“South of the Border” Amusement Park

Has anybody visited Pedroland? Well if you happen to be in South Carolina and pass by the town of Dillon, you are in for a rude awakening. Or you can visit Pedroland online.  Every Latino and Latina stereotype you can think of is there for you to eat, consume and chew including the manana syndrome, sombreros galore, broken English and many more. You stay overnight at the “South of the Border” motel and probably get to meet real life Mexican housekeeper or janitor. Don’t forget to taste the authentic Mexican food at Sombrero Restaurant or Hot Tamale served by some spicy Latina waitresses. Before you leave you must play a round of miniature golf at Golf of Mexico. I wonder if this park is employs undocumented immigrants not only for the maintenance and service jobs but also to display their authentic “Mexicaness” to tourists. I also wonder if the presidential candidates visited Pedropark in search of the Latino vote during South Carolina’s primary.


About josemalamillo

Professor of Chicano/a Studies California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
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6 Responses to “South of the Border” Amusement Park



  2. Carlo says:

    I agree, ‘South of the Border’ is beyond awesome. Over-the-top kitschy fun. Highly recommended!

  3. Rick says:

    Does this place still exist?

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