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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

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Zoo / Aquarium Garden
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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  • So first off I have worked in the zoo field for over 20 years and have been to many zoos. I visited the Riverbanks Zoo in 2015 for work, and they were in the process of the expansion they have recentl...  more »
  • This zoo is great because you are able to get so close to the animals and it's not too spread out which is great with little ones. The employees are extremely nice and knowledgeable. The water junctio...  more »
  • The zoo is very clean & has a great selection of exhibits & the price is very reasonable, we signed up for a membership which is a great deal with extra guest passes. The only complaint I have is the ...  more »

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