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15 Salads You Have To Eat This Summer In #RealColumbiaSC
Posted on July 14, 2017 at 10:56AM by Holly Heaton
In the summer heat, a crisp salad bursting with flavor is the ultimate refreshing meal. With access to an abundance of fresh and vibrant South Carolina produce, Columbia chefs are serving up ...
Here's How To Celebrate The 4th Of July In Columbia SC
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:51PM by Holly Heaton
  Photo by: John A. Carlos II  Burgers on the grill, boats in the water and fireworks flying through the southern air...it's almost 4th of July weekend, y'all. Don't stress over ...
What's Hot This July
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:49AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bask in the glory of summer this month. Fill up those extra hours of daylight with festivities, outdoor events, concerts and more. Read on for a roundup of things to do all month long ...
5 Places to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Columbia SC
Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:16AM by Columbia, South Carolina
Everyone loves doughnuts - it's a fact. We've rounded up five local spots with unforgettable sweet-and-stickies, so you can indulge the #RealColumbiaSC way. Oh, and you should definitely hit all five ...
What's Hot This June
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is on its way and that means there's more time to experience Columbia, SC through a line-up of seasonal events, concerts, exhibits and more! Keep reading for a roundup of things to ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get to know the man who's worked hard to bring a lot more color and creativity to Columbia SC - Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History!       Lee Snelgrove ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
A somewhat newer face in the Columbia community, Abby Naas and the Columbia Fireflies with whom she works have already made quite the impact on our region. Find out just what it is that ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Today, check in with Chef Mike Davis from Terra for all of his insider tips on Columbia SC!       Chef Mike Davis, owner of Terra in West Columbia, is a ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Thanks for tuning in yesterday and getting to know Trae Judy with Music Farm Columbia a little better! Now, find out how Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle has impacted our ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get to know some of the movers and shakers in our community who make the tourism industry in Columbia warm, welcoming and thriving. Stay tuned this week as we get to know some of Columbia's Faces of ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...

Columbia Time Machine | Civil War Coin Trail

Want to participate in our kickoff event on February 7, 2015? Get event details here.

A special series of geocaches have been placed at 24 historic locations around Columbia. Each one of them played a very significant role in the Civil War, specifically General Sherman's burning of Columbia. There are three categories of locations with eight caches in each. You must find seven out of those eight for each category. The first 300 people to complete seven of eight in each category will get a commemorative trackable geocoin!

So how does it work?

1. Register for a free account at geocaching.com.

2. Download the passport.

3. Visit the sites and get your stamp.

4. Fill out your completed passport with your information and turn in at the Columbia Regional Visitors Center or mail to:

Columbia Regional Visitors Center
Attn: Geocaching Coin Redemption
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Geocaching Contact Information

What are the tour spots on the Columbia Time Machine geocaching trail?

SHELLING OF COLUMBIA
Shelling of the State House
South Carolina State House
Confederate Relic Room
First Baptist Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Columbia Cannon
Palmetto Iron Works
Confederate Printing Plant

HISTORIC HOMES
Robert Mills House
Hampton-Preston Mansion
Mann-Simons Cottage
Siebels House
The Asylum
Lexington County Museum
University of South Carolina
Lorick Plantation

ALONG THE RIVER
Escape of Fort Congaree
Confederate Gold
Fort Congaree
Battle of Congaree Creek
Guignard Brickworks
Surrender Rock
Chessie and Seaboard
Cayce Lock & Dam


Special thanks to the following sponsors for making this trail possible: Columbia Regional Sports Council, The River Alliance, Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber & Visitors Center and Carolina Outdoor Adventures

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