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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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  • I took my 5 year old granddaughter. I thought she would be bored and ready to leave in an hour. Wrong! 5 hours and she was still trying to find new animals to see. Honestly, I was too. Though it's not...  more »
  • The animals in the zoo are similar to these you can see in a zoo all over the world. Nothing is very specific for this zoo. But you are close to this location and have time to spend - go for it. Speci...  more »
  • This is actually the 2nd year in a row we went in July and it was the same as last year... all the animals were sleeping!! Since it's the south, summer's gonna be killer. So expect many sleeping anima...  more »