Things To Do In Columbia

51% Off at Classy Canvas

Classy Canvas

Classy Canvas

$35 $17

Local artists guide classes for adults, accommodating beginners all the way up to experienced painters

Up to 75% Off Group Personal Training

Celebrity Fitness Studio

Southeastern Columbia

$200 $59

Personal trainer works with small groups of women of all ages to help lose weight and get toned

Up to 73% Off a Gym Membership or Classes

Main Event Fitness Center

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$70 $30

One-month memberships allow exercisers to attend unlimited fitness classes and open gym; boxing, kickboxing, and Zumba classes are held

Up to 76% Off Studio Recording

Cirius Entertainment Group

Robert Mills Historic

$110 $55

Business that supports up-and-coming artists with access to the tools used by the pros

Up to 80% Off from PowerFit Bootcamp

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

55% Off Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Theatre Rowe at Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres

$44 $19.99

Local talent acts out a murder mystery scenario and tries to solve the crime with help from the audience

Half Off Gym Membership

24/7 Health & Fitness Center

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Strength and cardio equipment fill a gym open 24/7; personal-training sessions guide clients toward better fitness

Up to 85% Off Combat-Fitness Classes

Fudo Shin Jujitsu & Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness

Northeast Arcadia Lakes

$150 $29

Certified instructors draw on years of fight experience to lead students of all levels through boxing or conditioning classes

50% Off Walking-Adventure Tour for 2 or 4

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Columbia

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

Up to 65% Off CrossFit at Warrior Fitness

Warrior Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

CrossFit workouts employ varied, functional movements performed at high intensities

Up to 66% Off Bounce-House Rental

Supreme Bouncers

Columbia

$175 $60

Inflatables sporting details such as castle turrets are reinforced for safety before supporting children indoors or outdoors

Up to 56% Off Fitness Bootcamp Sessions

Fit 4 Life

Downtown Columbia

$50 $25

Former Army Ranger Ronnie Stewart leads early morning, 45-minute bootcamp sessions that focus on full-body exercises

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Palmetto State Armory

Columbia

$55 $29

Air-conditioned range at an outfitter staffed by experts in all manner of firearms

Up to 51% Off at Fuel Fitness and Dance

Fuel Fitness and Dance

Columbia

$20 $10

Learn high-flying moves as you tone muscles on silks, a hoop, or on a trapeze, or up your seductiveness and fitness with pole dancing

Up to 55% Off Swimming Lessons

River's Edge Retreat

Columbia

$87 $42

Experienced instructors help students gain confidence in the water and improve their strokes in large 200,000-gallon pool

Up to 50% Off Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class at UnWine

UnWine

Northeast Columbia

$35 $18

An instructor guides students through the steps to create their own artwork as they enjoy wine and mellow music

51% Off Gymnastics Day Camp at All Star Gymnastics

All Star Gymnastics

Northwest Columbia

$100 $49

Kids participate in gymnastics-based camp activities from morning to evening, with time for games, crafts, and socializing

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Sometimes, you just need a fairy godmother to make your dreams come true. Wings & Whimsies has such a creature, and her name is Babbling Brooke. The magical Brooke flits about town with fairy friend Zephyr, bringing along all the games, decorations, and costumes necessary to create a fantasy-themed birthday party for young children. In the span of mere hours, Babbling Brooke and Zephyr transform backyards and local parks into fantastical worlds complete with knights and dragons, kings and castles, or auditors and tax evaders.

When they're not injecting a little magic into kids' lives with birthday parties, they're doing it with storytelling and music at library and school events. The two fairies have no trouble captivating their young audiences; after all, they are both members of storytelling guilds such as the National Storytelling Network.

From Home
Columbia,
SC
US

Tae kwon do master and fifth-degree black belt Daniel Kim is a seven-time state champion and has coached at state, regional, and national championships. At U.S. Taekwondo Academy, he and his staff bring their experience as practitioners and instructors to tae kwon do classes for students of all ages and experience levels. Classes foster the physical knowledge of kicking, punching, and blocking techniques as well as the mental fortitude required to learn perseverance, integrity, and self-control.

728 West Main Street
Columbia,
SC
US

The boxing-and-kickboxing circuit-training regimen at 9Round Fitness takes guests through nine different stations in brisk 30-minute workouts. With the guidance of a trainer, visitors begin with two strength-building stations, lifting dumbbells for strength and jumping rope for stamina. Stations three through eight incorporate elements of boxing, pitting fists against 100-pound bags and other items. Finally, station nine stresses core training, featuring crunches and fitness-ball exercises.

111 Sparkleberry Crossing Road Suite #2
Columbia,
SC
US

Though built in 1893 to manufacture textiles, the Columbia Mills’ storied stone halls now weave tapestries of knowledge with exhibits on everything from lasers and space travel to South Carolina's role in the Civil War. Boasting accolades by Columbia Metropolitan magazine and the Smithsonian, South Carolina State Museum devotes each of its four floors and part of its fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology represented by more than 70,000 artifacts.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, curators lead visitors on a cultural and geological voyage. Guests stroll through years of traditional and contemporary art by state artists, marvel at a 43-foot white shark display and full dinosaur skeletons, or cast imaginations back in exhibits on turn-of-the-century transportation, laser technology, and aviation. The museum also excavates the surrounding landscape to present 14,000 years of local culture in Native American tools and colonial-era lifestyle items.

Five galleries also house changing exhibits featuring assemblages of artifacts from Civil War–era Charleston or 300 years of American-made telescopes, each carefully monitored to ensure they contain just the right amount of science. While museum staffers frequently rotate their exhibits, they also host traveling displays and send others on the road through the Traveling Exhibits Program. Various education displays such as interactive children's labs, living-history reenactments, and lectures from visiting scholars further enrich all-ages visitors.

301 Gervais St
Columbia,
SC
US

Jeffery Archery's craftsmen hand shape natural hardwood into traditional longbows, and their pro-shop stocks contemporary compound bows from brands such as Bowtech. The facility also includes a 12-lane indoor range, where archers can practice at distances from 5–20 yards.

3129 Bluff Rd
Columbia,
SC
US

701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is a nonprofit visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms.

701 Whaley Street
Columbia,
SC
US