Ever wondered what it is like to live in Clemson, SC? While you may spend most of your time in class or studying, there is tons around to explore in this area we call home!

Whether you’re from the area or a Clemson newcomer, you’ll find something to love within steps of District at Clemson. Explore our town’s best and brightest local attractions, starting with these six things to do, see, and eat.
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Death Valley Stadium

Through the years, Memorial Stadium has become known as “Death Valley” across the country. It was tagged by Presbyterian College Head Coach Lonnie McMillian during the late 1940s. After bringing his teams to Clemson for many years and getting whipped, he said the place was like “Death Valley.” A few years later, the name stuck.

In 1974, the playing surface was named Frank Howard Field for the legendary coach because of his long service and dedication to Clemson University.

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Littlejohn Coliseum

Littlejohn Coliseum was first opened in 1968. Along with basketball, the Coliseum has hosted concerts by Rod Stewart, Huey Lewis & The News, John Cougar Mellencamp, Ozzy Osbourne, David Lee Roth, and many others.

The Littlejohn Coliseum is a 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. It is home to the Clemson University Tigers men's and women's basketball teams. It is also the site of Clemson graduations and the Clemson Career Fair. It is owned and operated by Clemson University and hosts more than 150 events per year including concerts, trade shows, galas, and sporting events.

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The Esso Club

Enjoy the panoramic view of both Littlejohn and Death Valley. Check out the hats signed by Tim Allen, Rodney Carrington, Dick Vitale, and Brent Musberger, among many others. Be sure to take a look around at the museum it had become. The walls are covered with pictures and articles, and although The Esso Club has been through some changes, it has not lost its "mustique" or quaint charm.

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Downtown Clemson

It is easy to #LoveWhereYouLive when you call Clemson home. The city has so much charm and the spirit of a college town. Not to mention, there are tons of amazing small businesses to support, knowing your money is going right back into the community and helping your fellow neighbors. Whether looking for something fun to do, a delicious meal, or even a great place to work, you’re sure to find the perfect spot in downtown Clemson, SC.

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Botanical Gardens

From a humble beginning as a camellia collection in the 1950s, the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) has blossomed into a 295-acre sanctuary for diversity by re-engaging people in the living world. We strive to serve as an interdisciplinary resource focusing on teaching, research, and outreach that advances awareness and understanding of plants, animals, minerals, and our culture.

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Lake Keowee

Lake Keowee is a 18,372 acre man-made lake operated by Duke Energy. It is known for its mountainous surroundings. Public access is available through a variety of public boat ramps and local and state parks. "Place of the Mulberries" is the meaning of Keowee in the language of the Lower Cherokee Nation, which made the settlement site (now underwater) its capital. Europeans first visited Keowee when Spain`s Hernando DeSoto passed through in 1540.

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