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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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Great Zoo

The zoo is wonderful! Lots of activiries for kids of all ages. Well-kept and interesting animals... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Linda29909
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Great place

We go here for a lot of things. Summer we go to watch the movies bring a blanket throw it out and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Giovati409
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Lugoff, 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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500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210-8014
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

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 13 February 2019 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
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

The Riverbanks Zoo is a fun place for all. We went there with the family they had plenty of animals and reptiles just to mention a few elephants koala bears kangaroos alligators fishes and giraffes and many more thanks I like that there is places...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jeffrey1014
Reviewed 11 February 2019

I have been going to the zoo for a long time, but have been remiss in writing a review. As I've said, I've been coming here for a long time, and have been a member for many years. It's a great place to come and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Has a great time with the family at the zoo. Would recommend to anyone! Plenty of different attractions so everyone in the family has something to look forward to

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margeauxjen
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens has gone through many changes and expansions during its many years on the river. They have won multiple awards for their facilities, educational opportunities for children (and adults) to learn about endangered species, and what is being done to help....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

My husband's birthday wish was to spend the day with me at the zoo. Hence the animal pics. This is a great zoo that is well kept and the staff are very helpful. It is also very affordable. I recommend the season pass be because...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

We had a family party at the Zoo in January. This zoo is a gem. It is small enough to feel accessible but has an interesting array of animals. The animals seemed very close to us and seemed to be watching us as much as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keega16
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Went there for a few hours and the zoo is not only interesting, but well laid out with lots of variety, and very clean. Loved the lions, monkeys, penguins, and sea lions. The zoo is clean and the paths winding, which is so nice to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R84W
Reviewed 29 January 2019

We went on a quiet and somewhat cool Sunday morning. Not crowded so great to stroll through the exhibits. Some animals were not out due to temp but still lots to see. Nice clean and natural exhibits and areas for the animals to nest, roam,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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