Columbia, South Carolina, was established in 1786. Its location on three rivers was important to the region and to the state’s economic growth and development. The city became home to the state capital and it is the largest city in South Carolina. Visitors can walk through the beautifully landscaped Capitol grounds, stroll along Riverfront Park or the historic Horseshoe at USC, enjoy an outdoor concert at Finlay Park or paddle in a canoe down the Broad River.
Other downtown attractions include the Three Rivers Greenway, State Museum, Edventure Children’s Museum, and the Colonial Life Arena.
The Congaree National Park is located about 20 miles from Downtown Columbia and boasts a boardwalk loop trail, over 20 miles of backwoods hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more.