If you're traveling with kids or are an animal lover, Lawton Stables offers up-close interaction with its resident horses, and provides lessons for those daring enough to see how intense a show barn really is. Visitors can also enjoy a more relaxed route by taking a trail ride around the grounds. The trail ride is more suited for beginners or first-time riders and could leave more experienced riders a little sleepy-eyed.
Lawton also has a petting zoo for kids that houses a doe and an array of other farm animals. It's located in Sea Pines, so come prepared for a $5 entrance fee.