Things to Do
Although recognized throughout the world as an equestrian training center, Aiken County is also filled with history and natural beauty. With a "flavor for the past and a plan for the future," this area boasts the South's first cotton mill and the area's only drive in movie theater. Here you will also find small towns that were influenced by the railroad, agriculture and the Savannah River Plant. Come and experience the beauty and history of Aiken County.
Beautiful historic homes, churches and cemeteries are plentiful in this corner of the region. Take in the beauty of the Spanish moss gracing the enormous live oak trees as you walk along the Lower Savannah River Alliance Greenway. Allendale County has a strong tradition in agriculture and produces cotton, watermelons, peaches, peanuts, corn, okra and other crops. Stop by the farmers market to enjoy some of the fresh produce.
The cool, black waters of the Edisto River provide the backdrop for Bamberg County's history and charm. Join local residents for hunting, fishing or canoeing excursions. This area has also been visited by some notables, including General Sherman. On his march to Columbia, Sherman was met at Rivers Bridge by a small band of Confederate soldiers who tried to stall his progress.
Southerners have long been known to cherish tradition and local history, as well as times of having fun. Folks in Barnwell County are no exception. The unique vertical sundial in Barnwell was a legendary monument for its donor, who ironically was laid to rest without anything marking his grave. Discover history in the Barnwell County Museum. Get dizzy as you shop the Circle in downtown or watch the pottery wheel of a local potter at the Little Red Barn Gallery. Enjoy lunch at one of the local eateries.
Thoroughbred Country offers several things to do free of charge. Visit museums, enjoy a nature walk or experience one of our annual events.