Welcome to Aiken County, South Carolina!
are glad you are visiting us. There are many things for you to do or
see while enjoying
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
at Hopeland Gardens in December, and Aiken’s Triple Crown in
|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 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.