Regional Mural Driving Tour

January 26, 2024

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Explore the vibrant murals of Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda counties on this colorful driving tour. Pack your snacks, load up your car, and let the journey unfold. While you embark on this artistic journey, be sure to take pictures at each stop and tag us @LakeMurrayCountry with the hashtag #LakeMurrayCountryMuralTour on Facebook and Instagram! 

Please note that these directions are approximate, and it’s always a good idea to use a navigation app or GPS for real-time guidance. Enjoy your mural tour!

Welcome to Richland County!

Start your tour in the state’s capital. Your first stop is Five Points, the perfect place to grab some brunch at The Gourmet Shop or a delicious latte at Drip Coffee. Afterward, you’ll head to Main Street, where you can take a tour of the SC State House grounds or shop at the famous Mast General Store downtown before checking out the two murals in the area.

    • Five Points Postcard
      • Location: 732 Saluda Ave., Columbia SCVintage Postcard style mural on side of brick building in 5 points district Columbia SC Text Reads "Greetings From Fivepoints"
      • Artist: Chad Brad
      • To Five Points Postcard mural:
        • Head east on Gervais St.
        • Turn right onto Harden St.
        • Turn right onto Devine St.
        • Turn right onto Saluda Ave.
        • Arrive at 732 Saluda Ave., Columbia, SC.
        • Take a slight left turn onto Saluda Ave.
        • Turn right onto Greene St.
        • Turn left onto Harden St.
        • Turn left onto Gervais St.
        • Turn right onto Main St.
        • Arrive at 1401 Main Street, Columbia, SC.
    • TunnelVision
      • Location: 1514 Marion Street, Columbia SC
      • Artist: Blue Sky
      • The Pursuit of Opportunity to TunnelVision mural:
        • Head east on Hampton St.
        • Turn left onto Marion St.
        • Arrive at 1514 Marion Street, Columbia, SC.

Onward to Lexington County!

Cross over the Gervais Street Bridge to and enter Lexington County.  You could spend a whole afternoon exploring the art scenes in Cayce and West Columbia. If the weather is pleasant, take some time to stroll the Cayce Riverwalk where you can explore walking trails, beautiful foliage, and the flowing Congaree River. You’ll then head to Chapin, also known as the Capital of Lake Murray. For a little afternoon pick-me-up, stop by Lazy Creek Taphouse for a cold beverage before heading to the next county. 

        • Head south on Marion St. toward Gervais St.
        • Turn right onto Gervais St.
        • Take a left turn onto State St.
        • Continue down State St. for 1.3 miles
        • Arrive at 1908 State Street, Cayce, SC.
    • Interactive Art Park
      • Location: 425 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC
      • Artists: Collen Otte, Christine Crawford
      • Cayce Arts District to Interactive Art Park in West Columbia, SC:
        • Head north on State St.
        • Turn left onto Meeting St.
        • Arrive at 425 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC.
      • Location: 102 Lexington Ave, Chapin SC
      • Artist: Nicki Peeples
      • Interactive Art Park to “Small Town Charm” Mural in Chapin, SC:
        • Head east on Meeting St. toward Huger St.
        • Turn left onto Huger St.
        • Keep left for I-126
        • Stay on for 20 miles, then take exit 91A onto Columbia Ave. West
        • Continue onto Columbia Ave. for 2.2 miles
        • Turn left onto Lexington Ave.
        • Arrive at 102 Lexington Ave, Chapin, SC.

Discover history in Newberry County!

Spend the day discovering history in Newberry County. The Town of Whitmire mural and Downtown Newberry Coca-Cola mural recently received facelifts downtown Prosperity added a new mural to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Newberry County beckons with its freshly adorned murals, offering a captivating glimpse into the heart of its storied past. As you make your way through the county, check out the South Carolina Bottle & Whitmire Museum, pop into Blend Coffee in Prosperity for a coffee and sweet treat, and be sure to swing by the Newberry Opera House in Downtown Newberry.

    • Town of Whitmire
      • Location: 207 Railroad Ave, Whitmire, SC
      • Original Artist: Elmer “Brut” Baker
      • Restoration: Janette Marvin
      • Chapin, SC to Town of Whitmire Mural:
        • Head east on Columbia Ave.
        • Turn left onto Peak St.
        • Take a slight right turn onto Holy Trinity Church Rd.
        • Turn left onto US-176
        • After 26 miles, turn left onto Church St.
        • Turn left onto Broom St.
        • Turn right onto Leaman Ave.
  • Turn left onto Railroad Ace
  • The mural will be on your left at 207 Railroad Ave, Whitmire, SC.
    • “Equal To The Name Frog” 
      • Location: Downtown Prosperity, SC
      • Artist: Austin “Slim” Gee
      • Town of Whitmire to “Equal To The Name Frog” Mural in Prosperity, SC:
        • Head northeast down Railroad Ave.
        • Turn right onto Leaman Ave.
        • Turn left onto Broom St.
        • Turn right onto Church St.
        • Turn right onto SC-121
        • After 15 miles, turn left onto Wilson Rd.
        • Take a slight right turn onto N Main St.
        • The mural is located in Downtown Prosperity, and you can explore the area to find it.
    • Newberry Coca-Cola 
      • Location: McKibben Street, Newberry SC
      • Artist: David Phillips
      • “Equal To The Name Frog” to Newberry Coca-Cola Mural in Newberry, SC:
        • Head north on N Main St.
        • Turn left onto N Wheeler Ave.
        • Turn left onto Adelaide St.
        • Turn left onto Dixie Dr.
        • Turn right onto Nance St.
        • Turn right onto Main St.
        • Turn left onto McKibben St.
        • Arrive at the Newberry Coca-Cola mural.

Saluda County loves you to peaches!

Did you know that South Carolina is the #1 supplier of peaches, and Saluda County is Peach Country? While you make your way to Ridge Spring, prepare your tastebuds for peachy treats, like homemade ice cream, pies, and more from Peaches and Such right down the road from the next mural stop. If you’re in the mood for something more filling, grab a bite at Juniper for a world-class meal and eclectic atmosphere. After that, you’ll head to the Town of Saluda, which holds a lot of history behind its mural as it depicts the meeting between Native Americans and the governor, handing over their land.

    • Love You To Peaches
      • Location: 617 E Main St., Ridge Spring, SC
      • Artist: Lacey Hennessey
      • Coca-Cola to Love You To Peaches muralI love you to peaches mural. Blue, orange, pink, green, red paint on a brick wall with tubes and bumblebees.
        • Head south on McKibben St.
        • Turn right onto Main St.
        • Turn left onto Drayton St.
        • Turn right onto Boundary St.
        • Turn left onto Batesburg Hwy
        • Keep right onto Ridge Spring Hwy.
        • The mural is on your right at 617 E Main St.
    • Old Town Treaty
      • Location: 101 N Main St, Saluda, SC
      • Artist: Ralph Waldrop
      • Love You to Peaches to Old Town Treaty mural
        • Head west on W Main St. and take a slight right turn onto Ridge Spring Hwy.
        • After 11 miles, take a slight right turn
        • Turn left onto Batesburg Hwy.
        • Turn right onto S Main St.
        • Arrive at the “Old Town Treaty” mural.

Whether you opt for a day in each county, extend your visit to a week, or challenge yourself to see all murals in one day, this journey promises a delightful mix of history and art. Visit LakeMurrayCountry.com to explore accommodations, restaurants, attractions, events, and so much more as you explore the Jewel of South Carolina.

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