A leisurely drive through the small towns and villages in the region provides an enjoyable way to while away an afternoon. Nearby towns include Dillon, Mullins, Marion, Bennettsville, Darlington, Hartsville, and Florence.
There are a wide variety of museums in the area with displays ranging from house museums to Revolutionary War artifacts, turn of the 20th Century farming, and small-town life.
South Carolina is known for its temperate climate and long growing season. Spring and fall are wonderful times to visit many of the gardens in the area.
“The Track too Tough to Tame” is the birthplace of modern-day NASCAR racing. Today the number one spectator sport has its roots in Darlington. The once a year Mother’s Day weekend race is attended by in excess of 75,000. During the rest of the year, you can visit the extensive Darlington Raceway museum or arrange for a special driving experience at the track.
Each of the small towns has at least one antique shop and some have several shops where you can often find that perfect collectible or gift. Most shops are closed on Sunday and Monday with hours starting at 10 am on other days. Many dealers from larger cities are often found shopping at these stores to stock their own shops.