Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens – West Columbia Entrance!

1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 779-8717
Pricing: Fee

The award-winning zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals that represent more than 350 species from around the world. The gardens were hailed by "Horticulture" magazine as one of "10 Gardens That Inspire" and by HGTV channel as one of "20 Great Public Gardens Across America." Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is open daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

We've got 2 great hotels near the zoo with special discount rates for you:

DoubleTree by Hilton - click here for Discount Rate and Free Breakfast

Wingate by Wyndham - click here for Discount Rate CWC

Many more hotel listings on our website under the "Stay" tab!

You will definitely want to visit the West Columbia entrance of the Botanical Gardens! There are many local restaurants near this entrance. The parking lot at this entrance features a covered picnic area, where you can enjoy your local food purchase! Note: Outside food cannot be taken into the Botanical Gardens.

Purchase your tickets online today by clicking here.

The trail that you can access from the Botanical Gardens will take you through the historical ruins of the Saluda Factory along the Saluda River. Butterflies and birds will follow you along a shaded, rustic path to a grand bridge over the river with great views! You can access the Zoo from this bridge as well. Note: Some parts of this trail are not ADA accessible due to steps.

Groups Welcome

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