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Saluda Shoals Park

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Address: 5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
Phone Number: 803-731-5208
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Saluda Shoals has so much to offer!

Such a good park to visit for walks, jogs, boat rides, canoeing, kayaking; a lot of good resources at a close-in, convenient location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nylrad56
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a good park to visit for walks, jogs, boat rides, canoeing, kayaking; a lot of good resources at a close-in, convenient location.

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Thank Nylrad56
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to take the family for a car ride through some fantastic Christmas lights, marshmallow toasting and hot chocolate.

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Thank Sojourners2015
Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place BEFORE the floods. So surprised and pleased they are back up and running. This visit was for the spectacular Christmas lights show. The lasers were worth getting out of the car line to see up close! Summer time--best place in the area to wade, hike, swim and picnic.

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Thank WeAreRusso
Columbia, SC
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180 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park by the Saluda River. The conference building is also good for holding meetings. Nice hiking.

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Thank sciencerules03
Lexington, South Carolina
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Christmas light display was absolutely marvelous. There must be zillions of lights and little vignettes to see. This is a 'must see' to get you in the holiday mood. The Park is wonderfully maintained and absolutely beautiful. This is by far the best light display I have even seen. Amazing!

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Thank Michele739
Chapin, South Carolina
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This park has miles of paved trails, river kayak, a kids waterpark, a dog park, covered pavilions, playgrounds and an indoor nature center

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Thank oconnorlori
Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The annual Saluda Shoals Christmas lights display is well worth both the drive and admission charge. It is a unique experience, one which will enjoyable to children and adults.

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Thank Ernie N
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I went for the first time ever this year and we had a lot of fun! The key to happiness--go early in the evening. My husband and I came in the Harbison way around 6:30. Yes, it was slow to get in, but when we left at 8:30 the line was 3-4 times as long as it was at 6:30.... More 

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Thank Shelley F
Lexington, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a great Christmas activity for the family! The park is open for drive through lights from 6-10. Beware that the lines down Old Bush River Road are LONG! We didn't have kids, so we went at 9:30, and we only had to wait in line for about 15 minutes. Fill your car with gas before you go, because... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

In the warm weather you can play in the water. For the Christmas season go check out the lights on the river. It is a huge drive thru light show. You can also stop and enjoy activities.

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Thank Steffan B

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