Shaw Afb, also known as Shaw Air Force Base is a military facility of the United States, located near Sumter, South Carolina. Shaw Afb is one of the largest military bases in the country. Shaw Afb was built in 1941 and is used since then and controlled by the United States Air Force. The name of the unit comes from World War I pilot and lieutenant Ervin David Shaw, who was one of the first Americans involved in the war. He died in combat, not before downing one of those who attached him. If you want to visit Shaw Afb, there are some interesting point of interest in its area.
Top Attractions within Shaw Afb
Carolina Lakes Golf Course is a golf facility located within Shaw Afb. It is an 18-holes course with an attractive setting. It was designed by Ed Riccoboni and opened in Shaw Afb in 1954. Since then, this facility is one of the main attractions of the air force base.
Kalmia Gardens are a set of botanical gardens located near Shaw Afb. If you want to admire the beautifully designed gardens, you must go to the nearby city of Hartsville. The attraction is opened to visitors daily and does not require any admission fee.
Swan Lake, also known as Iris Garden is another attraction nearby Shaw Afb, located in Sumter. It opened in 1927 when Hamilton Carr Bland started filling his garden with Japanese flowers. Swan Lake is special because is the only place in the United States of America to have eight different species of swan.
Georgia's II Famous Pizza is a great pizza place located within the area of Shaw Afb. The pizza is tasty and extremely large and the establishment is cozy and pleasant. You can also try the delicious pasta salad or the sweet baklava for dessert.