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South of the Border

I-95 at US 301/501, Dillon, SC
+1 843-774-2411
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South of the Border

We stopped here because of previous travels and wanted to see if the tempting billboards were more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy P
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Overnight motel stop

Worse than I thought. For $90 a night for a roadside stop on I-95 there are a lot of better motels... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill S
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I-95 at US 301/501, Dillon, SC
+1 843-774-2411
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here because of previous travels and wanted to see if the tempting billboards were more than just hype. While this seemingly cheesy tourist trap has been consolidated because of the declining economy, we still found it quite charming. The indoor Reptile Lagoon exhibit...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worse than I thought. For $90 a night for a roadside stop on I-95 there are a lot of better motels for the money. At first I thought: "Well, it's clean at least." That was before I walked in to the bathroom and found chicken...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally stopped by this place, on a road trip this summer. Have seen this whole South of The Border signs the last few times I drove thru the area..and never stopped. I'm glad I did. Was a neat place to get tourist items, ice...More

Thank Felicia184
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your idea of fun is a 1970's zombie flick set in a Mexican town overwhelmed by the smell of a petting zoo than look no further. I do not see the allure of South of the Border. We stopped in for breakfast on our...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the "Burma Shave" style ads along the way and just had to take a break and check the place out. It is American kitch and has some neat things, but many of the employees are just there and don't seem too happy. I...More

Thank yugtac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you travel on 95 either south or north have to stop at this please the all park just look at it is fun for everyone in the family

Thank Samuel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun, especially all of the different statuary, Different gift shops and all the photo opportunities. Don't go for the food. Go for the absolute hilarity from the days of long road trips and the need for clean restrooms and a stretch of the...More

Thank nesscv3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So it's been years since I visited this place I recall maybe 1991 but not much has changed! Many stores are closed and run down. Carnival closed! Honestly the only reason I stopped was to see Pedro and get some pictures with my husband and...More

Thank cutiecarla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped, literally, to get plastic flamingos for our RV!! And, they had them. This is an OLD and tired shlock shop with all sorts of stuff, but the outside is really tired and dated, like from the 1980s, which was the last time I stopped...More

1  Thank Tina Rappaport U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the worst places I've ever stopped at. Don't be fooled by all the happy, colorful billboards, the place they describe does not exist. Maybe it did, once. Our intention was to get off the interstate, stretch our legs, maybe see an...More

Thank copperdragon66
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of truck parking
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Response from timothyeruiz | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just stop by and look around, get gas, eatat various restaurants, lodge for the night (payable), whatever you need.