Columbia attractions

Zoo in Columbia

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Considered one of America's top zoos, Riverbanks regularly wins awards for design, animal care and breeding of endangered species. Popular exhibits include the reptile aquarium, which houses species like Galápagos t…
Farm in Columbia

City Roots

An 3.5-acre organic, sustainable farm just southeast of Columbia. Produce, herbs, flowers and mushrooms are all grown here, and there is also got a farm store on-site.
Historic Building in Columbia

Robert Mills House & Gardens

Robert Mills is best known for designing the Washington Monument, and he's also the architect of this Classical Revival town house. The restored, stately edifice, filled with period furniture and dripping with ornat…
Museum in Columbia

Columbia Museum of Art

One of South Carolina's most impressive collections of European and American art, the CMA was undergoing a $5- million permanent gallery expansion at the time of research. The expanded collection, which includes wor…
Museum in Columbia

South Carolina State Museum

A Smithsonian-affiliated museum exhibiting collections on the history, culture and geography of South Carolina. Kids will gawk at 'Finn,' the megalodon replica, and there's also a planetarium and a 4-D movie theater…