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Best Columbia, SC Attractions

  • Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
  • Finlay Park
  • Congaree National Park
  • McKissick Museum
  • South Carolina State Museum
  • Columbia Riverfront Park
  • EdVenture
  • Nickelodeon Theater
  • USC Horseshoe
  • Adventure Carolina

    Adventure Carolina

    Adventure Carolina offers a variety of guided kayaking and canoeing trips on Columbia's rivers. The popular "After Work" trip on the Congaree lasts about 3...

  • Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

    Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

    Located near the Greystone Boulevard exit off I-26 and ranked as one of the most popular attractions in the Southeast, the zoo is home to a plethora of...

  • Finlay Park

    Finlay Park

    Originally opened in 1859 as Sidney Park, this historic site experienced a rebirth in the early 1990s when it was given a complete overhaul and re-dubbed...

  • Congaree National Park

    Congaree National Park

    Not only is this 22,000-acre swampy forest designated a National Park, it's also an International Biosphere Reserve, a National Natural Landmark, a...

  • McKissick Museum

    McKissick Museum

    Run by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina and located on the historic Horseshoe, this museum hosts an impressive permanent...

  • South Carolina State Museum

    South Carolina State Museum

    Inside a century-old textile mill, this museum presents a comprehensive collection of art, history and science exhibits depicting South Carolina's past,...

  • Columbia Riverfront Park

    Columbia Riverfront Park

    For area runners, cyclists and walkers, Riverfront Park is a top choice. The long strip of sidewalk flanks the Congaree, offering visitors cool shade...

  • EdVenture

    EdVenture

    At Columbia's EdVenture you'll meet the 40-foot tall Eddie, who lives in the atrium across from the entrance. Through a series of tunnels and slides, kids...

  • Nickelodeon Theater

    Nickelodeon Theater

    A diminutive 77-seat theater, the Nick concentrates on international, art and indie films with two screenings nightly and occasional matinees. Sit back with...

  • USC Horseshoe

    USC Horseshoe

    This beautiful tree-lined mall is the site of the original campus of the University of South Carolina. Still home to several campus buildings, most of them...

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