Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, Columbia

4.6
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
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