5 Places to Visit in Richland County

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Richland County, SC, boasts an array of exciting activities, scenic spots, and enriching experiences waiting to be explored. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly outings or quality moments with friends, Richland County has a diverse range of options, from captivating outdoor spaces to cultural attractions.

For an in-depth exploration of Richland County’s attractions and events, be sure to pick up a copy of the 2023-24 Visitors Magazine. Call or visit the Lake Murray Country Vistors Center for more information.



Activity 1

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and see more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals. With more than one million visitors annually, Riverbanks is South Carolina’s leading destination attraction and one of the largest mid-sized zoos in the U.S.

500 Wildlife Parkway | Columbia SC 29210 | riverbanks.org

Segra Park

Catch a Columbia Fireflies home game and attend the Southeastern BBQ Showdown at Segra Park, June 14- 15, 2024. Segra Park is a state-of-the-art multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of the Bull Street District in downtown Columbia. Fireflies Baseball is #FunForAll and sensory inclusive. #LetsGlow #SoutheasternBBQShowdown

1640 Freed Street |Columbia, SC 29201 | columbiafireflies.com

Community Park of Irmo

Take the kids to the Community Park of Irmo. The park is the home of the famous Okra Strut Festival held annually in September. Some of the amenities of the park include the Prisma Health Amphitheater, two picnic shelters with BBQ grills, walking trails and three age appropriate playgrounds and convenient restrooms.

7507 Eastview Drive | Irmo, SC 29063 | townofirmosc.com

The Nickelodeon Theatre

See a film at the “Nick” (Nickelodeon). Programming is comprised of a mix of first-run independent films, specially curated series, and one-off screenings. The Nickelodeon regularly provides opportunities for conversation before and after screenings, pulling together experts and community members as speakers and respondents.

1607 Main Street | Columbia, SC 29201 | nickelodeon.org

Historic Columbia

Visit the African American History Monument on the South Carolina State House grounds. The monument tells an uplifting story of Black South Carolinians from 1619 to the present day. Continue your exploration with Historic Columbia‘s African American History Tours.

1100 Gervais Street | Columbia, SC 29208 historiccolumbia.org | (803) 252-7742