Adventure Awaits at Riverbanks Zoo
Full of Southern charm, contemporary art and outdoor opportunities, Columbia is an ideal vacation spot for families. Just a few miles from the Country Inn & Suites, Columbia Airport you can find the award-winning EdVenture children’s museum, adrenaline-inducing Frankie’s Fun Park and the charming Columbia Marionette Theater. Gamecocks fans enjoy being less than six miles from the University of South Carolina’s
campus. Outdoor fun is accessible through Adventure Carolina or at Columbia Riverfront Park. History buff? Explore the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, the Governor’s Mansion or the South Carolina State Museum.
Consider adding these attractions to your itinerary:
- 763 Antique Mall (3.6 miles)
You can browse 11,000 square feet of vintage fishing items, books, collectibles, furniture, glassware and pottery.
Phone: +1 (803) 796-1516
- Adventure Carolina (3.6 miles)
Looking for an outdoor adventure? Kayak, tube or canoe down the Congaree, Saluda or Edisto rivers with Adventure Carolina.
Phone: +1 (803) 796-4505
- EdVenture (5.2 miles)
This massive, award-winning museum is known for its exhibits on the human body, pet care, cooking, inventions and work. You can’t miss EDDIE, the world’s largest child who weighs in at 17.5 tons.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-3100
- South Carolina State Museum (5.2 miles)
This museum’s permanent exhibits include traditional artwork, 45,000-plus historical objects and images, a range of natural history items and vintage technology. Don’t miss the planetarium, 4-D theater and observatory.
Phone: +1 (803) 898-4921
- Columbia Marionette Theatre (5.4 miles)
Watch as a cast of puppet characters bring legendary stories to life. The cast ranges from a few inches tall to over five feet in height.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-7366
- Vista Studios & 80808 Gallery (5.4 miles)
Vista Studios presents up to 25 different exhibitions a year and provides studio space to 13 local artists.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-6134
- City Art Gallery (5.5 miles)
Offering art classes, art supplies, a gallery and a framing shop, the City Art Gallery appeals to a wide variety of visitors.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-3613
- Columbia Riverfront Park (5.5 miles)
Take a walk in the park. Located near USC and the river, this park is open to walkers, cyclers, joggers and dogs.
Phone: +1 (803) 917-5522
- University of South Carolina (5.5 miles)
Our hotel is near this beautiful campus where more than 33,000 students are earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Don’t miss seeing the Gamecocks play.
Phone: +1 (803) 777-7000
- Spirits and Spectres of Carolina Tour (5.8 miles)
Entertaining and chilling, this year-round tour takes you through the legendary haunts of Columbia’s past residents.
Phone: +1 (803) 600-1328
- Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home (6.5 miles)
The teenage Woodrow Wilson, who would be America's 28th president, lived here from 1872-1875.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-1770
- SC Capitol Building and State House (6.6 miles)
Experience history and architecture on a guided tour through the state house, which showcases Greek Revival-style architecture. You can pick up a memento in the gift shop before heading out.
Phone: +1 (803) 734-2430
- Charwood Country Club (7.7 miles)
Pack up your clubs and head over to this expansive country club, which features 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)
This well-maintained, attractive and interactive zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals, including giraffes, tigers, apes and elephants. There are also 70 acres of botanical gardens.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-8717
- SC Governor's Mansion (9.6 miles)
Schedule a tour of this nine-acre estate, filled with breathtaking gardens. The historic mansion includes china, period antiques, silver, chandeliers and other treasures from the past.
Phone: +1 (803) 737-1710
- Fort Jackson Army Base (10 miles)
Opened in 1917, this United States Army facility operates Basic Combat Training (BCT). In town for Family Day or graduation? Our hotel puts you close by.
- Frankie's Fun Park (11 miles)
Pack up the family for a day of fun with 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
Our hotel puts you near these convenient services:
- Peake's Garage (0.7 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-1822
- Food Mart (1.3 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 794-2687
- Wells Fargo ATM (2.8 miles)
- CVS Pharmacy (3 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 796-3116
- Lexington Medical Center (4.2 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-2000