AREA ATTRACTIONS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

Things To Do

The Chesnut Cottage is tucked into a charming historic neighborhood with antebellum homes and mansions, yet close to local attractions, business centers, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
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The State Museum

Collections and exhibits relating to the history, culture, and geography of South Carolina. 302 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC. 803-898-4921
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The Columbia Museum of Art

Paintings, pottery and glass, furniture, and rotating exhibits. Corner of Main and Hampton Streets, Columbia, SC. 803-779-2810
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Riverbanks Zoological Park and Gardens

One of America's finest zoos, Riverbanks has received numerous awards for design, animal care, and breeding of endangered species. A new botanical garden is reached via a footbridge crossing the Saluda River. 1 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC. 803-779-8717.
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Congaree National Park

The only national park in the State features the largest tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the U.S., plus lush greenery and native species and plants
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Colonial Life Arena

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Historic Columbia

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West Columbia Riverwalk

Entertainment

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The Township Auditorium

The historic auditorium located within walking distance from the Chesnut Cottage is a frequent host to favorite bands, comedians, and entertainers.
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Soda City Market

Soda City Market is Columbia's weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. Open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine!
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Columbia's Main Street

Talk a walk down Columbia's bustling Main Street to check out restaurants, catch a movie at South Carolina's only independent theater "The Nick", or play a game at The Grand.
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The Vista

The entertainment district of Columbia is full of restaurants, exciting night life, music venues, and shopping. Located down Gervais Street from Assembly Street to Huger.