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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-733-8613
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Ranked #3 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoy walking here wether for exercise or while walking our dog. There is an excellent view of the river, however apart from that there is no extremely special scenery. We usually visit here a few times a week to walk, Eno, or have a picnic- very family friendly. I absolutely would suggest a visit here!

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South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Columbia and surrounding area leaders should look at Greenville SC, Cincinnati OH, and San Antonio TX Riverfront Parks and the tourism dollars they generate. Seriously there is nothing here that can't be found in a walk in one of the many state parks in the area.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

we went on a weekday around noon and although hot, the park was pleasant and quiet. saw a few people running around. enjoyed this peaceful place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went here to kill some time and found ourselves walking about 2 miles one way before we turned around. This is a must see and walk. Take a camera. There is plenty of spots to stop at and sightsee. We actually went down into the woods by the river... yes there's a trail. Best part is that it's freeeee...

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Savannah, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a great spot to visit early in the day, before all of the other attractions have opened. Parking is free and you can walk all around, taking in the falls and the historic buildings. Walking across the pedestrian bridge provides some particularly striking views of the river. The park is nicely maintained, and it's worth taking advantage of.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a really neat part of Columbia where you can view the river very well. There are several historic buildings and bridges that are great for pictures. This is a can't miss on anyone's list of places to visit!

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momroe, mi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very infomative guide. Enjoyable walk with a side of history not seen in the "books". A guided tour for all ages, the walk is relatively easy, lots of shade. Bring some water to drink

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family decided to take a day trip from Charlotte to Columbia just to get away for a day. The rain changed our plans once we got to Columbia but it stopped and we decided to stop by the Riverfront Park since it was rated so high. It was a really nice place with a nice wide walkway but as... More

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spartanburg, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is for everyone but great for couples especially if they need sometime peaceful from regular hustle and bustle of life. It is quite a great walk for evening and well maintained with river flowing by your side I would recommend go to this place in evening when this place looks amazing.

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Fussa, Tokyo, Japan
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a beautifully landscaped locale! Try to avoid visiting during the summer months, unless you own stock in a bug repellant company. Otherwise, take your time and leisurely stroll this lovely park.

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