WELCOME TO THE GREATER CAYCE WEST COLUMBIA Chamber of commerce & visitors 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.

We encourage you to explore our many natural sites while taking in almost 12,000 years of continuous history.  We invite you to enjoy cultural events like the many theaters and museums just moments away in downtown Columbia.  Take in the great flavors of our many local restaurants and dwell in the time honored tradition of antiquing.

When you just need some different scenery,  join us for some enthusiastic relaxation.  Here you can keep busy visiting an award winning zoo or relax and let our rivers flow the day away in our home of hospitality.

Fun stuff to do

We have several events held year round…


Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos

Witness the raw power of the cosmos in this full-dome planetarium show. Explore the mysterious forces at work around us and get a front-row seat to watch as worlds collide. This show is a stimulating experience, full of vibrant colors that open the door to a Universe of potential catastrophes. Violent Universe is narrated by Patrick Stewart, star of the X-Men Films and Star Trek – The Next Generation. Show Run Time: 25 mins.

Violent Universe showtimes for the current month:

Mon: 3:30 p.m.

Tues: 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Wed. – Fri: 3:30 p.m.

Sat: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Sun: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Dinos: The Big Dig

Edventure Children’s Musuem

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Wednesday, June 1, 2016

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Experience Dinos: The Big Dig Jan. 23-Apr. 24. This dino-mite exhibit features roaring robotic dinosaurs such as the Stegosaurus, Raptor and Triceratops. Dig for fossils in the Dino Dig Pit and pan for gemstones in the Treasure Creek! Little ones will enjoy pretend play in the Paleo Tent and Lil’ Explorers area filled with costumes, puppets, books and puzzles.

Riverbanks Zoo &  Garden

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment in the Botanical Garden.  Thursdays in May @ 6:00–9:00PM

Admission: Free for Riverbanks members and $5 for general public.

Members: Show your valid membership card and ID at the gate for free entry. Guest passes not included.

Tickets go on sale April 1.

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