About Columbia

by SmarterTravel Staff
South Carolina: Columbia Capitol (Photo: iStockphoto/Dean Bergmann)

Columbia, South Carolina, offers visitors Southern hospitality and a picturesque setting. Congaree National Park is home an old-growth floodplain forest, and you can explore the area by walking along the boardwalk trail or taking a canoe tour with park rangers. The city is also famous for its role in the Civil War, and guests can take a tour of General Sherman's march on Columbia. Today, the military presence of Fort Jackson, the largest Initial Entry Training Center in the United States Army, is a source of pride for many citizens.

Flights to Columbia land at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The city is also intersected by three major interstates: I-20, I-26, and I-77.

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