We love having visitors, and you could say we know a thing or two about hospitality. Whether you’re interested in adventure or a laid-back vacation, Richland County has the attractions you’re sure to love. With so many great places to see and things to do, it's hard to decide where to begin: The planetarium? The children's museum? The ballet? College football? Shopping? A round of golf?
Or, you could take a tour of the South Carolina State House, visit an award-winning art museum, take a float down the river, enjoy a farmers market or street festival, see a top musical act, hike in a national park, tour a historic presidential home or be one of the 1 million guests who visit Riverbanks Zoo & Garden each year!
Whether you’re here in Richland County on business or pleasure, you’ll find there’s always something inspiring to see or do. Scroll through About Richland for a look at all Richland County has to offer. And the Columbia Visitors Bureau and Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Office always keep a full calendar of fun events and happenings.
Turn your next corporate meeting or special event into a truly memorable occasion at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Its 142,500 square feet includes pre-function spaces, well-equipped breakout rooms, a 24,700-square-foot exhibit hall and a 17,135-square-foot ballroom. Learn more about events at the Convention Center.
Whether you arrive in Richland County via the County's Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport or Columbia Metropolitan Airport, or by car, bus or train, you’ll find getting around the area is easy. Rely on The COMET public transit system to get you where you need to go!
Calling all adventurers, bikers, hikers, boaters and swimmers! If you love stunning natural beauty and an active lifestyle, Richland County has the parks, trails, rivers and lakes you’ve been looking for. Explore Richland County’s recreational opportunities.