Spend a Day Enjoying the Natural Beauty at The Dillard House

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Looking for a fun day trip not too far from Greenville? Have you heard about Dillard House? Everybody loves a good day trip and local mom Andrea Beam took her children to Dillard House just for that purpose! Today she’s telling us all about the grounds, the family friendly horseback riding, farm animals and more.

(This post has been edited to reflect 2018 pricing information.)

For more day trip options, check out Kidding Around Greenville’s extensive list of day trips.

Today I am going to talk with you about The Dillard House in Dillard, GA. Have you been? I went for the first time last year and loved it. Every minute of it.

So did my boys.

day trip to The Dillard House in Georgia

Our day trip to The Dillard House

Located on 768 Franklin Street in Dillard, Georgia, The Dillard House has a lot to offer you and your family.

First, let’s talk about the scenery. Breathtaking would be an appropriate adjective. As you near the property, you feel like you’re driving through the mountains of Tennessee. I don’t know about you, but I love to feel like I’m a million miles away from home. (Because Tennessee is exactly one million miles from my house).

Though you may feel like you are far away, it’s actually only about a two hour drive from Greenville. Unless you drive like me – then you are looking at an hour and a half, maybe less.

I have friends who make the trip just to eat at their family style restaurant. It is open seven days a week and serves a mean breakfast!

Although yummy, the food is not the reason we go. On the gorgeous grounds you can enjoy horseback riding, fishing and a small petting zoo. The prices are also reasonable.

When we took our boys, we paid $20 for them to ride a horse for fifteen minutes. That may not sound like a long time, but for a child fifteen minutes on the back of a horse is an eternity.  Or, if you’re looking for something a little longer, a 30 minute trail ride for children and adults (6 and up) is just $35. The staff is friendly and very helpful. You are able to take pictures, so make sure to have your camera on hand.

There are guided trails for longer periods of time available for adults and older children. I certainly plan to take my son back in the future.

The kiddos will also enjoy feeding the animals.

Please check their website for a list of activities offered. It is very informative.

The Dillard House is one of my favorite day trip destinations. I strongly encourage you to pack up your car and go.

petting zoo at The Dillard House

Plan your own trip to The Dillard House

768 Franklin Street, Dillard, GA

Visit their website or their Facebook page.
Hours vary daily. See their events page for details.

Has your family ever visited The Dillard House?

About the Author
Andrea Beam works for the Greenville County School System, but her passion is writing! Greenville has always been her home. Her family enjoys exploring everything the town has to offer. In addition to Kidding Around Greenville, she blogs at Sunshine & Rain.

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