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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.

West Columbia

City of West Columbia LogoYou can go with the flow in West Columbia, SC! Enjoy a walk down the West Columbia Riverwalk or kayak down the Congaree River with one of West Columbia's outfitters. Take in the best view of downtown Columbia's skyline while dining at award-winning restaurants. Then shop for something truly unique at one of West Columbia's many antique shops. Browse through all that West Columbia offers with what's below.

West Columbia Things to Do

Adventure Carolina

  • 1107 State Street
  • Cayce, SC 29033
  • Phone: 803-796-4505
  • Fax: (803) 796-9194
  • Hours: Sunday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
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Palmetto Outdoor Center

  • 731 Meeting Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-360-4697
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm; Saturday 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday 12 - 7 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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West Columbia Riverwalk

  • 121 Alexander Street
  • West Columbia, SC
  • Phone: 803-765-2200
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West Columbia Antiques

763 Meeting Street Antique Mall

  • 763 Meeting Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-796-1516
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 1:30 - 5:30 pm
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Marpie's Antiques and Collectibles

  • 2040 Augusta Road
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-530-5452
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:30 am - 6 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1:30 - 5 pm
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Old Mill Antique Mall

  • 310 State Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-796-4229
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 1:30 - 5:30 pm

Parks Furniture Antiques LTD

  • 3131 Sunset Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-4071
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Three Rivers Antiques

  • 615 Meeting St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-814-2102
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sunday noon - 5pm
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West Columbia Restaurants  

@116 Espresso & Wine Bar

  • 116 State Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-5663
  • Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 4 - 10 pm; Friday 3 pm - midnight; Saturday 10 am - midnight; Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
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Al's Upstairs

  • 304 Meeting Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-7404
  • Fax: (803) 796-0379
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 5 pm Until
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Cafe Strudel

  • 300 State Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-6634
  • Fax: (803) 794-0066
  • Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm; Thursday - Saturday 8:30 am - 10:30 pm; Sunday 10 am - 2:30 pm
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Compton's Kitchen

  • 1118 B Avenue
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-0750
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 6 am - 2:15 pm; Saturday 6 am - Noon
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Egg Roll Station

  • 135 Sunset Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-4060
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm

Hite's Bar-B-Que House

  • 240 Dreher Road
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-4120
  • Hours: Friday 8 am - 7 pm; Saturday 8 am - 6 pm
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Lizard's Thicket - West Columbia

  • 2240 Airport Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29170
  • Phone: 803-796-7820
  • Fax: (803) 806-4841
  • Hours: Monday - Sunday 6 am - 10 pm
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Lizard's Thicket - West Columbia

  • 2234 Sunset Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-0923
  • Hours: Monday - Sunday 6 am - 10 pm
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Mai Thai Cuisine

  • 2249 Sunset Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-939-4795
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM; Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM; Sunday: Closed
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Terra

  • 100 State Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-3443
  • Fax: (803) 794-1588
  • Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday at 5 pm
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True BBQ

  • 1237 D Avenue
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-9950
  • Fax: (803) 791-9951
  • Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:30 am - 9 pm; Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
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Zesto of West Columbia

  • 504 12th Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-4652
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 11 pm
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West Columbia Hotels 

Clarion Inn Airport

  • 500 Chris Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-9440
  • Fax: (803) 794-9449
  • Tollfree: 800-4CHOICE
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Hampton Inn Columbia I-26 Airport

  • 1094 Chris Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-8940
  • Fax: (803) 739-2291
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-Airport

  • 110 McSwain Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-391-4000
  • Fax: (803) 391-4001
  • Tollfree: 1-888-HOLIDAY
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Quality Inn West Columbia

  • 2516 Augusta Road
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-5160
  • Fax: (803) 791-5378
  • Tollfree: 800-4CHOICE
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Sleep Inn Airport

  • 2208-A Edmond Highway
  • West Columbia, SC 29170
  • Phone: 803-926-9260
  • Fax: (803) 791-9325
  • Tollfree: 800-424-6423
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Super 8 Columbia

  • 650 Cherokee Lane
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-1000
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Travelers Inn

  • 2200 Airport Blvd
  • West Columbia, SC 29170
  • Phone: 803-796-9900
  • Fax: (803) 926-7843

West Columbia Extended Stay

  • 114 McSwainDrive
  • Building A
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-794-1800
  • Fax: (803) 794-3032