Quality Inn Harbison Area
499 Piney Grove Rd.
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 798-0500
Fax: (803) 772-9556
Wildlife and green space, hiking and biking trails, and tranquil solitude are available in this 118,529 acre woodland that borders the scenic Thurmond Lake. A number of state parks and recreational areas also are located in this section of the Sumter National Forest.
A wonderful 14-acre family oriented amusement center, Frankie's Fun Park includes three go-cart tracks, three 18-hole miniature golf courses, a 5,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena, nine-position batting cage, an arcade with over 150 state-of-the-art games, bumper boats, and a pizza restaurant and snack bar.
A community recreation center and many athletic fields are located inside this popular park where you can find a fitness center, baseball and softball fields, walking trails, lighted tennis courts, gymnasiums, meeting rooms, an art studio, children's playgrounds, and picnic shelters.
Visit Chuck E. Cheese's for a day of fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy the assortment of games, rides, prizes and entertainment. Freshly baked pizzas and a fresh salad bar are sure to satisfy after a day of play. They can also host special occasions, such as birthday parties and offer a variety of fun package options. This is truly "where a kid can be a kid."
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is located to the northwest of the center of Columbia. It is a perfect place to take the kids and spend some quality and fun-filled time. See website for more information.
Built by Dr. Joshua Fulton Ensor, a major in the Union Army during the Civil War who was sent to Columbia to treat wounded Union soldiers and who served as Superintendent for what is now the South Carolina State Hospital, this beautiful house is a popular rental facility for weddings, parties, reunions, and special events and features beautifully landscaped grounds that contain a scenic pond, fountain, and concrete picnic tables.
The distinguished Eau Claire Town Hall and Survey Publishing Company Building was basically constructed for the Survey Publishing Company. The construction of the building commenced in 1912 and was completed by 1914. It spans over a land cover of 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares). Built by renowned architect J. Caroll Johnson, it traces the Early Commercial style of architecture. It is predominantly a two story brick structure coupled with an asymmetrical plan. It also features a four story tower to the southeast corner. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Located across the Richland Street is the important landmark namely Governor's Mansion. Also known as Executive Mansion, it was the official residence of South Carolina's Governor. Today, you can avail the tours that take you through various sections of the house.
The 18-acre Finlay Park includes the Watermark Cafe, a waterfall, lake, playground, and a walking track. Several summer events are held each year.
This beautiful structure is a historic residential building located in downtown Columbia. It was built between 1890–1900 and has a mixture of architectural styles. The house belonged to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, who played a crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement. She stayed here from the 1930's untill her death. The house does not have any tours that could let you peep into the activists's life, but it available for visits and group meetings. A reservation has to be done prior to your visit.
Built in 1931, the Ebenezer Lutheran Church is a chapel that aims to spread the message of Lord and nurture faith in one and all. This church accommodates everyone sans any barriers or hassles. It has various classes and groups that cater to the requirements and issues of people from diverse age-groups. Apart from the regular church services and religious festivals, Ebenezer Lutheran Church also hosts choir concerts, group picnics, friendly luncheons and similar events on a regular basis. For more details, call ahead.
Mann-Simons Cottage is one of the important landmarks in town. Now a museum, the tour takes you through the entire house and adjoining gardens; check out the collection, furniture and other artifacts from the nineteenth century.