101 Reasons To Live in Columbia, SC

 

 

1. Adluh Flour Mills
804 1/2 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-2460
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Adluh Flour Mills, located in Columbia SC's Historic Congaree Vista, has been grinding South Carolina grown wheat and corn into flour, cornmeal, grits and mixes since 1900.

2. African American History Monument
Columbia South Carolina State House Grounds at Main and Gervais Streets
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-2430
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The African American History Monument, located in "downtown Columbia SC*" recaptures the rich history of African Americans and their contributions to the state of South Carolina.

3. Art Smart Academy
7320 Broad River Road
Irmo SC 29063
Phone: (803) 667-9912
Region: Irmo-St. Andrews/Harbison.

Art Smart Academy, located in Irmo SC, is a Fine Art and Pottery Painting studio specializing in *high quality* Art Instruction.

*Art Smart Academy is a Fine Art and Pottery Painting studio specializing in above National Standards quality Art Instruction and spectacular All Occasion Parties for Adults and Children of All Ages.*

4. Associated Model Railroads of Columbia SC
1800 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Located in downtown Columbia SC, AMROC is a model railroading group dedicated to the promotion and operation of model railroading. Open to the public on most Thursdays. Call first.

5. Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia SC 29204
Phone: (803) 253-5000
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society in 1870, Benedict College in Columbia SC is located on a 80 Acre plantation site that was established for emancipated people of African descent after the Civil War.

6. Big Apple
1000 Hampton Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 252-7742
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The structure was originally located at 1316 Park Street, Columbia SC, when the congregation outgrew the building, it was sold with the understanding it would never be used as a synagogue again.

7. Busted Plug Plaza by Blue Sky
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, Taylor Street
(Between Marion and Bull Streets)
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Widely recognized among Sky's impressive works, "Busted Plug Plaza", is 4 stories high and weighs 675,000 pounds. It's located on Taylor St. in Columbia SC in the same parking lot as his famous "Tunnelvision".

8. Carolina Adventure World
1515 Arroead Road
Winnsboro SC 29180
Phone: (803) 482-3534
Region: Columbia SC North

The Southeast's largest ATV-UTV and dirt riding park with custom designed trails is waiting for your dirt bike, ATV-UTV. Columbia Adventure World offers over 100 miles of riding adventures for every skill level.

9. Carolina Carriages
15 Country Girl Road
Blythewood SC 29016
Phone: (803) 754-4724
Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson

Since 1994, Carolina Carriages, a family owned and operated business, has been adding romance and elegance to special occasions throughout the Midlands.
Our attention to detail and reliable service has brought us many repeat customers over the years. A ride in one of our horse drawn carriages provides more than just transportation; it creates a lasting memory. Wedding carriages are our specialty and we would love to add a touch of southern elegance to your special day.

10. Carolina Honda
901 Buckner Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 252-3381
Region: Columbia North

At Carolina Honda, we rent fun. You can try out a Honda ATV, take a ride on a Gold Wing or even head for the lake with a Honda AquaTrax. So what are you waiting for? Call us today and rent some fun.

11. Cayce Historical Museum
1800 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29171
Phone: (803) 739-5385
Region: West Columbia/ Cayce/Airport

The Cayce Historic Museum chronicles the history of the first European settlement in the Midlands of South Carolina. The Museum interprets the agricultural, social, and cultural heritage of Saxe Gotha, Granby, and Cayce. The exhibits of the Cayce Historic Museum emphasize periods of Colonial trade, agricultural development, and transportation from the 18th Century to present. Native American artifacts displayed date back thousands of years.

13. Challenger Learning Center
2600-A Barhamville Road
Columbia SC 29204
Phone: (803) 929-3951
Region: Columbia SC North

The Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education in Richland County School District One offers a variety of programs for K-12 students.

14. Chesnut Cottage Bed & Breakfast
1718 Hampton St.
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 256-1718
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Mary Boykin Chestnut's war-time home, she was the author of "Dairy of Dixie". Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy
delivered a speech on the front porch of the cottage.

15. Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze
378 Olde Farm Road
Lexington SC 29072-8781
Phone: (803) 730-2863
Region: Lexington County
The Corn Maze Theme celebrates a salute to the American Soldier. The Corn Maze is a tribute to those who keep our freedom.

Carriage Tours
Columbia SC 29229
Phone: (803) 227-3833
Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson

Starting at the Blue Marlin in the Vista on Friday and Saturday from 6-10 PM. The Carriage Tours help you create a lasting memory of Columbia SC.

17. Columbia Fire Museum
1800 Laurel Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 545-3701
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The rich history of South carolina's largest fire department , Columbia Fire Museum is located in downtown Columbia SC at 1800 Laurel street, near the historic Robert Mills House.

18. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Self-Guided Art Tour
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 545-0001
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Take a self -guided tour or art tour of Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Pick up a copy of the art tour at the Columbia SC Regional Visitors Center on the upper level of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. and take the tour.

19. Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-2810
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; First Friday of every month 11 am - 8 pm (until 5 pm in December); Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Fax: (803) 343-2150

Extraordinary collections of American and European fine Art span centuries at The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia SC.

20. Sally Salamander Walking Tour
Columbia Regional Visitors Cented r
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: 803-545-0002
Hours: M-F 8am - 6pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-5 pm
Tollfree: 800-264-4884
Fax: 803-545-0050

Columbia's newest ambassador, Sally is hoping you'll look for her in Columbia SC, notice the architecture and culture in Columbia SC "Famously Hot" capital city.

21. D'Tours
PO Box 246
Lexington SC 29071
Phone: (803) 939-8382
Fax: (803) 939-8382

Southern Hospitality. See Columbia SC's Historic Capital City. Historic Tours and much more. Take a jaunt to an out of town destination.

22. Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-9430
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Columbia's 1st Lutheran Church, built in 1830, the original church burned in 1865. A quiet Communion is held each Wednesday at 7:15 AM.

23. EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-3100
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The world's largest child resides at EdVenture Museum in Columbia SC, the largest children's museum in the South. There are over 300 exhibits which inspire children to experience the joy of learning.

24. Elmwood Cemetery & Gardens
501 Elmwood Avenue
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 252-2133
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Elwood Cemetary founded in 1854 has been Columbia's most prestigious cemetary. Built near the Broad River, the cemetary was an original part of the original Taylor tract that belonged to Colonel A. A. Taylor.

25. Ensor Keenan House
801 Wildwood Avenue
Columbia SC 29203
Phone: (803) 733-8510
Region: Columbia SC North

Dr. Joshua Fulton Ensor built Ensoe Kennan House in 1868, Dr. Ensor was a Major in the Union Army during the civil War. He was sent to Columbia to treat wounded Union soldiers. William Joseh Kennan, Owner of Kennan Oil Company purchased the home in the 1940's and restored it to it's present condition.

26. Equitable Arcade Building
1332 Main Street/1216 Washington Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The Arcade Mall was Columbia's 1st indoor shopping mall and is located within the 1300 Block of Main Street. (Source:Historic Columbia Foundation).

27. Finlay Park
930 Laurel Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 545-3100
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Finlay Park is one of the state's best known parks. Finlay has hosted about everything from political rallies, festivals, road races and Easter Sunrise Services.

28. First Baptist Church
1306 Hampton Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 256-4251
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The 1st Secession Convention in December 1860 was held at First Baptist Church, Columbia SC. First Baptist was constructed in
1859 for a congregation dating back to 1807.

29. First Presbyterian Church
1324 Marion Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-9062
Region: Columbia SC City Center

In 1795 Presbyterians organized their first congregation in Columbia SC. The current building, constructed in 1853 was enlarged in 1925. The 188 Ft. Steeple was once columbia's tallest structure.

30. First Responders Remembrance Memorial
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

South Carolina Midlands Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services and Branches of the Military Memorial for all those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

31. Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia SC 29229
Phone: (803) 699-2246
Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson

The 585-acre national cemetery in Richland County, South Carolina, serves veterans' needs well into the next century. The cemetery is located about a quarter of a mile off Interstate 20.

32. Frankie's Fun Park
140 Parkridge Drive
Columbia SC 29212
Phone: (803) 781-2342
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

Frankie’s Fun Park is a 14-acre entertainment center in the Harbison area. Attractions include: 3 go-carts tracks, (3) 18-hole championship mini-golf courses, a 9-position batting cage and much more.

33. Funzone Irmo
105 Ministry Drive
Irmo SC 29063
Phone: (803) 732-8900
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

FUNZONE is an indoor, inflatable party and play center available for private birthday parties, day care field trips, mom’s groups, sports team parties, home school groups, and church youth groups.

34. General Sherman's March on Columbia, South Carolina - Self-Guided Walking Tour
email: fknapp@knappagency.com
Region: Columbia SC City Center

35. Generations by Eric Lake
931 Senate Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

"Generations" depicts allegorical symbols (Discovery, Government, Civil War, Industry, Agriculture) of Columbia past and present.)
Government, Civil War, Industry, Agriculture) of Columbia past and present.

36. Gervais Street Extension by Blue Sky
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Unveiled in 1989 after the South Carolina State Museum opened in 1988, a consensus agreed murals would be needed to enliven the buildings atmosphere.

37. Governor's Green
800 Richland Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-1710
Region: Columbia SC City Center

This complex consists of The South Carolina Governor's Mansion, built in 1855, the Lace House, built in 1854 and Caldwell-Boyleston House, built in 1830 and situated on 9 acres.

38.Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens
1615 Blanding Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 252-1770
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Region: Columbia SC City Center

A wealthy Columbia SC merchant, Ainsley Hall and his wife, Sarah lived here for 5 years after building the home in 1818. Wade Hampton l bought the home in 1823 and updated the Federal style home to reflect the Greek Revival style.

39. Historic Columbia Foundation
1601 Richland Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 252-7742
Fax: (803) 929-7695
Region: Downtown Columbia SC

The mission of the Historic Columbia Foundation is to nurture, support and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and its environs through programs of advocacy, education and preservation.

40. Kensington Mansion
Hwy 601 South
Eastover SC 29044
Phone: (803) 353-0456
Region: Columbia SE & Ft. Jackson

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, Kensington Mansion, built in 1854 is an itilianate Revival mansion. The mansion is located on Highway 601 near Eastover SC.

41. Lake Murray Golf Center
2032 Old Hilton Road
Chapin SC 29036
Phone: (803) 345-0199
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

Lake Murray Golf Center Goal is to provide our customers the best Driving Range, 9 hole Par 3 and 18 hole Minature golf facility in the Midlands of South Carolina.

42. Let's Cook Culinary Studio
1305 Assembley Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 348-5874
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Let's Cook Culinary Studio strives to share 3 points with all that attend a class. They are for you to Learn, Taste and Experience cooking with professional chefs.

43. Lexington County Museum
231 Fox Street
Lexington SC 29071
Phone: (803) 359-8369
Region: Lexington SC County

Located on a 7 acre cmplex and founded in 1970, the Lexington Museum has 30 historic structures. The museum depicts life from the 1770's to the start of the Civil War.

44. McKissick Museum
USC Horseshoe
816 Bull Street
Columbia SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-7251
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm; Saturday 11 am - 3 pm
Fax: (803) 777-2829
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The McKissick Museum offers adult and children education programs, scheduled tours, and public exhibits. The McKissick Museum is a general University museum with galleries exhibiting displays in the natural sciences, arts, material culture, history, and permanent galleries on the gem and mineral collections.

45. Midlands Technical College - Harbison Campus
7300 College Street
Irmo SC 29063
Phone: (803) 738-8324
Region: Lexington SC County

Ferguson Academy began in Abbeville, SC in 1866 and later was renamed for Samuel P. Harbison and moved to Columbia SC in 1910 following a terrible fire on the Abbeville Campus.

46. Monkey Joe's - Lexington
4586 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington SC 29072
Phone: (803) 808-5637
Region: Lexington SC County

Monkey Joe provides an exciting indoor inflatable fun filled party and play center which provides families engaging, interactive
activities and entertainment.

47. Neverbust by Blue Sky
1500 Main Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Integrated Chain SculptureLength: 25 feetDiameter: 5 feet. Sky conceived and installed "NEVERBUST" in 2000, commissioning and funding the entire project himself.

48. Nickelodeon Theatre
937 Main Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 254-8234
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The 77 seat Nickelodean Theatre is The Columbia SC Film Society Theatre. Nickelodeon provides an intimate setting for international and independent cinema and shows over 125 films a year.

49. Palmetto Falls Water Park at Fort Jackson
3381 Marion Avenue
Fort Jackson SC 29207
Phone: (803) 751-3475
Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson

Located at Fort Jackson, the park has two water slides, a huge family pool, a splashdown pool, a kiddy pool and a lazy river.

50. Palmetto Motorsports Complex
1465 Highway 6
Gaston SC 290
Phone: (803) 568-PMSC (7672)
Region: Lexington SC County

Two trails that are 5.5 miles and 7.5 miles and never cross. They are wide, clean trails. A 1/5 mile oval clay track
for competetive racing. MX Tracks groomed WEEKLY.

51. Palmetto Tours & Convention Services
950 Rosedale Arch
Columbia SC 29203
Phone: (803) 754-0525
Region: Columbia SC North

A complete tour service.

52. Plex Indoor Sports & Ice - Irmo
1019 Broad Stone Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 732-1900
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

A first of a kind indoor sports complex in South Carolina. Plex irmo includes 75,000 SQ. Ft. with a NHL regulation ice rink, party rooms, lounge and arcade.

53. Plex Indoor Sports - Sandhills
741 Fashion Drive
Columbia SC 29229
Phone: (803) 360-7300
Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson

Plex Indoor is a First of a Kind indoor sports center in South Carolina. The complex includes 86,000 Sq. Ft., 40 foot high ceilings and advanced lighting system.

54. Randolph Cemetery
Adjacent to Elmwood Cemetery
off Elmwood Avenue at I-126
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Randolph Cemetary is a memorial to Benjamin A. Randolph, a member of the Reconstruction General Assembly, who was assassinated in 1868. The cemetery was founded in 1871 by 19 African Americans.

55. SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame
5400 Broad River Road
Columbia SC 29212
Phone: (803) 896-8199
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

Open Mon-Fri 8:30-5 PM the SC Law Enforcement Hall of Fame offers exhibits on historical and contemporary information about law enforcement. There are special student programs.

56. Skate Station USA
290 Oak Drive at Hwy 1
Lexington SC 29073
Phone: (803) 356-3500
Region: Lexington SC County

Summer Schedule (while school is out): Monday & Thursday 10 am - 2 pm & 6:30 - 8:30 pmFriday 7:30 - 11:30 pmSaturday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 7:30 - 11:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, & Sunday.

57. South Carolina Archives and History Center
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia SC 29223
Phone: (803) 896-6100
Region: Richland NE & Ft. Jackson

An independent state agency, The South Carolina Deparment of Archives and History's mission is to preserve and promote documentary and cultural heritage in the Palmetto State.

58. South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-8095
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The oldest museum in Columbia SC is the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, founded in 1896.

59. South Carolina Governor's Mansion
800 Richland Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-1710
Fax: (803) 737-3860
Region: Columbia SC City Center

In 1868 The South Carolina Governor's Mansion became the official residence for state governors. The Governor's Mansion was built in 1865 as a residence for officers of Aresenal Military Academy and was spared during the burning of Columbia SC in the Civil War.
The Governor’s Mansion is open for free tours to the public by appointment
Tour Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 am

60. South Carolina Military Museum
1 National Guard Road
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 806-4440
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Fax: (803) 806-2103
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The South Carolina Military Museum's rich history of the SC National Guard captured in the museum's many exhibts. In the Colonial Wars and the curent efforts in the Middle East, art effects and weapons from each era are displayed. There are 4 of the most important collections in the country in the museum.

61. South Carolina Railroad Museum
110 Industrial Park Road
Winnsboro SC 29180
Phone: (803) 635-9893
Alt. Phone: (803) 635-9893

Take your children and grandchildren for a ride on a real train, visit the red caboose or authenic dining car, or a Pullman car that took early generations across the country.

62. South Carolina State House Tour Service & Gift Shop
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201Phone: (803) 734-2430
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The State House Portrait and Art Collection. The South Carolina State House and grounds of the Capital Complex are home to many beautiful portraits, monuments, plaques and other works of art.


63. South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-8666
Region: Columbia City Center

Located in two buildings at the corner of Senate and Bull Streets in Columbia, SC, is the The South Carolina State Library.

64. South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-4921
Region: Columbia SC

A comprehensive museum, the South Carolina State Museum has extensive exhibits in the discipline of art, science and technology, cultural history exhibits and natural history.

65. South Caroliniana Library
USC Horseshoe
910 Sumter Street
Columbia SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-3131
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Designed by Robert Mills and completed in 1840, it marked the first use of a free standing academic library building in the United States.

66. Southern Patriot: Lake Tours, Inc.
1600 Marina Road
Irmo SC 29063
Phone: (803) 749-8594
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

The Southern Patriot, located on beautiful Lake Murray, west of Columbia SC. The Southern Patriot is a 65 foot double decker cruise boat. Welcome aboard.

67. Spirits and Spectres of Columbia
1200 Gervais Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 600-1328
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Columbia's most popular walking tour is The Spirits and Spectors tour, the city's original ghost walk. Tours depart the George Washington Monument on the north side of the South carolina State House. Tours Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. Reservations required.

68. St. Peter's Catholic Churc
1529 Assembly Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 779-0036
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Celebrating it's 175th anniversary in the service of our Lord and people of central South Carolina in 1996, ST. Peter's Parish founded as a outreach to Irish canal workers in 1821, the mission is always committed to Christian growth, education and service to the poor. St. Peter's Catholic church is South Carolina's oldest parish outside Charleston.

69. Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-3142

The Hollings Library will house Thomas Cooper Library's growing Rare Books and Special Collections and will provide the first permanent home for the University's South Carolina Political Collections.

70. AMF Columbia Lanes
1733 Bush River Road
Columbia SC 29210
Phone: (803) 798-1310
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

Experience the fun of bowling at AMF ... Where good friends meet good times.

71. AMF Park Lanes
900 Axtell Drive
Cayce SC 29033
Phone: (803) 796-6300
Region: West Columbia/ Cayce/Airport

Experience the fun of bowling at AMF ... Where good friends meet good times.

73. Anchor Lanes
1000 Columbia Avenue
Irmo SC 29063
Phone: (803) 732-7880
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

A great place for Family fun. Grab your gang and come see us. 40 Lanes offer state-of-the-art bowling equipment for league and recreational bowlers.

74. Generations by Eric Lake
931 Senate Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

"Generations" depicts allegorical symbols (Discovery, Government, Civil War, Industry, Agriculture) of Columbia past and present.
Commissioned by Research Planning in contribution by Neff Rental.

75. Eternal Spring
Riverfront Park
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 733-1139
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Keep the Midlands Beautiful unveiled the sculpture, Eternal Spring, in Riverfront Park in the City of Columbia On May 13, 2010,

76. Ladson Presbyterian Church
1720 Sumter Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-9192
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Ladson Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest black congregations in Columbia SC was organized as a separate but affiliated
congregation of the First Presbyterian Church in 1838.

77. Lexington County Public Library
5440 Augusta Road
Lexington SC 29072
Phone: (803) 785-2600
Region: Lexington SC County

The main library is 48,000 Sq. Ft. and is located on a 5 acre tract on Augusta Road (US #1) in Lexington SC. The library was built to meet the needs of the growing population of Lexington SC.

78. Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
2025 Marion Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 252-1770
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The second home of the social activist and community leader who died at the age of 92. She was a founding member and secretary for the South Carolina Conference of NAACP chapters.

79. Palmetto American Tribute by Mana Hewitt, 2001
211 Gervais Street
EdVenture & State Museum Parking Lot
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Installed by Cultural Council, dedicated by Gov. Jim Hodges 6-30-02. Honors SC Fire, Police, and emergency personnel.

80. Colonial Life Arena
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29208
Phone: (803) 576-9200
Region: Columbia SC City Center

With 18,000 seats, 41 private suites, 4 club suites and the McGuire Room, a full service hospitality room with a capacity of 300, the Colonial Life Arena is the pride of South Carolina.

81. Art Studios in the Arcade
1332 Main Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 360-6794
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Fifteen artists in the historic Arcade Building work in a variety of mediums.

83. Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
710 Meeting Street
West Columbia SC 29169
Phone: (803) 796-6477
Region: West Columbia/ Cayce/Airport

Specializing in acoustic stringed instruments, concerns using national bands. We specialize in playing, teaching bluegrass and acoustic music with our own bluegrass band.

84.Borenya West African Drum and Dance
Phone: (937) 287-6044
Region: Columbia SC North

Providing artists an opportunity to perform professionally and bring traditional music and dance of West Africa to Columbia and beyond.

85. Broadway in Columbia
The Carolina Coliseum Box Office
701 Assembly Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 251-2222
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Use 4 convenient ways to buy tickets for Broadway shows at the Koger Center for the arts. Tickets go on sale 4 weeks prior to the performances.

86. Carolina Ballet
914 Pulaski Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 771-6303
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The Purpose of The Carolina Ballet is an educational outreach civic ballet company.

87. Carolina Coliseum
701 Assembly Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phoneof: 803-777-5113
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Once home to the University of South Carolina’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, the arena is now home to the Columbia Inferno Hockey Team, and a variety of events.

88. Chapin Community Theatre
107 Columbia Avenue
Chapin SC 29036
Phone: (803) 240-8544
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

A cooperative venture between area drama enthusiants and the Irmo/Chapin recreation commission the Chapin Community Theater presents comedies, classics, thrillers and original works.

89. Columbia Baroque Soloists
Phone: (803) 727-8555
Columbia SC
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Specializing in performances of 17th and 18th century European Baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music at the highest level, Columbia Baroque Soloists invite you to come and enjoy.

90. Columbia Children's Theatre
3400 Forest Drive
2nd Level, Richland Mall
Columbia SC 29204
Phone: (803) 691-4548
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Columbia Children's Theatre was founded as a non-profit organization to serve a need in the Midlands and surrounding areas of Columbia for professional live theatre for young audiences.

91. Columbia City Ballet
1128 Taylor Street
Columbia SC 29201
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Columbia City Ballet – Columbia City Ballet’s mission is clear: to offer South Carolina and Southeastern audiences the highest quality ballet.

92. Columbia City Jazz Dance Company & School
550 Rivermont Drive
Columbia SC 29210
Phone: (803) 252-0252
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

Formed in 1990 by artistic director Dale Lam the Columbia City Jazz Dance company had the honor of being named one of thre "Top 50 Dance Companies in the USA" by Dance Spirit Magazine for the 2002/2003 season.

93. Jamil Shrine Center
206 Jamil Road
Columbia SC 29210
Phone: 803-772-9380
Region: Irmo- St. Andrews/Harbison

Home of numerous events throughout the year, supports the 22 Shriner's hospitals for crippled and burned children. A Non profit faternal organization.

94. Newberry Opera House
1201 McKilben Street
Newberry SC 29108
Phone: (803) 276-5179

The structure recently underwent a $5.5 million Renovation. Built in 1881 at a cost of $30,000, the Newberry Opera House has served as the City's Center peice for 118 years.

95. Palmetto Mastersingers
PO Box 7441
Columbia SC 29202
Phone: (803) 765-0777

The group formed in 1961, by the late Dr. Arpad Darazs, to promote the male chorus repertoire beyond college walls and has a roster including over 60 men. including ages ranging from 22-82 years.

96. South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
1237 Gadsden Street
Suite 102
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-7937
Region: Columbia SC City Center

The South Carolina Philharmonic, founded more than 42 years ago, has become one of the leading orchestras in the southeast.
The orchestra offers a wide range of symphonic music from classical masterpieces to pop favorites.

97. The Greater Columbia Children's Choirs
Columbia SC 29209
Phone: (803) 776-0544
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Since 1987, The GCCC has sung to the glory of God and served the community by offering quality music instruction, significant music making and numerous performing opportunities.

98. Theatre South Carolina
Longstreet Theatre
Columbia SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-4288
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Specializing in big plays. with big casts, and big ideas, Theatre South Carolina features many guest from nationally prominent regional theatres.

99. Town Theatre
1012 Sumter Street
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 799-2510
Region: Columbia SC City Center

Town Theatre provides live community theatre performance throughout the entire year with an emphasis on musicals, comedies, and youth productions.

100. Cayce Riverwalk Park
Axtell Drive at Naples Avenue
Cayce SC 29033
Phone: (803) 796-9020
Region: West Columbia/ Cayce/Airport

Open daily from dawn till dusk, this river walk in its natural setting, provides beautiful views of the Congaree River, West Columbia and Columbia.

101. Cedar Pond Campground
4721 Fairview Road
Batesburg-Leesville SC 29070
Phone: (803) 657-5993
Region: Lexington SC County

35 sites, electric and water, pets allowed, pull-through RV sites, sewer hook-up, sewer dump station, bath house, fishing available.