Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

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#1 of 9 in Parks in Columbia
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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  • My wife and I, being empty-nesters, were mostly interested in the botanical gardens, but the ticket price includes the zoo as well. The gardens had limited color, given that it was winter. Still, my w...  more »
  • If you are in Columbia, SC and looking for a great place to spend a morning with them, this is a great place. A very wide variety of animals and reptiles and birds and a great botanical garden to top ...  more »
  • Great zoo if you find yourself in columbia with an afternoon with nothing to do. Family loved spending the day here. Would recommend checking it out.  more »
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