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Villa Brazil bedecks bodies of Northern climes with wearable wares of Brazilian origin. Browse handcrafted jewelry imported from Rio, or adorn style-craving shoulders with a wide array of handbags ($32.50 on average). Surf-seeking stylistas can slip into bikinis ($49 on average) of the Brazilian, American, and Martian variety, and flip-less feet can flop with more than 20 types of Brazilian Havaianas sandals ($16.50–24.50). Villa Brazil also stocks handmade scarves, soccer jerseys, and crafts.

716 Santee Avenue
Columbia,
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Palmetto Outdoor Center promotes the preservation of natural rivers and forests. Because awareness is the best way to maintain the environment and cultural heritage, Palmetto spreads knowledge of local gems with river trips and walking tours. These organized tours and vessels for rent allow amateur explorers to discover South Carolina's uncluttered riverbanks while learning about how they can be protected. Civil War walking tours illuminate the history of the region, and canoe and kayak rentals plunge into the tree-lined waterways of the Congaree, which flows through protected national parkland with the continent's largest old-growth floodplain forest.

731 Meeting St.
West Columbia,
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As Halloween approaches, dozens of macabre vistas appear across the country, frightening but somehow also beckoning groups of visitors. The masterminds behind these apparitions? America Is Haunted, a company that has fear down to a science. That starts with the element of surprise, as each location holds its own secrets and scares. Six terrifying mazes, eight mini-shows, more than 300 monsters, goblins, and ghouls including larger-than-life rats, spiders, and gargoyles, as well as interactive experiences, gory vignettes, and costumed actors await throughout each attraction. The escorted journey may begin with a disorienting, technicolor maze where each turn brings guests face to face with some new horror. Other locales might include a maximum-security prison where the inmates run wild or a grocery store where the cereal is all the healthy kind.

715 Bluff Road
Columbia,
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Finding Bigfoot, whenever it happens, will be a matter of being in the right place at the right time. The guides at Sasquatch Hunt try to increase those odds by hosting a series of overnight stakeouts through the summer. During each Saturday session, parties set up camp in the woodsy wilderness of Oregon to keep vigil for evidence of the elusive creature, whether it's the enormous footprints, the sounds of rustling brambles and bushes, or the fleeting bluetooth signal of Bigfoot's smartphone.

Sasquatch Hunt falls under the umbrella of Spirit Expeditions, which specializes in haunted walking tours of historic cities throughout America.

1601 Richland Street
Columbia,
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Spines tingle and hairs raise as Columbia Interactive Ghost Tours? guides lead groups through chilling spots around Columbia, a city rich with history and lore. The company?s two tours expose groups to spooky specters that are often said to interact and communicate directly with tour-goers. The company?s directors share a true passion for paranormal investigation, which they share with the public through their Paranormal 101 class, which uses investigative equipment and technology to search for traces of spirits.

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Columbia,
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Tourists explore landmarks throughout the Carolinas during tours from Segway Fun. One of the company's tours focuses on the rich history of Plaza Michwood, Charlotte's hipster paradise of restaurants and bars, while another explores downtown Columbia, which includes a stop at the statehouse.

1100 Gervais Street
Columbia,
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