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. To visit Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and other attractions in Columbia, use our Columbia trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Zoo portion is fairly typical. (Of course, I'm a little biases because of the large enclosure spaces at the NC Zoo). The bridge over the Saluda River is terrific. Lots to see when were there (tubi...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We love Riverbanks Zoo! We love how varied the animal population is: lions, tigers, bears, gorillas, otters, seals and sea lions, penguins, giraffes, and more! Unlike other zoos we have visited, you w...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Love this zoo! Highlight is always feeding the giraffes. Small enough to walk comfortably with a large zoo feel. Great for all ages.  more »

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