WELCOME TO THE GREATER CAYCE WEST COLUMBIA visitor’s center

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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.

Our Hometown Brewery is having a successful first year!

Our 4-Acre site is situated in the City of Cayce, just outside of Downtown Columbia and in the center of the great state of South Carolina.  We officially opened December 1st, 2018 with our 10,000 square foot facility to accommodate our production brewing area, a 2,500 square foot taproom, outdoor gathering space, restaurant offering a menu of small and big plates, and support space with room for future expansion of brewing and parking spaces.

For More Information Click Here.

Fun stuff to do

We have several events held year round…

Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon

New Exhibit! Opens April 13!

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing the South Carolina State Museum presents a new exhibition charting the history of NASA’s Apollo program and South Carolina’s role in lunar exploration.

This new, immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the years of the Apollo program as America raced to accomplish a lunar landing before the Soviet Union. Guests can also learn about Apollo 16 astronaut, Charles Duke, who grew up in Lancaster, SC and other notable South Carolinians who contributed to the Apollo program.

Exhibition features:

  • A life-size reproduction of the Apollo Command Module Capsule.
  • A replica Apollo Lunar Rover used for astronaut training that guests can sit in.
  • A collection of artifacts from Charles Duke’s Apollo 16 mission including: a “rock box” used by Duke to collect moon samples, a cuff check list, a chronograph, Duke’s Apollo training flight suits, his helmet and more.
  • Apollo 16 training “moon” rocks.
  • A large scale reproduction of the Saturn V rocket’s Instrument Unit.

Satisfy Your Thirst

We are proud to Introduce Two New Properties

Residence Inn Marriott 

122 Mathias Road

West Columbia, SC 29169

803-661-6910

Courtyard by Marriott Cayce

1125 Fort Congaree Trail

Cayce, SC 29033

803-794-7033

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