Santee Cooper Country South Carolina

Dennis Wildlife Center - The complex serves as a regional center for wildlife and freshwater fisheries research and management. It is a mecca for striped bass culture in the nation and serves as a fish culture station for striped and hybrid bass and other fish species.

Calhoun County Museum & Cultural Center - Art and history combine here with costumes, period furniture, Indian exhibits, an archives collection, a research room and historic items from Calhoun County. Early 20th century exhibits, a media center and an activities room complete the amenities offered here.

Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center - An exciting and educational view of South Carolina's rural past! The Museum welcomes visitors to Elloree and sends them on a tour of Cleveland Street as it appeared in 1900 with recreated stores, bank, hotel, and more.

Berkeley Museum - Located within Old Santee Canal Park, the museum tells the story of 12,000 years of the region's history. Exhibits and artifacts focus on General Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox), the first Americans (the Archaic Indians), colonial life, the Civil War, early medicine, rural electrification, early education, and Francis Marion National Forest.

Royal Lanes - The place for fun family bowling. 36 lanes available for all ages. Arcade games, billiards, Pro shop, grill, and more to make a better bowling experience for you, your family and friends.

Cypress Gardens - Nestled within a black water cypress swamp, Cypress Gardens offers thrilling swamp boat rides amidst wildlife, blooming azaleas, camellias and native flowers. You will experience rare, breathtaking views of mirrored reflections of tall cypress and tupelo trees.

Sumter County Museum - The museum's mission is to promote the history of Old Sumter District through the preservation and exhibition of objects, manuscripts, and documents, which relate the story of this area of South Carolina. The museum complex includes the Williams-Brice House, the Old Carnegie Public Library (now the Genealogical and Historical Research Center), and the Carolina Backcountry Homestead.

Sumter Little Theatre - Come and enjoy the performing arts here at the Sumter Little Theatre. 5 spectacular shows per season to make you laugh, cry, clap, and come back for more! The best local talent for your enjoyment.

Old Santee Canal Park - Commemorates South Carolina's beautiful natural resources and emphasizes the tremendous historical significance of the Santee Canal. Old Santee Canal Park offers its visitors a glimpse at the events that shaped our lives and our communities as we know them today.

Edisto Memorial Gardens - A place of history and beauty. In 1865, a force of less than six hundred Confederate soldiers gathered on the land that is now the Gardens.

I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium - The planetarium features Sky-Skan Automation and the NASA Educator Resource Center. The center provides educators with current aerospace and astronautical educational materials.

Sumter County Gallery of Art - Three Formal Exhibition Galleries considered by many in the South Carolina Arts Community as one of the best exhibition spaces in the state rotate shows of both traditional and contemporary art by local, regional, and nationally recognized artists.