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Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
803-731-5208
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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Kids were too old to enjoy the water park. Having to pay to walk a trail. Christmas lights drive through was so fast. Everything there cost more money.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We are so fortunate to have Saluda Shoals. It's a great venue for outdoor theater. It's a great place to launch your kayak for a river trip. And it is a fantastic place for a Sunday morning bike ride. But go early so you don't have to slow down for walkers and dogs. Don't miss the Christmas lights event! Bring... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A pristine park on the Saluda River. Something for everyone: fishing, nature trails, jogging, dog park, picnic areas, splash pad, meeting rooms, environmental center and a soon to be built outdoor theater with covered seating for 500. Nothing to dislike!

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ocean city
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nice bike and walking paths. It was a chilly day when we went to bike here. Not many people. Would love to come here during warmer weather.

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Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

What can I say about Saluda? They do everything well! The programs are amazing, the park is lovely and the staff and rangers are friendly and helpful. Their Christmas light display is legendary in this area and is a must-do holiday activity.

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lexington, SC
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Saluda shoals is a newer park in the area that has some great walking trails and access to the river. They offer Canoe and kayak rentals and there are companies present to rent tubes to tube down the Saluda River. They also offer transportation back to the park after going down the River. There is a large fenced in area... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Saluda Shoals Park for the Christmas lights display. The light exhibit is very well done and the length of the light show is surprisingly long. We drove a little over an hour to experience the light display and we were pleasantly surprised. The cost is very affordable compared to some other light shows in the... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Did our annual Lights on the River night ride through the Park. Our kids loved it and we always see new lights every time we go. It's a great family event.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My favorite place to ride my bike in the Columbia area. Miles of paved trails along the Saluda River with several bathroom facilities. Also easy Kayak access to the Saluda river.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a DON'T MISS!!!! It has become a tradition with my best friend and our kids! We go every year and it never gets old. Drive through or take the hay ride. You won't be disappointed!

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