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.
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.
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Join us for this weekend full of events! Beginning December 5, visitors can take a ride through the Cayce City Hall complex and enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights and music of the season. Christmas in Cayce is sponsored by several local, corporate partners so all events are free.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
42nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Cayce, this event will also include greetings from City officials, holiday thoughts, musical performances from local schools , and a visit from Santa. In addition, The Woman’s Club is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items as part of the 17th Annual Cayce Cares project, which benefits God’s Helping Hands.
Friday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Carols Along the Riverwalk, N Avenue entrance to Cayce Riverwalk – The sounds of the holidays overflow during this reverse caroling featuring our local church choirs and musicians. Enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies as you meander through the first half mile of the Riverwalk. Parking is available at Brookland-Cayce High School and a free trolley will transport everyone to the event.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
The Cayce Historical Museums Annual Christmas Traditions Open House. The sights, sounds, and tastes of Christmas will abound with each room decorated with trees and crafts from the 18th century to present. The event will also feature live entertainment, docents dressed in period attire, and light refreshments. The lantern tours are back this year!
Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
West Metro Holiday Parade of Lights. One of the most anticipated night holiday parades in the Midlands, the route will begin in front of Cayce City Hall and proceed down 12th Street ending at the corner of Hwy. 1 & 12th Street in West Columbia.