Aiken County Visitors Center

Your 1st Stop in Aiken County, SC

We're here to make your visit a memorable one. Start at the Aiken County Visitor Center for information, maps and unique gifts. We'll tell you where all the great sites are in Aiken County, SC.

[01/01/19]   🚨REMINDER🚨
The Aiken County Visitors Center will be closed today. We will reopen tomorrow, January 2nd for our normal business hours.
Happy New Year!

[12/31/18]   The Aiken County Visitors Center will be closed Tuesday, January 1st, in observance of the New Year. We will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd for our normal business hours.

This fun group is taking in the sights of Aiken County while their friend is visiting from out of town! We hope you enjoy your visit!

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First Day Hike - Jungle Trail | South Carolina Parks Official Site

Looking for an exciting outdoor event on New Years Day!? Don't miss the First Day Hike - Jungle Trail at Aiken State Park on January 1st. Click the link below for more information.

southcarolinaparks.com Happy New Year! Let's start your New Year's resolution out on the right foot and hit a state park trail. Join a ranger at Aiken State Park and enjoy a 3-mile hike around Jungle Trail! We'll observe beautiful scenery, look and listen for wildlife, and just have fun with some other motivated park enth...

🎄Just a reminder🎄

#WheresDonnie

We found Donnie horsin’ around at the Aiken County Visitors Center this morning! Stop in to visit him before they close at 3pm, curve your shopping hunger with a complimentary snack of popcorn and maybe you’ll find that last minute Christmas gift you’ve been searching for!

Iron Gate Candles are in stock! Come get your last minute Christmas gifts! 🎄🕯

We are so excited to announce that you can now find our candles at The Aiken County Visitors Center. Four of our most popular scents are available: Amber Woods, Low Country Cotton, Exotic Ginger Tea and Southern Lady. Stop by and check out all the other local artisans they have. #irongatecandles #smallbatch #handcrafted #aiken4aiken #smalltown #aikensc #southernliving #soycandles #shoplocal

Aiken’s 10th Annual Hoofbeats Parade!

Thoroughbred Country South Carolina

Why go anywhere else? Come on, be a tourist in your own backyard. Thoroughbred Country South Carolina. Visit www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar for even more events.

Beautiful view at Langley Pond!

The location for our classroom sized amphitheater was cleared earlier this week. This spot makes for a beautiful backdrop about halfway down the park road. Loop Trail walkers, disc golfers, and water event spectators will all have a great location to enjoy Langley Pond!

Night of 1,000 Lights is in full swing! Stop in the Aiken County Visitors Center and take your photo with Selfie Santa! Then look around at everything we have to offer, you might just check that special someone off your Christmas list!

We will be open until 8pm tonight for Night of 1,000 Lights! Stop by and see what gifts you can check of your list!

Graniteville, SC

Todays GVW Parade has been rescheduled for 12/15 at 3pm due to the weather.

The GVW Fire Department Parade has been canceled for this Saturday due to weather. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 15 at 3pm in downtown Graniteville. Will be a wonderful parade hope see you there! #PleaseShare

City of New Ellenton

Today's Christmas parade in New Ellenton has been rescheduled for 12/15 due to the forecast.

The parade has been rescheduled for 12/15 due to the weather forecast for tomorrow.

Christminty is back! 🎄 Just in time to stuff those stockings! We also have all of Agape Chocolates award winning flavors in stock now! They make the best gift or basket addition for those chocolate lovers in your life.

Looking for the perfect Christmas Tree 🎄 for your home!? Visit these Christmas Tree Farms located in Aiken County to find the perfect one for your family!
🌲 Gurley's Christmas Tree Farm located in Beech Island
🌲 Tom Sawyer's Christmas Trees • Monetta, SC located in Monetta
🌲 Still Creek Tree Farm located in Beech Island

Looking for fun festive events to do with the family to get in the Holiday spirit!? Here's a list of the Christmas Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades happening around Thoroughbred Country!

The Aiken County Visitors Center will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 25th in observation of Thanksgiving 🦃. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 26th.

🚨Reminder🚨
The Aiken County Visitors Center will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 25th in observation of Thanksgiving 🦃. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 26th.

This sweet baby, Angel 👼, is here with Friends of the Animal Shelter - FOTAS, Aiken County, SC.! A surrender looking for her forever home. Stop in and meet her today! She'll be here until 2pm.

The Aiken County Visitors Center will be CLOSED Thursday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 25th in observation of Thanksgiving 🦃. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 26th.

How cool!

A state park SALUTE to Girl Scout Emily Bohman with Troop 415 in the Aiken area. Emily was looking for a community project to earn her Silver Award. During a recent camping trip to Aiken State Park, Emily brought books and set up a mini-library at the park for her project! This book exchange is free to the public, encourages literacy and offers literature for folks to loan out and add to the collection, at the same time. We thank you Emily!

Check out what's playing at The Big MO! 📽️🚗🍿

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 16, 17 & 18
Main Field: The Grinch & The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (both PG)
Screen 2: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (PG-13) & Smallfoot (PG)
Screen 3: Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13) & A Star Is Born (R)
Gates open at 6:30, earlier if needed.
First movies on each screen start at about 7:30. (Yes, we know it gets dark before then, but some of our customers travel a long way to get here, so 7:30 is the earliest that we ever start.)
Next weekend: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Aiken County Government

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Fun Fact Friday...

To continue with our interesting facts about bats! Do you know what to do when a bat gets inside your home!?

If you find a bat in your home, it's important that you don't swat at it while it is flying. If it lands within reach, put on thick gloves and cover it with a towel. If the bat is on a curtain or wall, place a small box over the bat, then slide a piece of cardboard over the opening to trap the bat.

If you think you have been exposed to a bat, call SCDHEC immediately. Do not release the bat unless they direct you to do so. According to the SCDHEC website, even if you haven't been bitten by a bat, you are considered exposed to a bat if you...
1. Wake up to find a bat in your room;
2.Find a bat where children, pets, or persons with impaired mental capacity have been left unattended;
3. A pet or person that has been in direct contact with the bat.

For more information on this topic, click the link below.
This post made courtesy by SCDNR.

dnr.sc.gov

There's so much to do in our region!

Upcoming events in Thoroughbred Country, SC. Come on, be a tourist in your own backyard. www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar

Christmas is just 6 1/2 weeks away! 🎄 Have you started your shopping yet!? We can help you check things off your list! 🎁 Here’s a sneak peek of some items that just arrived today! You’ll definitely win over that special someone with these items!

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Katydid Combined Driving Event

The 15th Annual Katydid CDE started today and will continue through November 4th, with a Brunch on Sunday. Free admission for Spectators however, Sunday brunch requires a ticket. Don't miss this opportunity. For more information on tickets and a schedule visit the Katydid Farm website below.

katydidcde.com Premier Combined Driving Event in South Carolina

Our November artist, Debbie Black’s artwork is now up! Come by and see it in person.

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Chitlin Strut

Looking for family fun in Aiken County the Saturday after Thanksgiving!? Head out to the Salley Chitlin Strut! You can't go wrong at a celebration of this unusual food, which has been a Southern tradition of over 100 years! Enjoy activities such as carnival rides, hawg-calling and strut contests, fried CHITLIN'S, vendors, a parade and more!

Wondering what's a Chitlin'? Chitlin's, a contraction of the word chitterlings, are pig intestines and the people of Salley fry them by the ton during the Chitlin' Strut!
For more information visit the attached article from Discover South Carolina.

discoversouthcarolina.com Thousands are drawn to this community each Saturday after Thanksgiving to celebrate this unusual food item that has been a southern tradition for over 100 years. Activities also include a parade, hawg-calling and strut contests, food and craft vendors, be

We have tickets for the 2018 Madrigal Dinner: A Renaissance Yuletide Feast available at the Aiken County Visitors Center!! Stop by and get yours now!

Western Carolina State Fair Foundation

Due to inclement weather, the fair will not be open tonight (Friday, October 26th). We apologize for the inconvenience. Have a safe night.

SCDNR - Bats

Fun Fact Friday....

Of all the mammals on Earth, bats are the only ones capable of true flight. They use elongated bones (similar to human fingers) and a thin wing membrane stretched between them.

South Carolina's bat species prey on insects and are of great economic importance to the state - they suppress nocturnal insect populations, including crop and forest pests, and reduce the need for costly pesticides.

Of the 47 bat species documented in the United States, 14 are found in South Carolina.

This post made courtesy of SC DNR article found in the link below. Click for more fascinating information on bats, including a list of the 14 species that call South Carolina home!

dnr.sc.gov Of all the mammals on Earth, bats are the only ones capable of true flight. They use elongated bones (similar to human fingers) and a thin wing membrane stretched between them. Most (about 70%) eat insects but there are some that consume fruits and nectar or small mammals, birds, lizards, frogs, and...

[10/25/18]   🚨🚨We are now SOLD OUT of Aiken Steeplechase Parking Passes! 🚨🚨
We still have Patron Tickets though, stop by tomorrow and get them before they're gone!

How exciting that Agape Chocolates won the Taste of the State, A South Carolina Branded Award! If you haven't tried Agape Chocolate Bars yet, make your way to the Aiken County Visitors Center! We have all of their available flavors.
Here's a quick tip.... they make great stocking stuffers! 😁🍫

Thank you to everyone who voted for us, shared our posts and helped us to win “Taste of the State.” More importantly, thank you to all of you who support our mission by buying our bars. We are humbled, happy and so proud to be among these great businesses that make our state such a wonderful place to work, live, play and EAT!

[10/24/18]   Aiken Fall Steeplechase is this Saturday! Swing by the Aiken County Visitors Center to get your Patrons and Parking Tickets!

This sweet boy is Pierre, he’s here with Friends of the Animal Shelter - FOTAS, Aiken County, SC. greeting customers today for Furever Friend Friday! He’ll be here until 11am, stop by and meet him! He’s looking for his forever home where he can soak up the sun in his doorway!

What a beautiful morning for a Community Dog Walk with Friends of the Animal Shelter - FOTAS, Aiken County, SC.

Come to the Aiken County Recreation Center and bring your furry friend! There are some sweet dogs available for adoption as well!

[10/11/18]   🚨We will be opening at 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 13th.🚨 Please join us at The Community Dog Walk at the Aiken County Recreation Center from 10 am-12 pm with Friends of the Animal Shelter - FOTAS, Aiken County, SC.! Don't forget to bring your furry friends! All dogs must be leashed.🐶

[10/11/18]   🚨Delayed Opening🚨
Aiken County Government Offices and the Aiken County Visitors Center will open at 11am today due to the storm.

⭐Mark Your Calendars⭐
Join the Town of Jackson on October 19th & 20th for their annual Hook & Cook Festival! Featuring a fishing tournament, live music, BBQ Cook-off and more!
Jackson Hook & Cook Festival
www.discoveraikencounty.com/events

Don't miss out! Get your Patron and Parking tickets now from the Aiken County Visitors Center! 🐎👒

It wouldn't be Fall Steeplechase without our Hat Contest! Who will be this year's champion?!

[10/10/18]   JC's Seafood 🦐🦀🦑 was kind enough to donate dog treats 🍖 for our Community Dog Walk 🐕🐩 on Saturday! Get your free treat bag while they last!! See you at 10 am at the Aiken County Recreation Center 👟👟🌳🍁 with Friends of the Animal Shelter - FOTAS, Aiken County, SC. !🐶

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133 Laurens St NW
Aiken, SC
29801

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00
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