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Old Santee Canal State Park

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Address: 900 Stony Landing Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461-2944
Phone Number: +1 843-899-5200
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A Time in History

The Tail Race Canal is the first canal built in America. After discussing the history of the canal, I found out two of my uncles helped with the construction. Many African... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Tail Race Canal is the first canal built in America. After discussing the history of the canal, I found out two of my uncles helped with the construction. Many African Americans lost their land through imminent domain to build the canal.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Children under 7 are free, 7 to 64 is $3, and 65 and over is $2. You get a lot for this small cost: Berkeley County Museum, Interpretive Center, Stony Landing Plantation, canal walk, river walk, tails, picnic area, and a playground. The park sits on 195 acres. The construction of the canal began in 1793 and was being used... More 

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Saint Stephen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We went out for a light hike. $3 admission is hard to beat! Hiking trails looked as though they hadn't been traveled in some time....huge rotting tree fallen in path. But was a nice, easy 2 hour hike and board walk through the area. Did not see as much wildlife as we have on previous visits, only one gater, two... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The perfect place for a lowcountry hike, picnic, stroll near the water, learning about nature and history. This park is a gem. The staff are helpful and knowledgable. Perfect place for a family or group of friends to relax in a natural setting. Don't miss the canoes which are the perfect way to watch wildlife in the canal.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Being from Ohio, we were not sure if a park (non-ocean) would be interesting. It was! Had a very pleasant walk through this park - saw an alligator and other wildlife. The boardwalks are very sturdy & well-maintained. The information center is spacious and full of interesting photos. It has a huge screen for videos. The head ranger was attentive... More 

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El Centro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Kid, Grammie, and dog friendly. Fabulous little museum with taxidermy wildlife, beautiful swampy trails, and a perfect wedding venue on the economical side....

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

My son and I visited the Old Santee Canal Park. Very nice board walk, especially through the wetlands area. $3 to get in and only about 30 minute drive from Goose Creek. Well worth an afternoon outing.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our yearly Christmas time visit to the Canal for all the festivities with our teenage children and their friends. A true joy for young and old. Well worth the visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Visited here to do photography shoots, family picnics, and other events and this place is always awesome. Very little traffic so it's great to get away from life's crazy stuff.

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Silverton OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Spent a pleasant morning at this park. We went through the small interpretive center. Found the info about "the David" a semi submersible vessel used to attack blockade ships during the Civil War to be really interesting. There's a to scale model of it in the park too. Went through the County Museum that's in the park too which has... More 

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