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Experiential Tourism — It's Not Your Usual Sightseeing Tour! Want the full immersion experience? Take your visit to York County, SC to another level. York County, SC welcomes you to become immersed in our rich history and culture. Enjoy unique experiences that will engage all five of your senses. From a high-flying adventure over the Catawba River to experiencing life in the Revolutionary Carolina backcountry, or share the stage with the cast and crew of a major production and learn about the traditional dishes, dances and unique heritage of the Catawba Indians. York County’s Experiential Tours are sure to create unforgettable experiences and stories that you’ll share for a lifetime!

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Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour Don't just dream of flying anymore, make it your favorite pastime at Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour. Home to many exciting outdoor adventures and retreat opportunities, this is a high-flying adventure for all ages that you won't want to miss!

Up High Island Adventure Whether you are a thrill-seeker or tree-hugger, experience an exhilarating Island Adventure with Canaan, located on a 100-acre island in the Catawba River! While your group ‘Embraces the Adventure,’ your guides will point out interesting highlights of the area, including native vegetation, water-foul and wildlife as well as local history. A customized adventure program will be designed for your group that focuses on your goals and level of adventure. Options include: the Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour, which is a 9-zipline tour crossing back and forth across the Catawba River on a 3-hour tour, a High Adventure Course, an Archery Tag, Kayaking on the Catawba River, and Team Building/Low Ropes.

Length of Experience 3-8 hours

Min/Max Participants 15-300

Availability Reservations 2 wks in advance

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Catawba Indian Cultural Center The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina, with modern day tribal lands located in York County. The Catawba Indians, known as yeh is-WAH h’reh meaning “People of the River,” have lived on their ancestral lands along the banks of the Catawba River dating back at least 6000 years. The tribe has a long history and a rich culture that lives on today.

Traditional Dishes of the Native American A delight for both your taste buds and mind, learn how to prepare some of the delicious traditional dishes of the Native American. Learn about Native plants and how they were grown and harvested. Experience how to create dishes using only the natural herbs and spices that the Native Americans had to use. You will be shown how we cooked before there were cast iron pots and skillets. Learn how we preserved our food with no refrigerator.

Length of Experience 3 hours

Min/Max Participants 8-10

Availability Reservations 1 mo in advance

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Take Home Your Very Own Basket Creation Learn the art of basket making. With several different styles and uses for baskets, we'll discuss the different materials used as well as the various basket designs you can make. Explore this ancient art form and see how the Native Americans used baskets!

Length of Experience 3 hours

Min/Max Participants 10-20

Availability Reservations 1 mo in advance

Traditional Dinner & Dance with the Catawbas Experience an authentic Catawba dinner with us! Enjoy a meal of venison stew with white/black bean bread and one of our scratch made cobblers. A 45-minute presentation from our drummers and dancers will introduce you to the different dance styles. In addition to the traditional Catawba dances, enjoy competitive style dances found at most pow wows.

Length of Experience 2 hours

Min/Max Participants 35-50

Availability Reservations 1 mo in advance

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Historic Brattonsville Historic Brattonsville is a 775-acre internationallyknown historical site and living history farm. It is one of the most important and heavily visited cultural attractions in South Carolina. Historic Brattonsville stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit and industry of the Bratton family and to the hard work and sacrifice of their descendants and slaves.

Liberty or Death! The choice is yours. In this interactive tour, participants will learn how people from all walks of life were drawn into the Revolutionary War. Participants will experience life as a Revolutionary War soldier as they march and train as a militia unit, witness a musket firing demonstration, and tour a Revolutionary War battlefield where local Patriots defeated the British.

Length of Experience 1.5 hours

Min/Max Participants 10-25

Availability Reservations 2 wks in advance

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A Taste from the Past‌ Experience a taste of history. During this interactive workshop, visitors will have the privilege to learn about plantation style cooking. Participants will take part in preparing portions of meals based on historical research and 19th century recipes. Participants will sample the dishes they helped create and take home new recipe ideas that can be replicated at home.

Length of Experience 2.5 hours

Min/Max Participants 5-10

Availability Reservations 2 wks in advance

You Are What You Wear Historic Brattonsville is the home to a rare heritage breed of Gulf Coast sheep. Participants will experience processing raw wool into a finished product. This interactive program will allow participants to card, spin, and weave wool. At the end of the program, participants will go home with a sample of woven wool.

Length of Experience 1.5 hours

Min/Max Participants 10-25

Availability Reservations 2 wks in advance

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Museum of York County Immerse yourself in the natural world on a behind-thescenes tour of MYCO’s award-winning exhibitions.

VIP Tour at the Museum of York County The Curator of Natural History shares the inside story of the museum’s 60 year history via the collections of over 1,500 natural history specimens and more than 200 mounted animals. Learn how reptiles and mammals are collected for research and exhibition and peek into the freezer to see a recent roadkill waiting to be prepared and mounted. Borax, salt, and other sundries are in the curator’s cupboards; learn how they are used to preserve specimens in fluid or to make study skins. The Exhibits Manager reveals ‘what’s real and what’s not’ in the life-like dioramas rendering the natural habitats of the Carolinas from past to present. Witness how field-collected leaves are cast into molds and assist in hand-cutting and painting replicas. Handle burlap and plaster used to make artificial trees and discover how creatures, such as the 6-foot Jefferson’s Ground Sloth, are created as a unique and totally in-house museum production.

Length of Experience 1-1.5 hours

Min/Max Participants 25-50

Availability Tuesdays-Fridays after 12:30pm

Reservations 1 mo in advance

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NarroWay Productions NarroWay Production is the “Broadway of Christian Entertainment.” As one of the most unique attractions in the South, it's original, Broadway-style shows are NarroWay's trademark. With hilarious comedy, chilling drama and fun-filled interactive performances, NarroWay brings to life stories that inspire and entertain people of all ages.

Show Box Challenge Spotlight Tour Ever dream of being a star? With this one-of-a-kind experiential tour, you are in the spotlight on the NarroWay stage! Take our “Show Box Challenge” and create your own impromptu drama. Learn stage techniques, dress up in costumes and become the characters in your own modern-day parable. Pose for a cast photo upon completion and have a memorable theatre experience!

Length of Experience 1 hour

Min/Max Participants 20-60

Availability Ages 8 & above

Reservations 2 wks in advance

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Lights, Sound, Action! Discover the technical aspects of theatre with “Lights, Sound, Action!” Get a behind-the-scenes taste of what it takes to bring together a live, Broadway-style show at NarroWay including various aspects of theatrical lighting, sound and special effects. Participate in interactive games and learn a number of common stage directions and techniques. Finally, try your hands — and feet — at choreography on the NarroWay stage. It all comes together in this fun, educational, experiential tour!

Length of Experience 1 hour

Min/Max Participants 15-75

Availability Ages 13 & above, Reservations 1 mo in advance

Educational Petting Zoo Meet the NarroWay animals up close and personal! Learn about camels when you meet “Sheba,” Queen of the NarroWay barn, training techniques used with “Blue” the horse and hear the story of our miracle goat, “Knight.” NarroWay has a host of star-studded, four-legged friends, and you’ll meet them all in this fun, hands-on experience!

Length of Experience 1 hour

Min/Max Participants 15-40

Availability All ages, Reservations 2 wks in advance

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Kings Mountain Nat'l Military Park Witness where the Patriots turned the tide of the American Revolution. Learn the story of this unique battle and experience life in the Revolutionary Carolina backcountry as it shaped the story of our nation’s birth. Ranger for a Day Try on the hats worn by National Park Service Rangers. Learn the duties of law enforcement rangers, wildland firefighters, museum curators / interpreters and resource managers. Try equipment used to carry out their jobs and receive a Junior Ranger Day badge and a certificate for your participation.

Length of Experience 4 hours

Min/Max Participants 10-15

Availability Reservations 1 mo in advance

Colonial Day Try on colonial clothes, make your own game, learn a trade and group dance, and hone your military skills with a musket drill. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of a Revolutionary War battlefield.

Length of Experience 3 hours

Min/Max Participants 15-20

Availability Reservations 1 mo in advance

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