Columbia is located in between the Richland County (most of the part) and the Lexington County of the State of South Carolina. As the county seat of Richland and the state capital, Columbia South Carolina has a population of almost 130,000 inhabitants. Columbia South Carolina has approximatively 767,500 people, when it is taken into consideration with the area formed around the city as a metropolitan statistical area.
Top Attractions within Columbia
The South Carolina State Museum is the largest facility of its kind in Columbia. The large building of the venue was designed and built in 1893, by architects Green Lockwood and William Chapman. The South Carolina State Museum is divided into four major collections according to the following domains: science and technology, art, natural history and cultural history. There is something here to see for the entire family, no matter what age or interests each person may have. The museum offers organized guided tours available for booking, as well as educational and school trips and lessons, for those interested. It is the perfect place to learn more about Columbia and the surrounding region.
The Finlay Park is the location of choice for all major events and happenings in Columbia. On the grand 18 acres surface, the community and local organizations have held political rallies, festival, concerts and other artistic manifestations. In addition to having the possibility to participate in one of the events hosted in the Finlay Park, people living or visiting in Columbia may enjoy leisure and sporting activities all throughout the year. The park has proper grounds for relaxing, having picnics, for children to play and for engaging in sportive events.
Festivals are held all through out the year in Columbia, each focusing on a different theme. Some famous examples may include: the South Carolina State Fair, the Riverfest Celebration, the Artista Vista, the Greek Festival, the FamilyFest, the Main Street Jazz, the Eau Claire Renaissance Fair, the Southeastern Piano Festival, the Jubilee: Festival of Heritage and many more, all aimed at celebrating a certain aspect that is very important to the community in Columbia.