Explore the top things to do in Cayce, Columbia, and beyond

Located less than 15 minutes from the University of South Carolina and downtown Columbia, the Country Inn & Suites in Cayce offers comfortable rooms and suites near a variety of popular attractions. While in Columbia, you can visit the award-winning EdVenture children’s museum, the thought-provoking City Art gallery, or the charming Columbia Marionette Theatre. If you’re looking for things to do outside, plan a kayaking trip with Palmetto Outdoor or stroll through Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens. Traveling with a history buff? You can get a close-up view of South Carolina’s past at the Governor’s Mansion, the South Carolina State House, and The Museum of the Reconstruction Era.

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South Carolina Governor’s Mansion

4.9 mi / 7.88 km from the hotel
Schedule a tour of this nine-acre estate filled with breathtaking gardens. The historic mansion provides a permanent home for artifacts like china, silver, furniture, paintings, and documents that tell the story of South Carolina.

South Carolina State House

4.87 mi / 7.84 km from the hotel
Learn about the history and Greek Revival-style architecture of the State House on a guided tour. You may even catch a House of Representatives or Senate session in action.

South Carolina State Museum

4.2 mi / 6.76 km from the hotel
This museum’s permanent collection features more than 70,000 historical objects relating to the state of South Carolina. Spend an afternoon at the planetarium, the 4D theater, and the observatory.

Stormwater Studios

4.12 mi / 6.63 km from the hotel
Stormwater Studios presents multiple art exhibitions throughout the year and provides studio space to 10 local artists.

Charwood Golf Club

3.74 mi / 6.03 km from the hotel
Pack up your irons and putter and head over to this expansive country club. Play 18 holes of championship golf, and take advantage of full practice facilities, a pro shop, a restaurant, and meeting rooms.

City Art

4.67 mi / 7.51 km from the hotel
This multipurpose venue offers art classes, an artist supply store, a gallery, and a framing shop.

Columbia Marionette Theatre

4.5 mi / 7.24 km from the hotel
Puppets bring famous stories to life at this educational and entertaining children’s theater.


4.11 mi / 6.61 km from the hotel
Open to kids under 15 and their accompanying adults, this award-winning children’s museum presents practical topics like cooking, pet care, and work. Don’t miss Eddie, the world’s largest child, who is 40 feet tall and weighs 35,000 pounds.

Frankie’s Fun Park

9.69 mi / 15.59 km from the hotel
Take your family to Frankie’s to enjoy go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, amusement rides, laser tag, batting cages, and arcade games.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

4.11 mi / 6.61 km from the hotel
This interactive zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals, including giraffes, tigers, apes, and zebras. You can also explore a 70-acre botanical garden or ride a zip line through an obstacle course.

University of South Carolina

4.96 mi / 7.98 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this beautiful campus where more than 33,000 students are earning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. If you’re a sports fan, you can also catch the Gamecocks in action.

Museum of the Reconstruction Era

5.49 mi / 8.83 km from the hotel
This museum offers interactive exhibits and guided tours showcasing Columbia’s role during the Reconstruction Era. Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, lived here as a teenager from 1871 to 1874, and the house contains Wilson family artifacts.