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Top things to do in Columbia

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Ranked #1 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
University of South Carolina.
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Ranked #2 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
A popular zoo best known for its beautiful butterfly gardens and family-friendly atmosphere.
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Ranked #3 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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Ranked #4 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: ; Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: The South Carolina State Museum is filled with the best of the state's history, science and technology, art and natural... more » Owner description: The South Carolina State Museum is filled with the best of the state's history, science and technology, art and natural history. Science demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, fine art and a children's center make this one of the top family attractions in the state. Sit in a replica of an1830s steam engine, gaze at a 43 foot model of a prehistoric white shark, step into a one room schoolhouse - it's always fun at the State Museum! « less
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Ranked #7 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC is ready to take you on an interactive journey that will open doors to new ways... more » Owner description: EdVenture Children's Museum in Columbia, SC is ready to take you on an interactive journey that will open doors to new ways of exploring your world. From romping through the amazing anatomy of EDDIE(R), the world's largest child, to firefighting on a full-size fire truck or discovering the mysteries of DNA, EdVenture is the perfect destination for curious minds and the ultimate launch pad for sparking imaginations! Behind EdVenture's doors, are nine world-class exhibit galleries, a library, learning laboratories, resource centers and other visitor amenities. Two additional outdoor gallery spaces are located just outside the museum's front doors. Within the total 92,000 square feet that is EdVenture Children's Museum, there are more than 350 individual hands-on experiences! « less
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Ranked #12 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
One of the oldest historical homes in Columbia.
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Ranked #13 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
A cathedral modeled after the York Minster in England.
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Ranked #15 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
A historic building built in 1859.
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Ranked #17 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: One of only five National Historic Landmarks within Columbia, the Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the first... more » Owner description: One of only five National Historic Landmarks within Columbia, the Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the first architect born and trained within the United States who designed some of the nation's most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument. Today, the structure stands as a testament of its designer's architectural ability and the preservation efforts of generations of Columbians. --- Historic Columbia is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Columbia and Richland County's historic and cultural heritage. « less
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Ranked #18 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Historic riverfront area.
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Ranked #20 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
Over 20 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails from beginners to expert. Trails are very well maintained.
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Ranked #21 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #28 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #29 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Museums
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Ranked #30 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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