Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
Riverbanks Zoo and GardenThis 170-acre park combines world-class animal exhibits, natural riverfront scenery, and a vast botanical garden into one of the state's finest attractions. Over 2,000 animals live here, spread across a bird sanctuary, reptile complex, and exhibits dedicated to Africa, Asia, Australia, and North America. There are also ruins and interpretive exhibits dating back to the Civil War era. Families can fill a full day with such attractions for kids as a train ride, carousel, ropes course, and pony rides.