is widely recognized for the restoration project of…

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  • Book Your Tee Time

    Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB has partnered with Golf Packages of South Carolina to assist you with all your golf packages needs! They will provide customized golf vacations and golf…

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  • Much More Than Just Great Barbeque

    Here's a great article on Columbia, SC and Charleston, SC featured in the New York Daily Times.The article showcases some of the state's best culture and cuisine. Click here to read the…

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  • Purple Martin Phenomenon

    At night, the Purple Martins take flight! Each summer the skies over Lunch Island on Lake Murray come to life as the Purple Martins arrive for their summer vacation. It is estimated that…

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  • 6 museums where playing is the exhibit: Children’s museums of South Carolina

    There are 6 museums in South Carolina where playing is the exhibit.  So, if you are looking for a place to take the kids for the day...here's a list of 6 spots around the state.  The spot to…

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  • Best Bets at Indie Grits

    Columbia's Indie Grits Film Festival is a nationally acclaimed event that draws independent movie buffs to Columbia each spring.  The festival has become quite popular since it's inception in…

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  • Pet Friendly Hotels of Lake Murray Country

    Your four-legged friends may need a place to sleep and put up their paws for the evening, during your next stay in Capital City/Lake Murray Country.The list of pet friendly hotels below can…

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  • Explore Columbia’s Historic Spots on a Self-Guided Volkswalking Tour

    With its many notable landmarks, tree-lined streets and lively entertainment district, downtown Columbia, South Carolina, is a perfect place for volkswalking, the popular recreational pursuit…

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  • Columbia ranked in the Top 50 ‘Best Places to Live’ in nation

    BY HARRISON CAHILLhcahill@thestate.comCOLUMBIA, SC Columbia has been ranked in the Top 50 “Best Places to Live,” according to a recent study released by the U.S. News & World…

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