Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia , SC 29210
(803) 779-8717
Botanical garden view of water fountain Two lions at RIverbanks Zoo Columbia, SC Flamingos on a sandy shore at Riverbanks Zoo Columbia, SC

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The Zoo first opened its gates to the local community on April 25, 1974, and has continued for more than four decades to provide individuals, families and groups with a common place to connect with and learn about the world’s wildlife and wild places. Today Riverbanks is one of the largest mid-sized zoos in the United States and South Carolina’s leading destination attraction, boasting a national reputation as one of America’s best zoos and drawing one million visitors annually.

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