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West Columbia Is a City on the Move

Allison Vile Allison Vile
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.
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Whatever your level of fitness, West Columbia offers an array of ways to get outside and exercise your mind and body. Among the most popular is the West Columbia Riverwalk, part of an 8-mile section of the Three Rivers Greenway between West Columbia and neighboring Cayce.

Conveniently located between Gervais Street and Knox Abbott Drive, the paved pathway runs alongside the Congaree River, offering a scenic place to walk, jog, bicycle ride, fish, picnic or simply enjoy nature. The park and its amphitheater also serve as a venue for concerts and events throughout the year.

When inclement weather ruins your outdoor plans, visit the Tri-City Leisure Center, where you can reserve a racquetball or basketball court a day in advance. If walking is more your speed, the indoor walking track is free and open to the public. For more information on classes, activities, programs and events, visit the Tri-City Leisure Center website or call at (803) 939-9309.

And then there's the beautiful Riverbanks Botanical Gardens, a must-see for anyone visiting the Midlands area. Horticulture Magazine named it among 10 gardens that inspire. It also made HGTV's list of 20 great public gardens across America. You can access the gardens through the zoo's West Columbia entrance at 1300 Botanical Parkway. Take your time strolling through the many gardens to admire the eye-catching blooms, large clusters of color and unique plant varieties.

Allison Vile
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.