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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia
(4.6/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
With over 2,000 animals, and 1 million visitors per year, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is a two-time winner of South Carolina's Leading Attraction award. Here you will see mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish from all over the world, and be able to walk through themed botanical gardens. From planes of Africa and Australian wilderness, to 1,900 sq m (20,000 sq ft) Aquarium Reptile Complex, you will meet animals such as sharks, bats, elephants, and koalas. Walk through the gardens and forest trails, see more than 4,200 species of plants, and learn about Earth's diversity and what we are dingo to preserve it. Both picnic areas and cafes are available. To visit Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and other attractions in Columbia, use our Columbia trip itinerary planner.
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  • Take a drive down the highway from Charlotte, NC or drive up from the lower parts of SC. You will find lots of exhibits, animals, shows, and gardens. A must see even if you are only in Columbia for a ...  more »
  • We have been visiting this zoo since our now teenagers were babies, making the 90 minute drive from Charlotte,Nc a few times a year. Our recent visit, the day after thanksgiving, was one of our best v...  more »
  • Very nice and very well taken care of! Without a doubt a place well worth the ride. We love!
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