Explore from Hotel's Site in Columbia, SC near USC
Take the family to the fun-filled EdVenture children's museum, the exciting Riverbanks Zoo or the intriguing South Carolina State Museum, all within easy reach of the Country Inn & Suites, just off I-26. This hotel's location in Columbia, SC is conveniently near USC, home of Gamecocks football and the historic horseshoe. You can also tour the Governor's Mansion, see a show at the Columbia Marionette Theatre or shop at 763 Antique Mall. If golf is more your speed, hit the links at Charwood Country Club.
Must-see attractions include:
- 763 Antique Mall (3.6 miles)
Expect to spend a few hours browsing through the collectibles, toys, Depression glass, silver, furniture and antiques at this impressive mall.
Phone: +1 (803) 796-1516
- Adventure Carolina (3.6 miles)
Adventurists appreciate being close to this attraction, where they can enjoy canoe and kayak tours of the Congaree, Broad, Saluda and Edisto rivers.
Phone: +1 (803) 796-4505
- EdVenture (5.2 miles)
Visitors of all ages find fun and entertainment in the interactive exhibits at the largest children's museum in the South, featuring events, programs and family nights.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-3100
- South Carolina State Museum (5.2 miles)
Those who marvel at the universe won't want to miss this nearby attraction, where you can view the night skies at the planetarium, peer through a telescope at the observatory and immerse yourself in the 4-D theater.
Phone: +1 (803) 898-4921
- Columbia Marionette Theatre (5.4 miles)
Watch the puppets come to life at this unique theater, presenting marionette shows with puppets of all kinds.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-7366
- Vista Studios & 80808 Gallery (5.4 miles)
Lovers of art can view the works of 13 different artists with up to 25 exhibits per year at Vista Studios & 80808 Gallery.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-6134
- City Art Gallery (5.5 miles)
The City Art Gallery offers an arts supplies store, a framing gallery, art classes and the annual "Emerging Artists of the Southeast" series.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-3613
- Columbia Riverfront Park (5.5 miles)
Take time to commune with nature, whether you run, walk and bike along this 2.5-mile trail. You can also bring your fishing pole for some angling time.
Phone: +1 (803) 545-3100
- University of South Carolina (5.5 miles)
Prospective students and their parents appreciate being close to the University of South Carolina (USC), where they can tour this beautiful campus and visit the historic horseshoe. The university enrolls over 27,000 students with 1,621 full-time faculty members, 350 degrees, and 14 colleges and schools.
Phone: +1 (803) 777-7000
- Ghosts and Legends of Carolina Tour (5.8 miles)
This tour is certain to give you chill bumps as you learn about the ghosts of Columbia.
Phone: +1 (803) 765-1837
- Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home (6.5 miles)
Visit the childhood home of America's 28th president, Woodrow Wilson, who lived at this location as a teenager from 1872-1875.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-1770
- SC Capitol Building and State House (6.6 miles)
Don't miss this attraction during your visit to Columbia as the Capitol Building houses an art gallery, monuments, plaques and works of art important to the history of South Carolina and the United States.
Phone: +1 (803) 734-2430
- Charwood Country Club (7.7 miles)
The Charwood Country Club is one of the largest semi-private facilities in South Carolina and offers 27 holes of championship golf with full practice facilities, a pro-shop, a grille and meeting rooms.
Phone: +1 (803) 755-2000
- Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens (8 miles)
Spend the day visiting the more than 2,000 animals that call this zoo home. See all your favorites, including elephants, lions, tigers, sea lions and an aquatic reef. The Riverbanks Gardens also houses five different botanical gardens.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-8717
- SC Governor's Mansion (9.6 miles)
Take a tour of this nine-acre estate, home to more than 30 governors and their families since being built in 1855. China, silver, furnishings and paintings throughout the residence illustrate South Carolina's rich history and heritage.
Phone: +1 (803) 737-1710
- Fort Jackson Army Base (10 miles) More than 3,500 active duty soldiers call this military base home. The base serves as the country's main Basic Combat Training facility.
- Frankie's Fun Park (11 miles)
Fun for the entire family, Frankie's Fun Park offers go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, amusement rides, laser tag, batting cages, an arcade, Monaco slick track and Frankie's Grill.
Phone: +1 (803) 781-2342
Convenient services near the hotel include:
- Peake's Garage (0.7 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-1822
- Food Mart (1.3 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 249-7326
- Wells Fargo ATM (2.8 miles)
- CVS Pharmacy (3 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 796-7779
- Grace Day Spa (4.2 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-0147
- Lexington Medical Center (4.2 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-2000