Explore top attractions when you book our hotel near Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Located off I-26, the Country Inn & Suites, Columbia at Harbison puts you near the top things to do in South Carolina’s vibrant capital. Explore Columbia’s historic downtown, where you can visit the Governor’s Mansion or catch a Gamecock basketball game at Colonial Life Arena. For a family-friendly outing, spend a morning at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, and then blast your way through the laser tag course at Frankie’s Fun Park, just a mile from our hotel rooms and suites. If you plan a trip to the gorgeous Three Rivers Greenway, you can see why Columbia has become one of the top canoe towns in America.

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South Carolina Governor’s Mansion

7.1 mi / 11.42 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.


7.37 mi / 11.86 km from the hotel
This award-winning children’s museum is known for exhibits on the body, pet care, cooking, inventions, and work. Don’t miss EDDIE, the world’s largest child, who is 40 feet tall and weighs 35,000 pounds. Adults must be accompanied by a child under 15 years old to enter.

Frankie’s Fun Park

1.33 mi / 2.14 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

5.75 mi / 9.25 km from the hotel
This well-maintained, attractive, and 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

8.35 mi / 13.44 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

7.92 mi / 12.74 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.

Fort Jackson

13.83 mi / 22.25 km from the hotel
Half of all the Army’s recruits undergo Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson. If you’re visiting for graduation, you can enjoy the fort’s many museums and events available to the public.

Koger Center for the Arts

8.06 mi / 12.98 km from the hotel
Situated on the campus of USC, the Koger Center is Columbia’s premier venue for the performing arts, featuring Broadway shows, ballet, and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

Cooperative Conference Center

1.11 mi / 1.78 km from the hotel
This 40,000-square-foot facility features ballrooms and other spaces for corporate events, weddings, and other meetings. Located near I-20 and I-26, the conference center offers easy access and on-site parking.

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

7.81 mi / 12.57 km from the hotel
From galas and conferences to holiday fairs and craft shows, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Columbia Museum of Art

7.56 mi / 12.16 km from the hotel
The Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) has curated an impressive collection, including works by Monet and Warhol and the only Botticelli fresco in the US. Check their calendar for events like CMA Jazz on Main and Arts & Draughts.

Columbiana Centre

1.11 mi / 1.79 km from the hotel
This popular retail destination features more than 110 stores and even has a carousel. While shopping, take advantage of convenient services like free Wi-Fi, a nursing lounge, and cell phone charging stations.