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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.

Columbia, SC Sports & Outdoors

 

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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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Sam Daniel Tennis Center

  • University of South Carolina
  • 1300 Heyward Street
  • Columbia, SC 29208

SCE&G North Recreation Site

  • 2068 North Lake Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-217-9221

SCE&G South Recreation Site

  • 1832 North Lake Drive
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-217-9221

Sedgewood Country Club

  • 9560 Garners Ferry Road
  • Hopkins, SC 29061
  • Phone: 803-776-2177

Sesquicentennial State Park

  • 9564 Two Notch Road
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-788-2706
  • Fax: (803) 788-4414
  • Hours: Park Office Hours: 11 am - 12 noon & 4 - 5 pm everyday (including weekends)
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Seven Oaks Park

  • 200 Leisure Lane
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-772-3336
  • Fax: (803) 772-2128
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Siesta Cove Marina and Campground

  • 256 John Long Road
  • Gilbert, SC 29054
  • Phone: 803-892-2978
  • Fax: (803) 892-5764
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South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

  • Rembert C. Dennis Building
  • 1000 Assembly Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-734-3833
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South Carolina Governor's Mansion

  • 800 Richland Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-737-1710
  • Fax: (803) 737-3860
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South Carolina Governor's Mansion Gardens

  • 800 Richland Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-737-1710
  • Fax: (803) 737-3860
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South East Park & Tennis Center

  • 951 Hazelwood Road
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-733-8440
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South Lake Cycles - Harbison

  • 275 Harbison Boulevard
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-781-1121
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6:30 pm; Closed Saturday; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
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South Lake Cycles - Lexington

  • 299 North Lake Drive
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-359-2925
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6:30 pm; Closed Saturday; Sunday 12 - 4 pm
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SouthShore Marina

  • 3072 Hwy 378
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-532-4231
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Spinner's Resort & Marina

  • 101 Sandlewood Road
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-532-5300
  • Fax: (803) 532-3155
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Spirit of Lake Murray

  • 3337 US 378
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-730-3044
  • Fax: (803) 749-0417
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Spring Valley Country Club

  • 300 Spring Valley Road
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-788-3080
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St. Andrews Park

  • 920 Beatty Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-772-6598
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 2 - 9 pm; Saturday 9 am - 8 pm; Sunday 1 - 6 pm
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Summit Cycles - Northeast

  • 10171 Two Notch Road
  • Columbia, SC 29229
  • Phone: 803-462-0380
  • Hours: Monday 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
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Summit Cycles - West Vista

  • 716 Meeting Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-834-7053
  • Hours: Monday 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
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Taylor Outdoors, LLC

  • 151 Dogwood Shores Road
  • Batesburg, SC 29006
  • Phone: 803-331-1354
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The Backpacker Quality Gear

  • 1215 Wayne Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-7571
  • Fax: (803) 252-6470
  • Tollfree: 800-404-1990
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
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The Club at Rawls Creek

  • 2121 Lake Murray Blvd
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-781-0114
  • Fax: (803) 732-0452
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The Conservation Station

  • 900 Clemson Road
  • Columbia, SC 29229
  • Phone: 803-788-5700
  • Hours: Open from dawn to dusk.
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