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.
Baker Creek State Park
Open March 1- September 30 annually. Offers hiking/biking trails, lakeside campsites, and easy lake access for boaters and fishermen.
Address: 863 Baker Creek Rd, McCormick, SC 29835 | MAP
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
National Wild Turkey Federation-Winchester Museum
The only museum in the world dedicated to the wild turkey, its hunting history, and the success story of its conservation.
Address: 535 Gary Hill Rd, Edgefield, SC 29824 | MAP
Ninety Six National Historic Site
The Siege of Ninety Six was the South’s first land battle of the Revolutionary War. Explore the still-standing Star Fort, and possibly watch some living history.
Address: 1103 Hwy 248, Ninety Six, SC 29666 | MAP
Pet baby goats, wander with peacocks and discover other gems, including a model train room, mysterious train ride, handmade goat milk products, and an antique store.
Address: 409 Emerald Farm Rd, Greenwood, SC 29646 | MAP
Hickory Hill Milk
A fourth-generation dairy farm, Hickory Hill Milk offers behind-the-scenes tours to learn all about how milk is made and meet the cows.
Address: 150 Faulkner Mountain Road, Edgefield, SC 29824 | 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
This working plant farm and nursery lets visitors pick strawberries right off the vine. In the Fall, the pumpkin patch opens up alongside a corn maze, petting zoo, and more.
Address: 6600 Highway 92, Enoree, SC 29335 | 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
Heritage Gold Mine
Pan for gold at this historic gold mine in McCormick, SC, once the second-richest vein of gold in South Carolina!
Address: 209 N Mine St, McCormick, SC 29835 | MAP
Phone: (706) 877-3080
Palmetto Shooting Complex
A premier shooting destination in the Southeast, the facility houses two dedicated sporting clays courses, five trap and skeet fields, 3D archery, and a 9,300-square-foot Pavilion.
Address: 535 Gary Hill Rd, Edgefield, SC 29824 | MAP
25 Drive In Movie Theatre
One of the few drive in theaters left in South Carolina and the United States. Family atmosphere all the time.
Address: 3109 Highway 25 South, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646 | MAP
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