The City of West Columbia, SC
The city of West Columbia is located in the state of South Carolina in Lexington County and has a population of 14,061 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to West Columbia is Columbia, approximately 11 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near West Columbia, including Dragon City Chinese Restaurant, Maurice's Gourmet Barbeque, Terry's Diner No 1, Waffle House No 073 and Domino's Pizza. For a larger selection of West Columbia restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby West Columbia Zoos, Museums, Arenas and/or Golf Courses, including the South Carolina State Museum, Riverbanks Zoo, EdVenture, Columbia Museum of Art and Colonial Life Arena - University of South Carolina. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of West Columbia please click on the Attractions tab above. The following airport is located in or near West Columbia:
- Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
West Columbia, South Carolina Climate and WeatherIn the month of August, West Columbia experiences an average high temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in August are usually about 71 degrees with an average rainfall of 5.41 inches. The seasonal climate varies in West Columbia with daytime temperatures averaging 89 degrees in the summer, and 58 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect West Columbia to receive an average of 3.96 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.96 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 107 degrees in the summer and as low as -2 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to West Columbia should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 76 degrees, and nighttime lows of 52.
West Columbia, South Carolina Attractions
1Carolina Coliseum - University of South Carolina - Columbia,
The Carolina Coliseum is a 12,401 seat multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the home of the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams and Columbia's main events venue until 2002, when the Colonial Center, now Colonial Life Arena, opened. It was home to the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL until poor ticket sales caused the Inferno to leave the Coliseum.
2Colonial Life Arena - University of South Carolina - Columbia,
The Colonial Life Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina, primarily home to the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams. Opened as a replacement for the Carolina Coliseum with the name Carolina Center in 2002, the 18,000 seat arena is also host to various events like conferences, concerts, and graduation ceremonies throughout the year. It is the largest arena in the state of South Carolina and the tenth largest college arena.
3Columbia Museum of Art - Columbia,
The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina has a collection of European and American fine and decorative art that spans several centuries. The museum building was transformed from an urban department store into a light-filled space with 25 galleries.
4Congaree National Park - Chesnee,
Congaree National Park preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the US. Located in South Carolina, the 22,000 acre national park received that designation in 2003 as the culmination of a grassroots campaign which had started in 1969. The lush trees growing in this floodplain forest are some of the tallest in the Eastern U.S., forming one of the highest natural canopies remaining in the world.
5EdVenture - Columbia,
EdVenture is the largest children's museum in the Southeast, located in Columbia, South Carolina. EdVenture opened to the public in 2003. It has 8 galleries covering 67,000 square feet, plus hands-on exhibits, 2 resource centers, and a 200-seat theater. 40,000 square feet of the total 67,000 square feet is devoted to exhibit galleries, laboratories and visitor amenities. An additional 7,000 square feet of outdoor gallery space is located just outside the museum's front door.
6Hampton-Preston House - Columbia,
The Hampton-Preston House located at 1615 Blanding Street in Columbia, South Carolina, is an historic mansion that was the home of members of the prominent Hampton family. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 29, 1969.
7Hickory Ridge Golf Club - Columbia,
The Hickory Ridge Golf Club is a 9 hole public golf course in Richland County South Carolina. Built in 1930, this Columbia course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 803-776-9900. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1300 Bitternut Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
8Hillcrest Golf Course - Orangeburg,
The Hillcrest Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Orangeburg County South Carolina. Built in 1972, this Orangeburg course designed by Russell Breeden is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 1 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 803-533-6030. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1099 Saint Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115
9Indian Trail Golf Course - , Batesburg-Leesville,
The Indian Trail Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Lexington County South Carolina. Built in 1993, this Batesburg-Leesville course designed by Rudy Raborn is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 2 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 803-532-9010. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1304 Willis St, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
10Linrick Golf Course - Columbia,
The Linrick Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Richland County South Carolina. This course is located in the city of Columbia, . Tee times are accepted up to 4 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 803-754-6331.
Address: 356 Campground Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
West Columbia, South Carolina Hotels
4Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-airport
110 Mcswain Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169-4804
West Columbia, South Carolina Restaurants
This is a list of West Columbia Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Bar & Grill Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!
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