FAMILY FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS

Lake Hartwell Country is your perfect family-friendly getaway. Let your kids reconnect with fun that doesn't need to be plugged in. Explore the great outdoors and reconnect in a way that you never have before. 

Indoor Attractions

Sweet Retreat Fun Center

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510 E Halfway Branch Rd.

Walhalla, SC 29691

Let off some steam at this fun place! They have laser tag, go-carts, putt-putt, an arcade, and ice cream to top it all off. Photo courtesy of Google street view

Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum

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120 History Ln

Pendleton, SC 29670

The "Ag Museum" has several interactive exhibits that your kids will love. There are even some animal friends that would love to meet you!

Bob Campbell Geology Museum

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140 Discover Ln

Clemson, SC 29634

 

This unique museum has on display thousands upon thousands of rocks, minerals, and fossils from the state of South Carolina. There are some awesome exhibits here, including ones on paleontology and geology. Photo courtesty of Bob Campbell Geology Museum Facebook

Central Railway Museum

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108 Werner St.

Central, SC 29630

The centerpiece of this train-focused museum is a “double-decked HO scale model railroad” that fills the majority of the building that the museum is housed in. It’s a sight to behold that you need to see for yourself!

Pickens County Museum of Art and History

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307 Johnson St.

Pickens, SC 29671

Discover the rich history of Pickens County at this unique museum. Housed in the old Pickens County Gaol (jail), there are many artifacts to see and much art to appreciate here. Some folks say that there’s a ghost who lives in the building, so keep your eyes peeled! Photo courtesy of Google street view

World of Energy

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7812 Rochester Hwy

Seneca, SC 29672

This fun and interactive exhibit is fun for the entire family. Discover how energy is created in a hands-on way at Duke Energy's World of Energy, located at the Oconee Nuclear Station!

Playgrounds

Doodle Park

Doodle Trail​

Pickens, SC 29671

This playground recently opened in June of 2019 and is a popular choice for families to have fun together. Stop by nearby Bee Well Honey for a pick-me-up while you're there! 

South Cove County Park

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1031 S Cove Rd

Seneca, SC 29672

South Cove, located on the shores of Lake Keowee, has a playground, basketball court, horseshoe court, and ample opportunity to have a day of play.

Kid Venture

7 Jim Ed, Rice Cir

Anderson, SC 29625

This park has an awesome playground, sports fields, and a duck pond. Photo courtesty of Yolanda Dunihue on Google

Nettles Park

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102 Nettles Park Road

Pendleton, SC 29670

Nettles Park is the largest park operated by the city of Clemson, with several sports fields, a great playground, and a dog park. Photo courtesy of city of Clemson

Mile Creek County Park

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757 Keowee Baptist Church Rd

Six Mile, SC 29682

Located on the shores of Lake Keowee, Mile Creek County Park has 4 playgrounds that offer beautiful views of the lake as well as a swimming area. Photo courtesy of Mile Creek County Park

Kid Friendly Trails

Twin Falls

Water Falls Rd

Sunset, SC 29685

Length: 0.7 miles one way

Difficulty: Easy

This is a great trail for kiddos because it is level, short, and leads to a beautiful waterfall.

Lakeside Trail

158 E Ellison Ln

Pickens, SC 29671

Length: 1.9 mile loop

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

This hike in Table Rock State Park loops around Pinnacle Lake and offers breathtaking views of Table Rock mountain.

Old Waterwheel Trail

624 State Park Rd

Mountain Rest, SC 29664

Length: 1.2 mile loop

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

This is a fun trail in Oconee State Park that leads to the historic remains of an old waterwheel.