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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Opens in 21 min: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wife and I drove up from Augusta and spent the day here and had a great time. Wasn't too crowded... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
V6734VNbillc
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Augusta, Georgia
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Great Visit

We took our 8 year old Grandson to the zoo. We’ve been here with him several times and he always... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Missionlady03
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South Carolina
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to nearly 2,000 animals that represent more than 350 species from around the world. A visit to the Zoo will play host to an array of wild adventures from a diving expedition on a Pacific coral reef to a safari...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210-8014
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+1 803-779-8717
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great zoo and fabulous botanical garden. Everything is always so clean. Visited the orchid exhibit in February - what a treat!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife and I drove up from Augusta and spent the day here and had a great time. Wasn't too crowded and fun was had by both of us.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank V6734VNbillc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old Grandson to the zoo. We’ve been here with him several times and he always enjoys it. The first time he was about 3 and loved directing us using the map. They’ve made a lot of additions since then. Has...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Missionlady03
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The kids love the apes and always a kiss from the girraff . Food is reasonable to purchase and not bad

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ed C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the zoo. I took my God Child for her birthday and she loved it. She is 8 years old. I went In February 2019 and it was not crowed at all. I really loved where you can feed the birds and goats. My...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens is a fun filled place to take your family or get some good photos of your favorite animal. My son's favorite thing to do at the zoo is the ropes course. The giraffe exhibit where you can feed them is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank joymccall
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must see our Zoo and walk the Botanicals Gardens! Our zookeepers really care about our Nimal friends at Riverbanks Zoo. So come FREE Fridays in February

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't visited in 20 years and was amazed at the improvements. This is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is wonderful! Lots of activiries for kids of all ages. Well-kept and interesting animals. Baby gorillas were adorable. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linda29909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here for a lot of things. Summer we go to watch the movies bring a blanket throw it out and enjoy a movie. Go early you can play in the splash pad. Halloween boo in the zoo, the kids love it. Then the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Giovati409
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bebit42
20 January 2019|
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19 October 2018|
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Response from RoyMc1967 | Reviewed this property |
Here is their information number, 803-779-8717. They do have power chairs available for rent , not sure of their pricing.
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Michelle1253
6 September 2018|
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$20.00 at door, $18.00 online.
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