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.

Spring is coming and that means the Stripers are running and the Trout are schooling.  Grab a rod and enjoy one of the best fishing seasons around.  Spring also means Men in Kilts and Bagpipes in Cayce West Columbia with the annual return of Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival.

The Southern Weekend highlighted our area.  Please enjoy this short video about the Greater Cayce West Columbia area.

View the first 30 minutes of “The Southern Weekend”

We are proud to Introduce Two New Properties

Courtyard by Marriott Cayce

1125 Fort Congaree Trail

Cayce, SC 29033


Residence Inn Marriott 

122 Mathias Road

West Columbia, SC 29169


Fun stuff to do

We have several events held year round…

Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo Twiggs

January 27 – April 29, 2018

South Carolina artist Leo Twiggs created the nine batik works of art featured in Requiem for Mother Emanuel, in the aftermath of the 2015 murders at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Painting provided a vehicle for the artist to process this awful event and search for meaning. The final series reveals his reflections on, not only the shooting, but also the the responses of the family members, the church and fellow citizens.

“My paintings are testimonies to the nine who were slain. But I also record another moment: our state’s greatest moment . . . a response that moved us from tragedy to redemption. For one shining moment, we looked at each other not as different races, but as human beings.” – Dr. Leo Twiggs

In addition to the nine batik works by Twiggs, the State Museum will also display a hand-made prayer quilt and other items from Mother Emanuel Church. The exhibition is also accompanied by a seven minute video, directed by Joe Clark of SailWind Inc., featuring Dr. Twiggs and an exploration of the context, impetus and inspiration for Requiem for Mother Emanuel.

For additional commentary from the artist about the work, listen to South Carolina Public Radio’s Walter Edgar’s Journal, April 17, 2017 episode.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium

From Earth to the Universe

While we humans have barely taken our first steps into space, our curiosity has driven us to develop the tools to peer far beyond the planets and stars that greet us every evening. Our efforts have been richly rewarded with sights more magnificent than we could ever have imagined. Take a visually breathtaking journey through our solar system, interstellar space, and beyond as we travel from Earth to and through the Universe. Show Run Time: 30 mins.

From Earth to the Universe showtimes showtimes for the current month:

Mon. – Fri: 3:30 p.m.
Sat: 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Sun: 2:30 p.m.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®

Emmet and his Master Builder friends return in The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®, where they are faced with the harrowing task of defeating power-hungry villain Risky Business! Run time: 15 mins.

The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience® showtimes for the current month:

Mon: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Tues: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wed. – Fri: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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