In 2012 on our way from Georgia to North Carolina we stayed the night at the Microtel Inn in Columbia to be able to see the South Carolina State Capitol. It was a very short stay in South Carolina, but we wanted to stay the night in SC. I now have a friend from high school that lives in SC that I would have liked to have seen had I known she was living there now. Oh well, maybe next time. They were very nice at the hotle and we did have a nice time even if it was really quick visit and tour of the capitol. Below is some info about the capitol.
The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses the South Carolina General Assembly and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. Until 1971, it also housed the Supreme Court. It is located in the capital city of Columbia near the corner of Gervais and Assembly Streets. The State House is in the Greek Revival style; it is approximately 180 feet (55 m) tall, 300 feet (91 m) long, 100 feet (30 m) wide. It weighs more than 70,000 short tons (64,000 t) and has 130,673 square feet (12,140 m2) of space.
The building's grounds are home to several monuments. On the north side is a monument to South Carolina's Confederate dead, a monument that includes a flagpole flying a traditional version of the Confederate battle flag. The monument was established after a controversy during the U.S. presidential campaign of 2000 about the Confederate flag flying over the dome of the State House. The flag, originally placed over the dome in 1962, was moved to its present location on July 1, 2000.
We didn't have much time in Coulumbia except to eat and sleep, but here are a few fun things to in the state capital.
|Columbia Museum of Art||Riverbanks Zoo & Garden||Columbia Fire Museum|
|Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens||EdVenture Children's Museum||Cultural Arts Center at Historic Bethel|