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Address: Charleston, SC
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market...
A popular tourist destination composed of 200-year old brick market buildings with shops and restaurants.
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Basic tourist stuff

it was a clean nice market, but just basic souvenirs. Magnets, thirst, nothing too great, it's right by waterfront park, so u might as well try it out, but don't expect a big deal

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
CAROL L
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DOVER
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DOVER
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337 reviews 337 reviews
115 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

it was a clean nice market, but just basic souvenirs. Magnets, thirst, nothing too great, it's right by waterfront park, so u might as well try it out, but don't expect a big deal

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virginia
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112 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We remember quilts and afghans and more upscale products on a visit years ago. Seems to be less and lots of it is repetitious. Yet people seemed to be shopping and buying and having a good time. Baskets are very difficult to make but the prices are high to reflect that--I get it, but there seems to be more product... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is very similar to the market in New Orleans. Local craftsman and vendors, nothing of any high quality. I felt like I just got of the Cruise Ship in the Carribbean, Tshirts and Flea market items. A good place to stroll if it is raining.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to Charleston, I have to go to the market. I love all the vendors that come to the market. I find something unique every time that I am there. It's so great to see the basket weaving that is an area treasure and all the unique souvenirs I can buy for friends and family back home.... More 

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Weston, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I typically love these type of markets but this was a huge disappointment. The only artisans were the basket weavers. Everything else was nothing special. Guess it's ok if you are looking to pick up a tee shirt or cap. Would not recommend nor would I go back.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I felt like this was a tourist trap from the moment I walked through the door. Yes, they had women who were selling their straw baskets that they had made but a lot of other vendors had items you could have picked up elsewhere for less money. I noticed two food vendors near the front that had reasonable prices and... More 

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santa cruz, ca
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As my husband calls it, it's like the market in New Orleans, but cleaner and you don't feel like there was a Frat party there the night before. You will see people making sweetgrass baskets, jewelry, food, collectables and so much more. It's fun to stroll through the tidy market and I'm sure you'll find something there for you.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There are several people selling things in the market. I will s ay that most of it is overpriced, but a must see, especially for art lovers. They have everything from paintings, to baskets, candy and toys.:)

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great way to enjoy the comfort out of the direct sun and see a number of Local artist and their crafts ..... well worth the time and attention to enjoy this indoor open air market place

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319 reviews 319 reviews
85 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The market had a lot of "stuff" to buy. Friendly people working in the market, lot's of baskets for sale, some southern trinkets that make good travel gifts.

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