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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.

Camping in Columbia, SC

Whether you’re on a road trip in an RV or planning to pitch a tent for traditional camping, Columbia, SC holds many campgrounds, several state parks and a national park  to help you enjoy the great outdoors while staying close to Columbia’s restaurants, attractions and other things to do.

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Barnyard RV Park

  • 201 Oak Drive
  • Lexington, SC 29073
  • Phone: 803-957-1238
  • Fax: (803) 957-0366
  • Tollfree: 800-633-6351
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Buffalo Creek Marina

  • 849 Marina Way
  • Prosperity, SC 29127
  • Phone: 803-364-9353
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Carolina Adventure World

  • 1515 Arrowhead Road
  • Winnsboro, SC 29180
  • Phone: 803-482-3534
  • Fax: (803) 482-4511
  • Hours: Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm; friday - Sunday 8 am - 10 pm
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Cedar Pond Campground

  • 4721 Fairview Road
  • Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-657-5993

Columbia Camden RV Park

  • 1354 Fort Jackson Road
  • Lugoff, SC 29078
  • Phone: 803-206-9954
  • Fax: (803) 438-5022
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Congaree National Park

  • 100 National Park Road
  • Hopkins, SC 29061
  • Phone: 803-776-4396
  • Fax: (803) 783-4241
  • Hours: Harry Hampton Visitor Center Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, 7 days per week, year-round (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
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Dreher Island State Park

  • 3677 State Park Road
  • Prosperity, SC 29127
  • Phone: 803-364-4152
  • Fax: (803) 364-0756
  • Tollfree: 866-345-7275
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Edmund RV Park

  • 5920 Edmund Highway
  • Lexington, SC 29073
  • Phone: 803-955-4010
  • Fax: (803) 955-3137
  • Tollfree: 800-955-7957
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Broad River Blue Way at Harbison State Forest

  • 5600 Broad River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-896-8890
  • Fax: (803) 896-8896
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Lake Murray

  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-781-5940
  • Fax: (803) 781-6197
  • Tollfree: 866-SC-JEWEL
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm; Friday 9 am - 4 pm; Saturday 10 am - 3 pm; Sunday 12 - 3 pm
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Lexington Family YMCA

  • 401 YMCA Road
  • Lexington, SC 29073
  • Phone: 803-359-3376
  • Fax: (803) 356-5844
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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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Siesta Cove Marina and Campground

  • 256 John Long Road
  • Gilbert, SC 29054
  • Phone: 803-892-2978
  • Fax: (803) 892-5764
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Wood Smoke Family Campground

  • 11302 Broad River Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-781-3451
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