Recreational Places Reopening in the Midlands!

Tired of being bored and trapped inside? Scroll through this list to see what places are now open (or about to open) in the Midlands! Roll over address or bold type for links.

Frankie's Fun Park mini-golf course

Frankie’s Fun Park

140 Parkridge Drive Columbia, SC 29212

Looking for mini-golf, an arcade, laser tag, go-kart and more all wrapped into one? Come on down to Frankie’s Fun Park, where the entire family is guaranteed to have a blast. Visit their website and Facebook for more updates.

Frankie’s is dedicated to complying with social distancing guidelines. All equipment is wiped down daily after each use. They are doing extensive routine sanitizing and complying with the Governor’s recommendations for Attractions and Amusements.

New Snack Bar menu!

Mon – Sat: 10am – Midnight
Sun: 11am – 10pm

Call at: 803-781-2342

The Final Door

The Final Door

930 Knox Abbott Drive, Columbia, SC

See if you have what it takes to escape from one of the top rated escape rooms in the America! Also, make sure to read The Final Door’s extensive list of policies they are taking to protect their participants and staff members, here.

When making your online booking, use the passcode DISCOVER to save 10%!

Mon – Wed: 11:30am- 9:30pm
Th-Fri: 11:30am- 11pm
Sat: 10am- 11pm
Sun: 11:30am- 9:30pm

Call at: 803-602-2433


Lexington County

Ballbusters Paintball

227 Super Dr West Columbia, South Carolina 29172

Join in on all the paintball fun at Ballbusters Paintball today! Also, keep viewing their Facebook and website for updates on current operation hours and other important info!

Call at: 803-796-9822

Escape Plan Columbia

151 Riverchase Way, Lexington, SC 29072

Immerse yourself in a live-action escape reality!

Escape Plan is enacting standard sanitations between games, contactless check-ins, 100% private games, use of commercial machines for disinfecting, and more to maximize guests’ safety as their number one priority.

Call at: 803-728-1555 or go to Facebook for adjusted hours and other info!

Lake Murray Golf Center

2032 Old Hilton Rd Chapin, SC 29036

Bask in the sunshine and get some practice in on Lake Murray Golf Center’s 9-hole par 3 course or driving range! The Golf Center is complying with social distancing and sanitation practices.

Mon- Th: 9am- 8pm
Fri & Sat: 9am- 9pm
Sun: 9pm- 8pm

Call at: 803-345-0199 or click here to view their latest updates

Skate Station USA

129 Oak Dr Lexington, South Carolina 29073

Ready to get back to the rink? Skate Station USA is reopening May 29 on a first come, first serve basis!

There will be a limited amount of skaters, regular health screening of employees, consistent and deep cleansing of all equipment and surfaces, and sanitize stations placed at the front window, snack bar, and skate counter.

Tune in on Facebook for more upcoming information on their new hours, prices, and any procedures!

Call at: 803-356-3500

Spa 131

131 State St West Columbia, South Carolina 29169

Spa 131 is open and ready to relax your mind, body, and soul! To increase the safety of its customers, Spa 131’s waiting room is closed and will be unable to host groups at this time. Make your appointment online or by phone, and call to be let in once you have arrived at your designated appointment time!

Call at: 803-251-9400 and continue to check Facebook for more updates and to learn all about Spa 131’s extensive disinfecting measures.

Three Fountains Recreation

2724 Emanuel Church Rd West Columbia, SC 29170

Opening May 29 for indoor roller skating and mini-golf! Three Fountains Recreation is adhering to all the governor’s safety policies. No group over 10 people will be allowed to gather, social distancing will be followed, and every customer and employee’s temperature will be checked before entry with a no-contact thermometer.

Read more on these precautions here, and view Facebook for any adjusted hours.

Call at: 803-359-1123


A man bowling in a bowling alley

Richland County

Columbia Museum of Art

1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

On June 16th, the CMA will officially reopen to the public! The CMA will be implementing increased cleaning and distancing measures to protect the staff and visitors. Measures such as limited timed admission tickets, reduced capacities, and requiring the use of face masks for visitors and staff. To keep up with CMA’s updates, visit their Facebook page.

Sun: 10am- 5pm
Monday galleries are closed
Tues: 10am- 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Th: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am- 5pm
Sat: 10am- 5pm

Call at: 803-799-2810

Dave & Busters

100 Columbiana Circle #5 Columbia, SC 29212

Eat delicious food from Dave’s full service restaurant, and win amazing prices at the arcade! Increased precautions are being taken to ensure guest safety, including sanitizer stations, a limited number of guests, staff sanitizing tables and games regularly, available masks and gloves for participants, and more you can check out here.

Mon – Tues: Closed
Wed – Th: 4pm- 10pm
Fri: 4 PM- 11pm
Sat: 12pm- 11pm
Sun: 12pm- 10pm

Call at: 803-576-4800

Escapology

717 Lady St D, Columbia, SC 29201

An upscale and always private escape game experience to challenge your mind and learn to think outside the realm of possibilities!

Read more in-depth information on all of Escapology’s safety and health precaution implementations here. Operation hours and daily updates on Facebook!

Call at: 803-900-4144

Frankies Fun Park

140 Parkridge Drive Columbia, SC 29212

Looking for mini-golf, an arcade, laser tag, go-kart and more all wrapped into one? Come on down to Frankie’s Fun Park, where the entire family is guaranteed to have a blast. Visit their website and Facebook for more updates.

Frankie’s is dedicated to complying with social distancing guidelines. All equipment is wiped down daily after each use. The dining room is currently closed, but guests are allowed to sit in the dining room within proper distance of other parties if they so wish.

New Snack Bar menu!

Mon-Th: 10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – Midnight
Sun: 11am – 10pm

Call at: 803-781-2342

Par Tee Golf Center

3209 Charleston Hwy West Columbia, South Carolina 29172

Grab a club and hit the driving range, par 3 loop, or newly renovated mini-golf at the Par Tee Golf Center! The center is following health guidelines and welcoming their golfers in a safe environment.

Mon-Sun 8am- 8pm (these times may vary according to weather circumstances for each specific center activity)

Call at: 803-796-5900 or check Facebook for weather and operation updates

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210

All members and guests are required to make time-ticket reservations, there will be limited attendance, hand-washing stations and sanitization dispensers will be placed throughout to park, and all employees are to wear face masks. Check out Facebook for real-time updates and hours!

Outdoor dining options & open-air stands- open
Tram service- not operating
Waterfall Junction children’s garden- open with certain areas restricted

Call at: 803-779-8717 and explore the zoo today!

South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St Columbia, South Carolina 29201

The State plans to open its doors May 30 for members only and June 2 for the general public!

To combat the virus, The State will be vigorously training its staff, will reduce its capacity limits, offer new hours (shown below), decrease the cost of tickets, and deeply clean the museum to prepare and protect its visitors. Visit this page to read more information regarding the other precautions The State will be implementing throughout its exhibits.

The State’s Facebook

Tues – Fri: 10am- 4pm
Sat: 10am- 5pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

Call at: 803-898-4921

Surge Adventure Park

230 Business Park Blvd Columbia, South Carolina 29203

Surge Adventure Park is now welcoming jumpers with newly adjusted hours, upgraded training and cleaning policies, and strict safety guidelines to ensure all jumpers leave happy and healthy!

Mon – Th: 2pm- 8pm
Fri: 11am- 11pm
Sat: 9am- 11pm
Sun: 12 pm- 8pm

Call at: 803-807-9838

The Final Door

930 Knox Abbott Drive, Columbia, SC

See if you have what it takes to escape from one of the top rated escape rooms in the America!

Make sure to read The Final Door’s extensive list of policies they are taking to protect their participants and staff members, here.

When making your online booking, use the passcode DISCOVER to save 10%!

Mon – Wed: 11:30am- 9:30pm
Th-Fri: 11:30am- 11pm
Sat: 10am- 11pm
Sun: 11:30am- 9:30pm

Call at: 803-602-2433

The Grand

1621 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201

Bowl in the newly remodeled boutique bowling alley, or enjoy live music, great food served on either the patio or indoors, and refreshing cocktails served by The Grand!

To maintain the proper health practices, 5 people are restricted per lane, sanitizing occurs after each group finishes their game, and each party will be separated every other lane. More updates found here!

Mon-Fri: 11am – Midnight
Sat & Sun: 9am – Midnight

Call at: 803-726-2323


Man golfing on a golf course
pro golf player shot ball from sand bunker at course

Aiken County

Aiken County Historical Museum

433 Newberry St SW Aiken, SC 29801

Reopening June 3rd!

Founded in 1970, The Aiken County Historical Museum exhibits Aiken County’s history from Native American era to modern day times.

Keep up with the Historical Museum’s Facebook updates on their new phased opening measures and revised hours!

Call at: 803-642-2015

South on Whiskey

3197 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803

Putt-putt mini-golf and batting cages are open and waiting for visitors at South on Whiskey! All mini-golf materials are sanitized after use, and guests must bring their own equipment to the batting cages. For more information on new procedures or their operation hours, visit Facebook!

Wed- Th: 10am- 8pm
Fri & Sat: 10am- 9pm
Sun: 1pm- 7pm

Call at: 803-643-1715

Vizion VR

955 Dougherty Rd Unit B Aiken, South Carolina 29803

Take part in a virtual reality game that is sure to entrance and excite you to the very end. All equipment is throughly disinfected after each use.

You can book now on Facebook or on their website!

Mon-Tues & Th-Fri: 2pm- 10pm
Wednesday closed
Sat & Sun: 12pm- 10pm

Call at: 803-680-6840


Newberry County

The Newberry Museum

1300 Friend Street Newberry, SC 29108

Reopening to the public on June 2, The Newberry Museum is full of rich history and displays of the preserved heritage of Newberry County! maximize safety

To maximize safety, the museum will be executing shorten hours (see below) to allow deep cleaning on high-contact surfaces, sanitize stations, self-guided tours, and will be closing the theater, conference room, water fountains, and educational interactive activities in the children’s room temporarily. Read more of Newberry Museum’s reopening guidelines here.

Tues- Sat: 10am- 4pm

Call at: 803-597-5215


Kershaw County

Camden Archives and Museum

1314 Broad Street Camden, South Carolina 29020

Head on over to Camden Archives and Museum to discover and deepen your knowledge of Camden’s and Kershaw County’s extensive history through artifacts, rotating exhibits, and preserved records.

Currently, there is a 25 visitors capacity limit, and guests must wear masks at all times during their visit. View all of the museum’s Facebook notices here!

Mon-Fri: 8:30am- 5pm
Sat: 10am- 4pm

Call at: 803-425-6050


Sumter County

Sumter County Museum

122 N Washington St Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Sumter County Museum greets its visitors back with a smile! The Museum and its team is dedicated to educating its community and guests about the history of the Old Sumter District. Guests can tour the Williams-Brice House, the Heritage Education Center, the Carolina Backcountry Homestead, and the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center during their visit.

The museum will be adding contactless, interactive components to their exhibits, and through July 31st the museum is offering FREE admission! Read more about their new guidelines and measures.

Sumter County Museum: Th-Sat- 10am-5pm
Jewish History Center Hours: Th & Fri- 1pm- 4pm, Sat-10am- 1pm

Call at: 803-775-0908