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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210, USA

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About Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a 170-acre zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden located along the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina. The zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, with collections of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Richland county

Attractions Near Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park2.11km from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

The Columbia Canal is the surviving canal of a series of canals built by the State of South Carolina in 1824 using the labor of indentured Irishmen to provide direct water routes between the upstate settlements and the towns on the Fall Line and the Riverfront Park is a nice place to unwind and get away, being only a short distance from Columbia's business district and the University.

Gervais Street Bridge
Gervais Street Bridge2.56km from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Gervais Street Bridge is a historic bridge in South Carolina in the United States and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an arch bridge constructed from reinforced concrete. Construction began in 1926 and the bridge was completed in 1928. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Governor's Mansion
Governor's Mansion2.7km from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

This is a historic U.S. governor's mansion in the Arsenal Hill neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina and the official residence of the Governor of South Carolina. It is a Federal style home influenced by British Colonial plantations.

Finlay Park
Finlay Park2.93km from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

It is the largest and most visited park in downtown Columbia, South Carolina opened in 1991. the prime attraction in the park is a beautiful waterfall along with cascading mountain type stream falling to the park lake along with so many attractions.

The Basilica of Saint Peter
The Basilica of Saint Peter3.25km from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

The Basilica of St. Peter, also known as St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, is located at 1529 Assembly St. in Columbia, South Carolina. This is the second building of the oldest Catholic parish in Columbia and the Midlands of South Carolina. On June 24, 2018, it was announced that the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a decree granting Saint Peter's Catholic Church in Columbia the title ‘Minor Basilica.

Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia Museum of Art3.41km from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum established in 1950 with extraordinary collections of European, American, Asian, and modern and contemporary fine and decorative art that span millennia. It is one of the main attractions in Richland county.

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Richland County
Richland County
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Richland County is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It is the second-most populous county in South Carolina which was founded in 1785.