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Fun things to do in columbia

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 or Historic Seaport of Georgetown!

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!

  • Leapin' Lizards

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    (3 miles)Columbia

    Leapin' Lizards is Columbia's only Parent-Friendly Inflatable Play Center. There is a clever mixture of over-the-top fun for children and amenities appealing to parents.

  • Frankies 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 their 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

    The Carolina Children's Garden is comprised of two acres of themed gardens designed to inspire creative play and to encourage families to garden together in their own communities. It is open daily ...

  • 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 ...

  • Battleship New Jersey

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    (29 miles)Camden

    Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chow line, tour the ship, ride the 4D flight simulator and sleep in the bunks the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.

  • Revolutionary War Site - Historic Camden

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    (30 miles)Camden

    Camden was occupied for 11 months by Lord Charles Cornwallis and 2500 British soldiers - guided and self-guided tours are available to learn all about the Colonial and Revolutionary history of the ...

  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    (62 miles)Clinton

    Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site which interprets and protects the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The story is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor ...

  • 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

    Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.

  • 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.

  • Monkey Joes

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    (94 miles)Greenville

    Monkey Joes teaches kids to play with other kids while they run, jump, slide, climb and most important laugh until they drop.

  • 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.

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