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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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loved it for it's size

Great little zoo, easy to navigate! food is pricey but the animals are great and the gardens as... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
DAN B
Great zoo very clean and organized place to be

My trip was great. I found what I was looking and the place is clean and the environment was very... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2019
doris810
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Bluffton, 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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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 28 January 2019

Great little zoo, easy to navigate! food is pricey but the animals are great and the gardens as well. got a year membership which is a lot cheaper.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

My trip was great. I found what I was looking and the place is clean and the environment was very good. Nice to be with children

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019

At Riverbanks Zoo, you can find a nice variety of a zoo, its small but very neat. And also very clean. i enjoyed my stay there. it has beautiful views

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doris S
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Riverbanks Zoo is in my opinion is one of the best zoos in the US Southeast. They have lots of interesting animals and fun experiences for visitors of all ages to enjoy. It was rainy the day we went, and there were very few places...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

I grew up going to zoos with animals in cages, and even as a child, I was under impressed seeing all the animals. I never could understand how the animals could be happy in smelly, small enclosures. Not so at Riverbanks. The animals are in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kejarvi
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Great, walkable zoo with knowledgeable, caring staff. Be sure to see the baby gorillas and plan your visit to incorporate animal feedings or educational lectures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

I visited San Diego and LA zoos frequently before my move to the East Coast. I expecting to be a little underwhelmed here but wow was I wrong. Some of the exhibits at this zoo blow even San Diego out of the water. The care...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle_Haley
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We come to the zoo to get our exercise and see interesting animals along the way. My son’s favorite place is the fish exhibit and the kangaroo walk-thru. Lots to explore!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We had an initial visit in August cut short by a leg injury that put me in a rented wheelchair to return to the car. Our return was on a nice sunny day in January when I could walk on my own. Crowds were very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ragatech
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

The staff at the zoo were very friendly & while to zoo is on the snaller side, it was still a good visit. The walkways do feel cramped for the amount of visitors they have & the parking lot isnt the best.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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