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Welcome to Lexington County

Visiting The Region

Welcome to Lexington County, South Carolina! From humble beginnings to a vibrant and flourishing community, Lexington County is one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing counties. Explore the vibrant Town of Lexington, where you can experience the best of small-town living with a variety of quaint shops, delicious local eateries, and community events in close proximity to the Capital City of Columbia. Discover a multitude of options from high-end shopping on Harbison Boulevard to boutique and and antique finds in Cayce and West Columbia. The children will love, the Community Park of Irmo with its water fountain and multiple age-appropriate playgrounds. The park is also home every September, to the annual Okra Strut Festival celebrating all things, Okra! With its welcoming atmosphere, landscapes, and wealth of activities, Lexington County is the perfect destination for a memorable Southern getaway.

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Where to Eat & Drink

From down-home, Southern comfort food to global flavors from far-off lands, Lexington County caters to every craving. Head to Main Street in the Town of Lexington for the ultimate strip of multi-cultural dishes: Bodhi Thai Dining, O’Hara’s Public House, Alodia’s Cucina Italiana, Mediterranean Café, Flight Deck Restaurant, and more. Visit Chapin for upscale seafood at Catch 22, delicious steaks at Chop House of Chapin, or make your way to West Columbia for exceptional cuisine at Terra, Al’s Upstairs, or DeLucca’s Italian Grill.

Lexington County is the sixth-largest County in South Carolina by population and is part of the Columbia Metropolitan area.

History

Two museums in Lexington County hold vast amounts of memorabilia from those early Dutch Fork days. The Lexington County Museum in the town of Lexington has a varied collection of historic arts and crafts of self-sufficiency displayed in 36-period buildings. The Cayce Historical Museum, is a replica of a frontier trading post that was built in the area in 1765. The museum building displays artifacts and interprets the historical, social, and cultural heritage of the area. The town of Cayce also encompasses the site of Ft. Granby, one of the earliest inland villages and site of two Revolutionary battles. 

Outdoor Fun

For outdoor enthusiasts, Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve provides hiking trails and scenic views of the surrounding wilderness. Step back in time in Cayce’s 12,000 Year History Park and enjoy themed history walks through Congaree Creek, while exploring history that dates back more than 12,000 years. The vast 480 acres of Saluda Shoals Park offers disc golf, boat ramps, paved trails, Saluda Splash (pad), Leo’s Landing Inclusive Playground, and much more! Visiting during the summer? Make sure to book a boat tour on Lake Murray to view the world renowned Purple Martin Phenomenon. Lake Murray is the largest roosting site in North America giving spectators a rare look at one of nature’s true phenomenons.