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“Great Spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House
1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2430
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Ranked #4 of 104 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Awesome statues and beautiful grounds. Don't forget to take peanuts, the squirles will take them put of your hand!

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Colorado Springs, CO
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“Beautiful State Capitol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is a beautiful capitol. If you visit, be sure to look for the 6 bronze stars on the outside. They are suppose to be on the west & southwest walls - but I could only find 1. Cannon fire damage from the Civil War can still be seen today! Shells from Union Army's General William T. Sherman's cannons damaged the building in February 1865.

There is metered parking around the capitol which costs 5 cent for 4 minutes, 10 cents for 8 minutes or 25 cents for 20 minutes. You will need at least 75 cents to see everything.

Visited January 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Great tours available and the grounds are full of monuments and history of the region.

Visited September 2011
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Everyone should visit their State Capitol, and SC has a very historic and beautiful Capitol. Nice grounds, good tour, very beautiful, and all free.

Visited December 2011
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Center of it all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Very nice and relaxing taking a walk around the State House. So much history here. Nice, free activity to take the kids and teach them a little something about the state.

Visited November 2011
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