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Curiosity Shop

224 Park Avenue SW, Aiken, SC 29801
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Aiken
Owner description: From the British Isles and Beyond . . . Since 1998! The CURIOSITY Shop is the largest British Isles import store in the Southeast at 8000 sq feet. We... more » Owner description: From the British Isles and Beyond . . . Since 1998! The CURIOSITY Shop is the largest British Isles import store in the Southeast at 8000 sq feet. We carry a full range of items imported from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Books, Jewellery, Clothing, Tartans, Toys, and food items, that while staples in the UK, are difficult to obtain the the US. Our selection of souveniers is the best you will find. « less
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Aiken, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It is now in two locations. We prefer the Graniteville one. It is easier to park and I am sure a boon to the town. The tea is still good and the service much quicker!

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Lancaster, SC
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195 reviews 195 reviews
50 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stopped vased on the reviews but were a bit disappointed. The downstairs in primarily a lunch cafe and food store. The shelves were not full and found items past their "best if used by date". Prices were high for the same items we have seen elsewhere. Upstairs is the gift shop. Has a lot of books, a children's section,... More

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

Found this gem of a store/restaurant on a recent trip to quaint downtown Aiken. We love tea and scones and theirs compares with the tea that we have had in England and at the Ritz Carleton hotel in Ireland! Great sandwiches and the store is so fun to browse with many unique and hard to find items. Great atmosphere and... More

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Charleston, SC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

If you are as interested in your Irish and/or Scottish heritage as I am, then Curiosity Shop will likely do the same for you. Even if this does not apply to you, I recommend at least one visit for the opportunity to experience somewhere different, and a variety of objects to browse through. You can visit their website and "shop... More

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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The CURIOSITY Shop located in beautiful downtown Aiken South Carolina was opened in 1998 and has continued to evolve over the years. They carry a wide variety of items - almost a department store - with two floors of goodies (they have an elevator). If you are in Aiken it is very worth a drop-by for they have curiosities abound.

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