10 Things to Do in Cayce That You Shouldn't Miss

September 14, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Cayce (pronounced CAY-cee) is a city in Lexington and Richland counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina, along the Congaree River. The population was 12,528 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbia, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Cayce

1. Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

500 Wildlife Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29210-8014 +1 803-779-8717
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to nearly 2,000 animals that represent more than 350 species from around the world. A visit to the Zoo will play host to an array of wild adventures from a diving expedition on a Pacific coral reef to a safari through the plains of Africa to an interactive Outback encounter with a flock of sociable lorikeets. The Botanical Garden boasts 70-acres of unparalleled beauty and is considered one of the America's best public gardens. Dramatic and themed gardens showcase more than 4,300 species of native and exotic plants, providing a living classroom for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. The Garden also is the gateway to natural river views and spectacular valley overlooks. In addition, guests can view structural remains dating back to the early 1800s with South Carolina's textile industry and the Civil War.

Reviewed By Linda5355 - Charlotte, North Carolina

This is a fabulous zoo. Wonderful exhibits and they seem to really care for the animals. Their zoo map was confusing so it was a bit tough to find our way but we got to most things we wanted to see. We spent 5 hours there but could have used an extra day. There’s SO much to do! Get there early because parking is free but fills up quickly.

2. Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Old State Road, Cayce, SC 29033
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

this 2.5 mile trail is excellent for hiking through forests and water ares. not many markings make for a wonderful adventure. Yes, I was lucky to observe a large gator resting on the banks of the water filled clay pits of the old brickyard. many great plant life can be observed. Very peaceful,yet the flow of the interstate nearby can be heard. Observed some dear tracks, dragonflies were great. The trail does get tricky when it gets near the Congaree creek. The numerous Alligator warning signs does keep one alert.takes about 1 to 2 hrs to complete depending on how fast you walk. worth visiting. Free of charge!!

3. West Columbia Riverwalk

Congaree River, West Columbia, SC
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

West Columbia Riverwalk

Reviewed By Scott A - Nashville, Tennessee

The West Columbia Riverwalk is just that--a walkway adjacent to the Congaree River, which separates the city of Columbia with the cities of West Columbia and Cayce. Finding parking to access the Riverwalk is difficult, and after major rains, the ampitheatre where most people access the Riverwalk can be flooded and inaccessible. Once you are successful in finding parking, the walk is delightful. Only downside is seeing the excessive trash in the river and on the river bank. Clearly, the walkway is the star and the river is a sewer and trash dump. Sad that the citizens of this area don't have more pride in their natural resources. For a nice way to pass the time on a weekend or early evening this is a nice option.

4. University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC +1 803-777-7000
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4.5 based on 376 reviews

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina.

Reviewed By FrancesDecatur - Savannah, Georgia

The campus at USC is beautiful. In the middle of the city and you feel like you are in a park. The stadium is pretty amazing also. Nice to just walk around .

5. Cayce Historical Museum

1800 12th St, Cayce, SC 29033-2935 +1 803-739-5385
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5 based on 10 reviews

Cayce Historical Museum

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

This little museum is truly a gem! The museum is housed in an exact replica of a Revolutionary war building called Fort Granby.There are only four rooms- a lot of relics of the revolutionary and Civil wars. There is also relics and displays telling the history of the now defunct town of Granby and the current city of Cayce. The best part of the museum is the room upstairs filled with Native American arrowheads and relics. I'm talking about a LARGE amount of relics. Some going back to Clovis period!! Anybody interested in American Indian relics needs to go to this place. Aldo on the grounds are some old colonial buildings and a train car. The price is like only $2 per adult. Free on Sundays. I've been to a lot of museums around the world-but always feel satisfied after visiting this museum. I recommend it!!

6. Gervais Street Bridge

Gervais Street, West Columbia, SC
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Gervais Street Bridge

Reviewed By Kristin S - Columbia, South Carolina

A cool, historic arch bridge that takes you right in/out of downtown. Lots of places on both sides to take in some views from the top or underneath.

7. South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215 +1 803-734-2430
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4.5 based on 515 reviews

South Carolina State House

A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

Reviewed By Jérémie P - Panama City, Panama

This house is situated in a very clean park. The house is big and impressive. I liked to see it, but it is not the most amazing attraction ever. I was there at sunset, very nice light, excellent to take pictures

8. Timmerman Trail

Scana Parkway, West of the 12th Street Extension in Cayce, Cayce, SC 29033
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5 based on 6 reviews

Timmerman Trail

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

this is a wonderful trail ti walk. Nice paved trail makes for a delightful time. Easy to find with plenty of parking. A lot of history took place in this area. Wonderful nature- the trees and streams are nice. police call boxes along the trail for safety. there is a ramp for canoeing as well. Alligators have been seen.

9. Three Rivers Greenway

Cayce, SC +1 803-765-2200
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4 based on 13 reviews

Three Rivers Greenway

Reviewed By MSHUGHES - Florence, South Carolina

great place to walk or bike , me and my wife wre in town for the weekend and stayed at a place right next to this , the lady at the motel told us about it , we walked this trail to morning in a row , it was so nice peaceful and very well maintained . next time i'm in columbia i will definitely bring my bike and explore a little more

10. Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2234 +1 803-733-8613
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4.5 based on 319 reviews

Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

Reviewed By Michael W - Concord

We had a beautiful walk along the river and canal. The path is paved, flat, and wide. There were quite a few other folks out walking. I imagine it is even more beautiful in the spring when the leaves are out. We will certainly make another trip during that time.

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