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Capital City Bombers Challenger Learning Center
Columbia Fire Department Museum Columbia Museum of Art
Crawford Clarkson House Finlay Park
Fort Jackson Museum Hampton-Preston Mansion
Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden Sesquicentennial State Park
South Carolina Philharmonic South Carolina's Governor's Mansion
South Carolina State Fair South Carolina State Museum
Taylor Burial Ground Things to See & Do
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral


Things to See and Do in the Columbia area


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
one of the top 10 zoological parks in the USA!

I26 and Greystone Blvd. (500 Wildlife Parkway)
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-8717

Home to more than 2,000 animals! Across the river from the zoo are the gardens of over 70 acres, with nature trails, formal plantings and a spectacular walled garden.


Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

1100 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-7300

This cathedral was built in 1846 and is a replica of York Minster Cathedral in England. Six of South Carolina's governors are buried in the church graveyard. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Governor's Mansion

Built in 1855, the mansion was chosen in 1868 as the official residence for the state's governors

Guided tours of the Governor's Mansion are free of charge. To learn more about the mansion or to make arrangements for a tour, call (803) 737-1710.

The South Carolina State Capitol
P.O. Box 142
Columbia, SC 29202
(Main St. At Gervais St.)
Phone: 803-734-2430 


Taylor Burial Ground

1700 Block of Richland St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Members of the first family of Columbia, the Thomas Taylor family, his descendants and slaves are all buried here. Thomas Taylor provided the land for Columbia in 1786 from his huge plantation.


Crawford Clarkson House

1502 Blanding St.
Columbia, SC 29201

This house, built in 1838, features a pair of shelved glass columns once used to display plants.


Columbia Fire Department Museum

1800 Laurel St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-733-8350

See exhibits of photos, equipment, historical data and more in this museum which highlights the importance of the department and the people behind it.


The Columbia Museum of Art

Main at Hampton Street
P.O. Box 2068
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-799-2810
Fax: 803-343-2150

The Museum offers both American and European art in a broad spectrum of styles, periods, and mediums. Also available are a museum shop, art library and auditorium.


Fort Jackson Museum

Building 4442 Jackson Blvd.
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
Phone: 803-751-7419

See over 200 years of military history in this museum.


Hampton-Preston Mansion

1615 Blanding St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-252-1770

This mansion was built in 1818 and has been restored and then furnished in period pieces from the years 1835-1855.


South Carolina Philharmonic

1237 Gadsden St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-7937
FAX: 803-771-0268
Ticket information: 803-254-PHIL

Performances at the Koger Center for the Arts. Season tickets and individual performance tickets are available.


South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-898-4921

A comprehensive museum with exhibits and displays in art, science, history and technology. The largest museum in the state and one of the largest in the southeast. State School tours are available at no cost with advance notice.


Capital City Bombers

301 S. Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-254-HITS
Fax: 803-256-4338

This Professional minor league baseball team is a Single A affiliate of the New York Mets top

Finlay Park

930 Laurel St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-733-8331

This area has been in use since the early 1800's! Part of its ambiance is a wonderful waterfall. The park is used for festivals, concerts, picnics, lunch and more.


Sesquicentennial State Park

9564 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803-788-2706

13 miles northeast of Columbia, this park has more than 1,440 acres of forested sandhills habitat. All types of outdoor recreation is available here. A nature center and nature programs are also available. The oldest building in Richland County, built in 1756, is located here.


South Carolina state Fair

Corner of Assembly St. and Rosewood Dr.
P.O. Box 393
Columbia SC 29202
Phone: 803-799-3387
Fax: 803-799-1760

Held annually in October, it is also host to many trade and public shows, meetings and conventions. The combined indoor exhibition space is 125,000 square feet!


Challenger Learning Center

2600-A Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-929-3951

A hands-on facility where all ages work in teams to solve mathematics, science and technology problems during a spaceflight mission simulation.


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