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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Very nice and fun

First time visiting this zoo. Have a great time. Will definitely be back with family. Certain areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
E3878JHjenniferm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Small Zoo, very entertaining.

We visited the zoo on a Thursday in March, while the advantage was it was not at all crowded, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnnypuke
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Charleston, 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 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting this zoo. Have a great time. Will definitely be back with family. Certain areas are very kid friendly which is very nice to have.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank E3878JHjenniferm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo on a Thursday in March, while the advantage was it was not at all crowded, the disadvantage was that almost all the restaurants, food vendors and such were closed. Also closed were the giraffe feeding station, the koala exhibit and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank johnnypuke
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend a trip to the Riverbanks Zoo while visiting Columbia SC...from the animals to the zip lines and the beautiful gardens!...Greta family outing location!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rick C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amzing Zoo. Be sure and ask for the AAA discount, it is the cheapest way to get into the zoo. Plan to spend at least 3 hours here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand babies 6 and 9 loved the afternoon. Excellent learning exercise with them running wild having fun not realizing they were learning at the same time. Admission is reasonable. Gift shop is full of low priced remembrances and some not so low. It doesn’t take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends recommended Riverbanks as a great reason to get out of Fayetteville and make a road trip. They weren't wrong! Got there early, stayed late, and we all had a great time! If you got a big family, recommend getting the Family Membership package......More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank guttersnake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riverbanks Zoo is a wonderful place to spend the day. It is easy to manuver strollers and the area for covering the animals is compact. The staff is friendly and the animals are easy to see. We participated in a backstage pass experience and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KarenTom1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place- family friendly, pretty flowers that are changed each season. Plenty of parking. Nice place to go just stroll around.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stefaniet615
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have the annual family membership so it was very easy to take the kids and grandkids for the Christmas lights at a very reasonable price. We all enjoyed it. Have also been during the day and wife loves that as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JeffMuniz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to spend a beautiful day. It's a good walk all the way thru and you can also walk across the river to where many weddings are held. If you're around near Christmas then make sure you go there to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bebit42
20 January 2019|
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turpin106482018
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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