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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum - Contains artifacts, papers, art, and memorabilia of lasting historical and traditional value for the education, enrichment, and inspiration of all who are interested in South Carolina's distinguished military heritage from the Colonial era to the present.

Adventure Carolina - Guided canoe and kayak trips on the Congaree, Saluda, Edisto Rivers, as well as hiking and rock climbing trips. Canoe, kayak, tube and bicycle rentals.

Carter and Holmes Orchids - You can tour 18 greenhouses and enjoy 93,000 square feet of tropical beauty. Carter and Holmes Orchids is one of the largest orchid nurseries in the world!

Cayce Historical Museum - The museum interprets the agricultural, social, and cultural heritage of the Cayce, Old Saxe Gotha, Granby, and West Columbia areas. Exhibits emphasize periods of colonial trade, agricultural development, and transportation from the 18th century through the present time.

Columbia Marionette Theatre - A premiere children's theatre in South Carolina. All productions are created entirely in house. The script is written, the puppets are made, the soundtrack is recorded, and the sets are painted.

EdVenture Children's Museum - Six world-class exhibit galleries, a library, learning laboratories, resource centers and other visitor amenities. Two additional outdoor gallery spaces are located just outside the museum's front doors. Totaling more than 350 individual hands-on exhibits.

Frankie's Fun Park - A 14-acre family oriented amusement center. Attractions include three go-cart tracks, bumper boats, batting cages, three 18-hole mini-golf courses, laser tag, an arcade and a pizza restaurant!

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site - After the siege of Charleston, Lord Charles Cornwallis and 2,500 British soldiers marched to Camden and set up supply headquarters. For the next 11 months the town was occupied. Guided and self-guided tours take in the Colonial and Revolutionary eras on the 98-acre site. Guided and self-guided tours are available.

Newberry Opera House - Built in 1881 at a cost of $30,000 the Newberry Opera House has served as the City Centerpiece for 118 years. The structure recently underwent a $5.5 million Renovation which restored it to its' Historic Splendor and converted it to a State of the Art Performance facility.

Lake Murray - With dozens of Lake Murray marinas, boat landings and ramps, it is easy to find a place to put your boat into the water. Not only is Lake Murray a skiing, boating and swimming paradise, it also has some of the best fishing in the nation.

Camden Archives and Museum - Established in 1973, the Archives and Museum is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible items of importance to the history of the area. The artifacts in the museum represent a diverse collection of items relating to cultural heritage.

McKissick Museum - Collections in material culture, natural science, and decorative and fine arts support its mission of documentation and education relating to the cultural heritage and natural environment of South Carolina and the Southeast.

Clinton Sease Farm - This farm is full of fun for all ages and seasons! Farm fun includes a corn maze, campfires, hayrides, shops, and birthday parties!

Columbia Museum of Art - South Carolina's largest fine art museum emphasizes a broad spectrum of European and American fine and decorative art dating from the 14th century to the present in their permanent collection.

Palmetto Falls Water Park - Features a 10,000-square foot main pool, lazy river, large corkscrew water slide, two large speed-slides, two small speed-slides for the children's activity pool, a toddler pool and a four-lane lap pool.

South Carolina State Museum - Housed in the historic 1893 Columbia Mill textile building, the South Carolina State Museum tells the story of South Carolina through many exhibits and programs. Visitors can enjoy art, cultural history, natural history, science and technology exhibits.

African-American History Monument - Located on the University of South Carolina Campus, this monument was sculptured by Ed Dwight of Colorado and dedicated March 29, 2001. This monument traces African-American history from the Middle Passage, to the fight for freedom in the Civil War, the struggle for civil rights and emergence into mainstream America.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden - More than 2,000 animals are housed in natural habitat exhibits that use psychological barriers such as moats, water, and light to create an environment free of bars and cages for animals. A seventy-acre Botanical Garden provides visitors with an opportunity to experience both native and exotic plant exhibits.

Koger Center for the Arts - Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, the Koger Center for the Arts features performances of music, theater, dance and other performing arts.