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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Boo at the zoo

Riverbanks does a wonderful job with these family friendly evebts. Looking forward to the zoo... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
ahoughro
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Columbia, South Carolina
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One of the best zoo's in the US.

One of the best zoo's in the US. I was surprised to find such a wonderful zoo in a city like... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
AnnaKelina
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 10 December 2018 via mobile

Riverbanks does a wonderful job with these family friendly evebts. Looking forward to the zoo lights in December as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ahoughro
Reviewed 6 December 2018

One of the best zoo's in the US. I was surprised to find such a wonderful zoo in a city like Columbia, where there is not much to do and to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AnnaKelina
Reviewed 3 December 2018

This is such a great zoo! So much packed into one location. The fact that they have a zoo AND a botanical garden (admission includes both) has won my 5 star review! I wish we had a zoo like this close to home. My kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrsyoonique
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We love the Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden! We brought our daughter 20 years ago before we moved to the area and now my husband and I visit he zoo at least once a month! It’s expanded quite a bit, but still is not TOO...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank crdcrz
Reviewed 18 November 2018

one of the better zoos i have been to. lots to see and watching people just as entertaining as seeing the animals

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Our son took us and his family here on a cool afternoon. There weren’t many people there, so the botanical garden open areas were rather empty, but we could understand why this park would be full when the temps get warmer. The botanical gardens are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mink52
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We took the kids to celebrate a birthday. The zoo was awesome and the kids loved it. What’s not to like about a zoo. It was clean and spacious. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 147waymang
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Just a tad biased, as I live in this area. The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden represents two of the best attractions in the Midlands of SC, and each is deserving of its own visit. The Zoo is top-notch, very family friendly, relatively inexpensive for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The zoo makes a conscious effort to support environmental sustainability while educating all walks of life of animals in the exhibits. Plenty of concessions and interaction to keep people engaged!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jason C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We always love taking our grandkids to the zoo, because they always have a great time! There are so many displays and exhibits that they can engage in. Absolutely recommended!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenC-ML
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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
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$20.00 at door, $18.00 online.
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