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Colonial Life Arena

801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29208
803 576 9200
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Ranked #19 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Anderson, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were over ten thousand in attendance for 3 days. The staff and arena was clean well air conditioned, rest rooms were adequate for adults and children. No problems during the three day program. We thank the staff for their cooperation!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Parking is terrible. Staff aren't helpful and are downright rude. USC Men's basketball is a joke. Bad sight lines for graduations and concerts.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We love to attend concert and Disney events here. Parking can be a bear but that is at most any venue. Nice location and easy to get in and out of.

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Augusta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went to see Bruno Mars, and the acoustics were very bad. We were sitting in pretty decent seats on the stage left side, not great but not horrible either. We couldn't bring in our camera, not because no cameras were allowed, but because it had a removable lens. My mom brought her camera, a little one without removable lens,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Bruno Mars was my fourth and final show at the Colonial Life Arena. I have heard of similar issues from several friends. My 1st experience there was for the American Idol show the year that Taylor Hicks won. While not a Taylor Hicks fan, I do love Daughtery and Katherine McPhee. My son was the 11th person in line at... More

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Coastal NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We sat up very high to see Bruno Mars, the view was great but the acoustics were horrible. Thankfully Bruno Mars was still fun to watch! I don't know if we would chose this venue again for a concert, if we did we would definitely sit lower.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went to see Bruno Mars and we had nose-bleed seats, but even from where we were at the music was awesome and you could still clearly see Bruno either on the stage or on the screens. Also, getting in and out was pretty easy considering the place was packed.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was able to see my high school team come out in the top. The place is great for USC games and other events and concerts.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great price to see circus and and basketball and concerts and nice place to enjoy other people also i will visit again soon

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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This arena hold a lot of people and hosts many different types of events. I have attended many different events here over the years. Every time I have ordered seats, they have been in a great location, except for on one occasion. This one time I had to sit very close to the top of the Arena. I do not... More

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