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Welcome to Aiken County, South Carolina!

We are glad you are visiting us. There are many things for you to do or see while enjoying your visit in Aiken County. Download the Official Aiken County Visitor's Guide.

Some of the attractions you shouldn’t miss while here in Aiken County are Hopeland Gardens, the Aiken County Historical Museum at Banksia, the Hitchcock Woods, Redcliffe Plantation, the Dupont Planetarium, the Thoroughbred Hall of Fame and the Silver Bluff Plantation Sanctuary. Golfers will find more than ten 18-hole golf courses to choose from.

Aiken County has a wide variety of events occurring all year long. Some of the many events are the Chitlin’ Strut in Salley and the Sassafras Festival in Burnettown in the fall, the Christmas Lights at Hopeland Gardens in December, and Aiken’s Triple Crown in the spring.

Various equine events including cutting horse events, horse shows and polo matches occur all during the year at different venues through out the county. Rowing and jet ski events are held on Langley Pond in Langley. The Battle of Aiken Civil War reenactment takes place in February each year. The Lobster Races in the Alley in downtown Aiken during May draw quite a crowd.  
 
You will find a diverse selection of cultural events, concerts and productions taking place in Aiken County during the year. Productions and concerts are presented at USC Aiken’s Etheridge Center on the campus of the university. The Aiken Community Playhouse located in their new facility in downtown Aiken has several productions during the year. Every summer there are concerts and events at Hopeland Gardens during their Summer Concert Series.

Ground transportation is dominant in Aiken County. Aiken County's Best Friend Express provides local bus travel in and between Aiken and North Augusta, with connections to the Augusta Public Transit bus system. The Dial-a-Ride service is provided for qualifying persons with special needs. Greyhound Bus Lines provides out-of-County bus travel from its station in Aiken. Interstate 20 travels across Aiken County to connect with Columbia and points east, and Augusta and points west. The extension of I-520 to US 1 in North Augusta is scheduled for completion in late 2004, with funding being sought to continue the extension to I-20 near Exit 5.

 

Other major highways include US 1, SC 19, US 25, US 78, and US 278. The SC Department of Transportation is responsible for maintenance on all State roads. Their website includes status of current road conditions in Aiken County.

Scheduled air service is available through the Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). Chartered and other airport services are available at the City of Aiken Municipal Airport.

 

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