Photo courtesy of Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
The Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and is one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens.
The lush 170-acre site features dynamic natural habitat exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historic landmarks.
Maximize your Zoo visit with hands-on, interactive activities that the whole family can enjoy! Feed the giraffes at Giraffe Overlook, mingle with some roos in the Kangaroo Walkabout, or last but certainly not least, take a spin on the endangered species carousel! For more adventurous types, there are two exciting zip line canopy courses to choose from and a 4-story vertical ropes challenge.
Located in Columbia, SC, daily hours are 9am – 5pm during the week and 9am -6pm on spring/summer weekends. To plan your visit go to riverbanks.org.