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South of the Border

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As if 350 miles of billboards calling you to this I-95 hot spot are not enough to make you stop by South of the Border, do it for the cheap souvineers and great eats! Set smack da...

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whee! 10/17/2005

As if 350 miles of billboards calling you to this I-95 hot spot are not enough to make you stop by South of the Border, do it for the cheap souvineers and great eats! Set smack dab in the middle of nowhere right off of the interstate in South Carolina, it serves as a highway oasis. Low on cash, stay for cheap at their campground! This place is not only great fun but a great deal too! more

One of the last remaining "Tourist Traps" 10/8/2005

As you approach the NC/SC border, you may notice the plethora of signs urging, no COMPELLING you to make a stop at South of the Border in Dillon, SC, right off of I-90. This is an interesting place and seems a bit out of its time. I don't know if it's acceptable to continue to rehash the old myth of the lazy Mexican snoozing under a cactus, but that's what South of the Border does, and they seem to do it with pride. There is a hotel here, some restaurants, and an amusement park of sorts. I would only reccomend going here so that you can fulfill the TRUE "road trip" experience. There's nothing really of value here---the hotel is a bit overpriced, the restaurants are below par, and the amusement park would perhaps entertain the under-10 crowd but that's about it. more

I don't know whether to laugh or be offended 10/1/2005

If you happen to be traveling I-95 North from Florence, SC, you may have noticed that every 3 feet or so there is a billboard prompting you to NOT MISS SOUTH OF THE BORDER. The signs are either delightfully funny, or horrendously offensive and racist--I suppose it depends on your perogative. Pedro is the mascot of South of the Border and he is supposed to be Mexican, I suppose, as he wears a huge somberero, is often seen sleeping under a cactus, and speaks in an exaggerated Spanish accent. Oi vey. South of the Border is located, well, South of the North/South Carolina border in Dillon, SC. This is your classic American roadside attraction. Nothing good, nothing cheap, and nothing really to write home about. But a heck of a lot of people stop here for some reason or another. There's a gift shop full of the run-of-the-mill bric-a-brac you'll find in roadside gift shops, a restaurant that is overpriced and way too liberal with the grease, and a hotel that makes me get hives just thinking about their beds. Yech. But, hey, if you're on I-95 heading north, take a breather and stop at South of the Border. At least you'll have interesting stories to tell your friends up north about "them crazy southerners" (you may choose to use more colourful terms. It's all up to you). more
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