Tag Archive | Roadside Attractions

Roadside Buzz – First Responders Remembrance Memorial ~ Columbia, SC

The Columbia, South Carolina First Responders Remembrance Memorial located at 1101 Lincoln Street is dedicated to all SC Midlands firefighters, law enforcement, ems, and branches of the military who have lost their lives in the line of duty since 9/11.

The memorial is constructed of two granite towers as well as two beams from tower the World Trade Center, remembering September 11, 2001.

Located adjacent to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, the memorial is located within walking distance of the South Carolina State House and other area attractions.  It’s a must-see on your trip to Columbia.

First Responders Remembrance Memorial1101 Lincoln Street – Columbia, SC

Roadside Buzz – Tunnelvision Mural ~ Columbia, SC

Unveiled in 1975, Tunnelvision, the magnificent and massive mural created by Columbia based artist Blue Sky is a 50 ft x 75 ft work of art painted on the side of the Federal Land Bank Building. Visitors who happen upon the mural by accident describe it as “deceptively realistic”: though nobody has actually tried to drive into it.

Tunnelvision is located on Taylor St., between Marion and Bull Streets in the same parking lot (AgFirst Farm Credit Bank) as Blue Sky’s acclaimed “Busted Plug Plaza.”