Riverbanks Zoo

More SC attractions ready: Riverbanks Zoo reopens

Riverbanks Zoo reopens this weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C (WOLO)– Are you ready to enjoy the wild side? This weekend, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden officially reopened. Zoo officials say they have reopened with enhanced safety measures and operating procedures in place. “We’ve been diligently preparing for the Zoo’s reopening for several weeks and look forward to welcoming our members and guests,” said Susan O’Cain, director of communications….

Potential Riverbanks Zoo reopening could take place in phases with smaller crowds

No firm reopening date has been established

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Several members of Governor Henry McMaster’s “accelerateSC” task force talked about ways to reopen several South Carolina businesses, including major tourist attractions. Duane Parrish, the Director of South Carolina’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, told “Response” subcommittee members that he’s been talking with several major tourist spots, hinting that some could open up soon. The Riverbanks…

Riverbanks Zoo to remain closed to the public through April 30

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced Tuesday, that it will remain closed to the public through April 30. Zoo officials say they are following guidelines from state and federal leaders to encourage social distancing and help slow the spread of coronavirus in the community.  The animals and plants at Riverbanks continue to receive the highest standards of care…

Seal of approval! Riverbanks Zoo seal makes a Superbowl Pick

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs taking the field Sunday for the Super Bowl,  its anyone’s guess as to who could come out on top. But Friday at Riverbanks Zoo one harbor seal took a dive at picking Sunday’s winner. Zookeepers tossed two footballs marked with each team’s logo and let 13-year-old Gambit make…

Local Living: A look at some Holiday light displays across the Midlands

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It’s time for the Holiday season, so get ready to go wild with more than a million twinkling lights. The South Carolina State Fair is holding its first drive through light show, Carolina Lights is happening now through December 28, 2019. The show features more than 100 led light displays, 25 dancing Christmas trees, and a 25…

Local Living: Santa Arrives at Edventure, plus, Holiday Light displays shine bright!

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The holiday lights are twinkling across the Midlands, here’s Crysty Vaughan with a look at some holiday happenings in ‘Local Living.’ Friday, November 29 Santa arrives at Edventure Children’s Museum in the holiday village. The village opens at 10am Friday with st. nick’s arrival down the chimney. Santa will be at the Village on Saturday and Sunday from…

Local Living: Swan Lake gets ready to Light up for the Holidays and more

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The holiday lights are twinkling across the Midlands. On Wednesday, November 27 you can take a drive and see the Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park. There will be more than 350 animated light displays. The drive through display runs each night from 6pm to 10pm through December 31, 2019. For more information click here…

Local Living: Time for Holiday Lights in the Midlands

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Christmas Light Displays in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s time for the Holiday season, so get ready to go wild with more than a million twinkling lights. Riverbanks Zoo’s annual’ ‘Lights Before Christmas’ is now open. The event features a light display, visits with Santa, hot cocoa and more. The ‘Lights Before Christmas’ runs on certain nights through December 30, 2019. You are encouraged to purchase…

Local Living: Holiday Lights, Governor’s Carolighting, Gems and more

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Let’s take a look at some happenings this weekend in Local Living. Are you looking to find a few gems? The Annual Columbia Gem and Mineral show is shining bright this weekend at the Jamil Temple off St Andrews Road. The 52nd annual event runs Friday through Sunday. Rough cut gems, fossils, gold, even beads, are all featured….

Local Living: Riverbanks Zoofari ready for a wild time

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There’s a lot going on in the Midlands, so grab your calendar and let’s take a look at Local Living with Crysty Vaughan. Talk about a wild time, Riverbanks Zoo is hosting ‘Zoofari’ coming up on Friday, September 20th at at 7pm. But they’re reminding you to grab those tickets now before they’re all gone. Zoofari is…