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South Carolina State Museum
Ranked #4 of 108 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The South Carolina State Museum is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. The State Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, is located along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

This is a must visit spot! At first I was against going thinking it wouldn't be fun but glad I was talked into it. They have so many exhibits and it's really all amazing. They have exhibits that kids and adults can interact with that make it a great place for family outings or a fun date. I only had 3 hours at the museum so I didn't get to see everything, so hopefully on the next trip it's going to be all day.

Thank Chelsea F
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The State Museum was only a $1 on Sunday, with extra charge for the featured display. We were pleasantly surprised with the size of the museum and the interactive displays for adults and children.

Thank AllentownBarkley
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

We visited this museum with our 3 kids (2 - 15 yrs) and there was plenty to do for everyone. We all liked the dinosaur exhibit, though it is a bit frightening for the younger ones. Lots of nice fossils and biology exhibits, technology, science, and antiques. 4 stories of exhibits and it was well laid out, a wide variety of attractions and it could take a day to really take it all in. There is also a large hands-on section that the kids really liked that it is very similar to Discovery Place in Charlotte and includes simple things like building blocks on up to physics demonstrations more suited for adults. A couple of different places to eat inside but we did not partake. Very clean with friendly staff.
The museum is situated in downtown Columbia and there are plenty of other things to and do with a huge assortment of restaurants. Great place to visit on a hot summer's day. Some advice: if you are local, get the annual family pass, it was only $99. If you have younger kids, it will take a few trips to get the full effect of the place.

1  Thank wagnekk
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Whether in town for a ball game or shopping, just a few blocks from the USC campus, this is a great place to take the family for a couple hours or more of fun. Plenty of activities and exhibits for the kids, but also plenty of items and material for adults. Being from SC, this reminded me of 7th grade SC History Class, but with many more great "pictures" than the text book!

Thank drronline
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The museum includes several floors that focus on different subjects (State History, Technology, Natural Science, etc.). The museum offers free maps for a self-guided tour. Give yourself several hours to see this place...there's a lot to see and take in. I really enjoyed it.

Thank Sam R
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