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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.

Art Galleries in Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC art galleries feature the work of local, national and international artists at traditional art galleries, artist studios, restaurants, cafes and shops across the region. Throughout the year, South Carolina’s thriving arts scene grows when galleries open after hours for special events and festivals like First Thursdays on Main, Congaree Vista Guild’s Artista Vista and Columbia Open Studios. Find galleries listed below and browse our calendar  to find festivals or art events in Columbia, SC.

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210 Shoppe & Studio

  • 210 West Main St
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-800-3285
  • Hours: Wed - Fri: 10:00–5:00 Sat:10:00–2:00
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Again & Again Consignment Shop

  • 1117 B. Avenue
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-509-5660
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anastasia & FRIENDS

  • 1534 Main Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-665-6902
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Artizan

  • 1217 Bull Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-728-0282
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 1 pm | 2 - 6 pm
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Bella Vista Art & Framing

  • 705 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-765-0808
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm

Blue Sky Studio

  • Arcade Mall
  • 1216 Washington Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-318-6867
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday: 3ish to darkish
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Carol Saunders Gallery

  • 922 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-256-3046
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

Charlton Hall Galleries, Inc.

  • 7 Lexington Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29170
  • Phone: 803-779-5678
  • Fax: (803) 733-1701
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
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City Art Gallery

  • 1224 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-252-3613
  • Fax: (803) 252-3595
  • Tollfree: 800-535-5908
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 6 pm; Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 11 am - 3 pm
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Classy Canvas

  • 9570 Two Notch Road
  • Suite 6
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 334-315-1220
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Columbia Antique Mall

  • 602 Huger Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-765-1584
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 1:30 - 5:30 pm

Ernest Lee | "The Chicken Man"

  • Lady and Harden Street
  • Columbia, SC 29204
  • Phone: 803-348-5282

Finleaf Gallery

  • 2323 Devine Street
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-254-8327
  • Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 11 am - 3 pm
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Frame of Mind, the art of eyewear

  • 14o State St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-988-1065
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 12 - 4 pm
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Gallery V

  • 631-D Harden Street
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-920-7537
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
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Gallery West

  • 134 State Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-207-9265
  • Hours: Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 10:30am - 2:30pm

Glassie Ladies

  • 738 Meeting St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-796-0407
  • Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 10am - 5pm
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore

  • 2814 Augusta Road
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-936-0088
  • Fax: (803) 936-0104
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
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High Noon

  • 1300 Dutch Fork Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-781-7444
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

HoFP Gallery

  • 2828 Devine Street
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-799-7405
  • Fax: (803) 799-8879
  • Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5pm
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if ART Gallery

  • 1223 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-238-2351
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm; Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
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It's the Little Things

  • 142 State St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-764-5200
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Lewis & Clark Studio

  • 1001 Huger St.
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-765-2405
  • Fax: (803) 779-5149
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Lexington's Old Mill

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