Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

4.6
With over 2,000 animals, and 1 million visitors per year, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is a two-time winner of South Carolina's Leading Attraction award. Here you will see mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish from all over the world, and be able to walk through themed botanical gardens. From planes of Africa and Australian wilderness, to 1,900 sq m (20,000 sq ft) Aquarium Reptile Complex, you will meet animals such as sharks, bats, elephants, and koalas. Walk through the gardens and forest trails, see more than 4,200 species of plants, and learn about Earth's diversity and what we are dingo to preserve it. Both picnic areas and cafes are available. Make Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden a centerpiece of your Columbia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Columbia day trip tool .
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  • Always a fun time at Riverbanks! Carousel rides, feeding the Lorakeets and Giraffes are always a favorite.. newer goat interaction is enjoyable.. happy and healthy animals. Waterfall junction is a mus...  more »
  • This isn’t the biggest or best zoo you’ll ever visit, but it’s really well done. The gardens are lovely, the animal areas seem well-designed, and there are lots of activities for kids. In all, a delig...  more »

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