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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

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Address: 312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201
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Great park on river!!

If your looking for a free place to go and its outdoors ! This is the place to go .It is a beautiful .If your looking for some where to run or walk or bike thus s the place to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cathy S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If your looking for a free place to go and its outdoors ! This is the place to go .It is a beautiful .If your looking for some where to run or walk or bike thus s the place to go!!! You can look at the old pump station and go inside. If you like oking for a day out... More 

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Thank Cathy S
Fair Play, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is plenty of parking here and wonderful trails to walk along. There is even an exercise area should you choose to use it. A nice way to spend some quiet time.

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Thank RICHARD F
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We regularly go to the riverwalk for a bike/run/walk with our 3 year old. This is one of the gems of Columbia, SC. A good spot to put in your outdoor routine.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place for a stroll for the whole family and the dog/s. Not only is it good for exercise, you learn a little history too! Plenty of benches to rest, and plenty of green space to just chill. They also have an exercise area, so you can do some extra exercising after your run or walk. Proximity... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was very clean and walking paths were very well marked. It was a nice place to walk in the afternoon and enjoy the outdoors.

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Thank Dennis O
Morris, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a neat experience!! We have traveled to Columbia many times, as our son attends USC, and we didn't even know this beautiful treasure was here! Thanks to Trip Advisor - we discovered it and we will now go back every time we are in Columbia! The walk is beautiful - rivers, trees, flowers! Also, the area is recognized as... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This canal is adjacent to downtown area. Perfect place to bike, jog, or walk. Plenty of benches along trail so you can stop to rest. Mile markers at every 1/4 mile. Work began in early 1800's and workers were mostly Irish Americans who were basically in servitude. Many changes to walkway over the years. Major flood in 2015 caused canal... More 

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family we took a trip down to the Riverwalk on a Sunday evening...it was a beautiful experience. Many activities going on fishing, bike riding, runners, children in playground, a few photo shoots, saw picnic by the river as well as many, many people walking the 2.5 mile trail. Area very well maintained, felt like a very safe place... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a 7 hours drive and decided to make a stop in Columbia to stretch our legs. Google helped us find this great place. We walked, sat on a bench, read many of the very informative and interesting plaques, and even tried the fitness station!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little walking path right on the river. It's free, paved, dog friendly, has bathrooms, it's lighted at night. It's about 2.5 miles from end to end. I go several times a month, it's a fantastic spot for exercise and nature.

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