After we left Georgia, we spent the night in Columbia, SC. We surprised the boys by taking them to Riverbanks Zoo Saturday morning. First off, let me say that this zoo is the perfect size for five year olds that tire easily.
Landon ended up not packing the right shirts, and broke my cardinal rule of not wearing a shirt that matches your pants, which two of the boys were quick to point out Saturday morning, lol. I can't even tell you how many times I lost him while we were there, because he was the same color as our surroundings. Every time we left an animal I would say, "Where's Daddy?" And nine times out of ten he was close beside me, haha.
They have a whole farm animal section. This area was fun for the kids. But when they wanted to feed the cows, Landon couldn't contain his exasperation. "Nobody wants to feed the cows at home!" True that, true that.
Here we are on the gardens side. I thought about "accidentally" falling into the water, it was so humid. The water and fountains flow through this whole area and are quite beautiful.
At the end, we realized that we had missed a whole section. S was ready to go. "Where are we going NOW?" he asked. I told him to see the lions and some reptiles. "I KNOW WHAT A LION LOOKS LIKE, I AM READY TO GO!" was his response. Like I said, great zoo. Good size for kids and toddlers to enjoy and get their fill of wild life. Also the admission price won't break the bank like the other one. Highly recommend stopping by if you are close to here. Plan on spending at least three hours. ( FYI many area hotels offer a zoo package for a family of four)