Area Attractions

The capital of South Columbia offers many great things to see and do, including excellent museums, parks, and restaurants. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art, stroll along the scenic Riverfront Park, stop by the South Carolina Military Museum, and explore the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Explore all that we have to offer.

Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison

1130 Kinley Road
Irmo, South Carolina, United States, 29063



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Local Attractions

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Visit Riverbank Zoo and Garden for an award-winning experience. From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbank Zoo and Gardens promises new discoveries around every corner. Discounted Zoo tickets can be purchased at hotel

EdVenture Children’s Museum & the SC State Museum

Experience the joy of learning and discovery at EdVenture Children’s Museum! A hands-on experience, EdVenture provides children, families, and teachers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in dynamic, diverse exhibits, programs, events and more. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy touring the four floors of exhibits and visiting the Cotton Mill Exchange.

State Capital of South Carolina

One of the most popular tourist attractions in South Carolina, the South Carolina State House was described by architect Charles C. Wilson of Columbia as “one of the most notable buildings of the world.” Wilson was the last architect to work on the State House before its completion, but it was the lifework of Major John R. Niernsee, principal architect and designer of the stately building.

Food & Drink




Event Venues

701 Whaley

A popular venue for rehearsal dinners, weddings, fundraisers, meetings, arts and music events, 701 Whaley can accommodate a wide range of special occasions. Located in the heart of Columbia’s Olympia Mill Village, this lovingly restored 1903.

Family Attractions

Soda City Market

Lively Saturday gathering of trendy food trucks & tented stalls offering locally made wares.