Things To Do In Columbia

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$17 for a Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class at Classy Canvas ($35 Value)

Classy Canvas

Classy Canvas

$35 $17

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

10 or 20 Group Personal-Training Sessions at Celebrity Fitness Studio (Up to 75% Off)

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

One-Month Gym Membership, or 10 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Zumba Classes at Main Event Fitness Center (Up to 73% Off)

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

10 or 20 Combat-Sports Classes at Fudo Shin Jujitsu & Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

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

Two- or Four-Hour Recording Session or a Demo-Pack Package at Cirius Entertainment Group (Up to 76% Off)

Cirius Entertainment Group

Robert Mills Historic

$110 $55

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

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Warrior Fitness (74% Off)

Warrior Fitness

Multiple Locations

$200 $53

Outdoor boot camps employ CrossFit philosophies such as varied, functional movements performed at high intensities

24-Hour Bounce-House Rental, or Weekday Water Bounce-House Rental from Supreme Bouncers (Up to 66% Off)

Supreme Bouncers

Columbia

$175 $60

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

Shooting-Range Packages at Palmetto State Armory (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Palmetto State Armory

Columbia

$55 $29

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

One or Four Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, Trapeze, or Pole Fitness Classes at Fuel Fitness and Dance (Up to 51% Off)

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

Four or Eight Small Group Swimming Lessons at River's Edge Retreat (Up to 55% Off)

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

Roller-Skating or Ice-Skating Admission for Two or Four at Plex Indoor Sports (Up to 58% Off)

Plex Indoor Sports

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Indoor sports facilities keep bodies active all year long with soccer, football, fitness classes, ice skating & roller skating.

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Columbia

$39.95 $20

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Columbia

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Columbia's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night at Koger Center for the Arts on December 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jim Brickman

Koger Center for the Arts

$42 $21

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as "The Gift" and "If You Believe" on a holiday tour

Fresh Beat Band at Township Auditorium on Saturday, December 20, at 5 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Fresh Beat Band

Township Auditorium

$39.80 $23

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

One- or Three-Month Gym Membership to The Train Station (Up to 82% Off)

The Train Station

Columbia

$180 $45

High-intensity interval training, which combines intense bursts of activity with periods of rest plus personal training, martial arts & yoga

Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at UnWine (Up to 50% Off)

UnWine

Northeast Columbia

$35 $18

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

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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.

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Columbia,
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Students glide slowly across the gleaming wood floors of Columbia Tai Chi Center, their controlled purposeful movements sihouetted in natural light from a window. Wesley Adams, the director and head instructor, leads students through the moving meditation that is Tai Chi, helping students find balance and peace as they learn the ancient discipline. Wesley also offers Q-Ex Mindful Movement classes, a contemporary fitness program that draws on the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong to help build strength and reduce stress. All his classes are small, with a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio to ensure all students can benefit from personal attention and no one student hogs all the relaxation.

2910 Rosewood Dr
Columbia,
SC
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Firearms from top manufacturers??such as Ruger or Smith & Wesson??line the shelves of Palmetto State Armory. Along with rifles, handguns, and BB guns, Palmetto sports a constantly expanding stock of additional gear, from ammunition and reloading supplies to accessories such as holsters and magazines. Besides supplying equipment, most of Palmetto's locations double as air-conditioned shooting ranges.

200 Business Park Blvd
Columbia,
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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
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In Poland, Eddie Balcerzak raced professionally and coached Warsaw's KKS Polonia Cycling Club. He continued on this career trajectory in the United States. In 1985, he found employment with the 7-Eleven cycling team, which subsisted entirely on Slurpies, and then linked up with U.S.A. Cycling. While working for the team, he helped the athletes cycle to a silver medal in the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and clinch gold in the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Today, as the owner of South Lake Cycles, Balcerzak shares his wisdom with a new generation of cyclists. He works alongside bicycle mechanics and pro coaches who outfit customers with all the equipment they'll need to race a triathlon or take a joy ride on an aircraft carrier.

1223 S Lake Dr
Lexington,
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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,
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