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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

Address: 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-733-8613
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Ranked #5 of 100 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Saint Marys, GA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a very nice place to take a walk or run , I felt safe. Beautiful view of river and canal. Easy to access and park.

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glendora, ca
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51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the write up exceeded the view and it was hard to locate the canal as the info was not helpful don't waste your time if you have other things to see and do

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great for dog walkers and joggers, but to be truthful, I wouldn't go alone. It's beautiful in the Spring.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The canal walk on the Columbia side of the Congaree River is a great trail. The only downside is that one can not go from Coble Plaza to the canal walk as the city? has a 100 yard part gated off. This kills the flow and there is no way to get from the relatively new area near Gervais St... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Large and interesting - we took gobs of pictures. Very educational. You must see the scientific exhibits at the museum

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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My wife and I like to walk and look for different options. This area offers views of the river and the canal, water birds, fish ladder and is family and pet friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This riverwalk offers great views of the river and there are always plenty of people walking or jogging about. Feels like a safe place to be and there are various nooks to stop at and take in the views.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's a very nice park with good view. The surrounding area seems to be an upcoming hipster neighborhood. Warehouses were converted to shops and restaurant. It's a couple of minutes drive from the State House. We were there on a late Sunday afternoon and people were jogging and walking their dogs.

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Savannah, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Good place to go for a run. But I would not come down here at night. Take the time to see the lock system and read the historical markers, it is really pretty interesting.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great place to walk without inclines! Large parking area and bathroom facilities at both ends of trail. I love the pedestrian bridge and the path is an easy walk. The path is always clean and well maintained.

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