Herbert Hoover won America's hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a canoe in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a three-hour Historic Journey canoe trip for two adults and up to two children from Palmetto Outdoor Center (a $200 value).
Accredited historians at Palmetto Outdoor Center instruct tour-goers in local history as they paddle down the nationally acclaimed Congaree Creek. A tour group of up to 15 other canoes circumnavigates swift waters through a 70-year-old hardwood forest, mesmerized by the untouched wilderness, vegetation, and baffling absence of Starbuckses. Gregarious guides regale oar-dunkers with tales of the area's history, which holds evidence of human inhabitants from over 12,000 years ago. Groups enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks or sandbars, which the company supplies to keep peckish adventurers from being tempted by the delicious protected wildlife.
Palmetto Outdoor Center
Palmetto Outdoor Center promotes the preservation of natural rivers and forests. Because awareness is the best way to maintain the environment and cultural heritage, Palmetto spreads knowledge of local gems with river trips and walking tours. These organized tours and vessels for rent allow amateur explorers to discover South Carolina's uncluttered riverbanks while learning about how they can be protected. Civil War walking tours illuminate the history of the region, and canoe and kayak rentals plunge into the tree-lined waterways of the Congaree, which flows through protected national parkland with the continent's largest old-growth floodplain forest.
731 Meeting St.
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169