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Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
803-731-5208
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Ranked #4 of 53 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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 via mobile

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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14 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited last year and the lights are pretty incredible. We plan to go this year. Definitely worth the drive if you do not live nearby.

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Columbia, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I really liked the beautiful decorations. The 3D glasses made all the lights even more fun.there was not really anything I disliked that could have been controlled by the park.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband LOVES to come out here and fish for trout in the Saluda river. Beautiful scenery and a great place to take your dog or have a picnic! We have been here quite a few times and always enjoy it! Be careful in the river though!! The depth can go up and down quite rapidly so make sure to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Saluda Shoals Park is one of the things I miss the most about not living in Columbia. We got a year pass through a Groupon promotion, and it was definitely worth it. If you walk down the longest trail, there is a place where you can go down and cross the river to go onto an island. It was heaven... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Saluda Shoals Park is a wonderful place to spend the day. They offer nice picnic areas, great walking and biking trails, excellent water access for fishing, swimming, or floating and they have a nice kids water park feature. In addition to these features Saluda Shoals also host an annual Christmas Lights event where they put up millions of lights all... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Attended a training session at Saluda Shoals Park. The facility is beautiful and an excellent place for a meeting. I plan on returning for a visit with the family.

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice place to see and enjoy outside fun and fishing and pinics on the river and joy walks and bike rides near the water

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