Irmo officials are looking at moving the Busted Plug, one of the Midlands’ most recognizable pieces of public art, to their community from downtown Columbia. Irmo officials are looking at moving the Busted Plug, one of the Midlands’ most recognizable pieces of public art, to their community from downtown Columbia.
The Columbia Canal is the surviving canal of a series of canals built by the State of South Carolina in 1824 using the labor of indentured Irishmen to provide direct water routes between the upstate settlements and the towns on the Fall Line. It is on the Congaree and Broad rivers in Columbia, South Carolina.
Featuring plenty of river views, the Riverfront Park is a nice place to unwind and get away, being only a short distance from Columbia's business district and the University. You can see the history of the Columbia Canal and Water Works while looking through one of the old pump houses.
The Columbia Museum of Art celebrates outstanding artistic creativity through its collection, exhibitions and programs, interacting in ways that engage the mind and enrich the spirit. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, CMA ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs.
Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States. Waters from the Congaree and Wateree Rivers sweep through the floodplain, carrying nutrients and sediments that nourish and rejuvenate this ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees.
Dreher Island State Park spans three islands, 348 acres and provides access to 12 miles of Lake Murray shoreline. Visitors will find recreational water activities, nature trails and some of the best striped and large-mouth bass fishing spots, all only 30 miles from Columbia.
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About Us. Building a Love of Learning. EdVenture is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to creating new generations of lifelong learners through museum experiences, afterschool programming and camps. Helping shape a new generation of people who love to learn is at the core of all we do.
City’s Summer Movies Series at Finlay Park The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will kick off on Friday, June 1 with “The Emoji Movie” at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown every other Friday night from June 1 through July 27.
Columbia, SC 29201. 803-545-3100 © SCGreatOutdoors. Photo tour. Located near the historic Granby, Whaley, and Olympia Mill Villages, this park has some nice scenic views of the Congaree River and runs by some historic ruins. Several benches and swings overlook the river as well. This park is a part of theThree Rivers Greenway.
One of Columbia's oldest remaining structures, the Hampton-Preston Mansion explores the lives of enslaved workers and their planter-class owners. 200 Years at Hampton-Preston 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Hampton-Preston Mansion.
Historic Columbia Welcomes Megan Plott as New Director of Development We are pleased to announce Megan Plott has joined Historic Columbia as the new director of development. In this leadership role, Plott will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of all fundraising and membership programs of Historic Columbia.
Community Park of Irmo. Community Park of Irmo is located at 7507 Eastview Drive. This is the home of the famous Okra Strut Festival. Some of the amenities include Palmetto Health Amphitheater, two picnic shelters with BBQ grills, walking trails along with playgrounds and restrooms that are close by.
Irmo Town Park. Irmo Town Park is a quaint park that is located at 7330 Carlisle Street. The Gazebo is nestled among lush gardens and is home to our Annual Christmas Tree Lightning. It is a perfect location for weddings and is available for reservations. The park is open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and is free for public use.
Lake Murray is fed by the Saluda River, which flows from upstate South Carolina near the North Carolina state line. The Saluda Dam (officially the Dreher Shoals Dam) was an engineering feat at the time of its construction. The dam, using the native red clay soil and bedrock, was the largest earthen dam in the world when it was completed in 1930. Lake Murray itself is named after the project's chief engineer, William S. Murray.
The new exhibit and renovations at the Mann-Simons Site were made possible in part by the following sponsors: City of Columbia, NBSC a division of Synovus Bank, Member FDIC, Columbia Chapter of the Links, McDonald’s of Columbia, Gloria and Marshall James, Richland County Conservation Commission and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
The new skate park, which is free to the public, is located in Owens Field Park, 1351 Jim Hamilton Boulevard. The facility is open to skateboards, in-line skates and bicycles. The skate park is another way Parks and Recreation hopes to help keep youth engaged in recreational activity.
Polo Road Park has a great array of amenities, including a gym, game room, fitness room, classrooms, and a kitchen. The park is also known for its many athletic fields that include lighted softball and baseball fields, six lighted soccer fields, and a football field.
Botanical Garden Whether it’s a spectacular bloom, a mass of color or an unusual plant structure, there’s always something growing on at Riverbanks Botanical Garden! Hailed by Horticulture magazine as one of 10 gardens that inspire and by HGTV as one of 20 great public gardens across America, Riverbanks Botanical Garden boasts 70 acres of unparalleled beauty.
Planned around the city's original waterworks, Riverfront Park opened in 1983 for recreational usage. This park was planned around the site of the world's first electrically operated textile mill and the city's original waterworks and hydroelectric plant, the oldest one in the state and it is still operating.
The Saluda Dam or Saluda River Dam, officially the Dreher Shoals Dam, commonly referred to as the Lake Murray Dam, is an earthen embankment dam located approximately 10 miles (15 km) west of Columbia, South Carolina on the Saluda River. Construction on the dam began in 1927 and was completed in 1930.
· Saluda Shoals Wetlands Preserve (Fall 2009) · Saluda Splash Water Playground · Playground. The Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve. The Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve is a tranquil sanctuary whose quiet waters and surrounding woodlands are home to many species of birds, animals and plants native to wetlands.
Sesquicentennial State Park, affectionately known to locals as "Sesqui," is a spacious, green getaway in the heart of the Sandhills region. Once you're immersed in the 1,400 acres of pines, camping sites, and nature trails you forget just how close you are to bustling, downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
CFC meets at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM. There is “Open Fencing” for club members to do additional bouting before class, starting at 6:10 PM, and also after class for those who wish to stay.
The museum focuses on South Carolina's military history from the Revolutionary War to the present. Visitors to the museum can explore South Carolina's distinguished martial tradition in exhibits covering the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, the War on Terror, and other American conflicts.
The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Until 1971, it also housed the Supreme Court.
With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina state parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the country.
The Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree rivers, includes lighted trails and boardwalks, an outdoor amphitheatre, restrooms, wayside exhibits, picnic areas and scenic overlooks.
Waterfall Junction is open year-round during park hours. The Aflac Splash Zone is closed November – February. Flora, fauna and fun intersect at Waterfall Junction where big kids and little sprouts can explore nature throughout the year or retreat to a cool escape during warmer months.
Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater Looking for a venue to hold an event, marriage ceremony, concert, theater event or fundraiser? With the City of Columbia skyline and the Congaree River as your backdrop, you can add a picturesque local touch to any event.
World's Largest Fire Hydrant Artist Blue Sky's "Busted Plug Plaza," with its enormous leaning fire hydrant fountain, was officially unveiled to the city of Columbia on February 18, 2001. The fire hydrant is 39 ft. tall, a nearly five ton steel sculpture set in a concrete base.