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South Of The Border Is Now On Youtube

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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South of the Border Tourist Attraction has joined Youtube with our very own channel. That’s right, you can now catch Pedro on Youtube, and share your videos with him. We have uploaded our very first video, which is a High Definition Virtual Walk-Thru. Our video takes you around the grounds to see some of our attractions like the Reptile Lagoon, and into our shops to see some of our kitschy souvenirs.It showcases all the newly renovated and repainted areas that we’ve been working very hard on for the last year. You will find new coats of paint on all our buildings and statues, along with new neon and LED signs. Our hotel rooms have also been updated as well, and Camp Pedro is looking fresh too. If you haven’t stopped by to see Pedro lately, we think you will be very pleased with our shiny new looks. Give Pedro a ‘thumbs up’ on the video and don’t forget to subscribe to be notified when we have a new videos on our South of the Border Youtube Channel.

South of the Border And More

The new SOB Youtube channel has more than just our feature video. We have created Playlists for our sister companies as well. You can see videos reviewing our Good Ole’Blenheim Spicy Ginger Ale, a South Carolina soft drink that’s been around for more than 100 years. There is some awesome classic 70’s footage of the old bottling plant from the Charles Kuralt show. We also have videos of all the action from our newest attraction, South of the Border Motocross Training Facility. Our track hosts several motocross events each year and trains some of the finest young riders on the East Coast.

Pedro has also searched through all the great videos on Youtube to find ones filmed at South of the Border by our fans. If your family has some video from your trip to visit us, let us know so Pedro can add it to our Fan Playlist. You can also tag us on Instagram @SOBPedro to see your pictures and video come up on our website sidebar. Help us make our new South of the Border Youtube Channel as much fun to visit as Pedroland!

Loretta Lynn Southeast Area Qualifier March 15-17 at SOBMX

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

South of the Border Motocross Training Facility will be hosting the 2013 Loretta Lynn Southeast Area Qualifier on March 15-17. For more information about classes, scheduling and pricing, you can check out the Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier section of Victory Sports.

SOBMX is located on the grounds of South of the Border Tourist Attraction and offers 300 hotel rooms and 100 campsites with full hook-ups for race attendees. There are 24-hour restaurants on site, as well as shopping, arcades and the new Reptile Lagoon learning center. All these great features makes the Loretta Lynn Southeast Qualifier at SOBMX a great outing for the entire family.

If you need accommodations at South of the Border for the race, you can call 800-845-6011.

Big Bad Border Bumpers

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

At South of the Border, America’s Favorite Roadside Attraction, in Dillon South Carolina there are a lot of larger than life things to see. We have a 200 foot high observation tower that soars above the grounds. You can reach the tower in a glass elevator to enjoy the scene on your way up to the top. Standing over the shops and hotel lobby is our 97 foot tall Pedro mascot and South of the Border neon sign. And in our new Reptile Lagoon, you can find of the largest Burmese Albino pythons in America. Daisy is an astounding 22 feet long.

But maybe one of the most memorable things about South of the Border is only a few inches long and a couple of inches high. Our bumper stickers are an American icon that can be found on front and back of millions of traveler’s cars over our 60 year history. No matter where you go in the U.S., you can find a car or RV with that instantly familiar logo. You know right away that those people are veteran travelers with great taste!

While doing some research for this post about the South of the Border bumper sticker, we ran across this little gem. A vintage bumper sticker for sale on Ebay for an amazing $29.95. That’s quite a good price for something that probably was free or cost maybe a penny in its day. If that is a little too rich for your blood, we found another classic sticker from the 70’s for half that on arts and crafts site Etsy.

We found some Flickr photos of more recent South of the Border bumper stickers from user Jason Liebig. This one was from the 1980’s and has that classic 80’s neon color scheme and the over-lapping letters look really nice. His next photo shows a more modern look and design from the 1990’s.

So next time you swing through to see Pedro, make sure you pick up a bumper sticker by the checkout register at any of our shops. And if you need some help putting it on just right, we even found a Youtube video to show you the right way (NSFW-language). You can follow Pedro on Twitter for fun and information, join our Facebook fan page and read all the latest happenings and news from South of the Border on our blog.

Reptile Lagoon ~ South Of The Border’s Newest Attraction

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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REPTILE LAGOON

The newest addition to the South of the Border Tourist Attraction is our Reptile Lagoon, run by Pedro’s cousin Zurdo. It’s the largest indoor reptile exhibit in the U.S. and it’s right here in Dillon, South Carolina. It has an amazing collection of snakes, alligators, crocodiles, turtles and other creepy crawlies.

On your next trip to South of the Border, make sure you allow ample time to spend in our fun and informative Reptile Lagoon. We have an experienced veteran snake and reptile handler, along with friendly staff who are here to educate the kids while they marvel at the huge variety of exhibits. What would a trip to South of the Border be without shopping? Boring is what it would be, so of course the Reptile Lagoon has a gift shop full of reptile themed items to remember the experience.

Our Reptile Lagoon has a wide variety of crocodile species. We have over 15 varieties that are on display. These include American alligators, Nile crocodiles, a slender-snouted crocodile, and many other types. We also have crocs that are on the endangered species list and a portion of every admission goes to the Crocodile Conservation Institute to help save these prehistoric animals. The custom built pools and walkways allow close up viewing, while always maintaining strict safety.

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The Reptile Lagoon boasts an exotic collection of slithering snakes from all around the planet. A visit here is a must for any snake enthusiast. There are gigantic reticulated pythons, awesome anacondas, and beautiful Burmese pythons. Daisy is a rare albino Burmese python and is our largest snake. She stretches over 22 feet in length and weighs more than 220 lbs. That’s more than Pedro!

No reptile exhibit would be complete with some of the most deadly and dangerous venomous snakes known to man. The Reptile Lagoon’s most lethal residents include King Cobras from India, American Diamondback rattle snakes, and the world’s most feared killer: the African Black Mamba.  Along with these treacherous creatures, we also have dozens of different beautiful and fascinating snake specimens.

Another section of the Reptile Lagoon features the lovable turtle. Pedro and Zurdo couldn’t find a Ninja Turtle, but we have brought in a Giant Tortoise from Aldabra Island. Aldabra is halfway around the world off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, and the Giant Tortoise is considered one of the largest types. The Fly River, or Pig-nose turtle, comes to us from the far away island of New Guinea and Australia. This is a very rare creature because it is the only freshwater turtle that has true flippers like an ocean turtle.

From closer to home in South America comes the funny looking horned Mata Mata Turtle. It’s a must see because it looks like someone crossed a turtle with a dinosaur. Kids will love it for sure. From right here in the good ole Southeast U.S.A. the Reptile Lagoon has the giant Alligator Snapping Turtle, the largest freshwater turtle in N. America. Many a country boy has been on the losing end of messing with this beast. Legend has it, once it bites down it won’t let go until it hears thunder and lightning. Zurdo found this out the hard way, but Pedro won’t find out you can be sure of that!

Zurdo and Pedro will be constantly adding new species, exhibits and learning opportunities. Every trip to the Reptile Lagoon at South of the Border can be a whole new experience, so come back often. You can follow Pedro on Twitter (@sotbpedro) and on our official Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about Blenheim Ginger Ale, the Reptile Lagoon and the South of the Border Tourist Attraction.