Field Trip to Riverbanks Zoo + SC Railroad Museum

(The first CCoH field trip of 2019)

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 

Riverbanks ZooRiverbanks Zoo


Hendersonville meet up: 

Update: March 10, 2019 Hendersonville Meet Up: Unfortunately Mike Merrill has had a change of plans and will not be available to meet with local members (on Wednesday morning) who wish to meet for ride sharing or travelling together. He is still participating in the field trip; he will meet us at the gate. We encourage everyone to make their own ride sharing plans by contacting other like-minded members. It would be good if someone would volunteer to coordinate a meet up if one is needed. I have also included the phone number of the restaurant in Irmo, SC, Lizard’s Thicket. See number below (by the restaurant info).



1. Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC . 9:00AM to 12:00 -- 12:30 PM. 

500 Wildlife Parkway 

Columbia, SC 29210 

Meet at the main entrance at 9:00 AM (gates open at 9) 

Admission Cost: $17.95 for seniors 62 and up. 

Go to the gorilla exhibit first. 

Meet back at the main gate for lunch at 12:00 PM, travel to the restaurant, Lizard's Thicket. 

The restaurant is approximately 10 miles (20-25 minutes) from the zoo. 

2. Lunch at the Lizard's Thicket Restaurant, Irmo, SC 12:30 -- 1:30--2:00 PM.     Phone: (803) 732-1225

7569 St Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

Irmo, SC 29063 

Leave the restaurant at 2:00 PM to travel to the SC Railroad Museum. 

The SC Railroad Museum is approximately 35 miles (38-42 minutes) from the restaurant. 

3. SC Railroad Museum, Winnsboro, SC 3:00 PM -- until... 

110 Industrial Park Road 

Winnsboro, SC 29180 

The museum closes at 4:00 PM. I suggest that we limit the field trip to the outside grounds. 

You may explore the grounds and view the outdoor exhibits free of charge. It may be possible to stay on the grounds past the official closing time. 

Travel home when you have finished your photography. 

Ride sharing: Members who wish to share a ride, and travel together in the same vehicle, should post a notice and contact each other via the CCoH Exchange Group.

As of today, the weather forecast for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 is cloudy with a high of 66. As always, you may join or leave the group at any time--participate as much or little as you wish. 

RSVP: If you plan to participate in this field trip, please RSVP to this email on the CCoH Exchange and let me know so I can have an accurate count of the participants. 

CCoH Release Form: Be sure to download, print, complete the form, and bring it with you on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 

Printable Directions

Dennis Guffey 

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