Discover Columbia, SC attractions - so much fun! Columbia and the surrounding area offer an exciting variety of year-round attractions to explore! Outdoor recreation is often built around the 3 major rivers at Columbia's doorstep as well as gorgeous 50,000-acre recreational Lake Murray. Greater Columbia is home to world-class Riverbanks Zoo and Garden as well as wonderful community, state and even national parks. including Congaree National Park, Saluda Shoals Park, and Harbison State Forest. History and culture abound. The Columbia Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Museum and EdVenture Children's Museum are the largest museums of their type in the state. Boutique-style shopping is available along Devine Street in Shandon, in The Congaree Vista and Five Points. The Village at Sandhill, Dutch Square Mall and Columbiana Centre Mall are fabulous places known for their specialty and department stores. Enjoy a day, a weekend or a week discovering Columbia!
The South Carolina Railroad Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has accumulated many pieces of rolling stock by way of gift from the Charleston chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. This collection includes various types of freight and passenger cars as well as a steam locomotive #44 which once belonged to the Hampton and Branchville Railroad. All aboard! Enjoy a ride on the train! Choose from First Class, Coach, Caboose and Open Air Car Tours. Events throughout the year include BBQ Dinner Trains - enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner with all the fixings, Pumpkin Patch Express rides - children can ride to the pumpkin patch, pick a pumpkin and have their picture taken.
Address: 110 Industrial Park Road
Tickets: (803) 712-4135