Explore exciting things to do near Clemson University

Located along I-85 and Highway 76, the rooms and suites at the Country Inn & Suites make the perfect home base for your Anderson visit. Travel about 10 miles northwest to reach Clemson University, where you can attend a Tigers football game, visit the Fort Hill plantation house, or tour the South Carolina Botanical Garden. If you’re looking for things to do on the water, head to Lake Hartwell for boating and fishing. Families enjoy the year-round activities at Carolina Wren Park and Denver Downs, and everyone appreciates the abundance of shopping and dining just two miles away on Clemson Boulevard. Our hotel is also near numerous corporate offices, such as Bosch, Duke Energy, and Michelin, as well as some of the Upstate's finest golf courses.

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Anderson University

5.84 mi / 9.39 km from the hotel
Called one of the top universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report, Anderson University boasts a vibrant athletics program, extensive graduate studies, and a performing arts community.

Carolina Wren Park

6.04 mi / 9.73 km from the hotel
This urban park features a large splash pad for kids to enjoy in warmer months plus an amphitheater for everything from movie nights to Shakespeare performances. In the winter, you can even go ice skating.

Denver Downs

0.82 mi / 1.32 km from the hotel
Four generations have worked the land of this farm since it was established in 1872. Today, the farm is open to visitors enjoying events such as an Easter egg hunt, a corn maze, live music, a petting zoo, and dozens of other activities.

Clemson University

10.01 mi / 16.1 km from the hotel
Take a campus tour, cheer on the Tigers, or play the Walker Course’s 18 holes at this 17,000-acre land-grant university.

Downtown Pendleton

6.71 mi / 10.81 km from the hotel
Antiquing, dining, and shopping are all happening in downtown Pendleton, a historic town packed with Southern charm.

Lake Hartwell State Park

18.78 mi / 30.22 km from the hotel
This scenic park on the shores of Lake Hartwell is ideal for boating, hiking, and fishing. There's also a basketball court and a walking trail.

Portman Marina

6.28 mi / 10.11 km from the hotel
You can launch your boat into Lake Hartwell at South Carolina's largest inland marina. Take advantage of the marina's great dining options right on the water.

South Carolina Botanical Garden

9.28 mi / 14.94 km from the hotel
Stroll through 295 acres of some of Mother Nature's best landscapes. You can visit the historic Hanover House or the learning center while you’re there.

Fort Hill

10.18 mi / 16.38 km from the hotel
Located on Clemson University’s campus, this historic building was originally constructed in 1803 and served as the home of John C. Calhoun. Call ahead to schedule a tour. Tours are not offered on home football gamedays and on most holidays, including Thanksgiving weekend and the university’s December holiday break.

T. Ed Garrison Arena

7.33 mi / 11.8 km from the hotel
Attend rodeos, livestock shows, and even canine agility competitions at this premier arena located at Clemson University.