Top Attractions In Columbia, SC

A guide to Columbia's greatest attractions, from the award-winning zoo to an epic weekly market.

As the state capital, Columbia has its fair share of attractions. Whether you are looking to tour the South Carolina State House, feed a giraffe, explore a swamp or learn about the history of SC, you can do it all in Columbia!

We love visiting various Columbia attractions and writing detailed guides for you. Whether you are planning a trip to Columbia or are a local looking for a new adventure, we hope our guides to Columbia area attractions are useful!

Other Great Attractions

The South Carolina State Museum Entrance in Columbia, SC

The South Carolina State Museum

Visit the South Carolina State Museum to explore the Palmetto State's history from its ancient past to modern times.

From the impact of innovation on our state to a 55-foot digital dome planetarium, you'll be impressed and in awe as you experience the many immersive exhibits.

Guide To The State Museum
Street sign in Columbia, SC's Main Street District.

The SC State House

The South Carolina State House is a historical landmark and home to the executive and legislative branches.

Located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Gervais Street and Main Street, you can't miss the beautiful building and 18 acres of landscaped grounds.

Visit The State House
Exterior of EdVenture in downtown Columbia, SC

EdVenture Children's Museum

EdVenture is the perfect place for kids of all ages to explore, learn, create and play.

Whether it's the full-size fire truck, the real Boeing cockpit or the perfectly designed toddler room, your kids will love the adventures that await at EdVenture.

Everything To Know About EdVenture
Soda City market shoppers with the State House in the background

Soda City Market

Spend Saturday morning strolling along Main Street at the charming Soda City Market.

You'll love this family-friendly outing complete with local artists, bakers, food trucks, coffee, music and more. 

Ultimate Guide To Soda City Market

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