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Want to feed a giraffe or get cozy with a flamingo? The 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 creatures, with even more fun in a three-story ropes course, four zip-lines, nature trails, pony rides and more.
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Art, history, science and discovery collide in Columbia, SC at our many museums. Step back in time at the region’s historic museums, reflect on the finer things in life at an art museum, or find the inner child at the Southeast’s largest children’s museum.
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South Carolina’s only national park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the Southeast and contains some of the nation’s tallest trees. Experience the park through many opportunities, including an elevated boardwalk, guided canoe trips and even nighttime hikes.
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The South Carolina State House overlooks downtown Columbia, SC’s Main Street and is a must-see on any trip. The copper Greek Revival dome and Corinthian columns adorn the structure, while six stars mark where Union cannonballs struck the building during the Civil War.
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Located between downtown Columbia and Lake Murray, Saluda Shoals Park offers paved and unpaved hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing on the Saluda River, trout fishing, horseback riding and a splash pad for the little ones.
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This 18,000-seat arena is your ticket to popular music and entertainment, hosting names like Taylor Swift, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Billy Joel, performances by Cirque du Soleil, Gamecocks basketball games, the circus and even more.
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Learn how to sail, kayak or canoe, scuba dive, water ski or just cruise this watery playground. In late summer, thousands of purple martins converge on Bomb Island, the largest roosting sanctuary in North America.
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Whether you’re a Gamecock or an opponent, you’ll enjoy game day in Columbia, SC. Baseball and football fans tailgate in style before heading to the stadium for a frenzied afternoon or evening of jumping to “Sandstorm.”
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Locals agree that Columbia's barbecue, smoky pulled pork smothered in our unique mustard-based sauce, is a must-try on any trip to the region. Most “joints” will offer a wide variety of Southern food, including fried chicken, hash and rice, hush puppies and macaroni and cheese.
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Boutiques, antique stores, and large malls and shopping villages give visitors the opportunity to snag something Southern as a wearable or local product. Try Devine Street, Five Points, the Congaree Vista, Main Street, Village at Sandhill or other hot spots throughout the region.

Irmo

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Located off the shore of Lake Murray and only ten miles from Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, Irmo was a sleepy little town of 500 people in the early 1970's. Today with more than 12,000 residents Irmo is one of the country's most sought after places to live. Here you can relax in peaceful parks, such as Irmo Town Park, dine at restaurants that cater to every cuisine, and stay in some of Columbia's friendliest hotels. Visit Irmo for an experience that is nothing short of true Southern hospitality. 

Irmo Things to Do

Frankie's Fun Park

  • 140 Parkridge Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-781-2342
  • Fax: (803) 732-5426
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday 10 am - midnight; Sunday noon - 10 pm
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Harbison State Forest

  • 5600 Broad River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-896-8890
  • Fax: 803-896-8896
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Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

  • 7300 College Street
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-407-5003
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Irmo Town Park

  • 1249 Lexington Avenue
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-781-7050
  • Fax: (803) 749-2743
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Plex Indoor Sports & Ice - Irmo

  • 1019 Broad Stone Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-732-1900
  • Fax: (803) 732-1990
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Saluda Shoals Park

  • 5605 Old Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-772-1228
  • Fax: (803) 772-6865
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Irmo Restaurants  

Bellacino's Irmo

  • 1085 Lake Murray Blvd.
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-407-4884
  • Hours: 11am - 10pm

Bonefish Grill: Bower Parkway

  • 1260 Bower Parkway
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-1599
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 - 10:30 pm; Friday - Saturday 4 - 11:30 pm; Sunday 4 - 10 pm
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Buffalo Wild Wings - Harbison

  • 1000 Bower Parkway
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-3431
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 am - 1 am; Friday - Saturday 11 am - 2 am; Sunday 11 am - Midnight
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Carolina Ale House - Harbison

  • 277 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6996
  • Hours: Daily 11 am - 2 am
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Carrabba's Italian Grill: Columbiana Drive

  • 370 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-1811
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 - 10 pm; Friday 4 - 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am - 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am - 10 pm
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FATZ - Irmo

  • 7420 Broad River Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-781-5036
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday 11 am - 9 pm
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Liberty on the Lake at Marina Bay

  • 1602 Marina Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 843-769-0350
  • Hours: Open daily at 11 am
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Lizard's Thicket - Irmo

  • 7569 St. Andrews Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-732-1225
  • Hours: Monday - Sunday 6 am - 10 pm
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Maurice’s Piggie Park: Irmo

  • 1141 Lake Murray Boulevard
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-732-5555
  • Fax: (803) 791-8707
  • Tollfree: 800-MAURICE

Miyo’s Harbison

  • 1220 E-2 Bower Parkway
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-781-7788
  • Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11:30 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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RIOZ Brazilian Steakhouse

  • 410 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-708-3151
  • Hours: Open daily at 4 pm
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Sweet Cake House Bakery

  • 7001 St. Andrews Road
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-749-9668
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm
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Tao Asian Infusion

  • 285 Columbiana Dr.
  • Suite G
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-749-9809
  • Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri Sat Sun 11am -11pm
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Texas Roadhouse - Harbison

  • 400 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6670
  • Fax: (803) 407-6652
  • Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm
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Travinia Italian Kitchen Lexington

  • 5074 Sunset Boulevard
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-957-2422
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday 11:30 am - 11 pm; Sunday 12 - 9 pm
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Irmo Hotels 

Columbia DoubleTree by Hilton

  • 2100 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-0300
  • Fax: (803) 731-2839
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Comfort Suites Harbison

  • 750 Saturn Parkway
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-4444
  • Fax: (803) 407-4500
  • Tollfree: 800-228-5150
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Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

  • 200 Stoneridge Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-252-8700
  • Fax: (803) 256-8749
  • Tollfree: 800-EMBASSY
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott - Columbia Northwest/Harbison

  • 320 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-732-4436
  • Fax: (803) 217-6205
  • Tollfree: 800-228-2800
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Hampton Inn On the Lake at Harbison

  • 101 Woodcross Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-749-6999
  • Fax: (803) 749-9398
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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Hilton Columbia Center

  • 924 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-744-7800
  • Fax: (803) 744-7777
  • Tollfree: 800-HILTONS
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Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison

  • 434 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6640
  • Fax: (803) 407-6639
  • Tollfree: 877-STAYHGI
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Harbison

  • 211 Lanneau Court
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-732-2229
  • Fax: (803) 732-2535
  • Tollfree: 877-354-7344
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Home-Towne Suites

  • 350 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-781-9391
  • Fax: (803) 781-7924
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Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison

  • 1130 Kinley Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-407-1560
  • Fax: (803) 407-9365
  • Tollfree: 800-833-1516
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Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

  • 1619 Pendleton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-779-7779
  • Fax: (803) 779-2197
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Residence Inn by Marriott NW Columbia/Irmo SC

  • 944 Lake Murray Boulevard
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-749-7575
  • Fax: (803) 749-7576
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Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

  • 1913 Huger Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-451-5900
  • Fax: (803) 451-5901
  • Tollfree: 877-238-8889
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Wingate by Wyndham - Columbia Harbison

  • 217 Lanneau Court
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6166
  • Fax: (803) 407-6366
  • Tollfree: 800-228-1000
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Irmo Quick Bites

Chick-fil-A - Ballentine 
Chick-fil-A - Columbiana Centre 
Del Taco - Irmo
Firehouse Subs - Irmo 
Hungry Howie's Pizza 
Moe's Southwest Grill - Irmo 
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina - Harbison
Sonic Drive-In - Ballentine 
Sonic Drive-In - Harbison 
Sub Station II 
 
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