Things to Do in Columbia, SC

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This article includes:
Things to Do Outdoors in Columbia, SC
Things to Do Indoors in Columbia, SC
Seasonal Fun: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring Fun in Columbia, SC
Where to Eat in Columbia, SC
Where to Stay in Columbia, SC

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Outdoor Favorites in Columbia, SC

Sesquicentennial State Park

Discover Sesquicentennial State Park!

  • Summertime splash pad
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Dog park
  • Playground
Adventure sign at Sesquicentennial State Park
Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC

Riverbanks Zoo

You can spend the whole day at Riverbanks Zoo checking out the bears, penguins, sea lions, and more. But River Banks zoo is also home to an arboretum and Waterfall Junction, which is a splash pad area and a playground. It’s a full day of fun in one spot.

Riverbanks Zoo
500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia

Giraffe at Riverbanks Zoo
Feeding a giraffe at Riverbanks Zoo

Parks and Playgrounds in Columbia, SC

Looking for a great place to play outdoors in Columbia? Check out these fun, local playgrounds for free fun. Check out all the best parks and playgrounds in Columbia, SC.

Indoor Favorite Things to Do in Columbia, SC

EdVenture Children’s Museum

Kids will love the Edventure Children’s Museum in Columbia. It’s loaded with amazing, educational exhibits for kids including a giant kid, fire trucks, a market, a doctor’s office, and more!

EdVenture farm
EdVenture in Columbia, SC

South Carolina State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum is a hub of discovery in Columbia. Explore a planetarium and observatory as well as a huge variety of history, natural science, art, and technology permanent and traveling exhibits.

Shark at the SC State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

Visit the State Capital

Tour the State House and see where the SC Legislature meets. Guided tours are available as are self-guided tours. Hours vary by season.

Surge Trampoline Park

Jump, zipline, conquer the ninja course and ropes course at Surge Trampoline Park in Columbia, SC.

Foam pits at Surge Trampoline Park in Columbia, SC
Surge Trampoline Park

Summer in Columbia, SC

Looking for summertime things to do in Columbia? Here’s our Ultimate Summer Fun Guide to Columbia, SC.

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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