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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center - Its hands-on approach to teaching is designed to help people experience the beauty, the order and the power of science and mathematics, as well as the interest and fun of discovery. Includes various student programs, a planetarium and observatory, and fun events.

Aiken Center for the Arts - Serves the public through the five exhibition galleries, art classes and workshops for all ages, cultural events and high quality original works of art in the Gallery Store.

Aiken County Historical Museum - Experience Aiken County's rich and diverse past through exhibits, guided tours, and special programs.

The Williston Museum - Celebrating 150 Years of Williston History and Heritage. A trip back in time for many; a living history lesson for all.

Hitchcock Woods - 2,100 acre forest with hiking & biking trails. Home of the famous Sand River & Aiken Horse Show. Hitchcock Woods is open to the public, on horseback or on foot, from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Admission is free of charge, thanks to donor support.

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site - Named for the red clay hill on which the site is situated. In 1859 - House completed in the Greek-Revival style. Plantation used primarily for agricultural experimentation of vineyards, orchards, and special crops like indigo and sugar cane.

Aiken Community Playhouse - A community theater dedicated to producing quality shows at reasonable prices. ACP is also a teaching theater so that people who have always wanted to "be in theater" can get hands-on training while participating in producing a show.

Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall Of Fame & Museum - Celebrates the great tradition of racing, and Aiken's vital role in it. Thirty-nine Champion Thoroughbreds have trained at the famed Aiken Training Track. The Hall of Fame features both flat racers and steeplechase horses, from 1942 through the present.

The Living History Park - The site includes the springhouse tavern and bake ovens, housed in the original pumphouse with a shake shingle roof, a stage area for performances, an in-ground cook pit, smoke house, treenware maker, milliner, blacksmith's forge, military encampment with Colonial Militia and other period crafts demonstrations. Park also provides outlets for recreation.

Paw Print Pottery - Exciting, eclectic, rural charm of the Little Red Barn will delight your visit to historic Barnwell. The Little Red Barn Pottery & Art Gallery is the studio/gallery of Elizabeth A. Ringus of Paw Print Pottery & The Naturalist, Larry Price, fine art nature photography and framing gallery.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at River Bottom Farms - You can catch bass, bream, and sunfish in five stocked fishing ponds and Sleepy Creek. Walk nature trails winding down to the North Edisto River, swim in a sparkling pool, or play volleyball & horseshoes in the recreation field. Camping and Cabins.