WELCOME TO THE GREATER CAYCE WEST COLUMBIA Chamber of commerce & visitors center
Welcome and stay a while
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.
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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.
- 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.
Reflections on the River
From 16th century engravings and Catawba pottery, to contemporary paintings and photographs, this exhibition will explore the significance of our state’s rivers on culture, industry, and landscape, as well as the ways in which they have inspired artists in the state. It will feature treasures of the collection by renowned artists such as William Halsey, Alice Huger Ravenel Smith, and Charles A. Fraser.
Because of the State Museum’s location on the banks of the Congaree and its history as a textile mill dependent on that river, this exhibition is an opportunity to focus on our immediate surroundings. We encourage you to explore the exhibit and then stroll along the river walk—how will the river inspire you?
Opens Jan. 18, 2020
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes offers an interactive experience combining science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories.
Museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most puzzling mysteries. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Conan Doyle, encouraged a change in the way police work was conducted, and remain in practice today.
Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a mystery in a world newly introduced to his groundbreaking methods, and then transported back into present day with a pop culture gallery that shows Sherlock Holmes in all his manifestations from books to movies.
- A visit to author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s study, where guests can explore his world and life from medical student to practicing physician to literary genius.
- A chance to become a detective and solve a mystery as you investigate clues and use scientific crime-solving methods throughout the exhibit gallery.
- Hands-on interactive stations exploring the science behind crime-solving.
- More than 100 objects and artifacts, including original manuscripts and more.
- Authentic recreation of Holmes’ 221B Sitting Room.
- More than 50 images from the Museum of London Archives, some never displayed before.
- Props from the Warner Bros.’ current Sherlock Holmes movies and behind the scenes tools from the hit CBS television show Elementary and the BBC’s Sherlock .
- And more!
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes was developed by Exhibits Development Group and Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates in collaboration with the Conan Doyle Estate Limited, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and the Museum of London.