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Saluda Shoals Park

5605 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
803-731-5208
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
84 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
110 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Hopkins, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My family loves coming here and exploring the Nature Trails near the River. Plenty of trials, picnic areas, benches, and there is also a Splash Park. This place is family friendly!!

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