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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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  • One of the very best zoos in the country. Easy access, reasonably priced...a very nice way to spend a spring day.  more »
  • One would never expect this wonderful zoo to be here in Columbia. It is charming, as well as a great array of many animals. The gardens are magnificent.  more »
  • I was a chaperone for a middle school trip. I love the zoo. This was first visit in years. Both adults and children will have a good time.  more »