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“Fun day at the zoo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210
803.779.8717
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Ranked #1 of 50 attractions in Columbia
Type: Zoos, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A popular zoo best known for its beautiful butterfly gardens and family-friendly atmosphere.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Charlotte, North Carolina
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210 reviews 210 reviews
113 attraction reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Fun day at the zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very good zoo for viewing animals. Children friendly viewing. The children and get close enough to see the animals.They have activities like a barn yard, a kiddie train and pony rides for the younger children. They also have a climbing area for adults and older children also. Many benches and seating areas. Food vendors are spaced evenly through the park. A fun day for all!

Visited March 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Zoo in Capitol City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Riverbanks is an easy day trip and walk around the zoo. You can see all the animals/exhibits within a couple hours. Christmas at the zoo is beautiful with all the lights and decorations to put you in the holiday spirit. Well worth the trip at Christmas.

Visited December 2012
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Binghamton, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“so much to do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

the animals well kept, loads of hands on kids and family activities. The price was well worth it! the staff were helpfull and overly polite and freindly.

Visited February 2013
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Clemson, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Cold but awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We chose the zoo for a birthday, and although the day was a cold day, the zoo was fantastic! Easy to navigate, the exhibits complete, staff friendly, and aesthetics very nice!

Visited February 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“lots of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

who doesn't love a zoo. this zoo has always been well kept as well as very informative. lots of interesting animals as well as botanical gardens.

Visited September 2012
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