The Union County Tourism Commission would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting
Union County, South Carolina. As you experience our many great attractions, you will also come to
understand that there is more to see and experience while you're here. Our hospitality that we offer
to you is simply our standard way of living. With this premise, you are considered family.
So come enjoy Union County and all of our unique treasures!
For the outdoor enthusiast, Union County offers considerable resources for hunting, boating, fishing, camping, or simply relaxing in the great outdoors. Nearly 62,000 acres of the County have been reserved as part of the Sumter National Forest, which is nationally known for its abundance of deer and wild turkey. Thousands of hunters converge on Union County each year to take part in some of the best hunting in the country.
The scenic Broad River flows through Union County and the Upstate of South Carolina, not only providing electricity, but serving as a recreation source for those who enjoy canoe trips, sliding past pine forests and getting an opportunity to enjoy nature up-close. A 24-mile stretch along the Tyger River in Union County is designated as the Tyger River Float Trip and a 30-mile stretch along the Enoree River provides another enjoyable boating excursion for those who love the water and nature. The Palmetto Trail, a hiking and camping path which stretches from the mountains to the Atlantic coast will cross a 25-mile length of Union County when completed. Fishermen enjoy the county's five lakes where they fish for bream, bass, and catfish. In addition to lake access, the Broad, Tyger, Pacolet, and Enoree rivers offer fishing access as well.
Wander The Outdoors In Union County
Union County, SC is centrally located between Charlotte, Greenville and Columbia -- with Charlotte one and a half hours northeast, and both Greenville and Columbia a little over an hour east and southeast, respectively. Union County makes a great day trip from all locations! Plan out your trip by viewing the map below and
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Upcoming Events In Union County
We are delighted to have you as our guests! Whether you're in the area looking for a nice weekend get-away, or even if you are in town to experience some ball games, racing events, and our rich historical attractions -- our Hotels and Bed N' Breakfast establishments will offer you wonderful amenities. Local produce, southern home cooking, a family environment, and what we are known for most, our hospitality are all here waiting for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Quality Inn® hotel in Union lets you relax and focus on the people and experiences you came for. We're conveniently located off U.S. Route 176 near the Union County Dragway.
Each guest room offers a refreshing shower, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and hair dryer, along with an iron and ironing board. Your Q Bed features a comfortable, premium mattress and linens, a generous supply of fluffy pillows and a soft, plush blanket—because we know how much you value a good night’s sleep. Ask about our oversized suites that come with kitchenettes and hot tubs.
315 N. Duncan Bypass, US 176, Union, SC, 29379
This hotel is located 15 minutes’ drive from the Sumter National Forest. Free Wi-Fi is provided to all guests.
A microwave and a small refrigerator are found in each simply decorated room at the Nights Inn Union. Rooms are also equipped with cable TV and an en suite bathroom.
A 24-hour reception is available to the guests of the Union Nights Inn. Coffee is available in the lobby. Air conditioning is offered throughout the hotel.
The Big Buck Racing Track is 12 minutes’ drive away.
481 Fairwood Blvd., Union, SC, 29379
The Magnuson Hotel Union, formerly Palmetto Inn, is located near University of South Carolina Regional Campus, Union County Museum, Buffalo Motor Speedway, Woods Ferry Recreation Area, Chester County Fairgrounds, Spartanburg Science Center and Croft State Park.
The Magnuson Hotel Union offers guests an outdoor pool, free airport shuttle, free Continental breakfast served from 6:30 am to 10 pm, free high-speed wireless Internet access, fax/copy service, free parking with room for large vehicles, wakeup service, meeting facilities and small pets are accepted with additional charges.
Guest rooms may offer free high-speed wireless Internet access, cable TV with extra stations, microwave, mini-fridge, free local calls, air conditioning and electronic door locks.
1235 South Duncan Bypass, Union, SC 29379
Inn at Merridun
Merridun, an antebellum mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by shady oaks and century old magnolias and is located in the gently rolling upstate region of South Carolina. The nine-acre property is located in the tranquil community of Union, South Carolina. The mansion, although very secluded, is only 3-4 blocks from the main section of downtown Union.
The 7900 square feet Georgian floor plan includes a stunning curved staircase, large foyers on both floors, a music room, parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, 7 bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, and a third story cupola. A brick wing behind the main house once was used as servant's kitchen, well, laundry house, quarters and a smoke house. The carriage barn, located behind the brick wing, still houses the Duncan's carriage; plans for restoration are underway. Unique architectural aspects of this mansion include frescoed ceilings in the music room and dining room, mosaic tiles and turn of the century stenciling and faux graining in the main foyer and beautiful chandeliers.
100 Merridun Place, Union, South Carolina 29379
Over the last seventy years, Fowken Farm has grown into a touch of seed stock for much of the states, producing high quality, pure-bred Polled Hereford Cattle. The Hereford Breeders recognized Mr. Norris Fowler, also known as Buddy, by electing him to the Hereford Breeders Hall of Fame. Today, Norris Fowler, Jr., and his family continue the tradition of raising exemplary cattle.
To complete any hunting trip, Fowken Farm offers lodging in a beautifully decorated historical home built in 1912. The authentic architecture of the home will take one back to a more relaxed time while offering modern amenities. Lodging includes four bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, a dining room, full kitchen, day room and living room.
To top off this charismatic setting is a front porch ready to be enjoyed by all. Meals may be provided if arrangements are made in advance.
328 Fowken Farm Road, Jonesville, SC
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Main Street Junction is Union County's newest venue. This multi-purpose facility can accommodate events and activities such as weddings, receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings, dances, comedy shows and fashion shows. It features a catering kitchen, restrooms, and a banquet area downstairs. There is also a covered veranda and the back stairs allow access to a fenced-in ornamental park. The reception area has two flat screen TVs, chairs, sofa and tables as well as an elevator. Two offices, a kitchenette, a conference room with a flat-screen TV, restrooms, bridal dressing room and a flex room are on the second floor.
107 E. Main Street, Union, SC 29379
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Union County, SC is home to multiple motorsports facilities and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Each motorsports facility showcases everything from GNCC off-road bike and ATV racing to NHRA sanctioned drag racing shows. The Timken Sports Complex has a total of seven ball fields and two batting cages available with turf surfaces, not to mention a game room, parent lounge, lighted walking trail and a fenced playground. There is always something to see and do while experiencing the action in Union County -- come join in the fun!
Experience The Action In Union County
Union County Dragway
Team Aruba Racing
Timken Sports Complex
Union County Stadium
Union County Fair
Union County Dragway
In February 2009 the Union County Dragway began its inaugural season as Union County's newest motorsports park. The racing facility is located off Highway 215 in the Santuc community.
The 1/8-mile track, with 750 feet of concrete, measures 2,500 feet in length and is 60 feet wide. Lights are installed every 75 feet, making the track well lit for night racing. There is seating for 1,600 spectators, while more can watch from a tailgating area. The width, length and concrete make the track special, with an extra 700 feet at the end of the strip there is plenty of stopping area that other tracks simply don't have.
The facility also features two food and beverage concessions, not to mention a tower that includes suites for guests and sponsors. The Union County Dragway also features the state of the art timing system in COMPULINK.
READ MORE about the Union County Dragway joining the NHRA.
2102 Santuc Carlisle Hwy, Union, SC 29379
America's largest off-road motorcycle and ATV racing series held right here in the Upstate, at the Big Buck Farm in Union County.
1997 saw the first Big Buck Grand National Cross Country held in Union County, SC and the 2015 VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC is the nineteenth. In that time over 19,000 riders from all over the world have participated in the Big Buck GNCC events.
The Big Buck course presents the standard GNCC obstacles: everything from tight woods, to fields, creek crossings, rocks and hill climbs. It’s a fast, wide-open course, but definitely not easy! The field sections are very fast and they get chopped up and rough as the weekend goes on, so you need to have your suspension dialed in.
170 Red Barn Rd, Union, SC 29335
Team Aruba Racing
The Pro/Stock drag racing team sponsored by the Island of Aruba established its North American base in Union County in 2008.
They came to Union because the climate was good, the area is motorsports-friendly, and are centrally located on the East Coast -- the location is right between Greenville, Columbia and
Charlotte, so any of the three airports are less than an hour away.
"While access to highways was important, it was the people of Union County and their commitment to motorsports that was the deciding factor in the team's decision to locate here. Union County's enthusiasm for motorsports helped make it the U.S. home base for Team Aruba"
- Ven Eaman (owner)
2334 Whitmire Hwy, Union, SC 29379
Timken Sports Complex
The Timken Sports Complex is a top-notch facility in Union, South Carolina. We have a total of seven ball fields. There are four fields that are 215’ in left, center, and right. These fields can be used for youth baseball and fast pitch softball. There are two fields that are 300’ in center, and 280’ in left and right. These fields can be used for boy’s baseball and slow pitch softball. We have one championship field for baseball. This field is 375’ in center, and 320’ in left and right. Each field has two bullpens that are fenced in for the players' and fans' safety.
The facility has a 4,900 square foot North main tower, and a 1,800 square foot South main tower that include concessions in each tower, bleacher sunshades, amply-sized air conditioned restrooms, family restrooms, a game room, a parent lounge, and a press facility. The other features, such as the irrigation and lighting systems, make the new complex a top notch baseball and softball facility.
Two batting cages are also available with turf surfaces and a Jugs softball and baseball machine available for rent. There is a .833 mile long, lighted walking trail that surrounds the park. It is available for use before, during, between, or after games. Children of all ages will enjoy the fenced playground area as well.
725 Rice Ave Exn, Union, SC 29379
Union County Stadium
The Union County Stadium provides facilities for a number of programs and events throughout the year. The stadium is the home field of the Union High School Yellow Jacket football and baseball teams and the Union American Legion baseball team.
During the year the stadium is also used for concerts, festivals, rallies, band contests, car washes, flea markets, wrestling, carnivals, and graduation exercises sponsored by non-profit, charitable, and commercial organizations.
1000 Kirby St, Union, SC 29379
Union County Agricultural Fair
For over 100 years, The Union County Agricultural Fair Association has presented an excellent carnival to the citizens of Union and Surrounding counties. The fair is a week long event held at the Union County Fair Grounds. The 2017 Fair is going to be the biggest and best that we have had in years. The carnival is provided by Family Attraction Amusement Co. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the week as well.
120 Kirby St, Union, SC 29379
Historic downtown Union is filled with specialty shops, friendly people, beautiful architecture and much more. You will be pleasantly surprised as you take a stroll down our beloved Main Street seeing all it has to offer. On your tour, you will embark upon historical buildings such as a Robert Mills designed old jail house, the Union County Museum, not mention a little shopping in between. As you plan your trip to Union County, be sure to visit the following landmarks that have been vital to our history and visit our museum to learn more about how our county came to be.
Reenactment at The Cross Keys Plantation
The Cross Keys Living History event takes place annually during the last weekend in April. The Union County Historical Society presents the reenactment of President Jefferson Davis' stop at the Cross Keys house followed by a live military skirmish. It is free to the public.
163 Old Buncombe Rd, Union, SC 29379
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