This seven-county region, named for the original Native American Pee Dee Indians who inhabited it long ago and subsequently the Pee Dee Rivers, still offers the natural wonders that attracted the Native Americans and early settlers. A sparkling gem of nature's best Pee Dee Country has a unique combination of scenic parks and natural areas as well as a history spanning both Revolutionary and Civil War times, reflected in its wonderfully preserved historic homes, plantations and buildings.
Here's the ideal place to experience the heritage of the agrarian lifestyle of the old South and its relaxed way of life. Both cotton and tobacco played an important role in the early growth of the region The South Carolina Cotton Museum is located in Bishopville and has preserved the legacy of the cotton culture in South Carolina and a way of life long gone but still reflected in the present. The South Carolina Tobacco Museum is located in the historic train depot in Mullins and depicts farm life and the growing of the “golden leaf” prior to 1950. Pee Dee Country offers three beautiful state parks and natural areas and many local parks as well as four scenic rivers. The area also has more than 30 exciting and affordable golf courses! It's no wonder that outdoor activities are popular here! Come chip, putt, paddle, cycle, race, raft, kayak, hike, fish and just have fun!
While you are here, enjoy the entertainment of one of our many local festivals. Good food, good times and a glimpse of our history is found in these great events. Race car fans will want to catch a race at the famous Darlington Raceway! Take in the history of the world's greatest spectator sport at the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum.
Pee Dee Country is truly a land of the past, present and future with something for everyone. Come stay and play with us…discover a place like no other!