... Santee Cooper. The heart of downtown Moncks Corner is the historic train depot (which also serves as a visitor's center) located at 100 Behrman Street. Aside from a few shops and restaurants, there's not much else to see in the downtown area. Most of the major area attractions are located outside of town – here you'll find parks, gardens, and a number of historic sites and plantations.
Located in the southernmost section of Moncks Corner, Cypress Gardens was created in the early 1900s on the original rice fields of Dean Hall Plantation. In addition to 170 acres of beautiful gardens and walking trails, Cypress Gardens also offers a small museum, a walk-through Butterfly House, and a Swamparium!
Just north of Cypress Gardens is Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery featuring one of the state's largest botanical gardens.