Things To Do in South Carolina


Mega Mud Run Challenge Entry for One or a Four-Person Team at Legare Farms on Saturday, May 2 (Up to 54% Off)

Mega Mud Run Challenge

Mega Mud Run Challenge

Obstacles such as tightropes, webs, and crawl nets impede racers’ progress as they dash through a muddy 5K course

$65 $32

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Learn to Spot Wild Edibles with a Nature Writer

Guided Nature Tour

North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Wild foods writer Langdon Cook meets you outdoors for a tranquil hike through the old growth of Seward Park

$25

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Two-Hour Guided Paddleboard Tour for Two, Three, Four, or Six from Charleston Paddler (Up to 56% Off)

Charleston Paddler

Shem Creek

Groups stand atop paddleboards for a scenic two-hour tour that departs from Shem Creek boat landing

$150 $75

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5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 55% Off)

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

$35 $18.75

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 57% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32.38 $17

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5 or 10 Classes at Kickboxing Mount Pleasant (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Mount Pleasant

Multiple Locations

Classes help clients achieve goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises while learning self defense to get fit

$90 $15

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$49 for $110 Groupon — Keishi Dojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Keishidojo Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Shaw AFB-Horatio

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$110 $49

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Four or Eight 90-Minute Hot Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Hilton Head (Up to 80% Off)

Bikram Yoga Hilton Head

Bikram Yoga Hilton Head

Original hot yoga style features 26 postures and two breathing exercises, works the entire body, and is ideal for all levels

$80 $17

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One-Hour Pottery Class at Olio Studio (47% Off)

Olio Studio

Olio Studio

From the merchant: In this one-hour class you will learn the basic techniques of throwing on the wheel to create your very own work of art

$45 $24

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Concealed-Weapon-Permit Class for One or Two at Oliver Arms LLC (Up to 66% Off)

Oliver Arms LLC

Oliver Arms LLC

Learn gun safety through a state-approved concealed-handgun-training program

$100 $36

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Goose Creek (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Goose Creek

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes combine self-defense techniques with core-strengthening exercises

$90 $15

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Carolina Fitness Concepts (Up to 59% Off)

Carolina Fitness Concepts

Carolina Fitness Concepts

ASFA-certified personal trainer Tom Clements incorporates yoga, plyometric, and strength-training exercises into boot camps

$40 $19

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The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations at Calvin Gilmore Theater on April 13–May 30 (Up to 50% Off)

the carolina opry/good vibrations

Calvin Gilmore Theater

Variety show lauded by New York Times and CNN and a musical show highlighting hits of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s

$36.60 $18.30

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Two or Four 45-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Omega Farms Equestrian Center (Up to 53% Off)

Omega Farms Equestrian Center

Omega Farms Equestrian Center

Private English balanced seat training in horsemanship, grooming, and riding on an American Saddlebred horse; ages 5 to adult

$80 $39

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Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids to Hollywild Animal Park (38% Off)

Hollywild Animal Park

Wellford

Visitors interact with more than 500 animals from around the world, including many animals that have appeared in movies and commercials

$24 $15

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Historical Walking Tour for Two or Four from Greenville History Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Greenville History Tours

Greenville

Led by author of A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina, tours stop at landmarks such as Liberty Bridge and assorted statues.

$24 $12

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$143 for $298 Worth of Martial Arts — Sam Chapman's American Karate

Sam Chapman's American Karate

Mauldin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$298 $143

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Flyboarding Experience for One or Two on a Weekday or Any Day of the Week with WNC Flyboard (Up to 29% Off)

WNC-Flyboard

Lake Hickory

Glide through air and water while a jet ski blasts water through your foot-mounted jet pack and an experienced instructor ensures safety

$100 $71

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at North Augusta Martial Arts (55% Off)

North Augusta Martial Arts And Self Defense

North Augusta Martial Arts And Self Defense

From the merchant: Choose from karate, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, yoga, pilates, boot camp, and cardio kickboxing.

$100 $45

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$139 for One Tandem Skydiving Jump at South Carolina Skydiving ($299.99 Value)

South Carolina Skydiving

South Carolina Skydiving - NEW

Strapped to an instructor, skydivers plummet from a plane before opening their parachute and drifting back to earth

$299.99 $139

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Bear Valley Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Bear Valley Golf Club

Bear Valley Golf Club

Panoramic views of the natural landscape around Pinnacle Mountain serve as a backdrop for rounds on an 18-hole, 6,718-yard course

$72 $36

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Brookgreen Gardens (Up to 50% Off)

Brookgreen Gardens

Between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Admission to first U.S. sculpture garden replete with exhibits, a film, and zoo

$30 $15

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The Doobie Brothers with Don Felder at Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre on Friday, May 1 (Up to 36% Off)

The Doobie Brothers with Don Felder

Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre

Golden-voiced rockers sing classic hits such as “Listen to the Music” and “Takin’ It to the Streets”; former Eagles guitarist opens

$38.80 $25

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"Who Killed the Boss?" at The Old Mill Brewpub, April 10–25 (Up to 47% Off)

"Who Killed the Boss?"

The Old Mill Brewpub

Local talent acts out a murder mystery scenario and tries to solve the crime with help from the audience

$60 $32

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$13.99 for $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at Frank Theatres from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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$61 for $130 Worth of Gymnastics — Capital City Gymnastics

Capital City Gymnastics, Inc

West Columbia

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$130 $61

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$52 for Two-Hour Cooking Class from Upcountry Provisions ($135 Value)

Upcountry Provisions

Cooking Class Option Only

Chefs teach students to make bread, desserts, or pizza

$135 $52

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Skating and Snacks for 2 or 4 or Party Package for 11 at The Skate Place (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

The Skate Place

Skate Place

Roller skaters of all ages have fun during open skate sessions or parties that include skate rental, pizza, and drinks

$21.50 $11

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Firehouse Fitness Training (65% Off)

Firehouse Fitness Training

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$350 $122

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$29 for $60 Worth of Horseback Riding — God It Made Ranch

God It Made Ranch

God It Made Ranch

From the merchant: Get back in the saddle, 60-minute horseback trail ride for two, four or six; maybe even a corporate retreat

$60 $29

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Waterfall Kayak Tour for Two or Four or All-Day Kayak or Paddleboard Rental from Expedition Carolina (50% Off)

Expedition Carolina

Expedition Carolina

Guides lead paddlers around Lake Jocassee’s largest remote waterfall; explore beaches, caves, and wildlife with a kayak or SUP rental

$150 $85

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An Evening with moe. at House of Blues Myrtle Beach on Friday, April 17, at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

An Evening With moe.

House of Blues Myrtle Beach

The jam band known for their live improvising and fusion of psychedelic, roots, and progressive rock treat fans to a vibrant show

$31 $15.50

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Standup-Paddleboarding Rental with Instruction for Two or Four from Palmetto Paddle Sports (Up to 63% Off)

Palmetto Paddle Sports

Palmetto Paddle Sports

Knowledgeable instructors teach the basics of paddleboarding before setting students free to explore the Hilton Head Island waterways

$130 $49

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Walking History Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Beaufort Movie Tour

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes

$40 $19

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$45 for $99 Toward 1 Month of Unlimited Aikido and Jiu-Jitsu Classes with One Free Uniform

Carter's Academy of Self-Defense

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 $45

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One or Two Introductory Horseback Riding Lessons with Annual Membership at Leg Up Equestrian (Up to 57% Off)

Leg Up Equestrian - Fort Mill

Fort Mill

Basic skills build on each other during beginner horseback riding lessons taught in small classes; holiday gift for horse lovers

$90 $39

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Cooking Class for One or Two with Wine Tasting at The Presidential Culinary Museum (Up to 51% Off)

The Presidential Culinary Museum

The Presidential Culinary Museum

Learn how to cook the same meals former presidents enjoyed from former White House chefs

$80 $40

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The Hot Sardines at Newberry Opera House on April 23 at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

The Hot Sardines

Newberry Opera House

Old-school jazz and original compositions from one of New York City’s up-and-coming jazz outfits

$37 $19

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Push Cart and Range Balls for Two or Four at The Golf Center (48% Off)

The Golf Center

The Golf Center

Par 3 course covered in lush Bermuda grass plus driving range with large grass hitting area

$40 $21

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Two tickets to Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament for Night Sessions of Finals (Up to 69% Off)

Family Circle Cup

Family Circle Magazine Stadium

Annual women’s tennis tournament thrills fans with world-class matches, family activities, and special events throughout the week

$59.70 $25

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Kids' Art Classes at kreative Kidz Art Studio (Up to 65% Off). Five Options Available.

Kreative Kidz Art Studio

Kreative Kidz Art Studio

Classes introduce children to the basic elements and techniques of drawing and design. 

$40 $14

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$35 for Entry to the Spring Jam Music Fest for Two ($50 Value)

Spring Jam Music Fest

The Grove at Patriots Point

Listen to bluegrass, rock, indie, and Americana bands while browsing arts and crafts, food, and beer from vendors at an all-ages event

$50 $35

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$15 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons — New Attitude Performing Arts Center

New Attitude Performing Arts Center

Rock Hill

From the merchant: Every dancer shines at New Attitude! We specialize in all forms of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, &hip hop

$50 $15

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$84 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two from Greenville Glides ($140 Value)

Greenville Glides

Greenville Glides

Segway tours glide through downtown Greenville, the city’s historic West End, Falls Park, and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

$140 $84

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$23 for $45 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Cross Training Martial Arts

Cross Training Martial Arts

Sumter

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $23

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One-Hour Kayak Rental for One or Two from Sea Monkeys Watersports (Up to 50% Off)

Sea Monkeys Watersports

Sea Monkeys Watersports

Paddle through calm waters of Pinckney Island while keeping an eye out for dolphins, manatees, and shorebirds

$30 $15

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$29 for a Climbing Intro Class for Two at Climb Upstate ($60 Value)

Climb Upstate

Climb Upstate

Rock-climbing gym access and full suite of gear support climbers across an indoor cave with a 160 ft. traverse and 45-degree bouldering wall

$60 $29

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Three Games of Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Soda for Two or Four at Royal Lanes (Up to 60% Off)

Royal Lanes

Royal Z Lanes

36-lane bowling alley with automatic scoring, more than 20 TVs, a sports bar, an arcade, and billiards

$58 $23

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Select Local Merchants

  • South Carolina State Museum Foundation
    Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts. Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items. Five galleries also house changing exhibits featuring assemblages of artifacts from Civil War–era Charleston or 300 years of American-made telescopes, each carefully monitored to ensure they contain just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.
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    301 Gervais St.
    Columbia, SC US
  • The Market Pavilion Hotel
    Property Location With a stay at Market Pavilion Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Charleston, steps from Port of Charleston Cruise Terminal and minutes from Charleston Legends and Lore Ghost Theater. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Charleston Waterfront Park and The Powder Magazine. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 70 air-conditioned rooms featuring CD players and flat-screen televisions. Your bed comes with triple sheeting and Frette Italian sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Charleston? This hotel has 3000 square feet (279 square meters) of space consisting of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Secure parking is available onsite.
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    225 East Bay Street
    Charleston, SC US
  • H. L. Hunley
    It was February 17, 1864. The USS Housatonic floated in Charleston Harbor atop calm, cold waters. Below the surface, a group of Confederate soldiers sweated bullets as they cranked the propellers of the H. L. Hunley, speeding toward the Union's Housatonic on a historic mission: they would become the first submarine crew ever to sink an enemy ship. A 135-pound torpedo struck the Housatonic's stern, detonating a fiery explosion that sank the vessel within minutes. The Hunley then surfaced just long enough for the crew to flash a blue magnesium light, signaling to fellow forces on the shore that the mission succeeded and the submarine would return. And it did—but not until almost 140 years later, when it was raised from the harbor's sandy bottom on August 8, 2000, after author Clive Cussler discovered the wreck intact. Today, the leaders of the nonprofit H. L. Hunley Submarine seek to conserve, restore, and ultimately exhibit this historic vessel, as well as solve the mystery of how it completed its mission only to vanish moments later. They welcome visitors to see the submarine in its current condition—within a 90,000-gallon conservation tank—and educate guests on the vessel's many details. Guides walk guests through features such as the manual-propulsion system and automatic moon roof, and illuminate exhibits such as a lifesize model from the TNT movie The Hunley.
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    1250 Supply St.
    North Charleston, SC US
  • The Charleston Angler
    The water starts to darken along a stretch of marsh grasses, just before its surface is slashed apart by the fins of hungry redfish. The redfish trap schools of mullet into a tight corral—and then go into a feeding frenzy. South Carolina fishermen love this scenario. The owners of The Charleston Angler love it, too, which is why they founded their shop back in 2000. The shop's crew of seasoned anglers supply fly, inshore, and offshore fishermen with tackle specific to South Carolina's waters, from the coastal flats that draw trophy tarpon to the inland lakes filled with blue catfish. Along with advising customers on gear from brands such as Shimano, Penn, and St. Croix, the shop hosts classes and seminars. These sessions can cover topics as broad as Orvis fly-fishing, or as specific as catching bass in the cypress-strewn swamps of Francis Marion National Forest. Beyond tackle and apparel—some of which comes from their own "Redfish" line of t-shirts, trucker hats, ball caps, visors, and jackets—The Charleston Angler offers fly-fishing and light-tackle charters and runs an in-house embroidery boutique. The staff also posts tips, insights, fish haikus, and fishing reports on its Reel Blog and encourages customers to share their fish stories.
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    2143 N Main St
    Summerville, SC US
  • Queen City Dancing Queen
    Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun. Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.
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    1067 Oakland Ave
    Rock Hill, SC US
  • Bucky's BBQ Classes
    Bucky's Bar-B-Q owner Wayne Preston honed his craft at a young age, spending boyhood afternoons in his father's meatpacking plant and Wednesday nights preparing suppers for his local church. Word about Wayne's saucy ribs and pulled pork spread shortly after he founded his own roadside barbecue stand, forcing him?like the barbecue-sauce barons of years past?to expand his operations to new frontiers. Today, each of Bucky's four locations fashions heaping plates of never-frozen Boston butt, tender chicken, and St. Louis?style ribs in the traditional country style: hand-rubbed with secret seasonings and slow-cooked over a smoky fire of hickory chips. Three housemade sauces garnish slices of juicy meat served alongside traditional sides of baked beans, coleslaw, and sweet potatoes. When they aren't dishing out meals in the restaurant, Bucky's tireless staff serves parties, formal events, weddings, and flash mobs as large as 1,500 people with fully catered barbecue feasts. Wayne shares his more than 15 years of barbecuing expertise with aspiring grill masters during in-depth classes offered at his Roper Mountain and Donaldson Center locations. Students not only learn the art behind sauces and rub but also get to eat their class materials.
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    2010 Perimeter Rd.
    Greenville, SC US