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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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Go for the lights

Great place if you are looking for a nice drive through holiday light show. Worth the price of admission, and always a treat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Peter B
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great place if you are looking for a nice drive through holiday light show. Worth the price of admission, and always a treat!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Awesome date day! My husband and I rented out bikes for a couple of hours and rode all the bike trails. Ample parking and an inexpensive nature day-trip.

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Sumter, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Canoeing, hiking, biking, splash park, playground. A lot of options for family fun. Looking forward to them reopening their tubing ramp.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Saluda Shoals SC State Park in Columbia, SC is a wonderful retreat for everyone. It is located on Old Bush River Road. There are many activities available such as canoe and bike rentals. The park is clean, well maintained and a very nice place to visit for a picnic. Dogs are welcome at SS and there is a dog park... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a large park with plenty of parking and public facilities. A great place for a safe picnic or fresh air outing. You can bring or rent bikes. There is river access for fishing or warmer weather bathing. Picnic areas and hiking-biking trails. This is a lot for a $5 parking fee. A great way to pas a springtime... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place for walking your dog, jogging, walking or even for a picnic. Canoes and kayaks are oftern in evidence..

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Lexington, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and I like to walk and got an annual pass to the Park. Walking trails are wide cement paths for easy walking and there are some off track trails. You can rent bicycles and some watercraft. Family and pet friendly, even have a doggie park, a playground for children and some pavilions available for picnics or parties. Also... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have to say I know it takes a lot of work to put Christmas lights together, but for the cost of entry, I was truly expecting something spectacular. This was not the case. They were pretty, and it helped us keep our family Christmas Eve tradition alive. For the cost it should have included everything offered.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We tried to go see the holiday lights but waited in traffic for over an hour on Bush River Rd and never saw the lights. Terribly organization for a large event. Don't waste your gas.

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Crisfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went there for a party. Very nice place, had to drive thru Christmas lights to get to it. They had a fire going for us.

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