West Columbia Places

TripWhat's travel guide to West Columbia; our list of the best things to see, including Riverbanks Zoo, South Carolina State Museum and Columbia Museum of Art.
  • The best place in West Columbia: Riverbanks Zoo

    Riverbanks Zoo

    500 Wildlife Parkway
    Riverbanks Zoo has grown tremendously in the past decade. Recent additions include a gorilla habitat and koala bears donated from their native Queensland. Considered to be in the top ten US zoos, it has the added benefit of being small enough for those with difficulty walking to manage. Children will enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, and demonstrations.
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  • South Carolina State Museum

    South Carolina State Museum

    301 Gervais Street
    Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. This museum is often visited by South Carolina school groups, and tourists on rainy days. Children may enjoy the hands-on exhibits, but parents will note that this place is long on reproductions and short on explanations. Come prepared for lessons on history, geography, industry, and economics. The gift shop has many South Carolina themed items.
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  • Columbia Museum of Art

    Columbia Museum of Art

    The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier international art museum with 25 galleries of extraordinary collections of European, American and Asian fine and decorative art that span centuries. The Museum's collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance through the 18th century from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, a strong collection of European and American furniture and decorative arts, as well as modern and contemporary art, art glass, and 20th-century design. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli's Nativity, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, Claude Monet's The Seine at Giverny, and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. In recent years, the Museum’s collection of Asian art and Antiquities has grown through generous gifts to the collection, including an impressive collection of Korean and Chinese ceramics and Roman portrait heads. The museum also offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs that include group and public tours, lectures, films, and concert series. The Museum Shop is open during museum hours.
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  • Terra


    100 State Street
    , West Columbia (in the West Bank), ☎ (803)791-3443. Tues-Sat. 5PM-11PM. Winner 2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Makes a strong effort to support local farmers and uses as many locally grown ingredients as possible.
  • Melton Memorial Observatory

    Melton Memorial Observatory

    1429 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208
    The Melton Observatory is open to the public every Monday night when the sky is clear. Drop by to see planets, stars, nebulae, or whatever else is visible in the night sky.
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  • Hampton Street Vineyard

    Hampton Street Vineyard

    1201 Hampton St
    Outstanding food selection. Also has an excellent wine service and good service in general. Reservations are recommended for the restaurant is fairly small inside and is pretty popular.
  • Zesto


    504 12th St
    Come see us "under the cone" where we've been serving our famous chicken, burgers and ice cream for 61 years!
  • Dutch Square Mall

    421 Bush River Rd
    Older, smaller mall that is good for bargain hunters at stores such as Burlington Coat Factory.
  • 2108 State Bar & Grill

    2108 State Bar & Grill

    2108 state st
    2108 State Bar & Grill
  • California Dreaming

    401 Main St
    Good service; excellent salads and steaks, in addition to good desserts and a nice bar.
  • Blue Cactus

    2002 Greene St. #H
    #H (Five Points, next to Pavlov's Bar and Salty Nut restaurant), ☎ 803 929-0782. Tu-Th 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm. under $10. A sassy, quirky slow-food cafe serving up Korean and Tex-Mex food, with an impressive hot sauce collection. Family run with lots of character.
  • Blue Marlin

    1200 Lincoln St
    11:30AM-2:30PM, 5PM-10PM; Fr. 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5PM-11PM; Sat. 4PM-11PM. One of the better seafood restaurants in Columbia, Blue Marlin specializes in Lowcountry style seafood such as shrimp and grits as well as she-crab soup.
  • Five Points

    2002 Blossom Street
    District of Columbia that features a wide selection of primairly locally-owned shops and boutiques, including a unique bookstore and music store. A must-visit for shoppers in Columbia.
  • Ristorante Divino

    803 Gervais St
    Fabulous Northern Italian cuisine. Wine cellar on premises. Jackets recommended. Reservations are suggested.
  • Kingsman Restaurant

    Kingsman Restaurant

    936 Axtell Dr
    YES - the Kingsman is finally catering!!
  • Spice Junction

    Spice Junction

    2335 Augusta Road
  • 116 Espresso and Wine Bar

    116 Espresso and Wine Bar

    116 State St
  • Cafe Strudel

    Cafe Strudel

    300 State St
    Neighborhood Bar& Grill
  • Tony's Pizzalicious

    Tony's Pizzalicious

    975 Knox Abbott Dr
    Tony's Pizzalicious has been around since 1967. We are in the same old place 975 Knox Abbott Drive but there is a new look & new items on the menu but we are the same old Tony's that Cayce & West Columbia has known for over 40 years.
  • Delucca's Italian Grill and Pizzeria

    Delucca's Italian Grill and Pizzeria

    1720 Sunset Blvd
  • Hite's Bar B Que

    240 Dreher Rd
  • Maurice's Piggie Park

    Maurice's Piggie Park

    1600 Charleston Hwy
  • South Carolina BBQ & Catering

    South Carolina BBQ & Catering

    South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States. It is bordered to the north by North Carolina; to the south and west by Georgia, located across the Savannah River; and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Originally part of the Province of Carolina, the Province of South Carolina was the first of the 13 colonies that declared independence from the British Crown during the American Revolution. The colony was originally named by King Charles II of England in honor of his father Charles I. South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, the 8th state to ratify the US Constitution on May 23, 1788. South Carolina later became the first state to vote to secede from the Union which it did on December 20, 1860. It was readmitted to the United States on June 25, 1868.[note 1]
  • Nick's House of Pizza Restaurant

    Nick's House of Pizza Restaurant

    1082 Sunset Blvd Ste A
  • Golden Chopstix Vietnamese

    Golden Chopstix Vietnamese

    1505 Charleston Hwy Ste B4
  • Tokyo Steak & Seafood Restaurant

    1338 Grove Park Dr
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