Palmetto Outdoor Center

West Columbia

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During a leisurely 1 mi. stroll along the boardwalks, knowledgeable guides illuminate guests on South Carolina’s history

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A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you better plan parade routes and upcoming bouts of sleepwalking. Watch your steps with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for a historic Riverwalk Tour for two (a $20 value)
  • $18 for a historic Riverwalk Tour for four (a $40 value)
  • $24 for a historic Riverwalk Tour for six (a $60 value)

Guides delve into South Carolina’s history on a 90-minute walking tour, which winds 1 mile along the boardwalks. Throughout the scenic trip, the knowledgeable guides captivate minds with yarns on Friday’s Ferry, the Congaree River Bridge, the sunken US steamboat Columbia, and Guignard Brickworks. Tours are held 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Palmetto Outdoor Center

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.

Customer Reviews

Nice tour on a beautiful spring day.
Nancy G. · April 13, 2013
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Thanks for the kind words, I had a blast and look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Have a great spring... see ya at the river.
Merchant replied · March 5, 2013
I was not even aware of the walking tour before I saw the Groupon, but as a history buff, it immediately appealed. I visit a friend in Columbia several times each year, and we enjoy going to museums, theater, special events, etc together, this seemed like a nice outing to try. The tour guide was well-informed and friendly, the walking trail safe, and we both learned a lot (and she has lived in Columbia for 15+ years!)
Darlene H. · March 15, 2013
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Thanks for the kind words, I had a blast and look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Have a great spring... see ya at the river.
Merchant replied · March 5, 2013
M. Mayo is a great guide. Authoritative. Perfect voice, elocution to be a guide. Non-stop information. Excellent tour.
Mary Ann H. · March 2, 2013
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Thanks for the kind words, I had a blast and look forward to seeing everyone again soon! Have a great spring... see ya at the river.
Merchant replied · March 5, 2013
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    West Columbia

    731 Meeting Street

    West Columbia, SC 29169

    +18033604697

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