Visitor Planning Guide: Families

Bring the kids and have a blast in Lake City, South Carolina.

Plan a trip for the whole family — there’s so much fun stuff to see and do! Here are our top five not-to-miss stops for a day in Lake City.

1. Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center

Your children will be fascinated by the story of the little boy who loved science, math and music — and grew up to become an astronaut. Inspire your children’s love of science with this moving tribute to the local hero.

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2. Lions Municipal Park

Let the kids run and play at our beautiful downtown park, complete with playground.

3. Lunch at the Train Depot

Stop by the Railway Restaurant (144 S. Acline St.) for lunch and let the kids linger to watch the many trains roll through the old-fashioned train depot. More than 25 trains pass through Lake City every day!

4. The great outdoors

Take your kids hunting for birds and wildlife-watching on the hiking trails in the woods around Lake City. Following 378 West out of town and turn right on Highway 341 North to visit Woods Bay State Natural Area, where you can see a cypress-tupelo swamp from a 500-foot boardwalk or even go canoeing on the one-mile canoe trail.

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5. Relaxing on the Green

Have a picnic on the Village Green in downtown Lake City, and enjoy soccer or Frisbee among the friendly and peaceful surroundings of Lake City’s historic downtown. (Hint: you can see the trains from here too!)