South Carolina’s state slogan is “Smiling faces, beautiful places,” and it’s true that a multitude of happy folk, like the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown, and Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White, have called South Carolina home. The beautiful places of South Carolina include mountains swathed in ancient forests, hidden waterfalls and sparkling lakes. A trip along the Ashley River Road takes travelers past battlefields and old plantation houses like Drayton Hall and Middleton Place. On the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway, considered by many to be one of America’s most beautiful drives, you can stop at peach orchards, villages and parks, or visit the site of the Battle of Cowpens site where you can view Revolutionary War artifacts. The Atlantic coast of South Carolina is a popular seaside destination, and the coastal city of Charleston offers both resort beaches and historic sites such as the Old Slave Mart Museum. In Myrtle Beach, the SkyWheel is the largest ferris wheel east of the Mississippi, and WonderWorks amusement park offers family fun in a unique ten-story building. The oldest continuously operating medical school in the United States is here, at the Medical University of South Carolina located in Charleston.