Make memories and have fun with the whole family in South Carolina’s Old 96 District; these attractions have lots to offer for adults and children alike! We’ve listed some of our favorite places to travel with families including state parks and outdoor attractions, farms, historic and educational sites as well as quirky or one-of-a-kind discoveries you won’t find anywhere else. There is so much South Carolina family fun throughout the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick.
Calhoun Falls State Park
Calhoun Falls State Park sits along several pine-covered points extending out into sparsely-developed Lake Russell. The Calhoun Falls campground is one of the most coveted in the park system, with spacious RV and tent sites complete with forested, shoreline views.
Address: 46 Maintenance Shop Rd, Calhoun Falls, SC 29628 | MAP
Hamilton Branch State Park
Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating, and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water. Campers can reserve one of more than 150 spacious, lakefront camping sites, an ideal spot for shoreline fishing.
Address: 111 Campground Rd, Plum Branch, SC 29845 | MAP
Hickory Knob State Resort Park
The only SC State Park that is also a resort. Have a swim in Lake Thurmond or the pool, shoot skeet or play a round of golf during your stay in a tent or a cabin. Learn about 7 wonderful ways to enjoy Hickory Knob Resort.
Address: 1591 Resort Dr, McCormick, SC 29835 | MAP
Lake Greenwood State Park
Lake Greenwood State Park in Ninety Six, SC, is known locally for excellent South Carolina bass fishing, boating, and offers shoreline campsites and nature trails. The camping area provides easy access to the shoreline of Lake Greenwood. Learn about 7 places to play in and around the water.
Address: 302 State Park Rd, Ninety Six, SC 29666 | MAP
Educational & Historic
Battle Of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
In 1780, these rolling fields became the site for a Revolutionary War battle. Learn the history of the battle’s intriguing twist ending and hike the trails with historical markers.
Address: 398 State Park Rd, Clinton, SC 29325 | MAP
Dr. Benjamin Mays Historic Preservation Site
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays was a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. and an intellectual leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Now, his childhood home stands as a museum to this important figure in American History.
Address: 237 North Hospital St, Greenwood, SC 29648 | MAP
Phoenix Factory’s Old Edgefield Pottery
Justin Guy, resident potter, continues the two-hundred year tradition of making and firing quality pottery made straight from the clays of Edgefield, S.C. Watch the resident potter as he revives the tradition of making Edgefield pottery. Items are available for sale. Read about the Pottery’s legacy crafted by hand.
Address: 230 Simpkins Street, Edgefield, SC 20835 | MAP
Hidden Pasture Unicorn Farm
A real-life “Unicorn” Farm! For the child that loves ponies and animals, they host unique birthday parties featuring riding ponies and little unicorns both on and off location.
Address: 245 Little Virginia Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 | MAP
Fun & Quirky
Diamond Hill Mine
Over millions of years, erosion has occurred to the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains which is one of the oldest mountain chains in the world. This has exposed a small 3 acre spot full of some of the widest variety quartz crystals in the world, known as Diamond Hill.
Address: 100 Diamond Mine Road, Abbeville, SC 29620 | MAP
Phone: (864) 443-2384