Discover a Variety of Things to Do in Columbia
Located off I-26, the Country Inn & Suites, Columbia at Harbison, SC puts you close to the action in South Carolina’s vibrant capital. Explore Columbia’s historic downtown, where you can visit the Governor’s Mansion or catch a Gamecock basketball game at Colonial Life Arena. For a family-friendly outing, spend a morning at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, and then blast your way through the laser tag course at Frankie’s Fun Park. If you plan a trip to the gorgeous Three Rivers Greenway, you’ll quickly see why Columbia has become one of the top canoe towns in America.
- Columbiana Centre (1.3 miles)
This popular retail destination features more than 110 stores and even has a carousel. While shopping, enjoy convenient services like free Wi-Fi, a nursing lounge and cell phone charging stations.
Phone: +1 (803) 781-1000
- Frankie's Fun Park (1.5 miles)
With a huge arcade, go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages and a laser tag course, Frankie’s Fun Park offers endless family fun. Set sail on Frankie’s bumper boats to find out who rules the high seas!
Phone: +1 (803) 781-2342
- Historic Downtown Columbia (8 miles)
Experience the rich heritage of South Carolina by touring downtown Columbia. In addition to historic buildings and sites, the downtown area exudes Southern charm with shops and dining establishments.
Phone: +1 (803) 545-0000
- Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (6 miles)
Take a leisurely stroll from Africa to Australia in an afternoon at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, featuring more than 2,000 animals from around the world. Don’t miss the botanical garden, voted one of the country’s top public gardens by HGTV and Horticulture magazine.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-8717
Museums and Historical Sites
- Columbia Museum of Art (8.5 miles)
The Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) has curated an impressive collection, including works by Monet and Warhol and the only Botticelli fresco in the U.S. Check their calendar for events like CMA Jazz on Main and Arts & Draughts.
Phone: +1 (803) 799-2810
- Fort Jackson (20 miles)
Half of all the Army’s recruits undergo Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson. If you’re visiting for graduation, you can enjoy the fort’s many museums and events available to the public.
Phone: +1 (803) 751-7511
- Governor's Mansion (7.5 miles)
Filled with 19th-century artwork and furnishings created by local artisans, the rooms of the Governor’s Mansion bring the history and heritage of South Carolina to life. The mansion, which doubles as the governor’s official residence, is open for tours each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Phone: +1 (803) 737-3000
- Colonial Life Arena (4 miles)
Get your tickets to see the USC Gamecocks take the court or to catch a high-flying monster truck show at Colonial Life Arena.
Phone: +1 (803) 576-9200
- Columbia Conference Center (1.6 miles)
If you’re attending a wedding or corporate event at the Columbia Conference Center, you’ll appreciate that our hotel is only five minutes away.
Phone: +1 (803) 772-9811
- Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (8 miles)
From galas and conferences to holiday fairs and craft shows, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (803) 545-0181
- Koger Center for the Arts (5 miles)
Situated on the campus of USC, the Koger Center is Columbia’s premier venue for the performing arts, featuring Broadway shows, ballet and the South Carolina Philharmonic.
Phone: +1 (803) 777-5112
Directions to the Hotel
- From I-26W: Take Exit 104, and then turn left onto Piney Grove Road. Drive 0.5 miles. The hotel will be on the left.
- From I-26E: Take Exit 104, and then turn right onto Piney Grove Road. Drive 0.3 miles. The hotel will be on the left.
Additional Nearby Attractions
- Auto Owners Insurance
- Bankair Courier
- Baptist Medical Center
- Benchmark Communications
- Blanchard Machinery
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Centex Homes
- Colonial Life
- Eagle Aviation
- Ellett Brothers
- FB Johnston
- Holiday Kamper
- Home Depot
- Hubbell Power Systems
- Koger Executive Center
- Lexington Medical Center
- Nationwide Insurance
- Palmetto Baptist
- Palmetto Health Parkridge
- Palmetto Richland
- Shakespeare Composites
- Vista Historic District