Elisabeth's Guidebook

Elisabeth
Elisabeth's Guidebook

Weekend Fun

Columbia blocks off Main St right across from the State House so vendors from SC, NC, and GA can sell you their wares! Soda City is only open Saturday 9am-1pm. You can find everything from: ready to eat items to locally sourced/farmed vegetables, clothing, boiled peanuts, handmade jewelry, and much more! *hint- parking is hard to find. Look for the parking garage signs. They are indicated with a big blue P within a white circle. Soda City is free!
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Рынок Soda City Market
1300-1600 Main St
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They make an effort to keep relevant and have one of the few observatories you can view both the sun and the moon! Plus, they’re only a $1 on Sunday! They also have 3D movies that take place daily. Check them out online!
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South Carolina Military Museum
1 National Guard Road
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They make an effort to keep relevant and have one of the few observatories you can view both the sun and the moon! Plus, they’re only a $1 on Sunday! They also have 3D movies that take place daily. Check them out online!

Exercise

Local favorite as a spot to run/walk/jog. The location is fairly close to I-26
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Riverfront Park
1115 Gist St
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Like Congaree, this is about a 30 minute drive. I would definitely recommend it though. Check it out if you have the time. Tip: If you are an advanced/pro looking for a challenge while you are in the area, this isn’t it. Moderate to beginners should find this a pleasant hike.
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Государственный заповедник Харбисон
5600 Broad River Rd
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Like Congaree, this is about a 30 minute drive. I would definitely recommend it though. Check it out if you have the time. Tip: If you are an advanced/pro looking for a challenge while you are in the area, this isn’t it. Moderate to beginners should find this a pleasant hike.
This park has Rangers who will explain what you are seeing as you go through the park. Just be aware it takes about 30 minutes to get there; before you go don’t forget to check the hours and time on their website. Also, at certain times of the year they do “owl prowls” where the Rangers will take you out at night, and it’s not all about the owls!
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Национальный парк Конгори
100 National Park Rd
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This park has Rangers who will explain what you are seeing as you go through the park. Just be aware it takes about 30 minutes to get there; before you go don’t forget to check the hours and time on their website. Also, at certain times of the year they do “owl prowls” where the Rangers will take you out at night, and it’s not all about the owls!

Family Entertainment

This is a great all morning or afternoon experience - just make sure to look at the map and plan what you want to do! Even with a plan you won’t get it all done! Have fun!
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
500 Wildlife Pkwy
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This is a great all morning or afternoon experience - just make sure to look at the map and plan what you want to do! Even with a plan you won’t get it all done! Have fun!
Creative. Fun. Artistic. Interactive. Those are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe the Mad Platter. You find a piece of already made pottery, decorate it, then they “fire” it for you. Everyone gets messy and has fun!
Mad Platter - Fired arts studio
3101 Millwood Ave
Creative. Fun. Artistic. Interactive. Those are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe the Mad Platter. You find a piece of already made pottery, decorate it, then they “fire” it for you. Everyone gets messy and has fun!
One of our “hidden gems” this park has it all! It has a skateboard rink, swings, a walking track, a bicycle track , and more! Check it out!
Owens Field Skate Park
1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd
One of our “hidden gems” this park has it all! It has a skateboard rink, swings, a walking track, a bicycle track , and more! Check it out!
This is an educational (but entertaining) museum for kids! It is the largest children’s museum in the southeast and the second largest in the world!
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EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais St
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This is an educational (but entertaining) museum for kids! It is the largest children’s museum in the southeast and the second largest in the world!

Swimming

A great place to swim and fish. It’s a nice 30 min drive but worth it once you get there
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Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park Rd
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It costs $5 per car, you can bring your own food or pay for the on-site food and beverages. Tip: during the summer the beach fills up quickly so get there early!
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Lake Murray Public Park
1832-1834 N Lake Dr
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It costs $5 per car, you can bring your own food or pay for the on-site food and beverages. Tip: during the summer the beach fills up quickly so get there early!
The park is located on the base (Fort Jackson). All you need to get on is to show an ID and tell them where you’re going. Open Tuesday- Friday to the public, hours being late morning and closing around 5pm. The slides are “family friendly”, in addition, they have a lazy river, pool, spray pad, and some smaller slides. The park is literally 3 minutes from the condo
Аквапарк Palmetto Falls Water Park
6511 Marion Ave
The park is located on the base (Fort Jackson). All you need to get on is to show an ID and tell them where you’re going. Open Tuesday- Friday to the public, hours being late morning and closing around 5pm. The slides are “family friendly”, in addition, they have a lazy river, pool, spray pad, and some smaller slides. The park is literally 3 minutes from the condo