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Museum of York County

4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
803-329-2121
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Rock Hill
Type: Museums
Owner description: Permanent exhibits include Landscapes and Lifeways, comparing the present landscape with the...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Permanent exhibits include Landscapes and Lifeways, comparing the present landscape with the Piedmont of the 1400s, before European exploration and settlement. The interactive River Gallery lets visitors get their hands wet. More than 200 mounted African animals and an outstanding collection of African artifacts provide unique learning opportunities. The Museum of York County also is home to the Vernon Grant Gallery, devoted to the creator of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies characters Snap! Crackle! Pop!.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This museum was just big enough for children and teens as well as adults to hold their interest. It had a wonderful collection of animal species.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was so surprised at the size and number of really cool exhibits in the York County Museum. It was like being in a miniature Natural History Museum. Animals of the area, animals of Africa, A naturalist center where you can get hands-on with fossils and other things. A planetarium with three attractions playing in rotation. A nice gift shop,... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband had recently had hip surgery and this was the perfect place to spend a couple of hours. I would think on a hot summer day it would be a great place to take the grandchildren. The African animal display was a pleasant surprise and the taxidermy instruction interesting. We hope to go back when the planetarium is open.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was totally suprised at the amount of attractions this museum has to offer and now has a planitarium.

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This museum isn't very large, but it has some great things to offer. I visited with a group of children who ranged in age from 2 to 9 years old; they all enjoyed it very much, although my seven year old was scared of the planetarium show. We spent most of our visit in the hands-on “naturalist center,” which holds... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I took several ladies to the museum this summer and everyone really enjoyed it. It is a small museum with nice displays of local animal species,and African animal exhibit. They show so much more than just the animal. There is a Taxidermy display and a room with lots things that you can touch and explore. I loved the planetarium's galaxy... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a small museum where mostly African animals are displayed. There are educational programs for local schools so I recommend calling before you go to make sure that there are no schools scheduled for the time you want to go. It can become rather crowded with large classes there. There are displays where children can feel the skin of... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

For a "small town" museum, it had a wonderful variety of displays that were well executed and explained

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York, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very dated museum, but what do you expect for a small town. Go on Sundays, it's free. I went once and I felt like I didn't even get my money's worth them. However, children love the place and would have a blast looking at all the taxidermy animals.

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North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here last year around the beginning of September, and it was really fun. It's inexpensive to visit, and there were activities that were fun for children and unusual exhibits for adults to see. The people working at the museum were truly nice and added interesting information as we walked around. It's a small place but very nicely done.

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