South of the Border

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3346 Highway 301 North, Dillon, SC, USA

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Zagnut66 Zagnut66
112 reviews
Check out the Reptile Lagoon Mar 05, 2015
Not much I can add to the other reviews about South of the Border. It is what it is and you either get a kick out of obvious tourist trap places like this or you don't. The small amusement park and the observation deck on the Sombrero Tower were both closed during my visit, so I can't comment on them.

But I have to concede that the Reptile Lagoon was fun. It's basically a warehouse zoo with several alligators and crocodiles laying about in their pens, multiple venomous and monster-sized snakes on display and various oddball turtles here and there. There is a midget gator and an albino gator and the world's largest spider thrown in for good measure. It's a fun way to spend an hour if you want to take a break during a long drive on Interstate 95.

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Photography is permitted. An interesting roadside diversion.
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Andy99 Andy99
621 reviews
You Have to See it to Believe It! Mar 19, 2011
All along Interstate Highway 95 down through North Carolina and up through South Carolina one sees colorful and clever billboards advertising South of the Border. South of the Border is an American roadside institution like Breezewood, Pennsylvania, Wall Drug, South Dakota, Tucumcari, New Mexico, or Santa Claus, California.

Yes, it's full of kitsch and high camp! But it's fun to see. Check out the statues and the sombrero observation tower! It was started in 1950 and expanded since. It evokes the spirit of the open road and the road trip.

South of the Border does have traveler amenities including rest rooms, gas stations, a 24-hour diner, and a restaurant. There is also a motel.

"You Never Sausage [Saw Such] a Place!" as one of the billboards truthfully proclaims.
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8 / 8 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Amrisalem says:
i Never Sausage a thing :)
Posted on: Mar 30, 2011
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Congrats on your featured blog Andy!
Posted on: Mar 30, 2011
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Congrats on the feature!
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jamartin39 jamartin…
113 reviews
Pedroland Feb 27, 2006
South of the Border or Pedro land has just about everything. Camping, hotels, a night club, an arcade for the kids, a theme park for the family, gift shops and restaurants like I said this place has just about everything. If you have ever driven on I-95 you’ll start seeing billboards 50 miles out just tempting you to check this place out. It’s a fun "little" place to check out. It was featured in at least 1 movie starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock called Forces of Nature there's a little tid bit fact for the movie buffs who read this. If you’re traveling with kids it’s a perfect place to stay they will not be bored. It’s not overly expensive and pretty easy to find along with other tourist destinations in the area like Myrtle Beach its worth checking out even if you don’t want to check in.
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