Things to do in COLUMBIA with kids

BBQs, beaches (over 200 miles!), and that sweet tea southern hospitality…South Carolina has fun, charm, wildlife, history and culture. Mix that with great places to go with kids and you get some pretty amazing family days out!

Want to delve straight into the charming culture of this peach loving state? Get out with the attractions like Classic Carriage Tours that will really give you an insight into the history of stunning Charleston.

Rich history oozes from the state, so transport kids back in time with places like the Revolutionary War Site, the spoooooky Old Exchange and Provost Dungon and the Civil War’s Fort Sumter National Monument.

Did we mention the amazing wildlife? Kids will love seeing those true southern snappy beasts at Alligator Adventure, or they can get out to spot some amazing wildlife like dolphins with Barrier Island Ecotours. There are even safaris! (Check out Hollywild Animal Park!)

There are plenty of state parks with adventurous activities like hiking and kayaking to be enjoyed, super splash-tastic water parks to cool down in and theme parks to get those THRILLS! 

Get ready to be welcomed with open arms!

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  • South Carolina State Museum

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    (1 miles) Columbia

    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 ...

  • EdVenture Childrens Museum

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    (1 miles) Columbia

    Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    (2 miles) Columbia

    From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (9 miles) Columbia

    Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Amusement Rides, Laser Tag, Batting Cages and an awesome Arcade are part of this mega mix of fun!

  • Funzone for Kids

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    (12 miles) Irmo

    If your kids would enjoy gliding down an 18' Double Slide, racing through a 35' Obstacle Course, or challenging one another in our 5-in-1 Sports Combo, then Funzone is the place for you.

  • Carolina Children's Garden

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    (13 miles) Columbia

    Kids can explore 2 acres of themed gardens created to inspire creative play!

  • Skateland

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    (14 miles) Elgin

    Skateland offers skating sessions designed with the younger skater in mind. SoftPlay available for ages 10 and under. SoftPlay is our indoor playground, with ball pits, tunnels and slides--a ...

  • South Carolina Railroad Museum Inc

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    (24 miles) Winnsboro

    Come spend an afternoon at the South Carolina Railroad Museum. There's something for everyone! Come see freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display. And best of all, you can ...

  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

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    (29 miles) Camden

    A museum in the oldest existing inland town in South Carolina, that will fill your day with Camden history from the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. Historic family fun for your day out!

  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    (62 miles) Clinton

    Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site that introduces you to the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. A fascinating day out in South Carolina.

  • Florence Motor Speedway

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    (62 miles) Florence

    Florence Motor Speedway can seat up to 3500 race fans and provides a night to remember - it's got NASCAR style stock car racing every saturday (check times and dates)

  • The National Science Center

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    (64 miles) Augusta

    The only science center dedicated to exciting students across the nation about math, science, and technology. Here, math and science are not lifeless, boring subjects to be approached with ...

  • Augusta Museum of History

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    (64 miles) Augusta

    Through the use of theatrical techniques, museum theater brings to life the stories of people and create characters that present history in an innovative and engaging manner.

  • Morris Museum of Art

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    (65 miles) Augusta

    The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly ...

  • The Museum

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    (66 miles) Greenwood

    The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the ...

  • Red Wing Rollerway

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    (67 miles) Augusta

    A classic family friendly rollerskating rink welcoming quad and inline skaters of all ages for a variety of sesison types.

  • Hoppy Feet Fun Center

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    (76 miles) Grovetown

    We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.

  • Climbin High

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    (83 miles) Fountain Inn

    2,000 vertical square feet of fun to challenge all ages and skill levels - special child sessions available. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Music In Motion Family Fun Center

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    (85 miles) Summerville

    Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (89 miles) Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

  • Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

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    (90 miles) Duncan

    2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.

  • Frankie's Fun Park

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    (92 miles) Greenville

    Fun for those active kids in Greenville with a fun house, bumper boats, driving tracks, laser tag and so much more!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (94 miles) Greenville

    Active and playful kids up to 12 years can enjoy this indoor play center in Greenville, with fun inflatables and activities!

  • Greenville Airport Play Area

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    (95 miles) Greenville

    A free play area still growing but already boasting unique aviation themed adventure playground for 2 to 5s.

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (97 miles) Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Discovery Place KIDS Rockingham

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    (97 miles) Rockingham

    Incredible discoveries for kids with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities to teach kids as they play, in North Carolina!

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

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    (97 miles) Greenville

    A stunning public greenspace in South Carolina with the famous Liberty Bridge, and that stunning waterfall! An oasis in Greenville!

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre

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    (97 miles) Greenville

    Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!

  • Mice on Main

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    (97 miles) Greenville

    Take the kids up and around Main Street and spot the 9 bronze mice hiding about!

  • Childrens Garden at Linky Stone Park

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    (98 miles) Greenville

    An acre and a half on the side of the river for kids to explore, play and reconnect with nature - great play fun in Greensville!

  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    (98 miles) Greenville

    80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Paris Mountain State Park

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    (99 miles) Greenville

    Fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and adventure all waiting for day visits and campers in this South Carolina state park!