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South Carolina State Museum Columbia

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South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia
SC
29201
Tel: 803-898-4978

Where are we going today?

Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills building, which opened in 1894 as the world's first totally electric textile mill.
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    I haven't been in many years but my memories if this place have been nothing but wonderful. I'm trying to plan a trip to take my nieces and nephews when they come to visit. I'm sure they'll love it just as much as I did growing up. :-)

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    It was a nice way to spend a hot Saturday with the whole family indoors, but we were all very disappointed that most of the interactive exhibits were broken.

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    Wonderful. Must see. They say the zoo is Columbia's number 1 attraction but those people are stupid. Go here instead, and take a look at the military museum. Same building, different museum. They have a great civil war collection.

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    I was disappointed by the front desk service during my recent visit to the museum to see the pirates exhibit. The attendant assisted another customer who arrived at the desk after I did. When I told him how astonished I was that he ignored my wife and me, and how upset we were, he did not offer a discount, or even an apology, but as an explanation he only offered that changing the receipt paper after the previous customer flustered him.

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    Wonderful way to spend the day! Enough attractions and displays to please the entire family.

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I was disappointed by the front desk service during my recent visit to the museum to see the pirates exhibit. The attendant assisted another customer who arrived at the desk after I did. When I told him how astonished I was that he ignored my wife and me, and how upset we were, he did not offer a discount, or even an apology, but as an explanation he only offered that changing the receipt paper after the previous customer flustered him.

Despite the young man working Saturday morning, the pirates, natural history and silver collections were quite nice, and if I had children I would return to show them.

The Weather

Friday

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Wind: SW - 9 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
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Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 87° F / 31° C
Humidity: 48 %
Wind: SW - 3 MPH

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