Charleston Journals

Charleston's Big Sights

A travel journal to Charleston by Taylor Shelby

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South Carolina Aquarium

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Attraction | "South Carolina Aquarium: Part 1"

South Carolina Aquarium Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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I had visited both the Chatanooga aquarium and New Orleans aquarium in the past and expected those to far outdo the one in Charleston. While it is not nearly as large as the Chatanooga one and does not have the amount of salt-water life that New Orleans boasts, this aquarium is very impressive. The exhibits are broken up into the many different regions that you find in South Carolina. Starting in the Mountain Forest area, which shows marine life at the foot of the mountains you find in northwest South Carolina, you walk through a recreated open-air forest. There are rock-face walls and icy creeks filled with local trout and other fish. The constant cool mist helps to really put you in the mou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 14, 2005

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 720-1990

South Carolina Aquarium

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Attraction | "South Carolina Aquarium: Part 2"

South Carolina Aquarium Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Welcome back to my discussion of the South Carolina Aquarium! I'll just jump right in... The coastal area was my favorite. Going out into what seems like a large cage perched overlooking the Cooper River, you are in another open-air exhibit; this one filled with all the different animals you find in the coastal areas of South Carolina. There are a number of different species of loose birds and some very unusual turtles. This exhibit also has a beautiful owl. After the coastal area you come to the ocean, which seems to be the favorite among most people. After seeing a tank of schooling fish, flounder, weird fish with legs, and a couple of baby sea turtles (they are adorable!), you com...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 14, 2005

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 720-1990

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

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Attraction | "Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon"

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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The Old Exchange was one of the most important buildings in Colonial Charleston. Built in 1771, it was the last building funded by the British Government in the American Colonies. It was built as the office of the king's customs collector, but it was also to be used as a space for public meetings and lavish entertainments. Because of this, it was elegantly constructed in the Palladian style of architecture, a popular style of the time. It was from this site that delegates were selected to attend the first Continental Congress in 1774. In 1776, the citizens of Charleston first heard the declaration of independence from the steps of the Exchange. In 1780, the British took the city and used the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
122 E Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 727-2165