"South of The Border - An historic tourist trap" Dillon by littlesam1

Dillon Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 32 photos

Anyone who has ever traveled down Interstate 95 on the east coast of the United States is familiar with South of The Border. For literally hundreds of miles you pass signs advertising South Of the Border. Each sign gets progressively tackier and more bizarre. Originally built in the late 1940's to the early 1950's South of the Border is a historic tourist trap.

My daughter Danielle and I traveled from Maryland to Georgia each summer the past four years as she returns to college in Atlanta. Its a long drive but we both have grown to enjoy the time together and have learned to enjoy the trip. On our trip down in the summer of 2002 we decided we could not longer ignore all of the South of Border road signs and stopped in for a brief but funny visit.

This picture is of Danielle riding high on one the many oversized statues that decorate the grounds of South of the Border.

  • Last visit to Dillon: Jun 2002
  • Intro Updated Sep 21, 2005
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  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2005 at 11:55 AM

    So did you get yourself a year's supply of snuff?

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2005 at 12:42 PM

    oh Larry, Blane would LOVE this page, I did, Im glad you said that was Dino you were standing next to, the sombrero fooled me and for a moment l thought Jim was looking a bit green

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2005 at 5:46 AM

    ....lots of sombreros in that area !!

  • Wendy67's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2005 at 7:27 PM

    Don't know if you're done with the pages yet, but this is so much fun to read! Love these off-the-wall places!

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