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Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Address: Harry M. Hallman Jr. Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC
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Owner description: Called the crown jewel of Mount Pleasant, Memorial Waterfront Park offers more than just your...
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Owner description: Called the crown jewel of Mount Pleasant, Memorial Waterfront Park offers more than just your average park. Located under the grand entryway to the town, at the base of the Ravenel Bridge, this park has plenty of lawn for enjoying family picnics, a nautical-themed playground modeled after the bridge that provides shade and the boats that pass by in the harbor, and soft-serve ice cream from the River Watch Cafe. The cafe offers beautiful views of Charleston Harbor and a 1,250-foot-long pier where you can sit and swing a while. Memorial Waterfront Park is also home to the Sweetgrass Cultual Arts Pavilion, War Memorial and Visitor Center.

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very well cared for park, beautiful views, great walking area, and interesting sites. Bridge is a wonderful piece of architecture along with the history of the area to enjoy and savor.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is a great section for the kids to play. Its separated into lil ones and bigger ones. Very cool equipment. Its also a great venue for concerts and firework shows. Just take your blanket or chair and bug spray in the summer.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

lovely park. clean restrooms, nice playground if you have little ones. grassy area for a blanket and a picnic. we enjoyed the park then walked the bridge. nice time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was suprised to learn that you can have an event here and that the pier is the longest in the state! I've lived here for over a year and this was the first time I had ever been here. They also have a tackle shop, playground for children, kayak area. The Cooper River Meeting Room is apparently a rare... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We spent an hour exploring the park early on a foggy December morning. Firstly, the bridge is incredibly surreal when shrouded in heavy fog - the cables disappear into nothingness. I've got the photos to prove it! Also, able to photograph USS Yorktown shrouded in fog, from a distance, very WWII creepy effect. There were quite a few people jogging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Mount Pleasant memorial park is a great place to relax, play ball, take the kids, just about anything you want to do. It's free and has some great views of the famous Ravanel Bridge (you're actually almost right underneath it). Make sure to walk out to the end of the pier for sunset, absolutely breathtaking. If you have fallen in... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First off it was very lit, we stumbled on this area trying to take pictures of the Arthur R. bridge. What a delightful discovery. The landscaping is incredible and the paths are wide and brightly lit. Directly under the bridge is a sitting area with beautiful plants, a memorial is surrounded by columns and a waterfall. People were walking their... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Came here on new year's day, the park itself is neat and clean. Very safe to walk and relaxing. However, all the bathroom on that day were lock, th ed gift shop was closed also. I may visit the park some other time when I go back south.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very neat and clean, run by the Parks Dept., there is a gift shop / fishing outfitter / coffee and sandwich shop. It sounds like an odd combination but with friendly staffers, it works. Plus you get an interesting underside view of the Ravenel Bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This was a nice tour. They showed us the historical homes on the waterfront and where they put their cannons

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