South Carolina

BMW US Factory

Spartanburg, SC

Lattitude/Longitude
34.893056, -82.178333

BMW's only American factory is a marvel of the blending of modern engineering and design aesthetics. See for yourself how the ultimate driving machine is built during a guided plant tour. Or take a self-guided journey through time and all things BMW at the beautiful Zentrum museum, where you can explore BMW's dynamic history as one of the world's finest automakers. For the enthusiast, it's the ultimate backstage pass.

Take a self-guided trip through the world of BMW to experience exhibits that both astonish and inspire. Take a historical walk to see BMW's numerous milestones in both racing and touring vehicles. View rare and important vehicles from BMW's past. You can also explore what's current in BMW, with exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies in transportation safety and the latest in environmental engineering with the Hydrogen Car.

Tour the entire factory to learn how we make sure every seal, every coat of paint, and every detail is perfectly executed. From the initial weld to the final inspection, here you can see the entire production process that all X5s and x6s must go through before they meet the open road.

Charleston Tea Plantation

Wadmalaw Island, SC

Lattitude/Longitude
32.619966, -80.189141

Over 60 years ago my mother, Ruth Campbell Bigelow changed the way we drink tea in the United States. An avid tea connoisseur, Ruth thought tea drinkers like herself would enjoy a more zestfully flavored tea. Happening upon a special colonial recipe that called for tea to be blended with orange peel and spices, she decided to try and re-create what she felt sounded like a wonderful idea. After much trial and error in the family kitchen, she finally hit upon what she thought was the best tasting recipe. After sharing samples with family, friends and acquaintances, one of them reported back that her new tea had caused nothing but constant comments. Thus the "Constant Comment"® name was born.

In the ensuing years, my wife Eunice and I along with our two daughters have carried on expanding Ruth's idea with many new flavors in tea, herb teas, green teas, and iced teas. Bigelow Teas have grown and grown until today you can find a generous selection in virtually every supermarket in the United States. Little could my mother ever have imagined that the little tea company she started so many years ago would sell over a billion cups of tea this past year.

My wife Eunice and I hope you will enjoy your visit to our web site. Not only do we look forward to telling you about our teas but we also have some new products that we're very excited about. And our "On the Web" Gift Shop has some ninety different gifts that are sure to please family and friends. Hopefully, you can find just the right gift for that next occasion.

One last thing, because we're a family owned company we put lots of time and attention into each and every tea we make. Our goal is to make sure you get the best tasting cup of tea possible. Because we think flavor is so important, we overwrap and seal each and every tea bag in a stay fresh foil packet so that all the goodness stays in until you get ready to have a cup of tea.

Visit our tea plantation where you can see tea harvested and processed.

Dark Corner Distillery

Greenville, SC

Lattitude/Longitude
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In downtown Greenville, SC. Offers a sample six of our spirits while hearing the history of the products and their unique flavor profiles. Tastings cost $4 and include a Dark Corner Distillery shot glass.

Emerald Farm

Greenwood, SC

Lattitude/Longitude
34.193477, -82.111024

In 1987, we at Emerald Farm decided to make a soap with goat milk. We began with an old tried and true formula from Swiss soap makers that would incorporate all the beneficial qualities of the natural ingredients and customized it to our design.

In an effort to keep the product handmade from start to finish, a small soap factory was built on the farm. Even though the product line is ever expanding, all work is done individually and with personal care.

Our all natural goat milk soap is delicately handcrafted at Emerald Farm. Our 20 years of experience in dairy goat farming has led us to the production of this luxury product.

For almost as long as recorded history, men have regarded soap as one of man's gracious inventions. Reference shows as long ago as 2300 B.C. bathing and skin care was important. The Romans and Greeks built elaborate buildings of marble to house their baths. Soap was a precious luxury and used sparingly.

In an age where so many things are not as they appear to be, and made of artificial substances, we believe it is essential to offer a wholesome product, made of ALL NATURAL ingredients. Returning to basics is a pleasant way to renew natural skin qualities.

SAANEN SOAP is handmade from the pure whole goat milk produced on our farm. The milk is delicately blended with powder soft oatmeal and scented with natural herbal oils. The soothing qualities of our whole milk and deep cleaning oatmeal embraces your skin, leaving it clean and refreshed without artificial residues.

Milk of all kinds has been known as a rejuvenator and moisturizer of human skin. From the days of Cleopatra and her ritual beauty baths, olive oil has maintained its reputation for enriching skin beauty. For this reason, we have combined the age old secrets used by soapmakers for centuries with out all natural ingredients, creating our second bar, SAANEN SILK. This beauty bar is the combination of our whole goat milk and olive oil. SAANEN SILK gently cleanses as it enriches your skin.

Cosmetic chemists are calling goat milk "natures' liposome". These are easily absorbed into the skin, bringing moisture and restorative proteins, minerals and vitamins necessary to maintain the healthy texture of the skin.

Saanen Soap is a gentle all natural luxury product recommended for the entire family- from infants to seniors.