West Columbia, SC's population expanded in 1894, right after the first electrically driven textile mill opened. The idea of using hydroelectric power transformed the textile industry, and many of the workers called the city home. Spend some time in this wonderful city and enjoy nature, music and more along the Congaree River.
Check into one the many West Columbia hotels and then explore these popular attractions:
The West Columbia Riverwalk offers more than three miles of paths and boardwalks. It is perfect for a nature walk or an opportunity to gaze at the downtown Columbia skyline. There is something for everyone to appreciate as walking, biking, fishing and even hiking are easily accessible.
Visit Palmetto Outdoors to tour and enjoy the Congaree River. You can choose from kayaks, tubes or paddle boards to navigate the water, or take a walking tour along the waterway.
Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor might look like a typical music store, but the shop is also known for legendary Bluegrass music performances highlighting famous musicians. Take time to stop by the store to see who is playing.
The Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden is a wonderful spot for a day of family fun. You can see 2,000 animals in natural habitat exhibits and then stroll the Woodlands Walk, which features the ruins of an Antebellum textile mill.
Congaree National Park has the unique recognition of being the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. Explore by hiking more than 20 miles of backwoods trails, or take a free ranger-guided canoe tour.
On Spirits and Spectres of Columbia, you will have a scary good time. The evening ghost walking tour is filled with traditional ghost stories and legends from Columbia's past. It is terrific for late ghoulish fun.
Enjoy these and other attractions while staying at nearby hotels in West Columbia, SC. Make your reservations with Choice Hotels today.
Columbia, SC, US, 29209
Columbia, SC, US, 29209-2110
Columbia, SC, US, 29212
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