Hike To The Ruins Of A Nearly 200-Year-Old River Factory On The Garden Trail In South Carolina

For history lovers, animal lovers, and nature lovers alike, a visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in West Columbia is a trifecta of delight. From the many species of creatures (more than 350), to a botanical garden displaying a diverse variety of 10 different gardens on 70 acres, the Zoo and Gardens alone make for a fun-filled day of adventure. But there’s more to see…

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Admission to the zoo and gardens is required to explore this particular interpretive historic trail. You can learn about the zoo’s current hours of operation, admission costs, and any other current policies regarding the pandemic, by visiting the official website for Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. More information about the Saluda Factory Interpretive Center and the Saluda Factory Ruins is also available on the zoo’s website.

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