Enjoy campus tours and other great things to do in Orangeburg

Choose a hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites to stay within six miles of top Orangeburg attractions like the beautiful Edisto Memorial Gardens and the campuses of SC State and Claflin University. You’ll find plenty of family-friendly things to do nearby, from exploring the wonders of space at I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium to meeting the animals at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, about 40 minutes away in Columbia. If you love the great outdoors, you can take a fishing trip to the Santee Cooper Lakes or hike the trails in Congaree National Park. Need a break from on-site meetings? Enjoy shopping and dining at Elloree Old Town District or an afternoon on the greens at Hillcrest Golf Club.

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Claflin University

4.24 mi / 6.82 km from the hotel
With around 1,800 students enrolled each year, this liberal arts university emphasizes critical thinking and using education to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Edisto Memorial Gardens

5.52 mi / 8.89 km from the hotel
Edisto Memorial Gardens features over 75 beds of roses spread across more than 150 acres and hosts the annual Festival of Roses every May.

Hillcrest Golf Club

2.48 mi / 3.99 km from the hotel
This 18-hole, par-72 course offers scenic greens, a pro shop, and an on-site grill where you can dine at the end of your round.

I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium

3.9 mi / 6.28 km from the hotel
Discover the wonder of outer space without leaving the ground at this museum and planetarium on SC State's campus.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

34.49 mi / 55.5 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.

Santee State Park

21.18 mi / 34.09 km from the hotel
Located along Lake Marion, this scenic state park features an array of fun activities like hiking, biking, camping, and fishing. Be sure to take a pontoon boat tour of the flooded cypress forest while you’re there.

South Carolina State University

4.19 mi / 6.74 km from the hotel
Established in 1896, SC State serves more than 2,900 students and offers South Carolina's only bachelor's program in nuclear engineering.

Congaree National Park

16.51 mi / 26.57 km from the hotel
This park features more than 25 miles of hiking trails as well as a boardwalk loop. Enjoy the views of Weston Lake from the banks or hop in a canoe and paddle through the water.

Elloree Old Town District

14.57 mi / 23.44 km from the hotel
Stroll through this charming district populated by antique shops, local restaurants, and the Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center.

South Carolina Motorplex

9.37 mi / 15.08 km from the hotel
From drag racing and monster trucks to live concerts, go-karts, and great food—you’ll find it all at this family-friendly entertainment venue.

Orangeburg County Aquatic Park

1.96 mi / 3.15 km from the hotel
Cool off from the summer heat at this public waterpark, where you can drift along in the lazy river, zip down exciting slides, or splash around in one of several pools. A toddler pool and a children’s play area are also available.