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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

(4.6/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a first class zoo in the United States with everything from mammals, to reptiles, to amphibious species, as well as, a separate botanical garden featuring many plants indigenous to Columbia an...  more »
  • Riverbanks is a great zoo and has something for everyone. I recently went with my daughter, niece and nephews and we all have a great time. I loved sitting and watching the sea lions. Excellent value ...  more »
  • We used to go to the Lights at the Zoo for years but since our children are all grown we haven't been in a while. We decided to go with them this year and was pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful...  more »