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My Weekend with the Dead!!

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A May 2008 trip to Columbia by vampirefan

The Columbia Museum of Art Photo, Columbia, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: A quick overnight tip to Colombia had us enjoying an Egyptian exhibit at the museum and a night of ghost stories!

My Weekend with the Dead!!

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The Columbia Museum of Art Photo, Columbia, South Carolina
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Luckily I was able to get a weekend off at work. So it gave John and I a chance to get away before the summer starts. I made a return trip to the amazing Columbia Museum of Art and the incredible Excavating Egypt . This unbelievable exhibit delved back thousand of years of the time of Egyptian royalty and a look at the artifacts of everyday people. The museum is one of the largest in the Southeast and some of the artists you will find include Tiffany, Remington, Talous Lautrec, and my favorite …Monet. Up soon? A Chihuly exhibit this fall. Yeah! That night we took our second walk with the dead. This time we joined our tour guide, Ryan, and seve...Read More

Ghosts and Legends of Columbia

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Attraction | "Ghosts and Legands of Columbia"

Ghosts and Legends of Columbia Photo, Columbia, South Carolina
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I love going to ghost tours and when I am visiting I always look to see if there is a ghost tour in town. I was surprised to find out that Columbia had a tour. Of course when you have a city so full of history, it makes since. John and I arrived at the State Capitol Building about 7:50. I was really wondering if anyone else would be there. After all, this city isn’t quite as well known for its haunts as say…oh Charleston. We weren’t quite sure where we were to meet, but after about 5 minutes of roaming a couple came over and asked us if we were there for the tour. We conformed we were and they told us that the tour guide would be back in about 5 minutes and we we’re meeting on ...Read More

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Ghosts and Legends of Columbia

Columbia
(803) 765-1837

Riverbanks Zoo

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Attraction | "Riverbanks Gardens"

Riverbanks Zoo Photo, Columbia, South Carolina
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Now if it isn’t enough for Columbia to have one of the best zoos around, they also have one of the most magnificent gardens around as well. While for some unknown reason it was over looked in the book 1001 Gardens to see before You Die , you shouldn’t make the same mistake. In 1995 the gardens became a new additional to the zoo. The gardens sit on 70 acres and contain 4300 species of plants. The gardens include a visitor’s center, formal gardens, swings, antique rose gardens, and a ½ mile nature trail. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the splendor surrounding you and there is a nice shady area with rocking chairs perfect for people like my husband who doesn...Read More

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Riverbanks Zoo
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
(803) 779-8717

Riverbanks Zoo

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Riverbanks Zoo Photo, Columbia, South Carolina
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No matter if your in town for business or pleasure, or if you come as a couple, with friends, or as a family, everyone in your group will delight in this wonderful and amazing zoo and botanical gardens. Since 1974 the Riverbanks zoo has been delighting visitors and locals alike. Almost a million people come by to see the 2,000 creatures that call this amazing 170 acre place home. Like most other major zoos, Riverbanks has most of their charges in a natural setting with barriers instead of cages. Critters such as birds and other animals are kept in changes, but they have large spacious changes to roam around in. Visitors to the zoo can enjoy the Ndoki Forest where...Read More

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Riverbanks Zoo
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
(803) 779-8717

The Columbia Museum of Art

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The Columbia Museum of Art Photo, Columbia, South Carolina
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I love a good museum and could spend hours in one. John on the other hand isn’t a huge fan of museums so it is often like trying to drag a kid into one unless there are guns and weapons involved. But when mummies came into the picture, I was able to get John to agree to go away for the weekend. I have always loved history, even as a child. When we lived in England we went into London on several occasions and I was always fascinated by the mummy exhibit. Ancient Egypt has always longed fascinated me and I was very anxious to spend a weekend away with my husband and see this fascinating exhibit. The exhibit contains over 200 rare objects from the collection of archeol...Read More

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The Columbia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 2068
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
(803) 799-2810