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Once you’re in the Olde English District of South Carolina, adventure is close at hand. Choose from a wide array of nearby adrenaline activities to explore by land, air or water.

Carolina Adventure World

Exciting Land Excursions

Start with an exhilarating off-road escapade at Carolina Adventure World, where adventure awaits. Located in Winnsboro, the park promises more than 120 miles of dirt track thrills, whether you prefer an ATV, UTV or dirt bike. There are plenty of activities to stay entertained all weekend long, with events and live music to enjoy, camping accommodations by the lake, on-site dining and more.

One of the most unique South Carolina adventures is the BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, home of the 2024 UCI BMX Racing World Championships. The first public facility of its kind on the East Coast, the track hosts events for various skill levels, as well as programs and open track sessions for all ages. You can even add thrills to your next birthday party by hosting it at the track. 

For those who prefer high-speed thrills, don’t pass the road racing center of the Carolinas—Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw. There are plenty of ways to get on track at Turn One Performance Driving. Instruction is available to ignite the racing enthusiast in you.


Coasters and Wake Parks

Straddling the border between Charlotte, N.C., and Fort Mill, S.C., is Carowinds, a renowned theme park teeming with fun for thrill seekers of all ages. Send your adrenaline into overdrive with 60 world-class rides and the best waterpark in the Carolinas. This entertainment destination keeps visitors coming back time and time again.

At SouthTown Wake Park in Rock Hill, wakeboarding on a full-size cable system provides another dimension to your thrill-seeking activities in the Olde English District. Even if you’re not into extreme water sports, there are thrills to be had while exploring the many activities within this seasonal waterpark.

Airborne Adventures

There’s no greater thrill than gliding through the clouds with Bermuda High Soaring, situated in Jefferson. After taking flight in an engineless plane, chauffeured by a certified pilot, you’ll ride the thermals and revel in the incredible sensation of silently soaring through the sky.

Skydive! Carolina

No list of adventurous things to do in South Carolina would be complete without Skydive! Carolina in Chester. Jumpers of all levels find their source of adrenaline activities at the top-rated skydiving center in the Carolinas, where you can face your fears for the first time or become a licensed skydiver.