WELCOME TO THE GREATER CAYCE WEST COLUMBIA visitor’s center
Welcome and stay awhile
We welcome you to a very unique area of South Carolina. The Greater Cayce-West Columbia area is home to an interesting array of nature and commerce blending throughout our region. This is one of the few locations in the United States where you can kayak class IV rapids and exit the water in a bustling downtown environment.
Our rivers host great recreational opportunities such as fishing, tubing, canoeing, and rafting. The Congaree and Saluda provide the incredible backdrop to some of the best urban hiking and strolling on over 9 miles of amazing Riverwalk.
We encourage you to explore our many natural sites while taking in almost 12,000 years of continuous history. We invite you to enjoy many cultural events like live music in our parks as well as theaters and museums just across the Congaree River in downtown Columbia. Take in the great flavors of our many local restaurants and dwell in the time honored tradition of antiquing.
Join us for a long weekend with a multitude of activities just moments apart. Here you can keep busy visiting an award winning zoo or relax and let our rivers flow the day away in our home of Southern hospitality.
Spring Means Fishing and Festivals
Spring in our area means the Trout are schooling and the Striped Bass are running, which create some of the best seasonal fishing attractions in South Carolina.
Spring also means three of the areas best festivals. Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival runs April 4th – 7th. Kinetic Derby Days and “Soiree on State” which run consecutively on April 27th as the major part of the West of Weekend Celebration!