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South of the Border – Hamer, South Carolina


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Note: See Time Magazine‘s article about South of the Border where it was voted one of the top 50 roadside attractions in America!

The famed South of the Border entertainment complex is located in Hamer, South Carolina, just off I-95 and a stone’s throw away from the North-South Carolina state line. Founded as little more than a beer stand in 1949 by Alan Schafer, South of the Border eventually grew into a large park. The “Mexican” theme originated when Schafer started selling Mexican trinkets after returning from a trip to Mexico. Read the Dillon County article of SCIWAY News, October 2008 issue.

Pedro South of the Border

SCIWAY, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

South of the Border Lights

Andy Hunter of Denmark, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

South of the Border Aerial

SCIWAY, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

South of the Border Sign

SCIWAY, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

South of the Border

SCIWAY, 2008 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Pedros Diner

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South of the Border Info


Address: 3346 Highway 301 North, Hamer, SC 29547
Website: http://www.thesouthoftheborder.com/

South of the Border Map



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The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of South of the Border, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


5 Comments about South of the Border

AnthonyNo Gravatar says:
May 10th, 2012 at 2:47 am

Stopped there years ago when my grandparents took us to Florida in the late 60′s. Got to finally return there 2 years ago when my wife and I were on our way to Hilton Head. Not very clean, food not very good, and the gifts are a little tacky but it was a great nostalgic visit. Hope to stop there again in October.

DonnaNo Gravatar says:
February 26th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

This place is a history icon. My mother would stop there with me and my brother when we were growing up, then I took my girls while growing up, now my daughter takes her daughter there. This is a family tradition.

MartyNo Gravatar says:
February 11th, 2012 at 4:07 am

This place is awesome. I always looked forward to stopping there when I was a kid, and love its history as a grown up.

LynnNo Gravatar says:
December 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I love going North & South on I95 looking for the signs. We tried counting them, but that didn’t work out too well. Does anybody know how many there are?

JoAnneNo Gravatar says:
March 6th, 2011 at 7:25 am

Loved to stop here when my late husband and I were trucking in the area!

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