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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

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Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • We often visit Riverbanks zoo with our seven year old daughter. The zoo offers numerous fun activities for the little ones, face painting is her most favorite. Look for the special events around Hallo...  more »
  • I bought a membership immediately. This zoo is perfect for a family fun day. Small and easy to navigate; there are just enough cool indoor places and water spritzers. The animals look content and well...  more »
  • Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is still one of the best zoos I have visited. With the new renovations of the Sea Lion area and others, it only adds to the remarkable experience of the visit. A mu...  more »