Econo Lodge & Conference Center
773 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 772-7275
Fax: (803) 798-5999
Visit Chuck E. Cheese's for a day of fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy the assortment of games, rides, prizes and entertainment. Freshly baked pizzas and a fresh salad bar are sure to satisfy after a day of play. They can also host special occasions, such as birthday parties and offer a variety of fun package options. This is truly "where a kid can be a kid."
A community recreation center and many athletic fields are located inside this popular park where you can find a fitness center, baseball and softball fields, walking trails, lighted tennis courts, gymnasiums, meeting rooms, an art studio, children's playgrounds, and picnic shelters.
Wildlife and green space, hiking and biking trails, and tranquil solitude are available in this 118,529 acre woodland that borders the scenic Thurmond Lake. A number of state parks and recreational areas also are located in this section of the Sumter National Forest.
A wonderful 14-acre family oriented amusement center, Frankie's Fun Park includes three go-cart tracks, three 18-hole miniature golf courses, a 5,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena, nine-position batting cage, an arcade with over 150 state-of-the-art games, bumper boats, and a pizza restaurant and snack bar.
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is located to the northwest of the center of Columbia. It is a perfect place to take the kids and spend some quality and fun-filled time. See website for more information.
Built by Dr. Joshua Fulton Ensor, a major in the Union Army during the Civil War who was sent to Columbia to treat wounded Union soldiers and who served as Superintendent for what is now the South Carolina State Hospital, this beautiful house is a popular rental facility for weddings, parties, reunions, and special events and features beautifully landscaped grounds that contain a scenic pond, fountain, and concrete picnic tables.
The distinguished Eau Claire Town Hall and Survey Publishing Company Building was basically constructed for the Survey Publishing Company. The construction of the building commenced in 1912 and was completed by 1914. It spans over a land cover of 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares). Built by renowned architect J. Caroll Johnson, it traces the Early Commercial style of architecture. It is predominantly a two story brick structure coupled with an asymmetrical plan. It also features a four story tower to the southeast corner. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Located across the Richland Street is the important landmark namely Governor's Mansion. Also known as Executive Mansion, it was the official residence of South Carolina's Governor. Today, you can avail the tours that take you through various sections of the house.
The 18-acre Finlay Park includes the Watermark Cafe, a waterfall, lake, playground, and a walking track. Several summer events are held each year.
In today's age of technology, building huge structures and bridges is routine, however back then it was a rare thing. The Gervais Street Bridge is one such landmark that is an integral part of Columbia's history. It took two years to build this bridge and was touted to be one of the widest freeway across the state. Designed by Joseph W. Barnwell of Charleston, it was built across the Congaree River. Apart from transportation, it was popular owing to its decorative design that included lamp posts, vine pattern and a acanthus leaf design. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge transforms in to a beautiful sight in the evening, owing to the river back drop against sunset.
This beautiful structure is a historic residential building located in downtown Columbia. It was built between 1890–1900 and has a mixture of architectural styles. The house belonged to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, who played a crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement. She stayed here from the 1930's untill her death. The house does not have any tours that could let you peep into the activists's life, but it available for visits and group meetings. A reservation has to be done prior to your visit.
EdVenture is the southeast's largest children's museum that houses eight world-class exhibit galleries. Geared towards children 0 to 12, EdVenture is a 67,000 square foot museum that is both fun and educational.