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South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House

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Downtown Columbia

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South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House

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Sherman Was Here
Sherman Was Here

General Sherman's troops marched through Columbia while the State House was under construction. Bronze stars mark where Union artillery hit.

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Face-to-Face
Face-to-Face

Supersize a visit to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens with an adventure tour that gives you close-up views of big cats, elephants and flamingos.

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South Carolina-Style BBQ
South Carolina-Style BBQ

Maurice's Piggie Park has been serving up pit barbecue in Columbia since 1953. Maurice's South Carolina-style golden sauce is mustard-based.

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Art at the University of South Carolina
Art at the University of South Carolina

McKissick Museum on the Horseshoe exhibits documentary materials and art and artifacts focused on culture, natural science, and decorative and fine arts.

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