Located between Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina is the small town of Bowman. The town of less than 1,000 residents was once a thriving rice-producing community. Today it has a few shops, but is known for the UFO Welcome Center, a manmade tourist attraction in a resident’s backyard. Jody Pendarvis built the “alien rest stop” in 1994 and began charging admission for curious locals and visitors.
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Caroline Eubanks is the editor of this website, a Lowell Thomas award-winning travel writer, and the author of This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States. Her stories from the South have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Thrillist, Roads and Kingdoms, and BBC Travel.
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