Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

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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. Make Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden a centerpiece of your Columbia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Columbia day trip tool .
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  • VERY good it has a children's pool area and a variety of animals. It was a good evening family in Columbia south carolina
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  • First time here and it was a really good experience. Been to a lot of zoos and rarely do I see lions and tigers out in the open. We were there during the middle of the week so it wasn't crowded, howev...  more »
  • We loved our day trip to this zoo. My kids really enjoyed seeing the feeding of the sea lions and penguins. They really liked getting to feed the giraffes and birds. All of the animals were a huge hit...  more »

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