Arts & Cultural
Columbia Museum of Art
With an extensive collection of European and American fine and decorative art that spans several centuries, the Columbia Museum of Art seeks to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the community, South Carolinians, tourists, and visitors alike.
Historic Columbia Foundation
Visitors can marvel at the rich history of the first planned capital city in the US by exploring historic houses and neighborhoods, churches and cemeteries and other landmarks.
Koger Center for the Arts>
Located on the USC campus, this 2,256-seat facility is home of the South Carolina Philharmonic and has played host to several other events including the South Carolina Science Fair, dance concerts for the Columbia City Ballet, Southern Strutt's year-end concert, and more.
South Carolina State Museum
Housed in the historic 1893 Columbia Mill textile building, visitors can learn the history of South Carolina through exhibits and programs that feature its art, cultural and natural history, science and technology, and more.
Points of Interest
Edventure Children's Museum
Children of all ages enjoy learning through hands-on experience, dynamic and diverse exhibits, interactive programs and events, and more.
This upscale neighborhood offers visitors unique shopping, dining, nightlife and more.
Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens
Home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation's most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens, this lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks.
University of South Carolina
Home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, USC boasts several distinguished alumni, has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research and engagement and also houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside of Scotland.
With over 45 restaurants, 60 artists' galleries and specialty shops, this vibrant neighborhood also affords visitors numerous opportunities for culture, including theater, ballet, philharmonic concerts, lectures, and exhibitions.
Columbia Place Mall
One of South Carolina's largest shopping malls features nearly 1,100,000 square feet of retail space, over 100 shops and more.
South Carolina's premier fashion destination is home to dozens of unique retailers, with dining and more.
Richland Fashion Mall
Located in the heart of Columbia, visitors can enjoy a unique collection of boutiques and shops, dining and entertainment.
Village at Sandhills
This 300-acre, premier lifestyle center features shopping, dining, entertainment, a movie theater and more.
Sports & Entertainment
Located on the banks of the Congaree River, this facility is home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team, who have played the majority of games in front of Standing Room Only crowds.
Colonial Life Arena
This 18,000-seat, multi-purpose arena is home to the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams.
Congaree National Park
Designated as an International Biosphere Reserve and featuring the tallest trees in the eastern US, those with an adventurous spirit will want to explore the rivers, trails and 22,000 acres of swampy forest of this National Natural Landmark and protected wilderness area.
This public, 18-hole golf course offers golfers of all levels a fair challenge and premier experience.
Oak Hills Golf
Nestled among thousands of oaks, pines and picturesque dogwoods on 160 acres of gently rolling hills, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy an unforgettable 18 holes of golf.
Featuring 160 acres of rolling, lush terrain and immaculate fairways, this premier 18-hole course is very fair, yet challenging for golfers of all handicaps
Visitors can cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks, the college football team representing USC, at this, their home stadium.
- Allen University
- Benedict College
- Columbia College
- Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
- Fort Jackson Military Base
- Midlands Technical College
- National Advocacy Center
- Palmetto Health Baptist
- Palmetto Health Richland
- Providence Hospital
- University of South Carolina
- Veterans Hospital