Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

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#1 of 11 in Parks in Columbia
With over 2,000 animals, and 1 million visitors per year, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is a two-time winner of South Carolina's Leading Attraction award. Here you will see mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish from all over the world, and be able to walk through themed botanical gardens. From planes of Africa and Australian wilderness, to 1,900 sq m (20,000 sq ft) Aquarium Reptile Complex, you will meet animals such as sharks, bats, elephants, and koalas. Walk through the gardens and forest trails, see more than 4,200 species of plants, and learn about Earth's diversity and what we are dingo to preserve it. Both picnic areas and cafes are available. Make Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden a centerpiece of your Columbia vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Columbia day trip tool .
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  • Our families visited the Riverbanks Zoo on July 4, 2018. Everyone considered it the best zoo we’ve visited. It is well laid out, the exhibits are informational, but most importantly it feels comfortab...  more »
  • This zoo is wonderful. It’s a very clean zoo with reallly great exhibits. The shaded paths around the zoo and the misting fans make the hottest of days bearable. My family’s favorites are the otters, ...  more »
  • I have been twice now to the zoo and I will probably go again because I love animals and its a good size. You don't get too tired by seeing everything and they have at least one or more of every anima...  more »
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