The Big Mo
822 Columbia Hwy. N, Monetta, SC
Open: weekends March-December
The Big Mo Theatre revives America’s unique and fading form of entertainment. The Big Mo is one of the few Drive-In’s operating in South Carolina! Expect 2014 season to be the most exciting time as The Big Mo premiers the new digital projection system they won from the Honda Drive-In Project! A $100,000 value that helped save our drive-in! The drive-in was open from 1951-1986 and then reopened in 1999. It is still operational today!
Monetta is located at the junction of the ancient Cherokee Path and the Occaneechi Trail and it is believed that Monetta, the daughter of an Indian Chief, is rumored to be buried in the center of town. The town is in both Aiken and Saluda counties.
Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast
3083 Charleston Hwy., Montmorenci, SC
From the moment you set foot on the weather worn brick walks, enhanced by the stately oak tree in the front yard, and pass the massive columns on the front porch of the Greek revival plantation home; you know you have stepped back in time to another era. Annie’s Inn, established in 1984 is a remainder of days long past.
3250 Charleston Hwy., Montmorenci, SC
Annual Herb Fair in the spring and autumn.
Montmorenci is a beautiful little town along a railroad bed with a ghostly past. A well regarded Bed and Breakfast, Annie’s Inn, is at the heart of this tale. The house has stood since the 1830’s when it was a 2000 acre cotton plantation. Originally it had three stories, but a cannonball destroyed the third floor during the Civil War. Later, a doctor used it as his residence and hospital. During that era, the ghost of a little girl has been occasionally heard calling for her mama.
Aiken State Park
1145 State Park Rd, Windsor, SC
Built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Aiken State Park is a 1067 acre combination of a river swamp, bottom land hardwood forest and dry sandhill pine forest; the latter provides evidence of an era when the sea reached this far inland.
Offerings: Canoeing the Edisto River, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and canoe trails. Campsites for RVs and tents, some primitive sites available. Canoe rentals.
The name of the town likely originated from the 1813 will of Anderson Windsor, who owned land on Pond Branch and Yarrow Branch, near the present location of Windsor.