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Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
803-731-5208
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Ranked #5 of 53 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
spartanburg, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Saluda Park is the one which was frequently visited by me and my family when we stayed in Columbia. They are great trails and kids Shower play area where kids can play in water but there is additional charge for that. Also they have small museum short of with displays and kids play area. Good for dogs too as they... More

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wow! What an amazing place to visit for our Christmas holiday kickoff! We love that they pay tribute to all of the Armed Forces. It is worth your time and money to visit here!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Enjoyed a picnic and trails with my family. The playground is covered, a huge plus for SC playgrounds!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a favorite park for our family. The playground is wonderful and is covered by a canopy. There are only a few benches for parents though. The splash pad is wonderful. It is an additional fee. There is a $5 per car fee to enter the park. The shelter facilities for rent are great as well. There is also... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
87 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My family was visiting from IN with a 3 year old and we were frantically trying to locate fun places for him. Splash Park would be my #1 choice in the Columbia area. All the water thrills, spouts, climbing rock and rides were very entertaining. We really enjoyed watching the buckets of water dump onto the children and seeing their... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
111 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There’s a lot of buzz right now about the major expansion project that recently got underway in the east end of this popular park. It will add a sports complex with 8 soccer fields and 10 tennis courts, plus a zipline, additional trails, a new boat launch/takeout, a paved shuttle road, and related facilities. Unfortunately, it’s been necessary to close... More

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SC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We love Saluda Shoals. We just visited for Father's Day, we are attending a birthday party this weekend, a wedding in August, and I booked my son's birthday party May 2015 (the space sells fast). They have a splash pad, train, dog park, and water activities. It is very affordable and there is something for everyone.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

While staying in the area for the week I decided to visit Saluda Shoals Park after only visiting for the annual Christmas light drive-through. I greatly enjoyed the quiet and open nature trails as well as the many scenic overlooks of the Saluda River.

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Columbia, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Several miles of paved paths along the beautiful saliva river for walking or bike riding. Horseback riding on weekends and canoe rentals. Also a nice place for company parties in the meetings polity. Would highly recommend annual membership.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are outdoorsy people and Saluda Shoals fills the bill! I enjoy taking my dog for long, quiet walks along the paved trails catching views of the river here and there. It's also a great place for bike riding. We particularly enjoy launching our kayaks from the boat launch and going down the river. We buy a season pass every... More

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