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.

Grab a Tube, Kayak, Canoe, or Raft and enjoy the smooth flows of the Saluda and Congaree Rivers.   Enjoy an outdoor adventure in the coolest place in the midlands  without ever leaving the city. Great tours are provided by our local outfitters.  Click here to learn more.

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…

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South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865-1876

Now Open

The years following the Civil War were a time of great upheaval. After the bloodiest war in American history, the country was redefining itself.

The exhibit uses artifacts from the time period to examine the devastation of the war, changes in labor, society, and the law. Including:

  • A caisson used by soldiers returning from Appomattox, Va.
  • An authentic carpetbag.
  • Farm tools used by workers in the aftermath of the Civil War.
  • Desk and chair from the State House, used during Reconstruction.
  • A copy of the state’s 1868 constitution.
  • School desks dating from when the state offered for public education for the first time
  • Items owned by Reconstruction era politicians and Gov. Wade Hampton, III.
  • And much more.

The exhibit also explores the struggles faced by African-Americans to define their newly acquired citizenship on their terms against forces that would return the state to its prewar structure.

This tumultuous era for South Carolinians had broad triumphs and laid the groundwork for future victories in civil and equal rights. Visitors will learn that although Reconstruction ended in 1876, we continue to struggle with its promises today.

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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