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Time for a vacation? Consider the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC

by Oct 10, 2023

Time for a vacation? Consider the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC

If you’re considering time off this year, Mobile Attic has a few ideas for your next trip. While the end of the summer season says good by to humid days and introduces cooler, temperate ones, that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of things to do. In fact, the Columbia area of South Carolina is a diverse place with plenty of things to do and see. Whether it’s a trip with friends, family, or even a solo trip, there’s a little something for everyone.

But we’re going to highlight a place that’s special to us: the Riverbanks Zoo. The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is host a robust display of beautiful protected wildlife and flora, offering the chance to see incredible animals from parts of the world.

The Riverbanks Zoo has thousands of different animals, a park spanning several miles with lots to do and observe. The zoo also takes part in serious conversation efforts, working to spread awareness, educate visitors, and protect species that have endangered homes caused by human interference.

Aside from animals, Riverbanks is home to numerous plants and flowers, all grown in environments similar to their native homes. From marshy bogs to dry landscapes, you’ll encounter botanical wonders you otherwise couldn’t find anywhere else in South Carolina – or even the United States!

What kind of animals will I see?

We couldn’t possibly fit in every species and variety of animal in this article alone. But, Riverbanks breaks down its categories into four areas: reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals. Each section is host to its own area, where animals are housed in environments and conditions native to them.

For example, the fish and invertebrate section is a bountiful aquarium space sporting invertebrate species, jellyfish, and even living coral. But if you’re not feeling fishy, you can visit the incredible mammals, ranging from gorgeous lowland gorillas to the mighty African lion.

Why visit a zoo for vacation?

A zoo is one of the easiest ways to enjoy time off. There’s no pressure to “do it all” in one go or make long trips around the state. Instead, you’re treated to a venue of marvelous living creatures. You’ll get to learn all about how the animals survive, get incredible photographs, and catch them in their daily routines. Tour guides will tell you all about the animals, educate you about their habits, conservation efforts, and how we impact their homes.

Parents looking to provide a fulfilling activity for their kids will also find it a perfect hot-spot. From walking through the different gardens to the no doubt entertaining sights of our animal friends, your kids won’t be asking “what’s next” while at Riverbanks.

Security and mobile storage

While Riverbanks and the greater Columbia area are indeed excellent places to visit, it’s understandable to have concerns about home security. Depending on the length of your trip/vacation, you could be away from the home for an extended period. And, while not common, there is a risk of theft or break-in. Even if not, what about damage to property located outside the house/building exterior?

And that’s just where mobile pods come in! You can enjoy your visit to South Carolina worry free by taking advantage of these storage units. You can think of it like a container on wheels, providing extra storage space for your belongings. And, because these pods come in a variety of sizes, there’s a perfect space for any need. 

That includes security concerns. When a client orders a mobile pod, the storage unit is transported by professional crews to its place of destination. There, any number of objects, valuables, and inventory can be stowed within the pod. As long as it fits and organized in a way that won’t cause damage to the pod/inventory, virtually anything works.

This is ideal when seeking to secure items. For example, if you own a small business, a mobile storage pod can be located behind fenced areas. Or, locations monitored by security, should the need arise. But even if the storage pod(s) are not stored behind gates or fencing, the spaces themselves can be locked. Additionally, they’re made of stainless steel and resilient to turbulent weather conditions. You can, therefore, expect your property to remain safe within the barriers of a mobile pod.

Even better, you can also request a storage pod be housed with the provider. Some providers will keep multiple pods at their physical location for protection. If you choose this option, you won’t need special equipment or rental trucks. Once the pod is loaded up, professional crews will retrieve the storage unit until your return.

Cost concerns

Naturally, you might be sweating the cost of a mobile pod. Vacation trips can add up quickly, and you need to account for every bit of the budget. Activities at the zoo and hotel costs, for instance, are factors to consider.

Having said that, utilizing a mobile storage pod is quite cost effective. You won’t need to spend extra gas on making back-and-forth trips from one location to the next. That saves on time and gas, both of which you’ll want in great supply when traveling. Mobile storage services also do not require a contract or long-term use, meaning you can utilize them for as long as necessary. So if you’re looking for a convenient way to secure belongings while visiting South Carolina (or wherever you go), you won’t have a budgetary crisis to worry about.

If you’re ready to plan a vacation, then consider visiting us in Columbia and the Riverbanks Zoo. But don’t forget to take advantage of mobile storage pods before you go!

For more information about pods, contact Mobile Attic today.