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South Carolina State Museum
Ranked #6 of 114 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The South Carolina State Museum is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. The State Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, is located along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went to the Museum and was very impressed with all the exhibits. There are four floors and a lot of information. Very educatonal as well.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Keep an eye on their website because they seem to do a lot of $1.00 admission days where then you only need to pay the $8.00 or so for the special exhibit.

We went during the Titanic exhibit last time and it was very well done.

Thank DerekA0819
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

While this museum had nice displays and interesting exhibits, one could hardly concentrate because of the group of rowdy elementary students visiting. They ran noisily around the displays and even were crawling under the seats and chasing each other in the theater during a film. Chaperones need to control their troops and if not, museum personnel should step in.

Thank trackandcccoach
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Robert Smalls, an African American hero of the Civil War, came to life in this "visit" by a prefessional actor playing Mr. Smalls. A panel discussion of historians, featuring Dr. Billingsly, author of Smalls' biography, and the producer of a documentary of Smalls' life, continued the afternoon, followed by a book-signing and more conversation with "Mr. Smalls". My grandson (5) enjoyed it, and was interested in the model of the ship Smalls stole, and sailed to the Union Navy through the Port of Charleston. Coffee and cookies completed the day. Memorable, marking the beginning of the Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary of the Civil War in the U.S. Thanks, State Museum!

Thank tchrmomma
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Most everything. I have been before, and do not ever get bored with the items. They take you through the history of the site, and the history of the state. Lots and lots of antiques and education on the rural and industrial progress of SC. There are rotating specials downstairs, that vary from year to year. Ours was the Movie Making history of SC, which was interesting and showed what movies were made, and where. Definitely worh the money, and the gift shop has some great presents for family and friends.

Thank alocalSummervilleSC
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