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.
Enjoy the Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo
Nov 17 – Dec 30, 2018 @ 5:00–9:00pm
CLOSED NOV 22, DEC 24 AND 25