Do! (sites and sights in our area)

                                                     Blythewood Historical Society & Museum
100 McNulty St., Blythewood, 803-333-8133,

Located in the Langford-Nord house and starting point of the Blythewood Walking Tour.
Call for hours.


Doko Meadows Park
171 Langford Rd., Blythewood,

Open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


Historic Ridgeway
Five minutes from Blythewood on US Hwy 21
or use exits 32 or 34 off I-77 North


S.C. Railroad Museum
110 Industrial Park Rd., Winnsboro,

Offers train rides, display cars, artifacts and gifts.
Open Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St., Columbia, 803-799-2810,

Features an extensive permanent collection and national exhibitions.  Open Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. first Thursday of the month); Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.


EdVenture Children’s Museum
211 Gervais St., Columbia, 803-779-3100

EdVenture inspires children to experience the joy of learning.
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
500 Wildlife Pkwy., Columbia, 803-779-8717

The award-winning Riverbanks Zoo is home to more than 350 species of mammals, reptiles, fish and birds.
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

South Carolina State House
1100 Gervais St., Columbia, 803-734-2430,

This Greek Revival-style building is home to the South Carolina General Assembly and features several monuments on the grounds.
Open weekdays and most Saturdays for tours.

South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais St., Columbia

Home to the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Planetarium, the Boeing Observatory and the Rev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, Jr. 4D Interactive Theater and the Cotton Mill Exchange gift shop. S.C. Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum is next door.
Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Sun noon-5 p.m. Observatory open until 8 p.m. Tuesdays.