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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in West Columbia, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in West Columbia.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in West Columbia, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in West Columbia. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in West Columbia, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in West Columbia. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in West Columbia, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in West Columbia to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in West Columbia.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in West Columbia, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in West Columbia, SC

FDA report shows issues at West Columbia pharmaceutical company under recall

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An FDA report shows issues at the Nephron facility in West Columbia that is under a recall of over 2.1 million doses of medicine.In the report obtained by WIS, inspectors from the organization made seven observations during inspections at the building, located in the 4500 block of East 12th St.The inspections happened between March, 28, 2022 and April 20, 2022...

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An FDA report shows issues at the Nephron facility in West Columbia that is under a recall of over 2.1 million doses of medicine.

In the report obtained by WIS, inspectors from the organization made seven observations during inspections at the building, located in the 4500 block of East 12th St.

The inspections happened between March, 28, 2022 and April 20, 2022.

Observation 1

“There is a failure to thoroughly review any unexplained discrepancy and the failure of a batch or any of its components to meet any of its specifications where or not the batch has been already distributed.”

Observation 2

“Aseptic processing areas are deficient regarding the system for monitoring environmental conditions.”

Observation 3

“Test procedures relative to appropriate laboratory testing for sterility are not written and followed.”

Observation 4

“Procedures designed to prevent microbial contamination of drug products purporting to be sterile did not include adequate validation of the aseptic process.”

Observation 5

“All records of production and control associated with a batch of drug product were not maintained

(b) (4) after the expiration date.”

Observation 6

“Laboratory records are deficient in that they do not include the initials and signature of the person reviewing the record for accuracy.”

Observation 7

Your outsourcing facility compounds drug products using bulk drug substances that cannot be used in compounding under section 503B because they (a) are not used to compound drug products that appear on the drug shortage list in effect under section 506E of the Act and (b) do not appear on a list developed by FDA of bulk drug substances for which there is a clinical need. Specifically, your firm compounds glycopyrrolate.”

We have embedded the full report below.

When WIS reached out to Nephron earlier this week about the recall they provided these statements,

“Out of an abundance of caution, Nephron is proactively cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration on a voluntary recall of a limited number of product lots. We do not take this lightly. While there has been no impact to patient safety, and there is no evidence of contamination, Nephron has decided in the interest of patients to proceed with this recall process. The company is prepared to provide the resources and information necessary to health care providers and patients to make certain they have anything they need and any questions answered. They remain our top priority,” said Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO & Owner.

The company wrote in response to a request for clarification if they’d been recently shut down,

The 503B compounding operation is open. As part of the continuing process to complete a recent and routine FDA inspection, and ensure Nephron has provided the agency with everything they need in response, there have been ongoing updates to processes around the facility. Some of these ongoing updates may result in changes or pauses to production schedules or outbound packaging in 503B. The company is in constant contact with hospitals and customers with any questions.

Nephron proudly produces more than 1B doses of life-saving medication each year across the across the company, and will continue to do so, because patients count on it for a variety of conditions. With respect to the product lots impacted by the voluntary recall, in which there has been no danger to patient safety, and no contamination, the company will continue to work proactively with the Food and Drug Administration until this process is completed.”

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'I couldn't stop telling him how amazing he is, how grateful I am': West Columbia woman reunited with sentimental ring

"It's one of the little things I have left of my son and I truly thought I was never going to get it back. I thought it was gone," Ashley Henry said.WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — We've all suffered from that feeling of panic in realizing a piece of jewelry you love is missing. Sadly, most times that ring or necklace never comes back.But that was not the case for Ashley Henry.She and her family were spending the day at Lake Murray, a ...

"It's one of the little things I have left of my son and I truly thought I was never going to get it back. I thought it was gone," Ashley Henry said.

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — We've all suffered from that feeling of panic in realizing a piece of jewelry you love is missing. Sadly, most times that ring or necklace never comes back.

But that was not the case for Ashley Henry.

She and her family were spending the day at Lake Murray, a place meant for fun family and adventure, when it turned into a location of loss shortly after.

Henry took off her locket at a picnic table before getting into the water. It's a very sentimental piece of jewelry that reminds her of the son she lost nine months ago.

The ring attached to the locket even has his hair inside it, so it can't be replaced.

"My husband grabbed it and put it in my bag, so I paid no attention, I assumed I had clasped it even though I hadn't and so I knew exactly where it would've come off at," Henry said.

But Ashley didn't notice the ring was gone from the locket chain until days later. She checked that picnic table on Lake Murray but couldn't find it, so she posted to Facebook for help. The answer came only a few days later.

"I just like to do some good where I can, make people happy," said Zachary Allen, man who found the ring.

A North Carolina resident saw her post through a mutual friend and drove 3.5 hours to help.

"I know that I'm dealing with my own thing battling cancer and I can only imagine what she had to go through having a son with special needs and losing him," Allen said.

Henry was overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude.

"It just meant so much to me that he did that, just trying to, I mean who does that, who goes that far out of their way? I just felt so grateful," Henry said. "I felt so many emotions ... It was so hard to even put into words how I felt because of how extremely special this ring is to me to begin with."

Henry said she and her family would camp out at that picnic table often when they go to the lake.

"I think Aiden was protecting my ring, keeping it safe until this guy got here," Henry said.

As a thank you, Henry tells News 19 she wants to donate to St. Jude's Hospital for cancer research on Zachary's behalf.

She's also created a Go Fund Me for Zachary's medical expenses that you can find here.

Gehl Foods, LLC establishing operations in Colleton County

$46 million investment will create 106 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gehl Foods, LLC (Gehl Food & Beverage Companies), a leading food and beverage manufacturing company, today announced it has established operations in Colleton County. The company’s $46 million investment is creating 106 new jobs.

Founded in 1896, Gehl Food & Beverage Companies is a market-leading producer of dairy-based and dairy alternative shelf-stable beverages, cheese sauces, soups, broths, teas, wine and spirits and much more.

Located at 181 Crescent Way in Walterboro, the company has opened Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast, its first East Coast operation. The company also has facilities in the Midwest (Gehl Food & Beverage) and the West Coast (California Natural Products).

Operations at the Colleton County facility are online. Individuals interested in joining the Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast team should email resumes to the company.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

QUOTES

“Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast is an ideal fit for further building on our growth in shelf-stable beverages while maximizing our supply chain. We look forward to the many opportunities that will come with the addition of our newest location in Walterboro.” -Gehl Foods, LLC CEO Craig Lemieux

“Agribusiness is a leading industry in South Carolina, and it’s exciting to see Gehl Foods, LLC add their newest operation – Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast – in Colleton County. This $46 million investment and 106 new jobs will make a significant impact in one of our state’s rural communities, and we look forward to the company’s success in the Palmetto State.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina has a proud tradition in agribusiness, and we welcome Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast to the growing roster of businesses within that sector. We look forward to the great work they will accomplish here for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“On behalf of our state’s booming agribusiness industry, I’m pleased to welcome Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast to South Carolina. This storied agribusiness company will enhance our reputation as a great place for food manufacturing, along with creating new jobs.” -South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers

“Every good job provides a brighter future for a family, and we appreciate Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast’s investment in our county. We are pleased that Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast chose Colleton County, which provides an outstanding distribution location on I-95 with easy access to major seaports and our outstanding workforce. -Colleton County Council Chairman Steve Murdaugh

“Gehl Food & Beverage Southeast will be a great addition to our diverse manufacturing and processing community, and we welcome them to the SouthernCarolina region of South Carolina. We look forward to working with the company and supporting their operations. Congratulations to Colleton County!” -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls

Memorial Day is also Free Fishing Day in South Carolina!

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, is also a Free Fishing Day in South Carolina, a day when residents can freshwater fish anywhere in the state without purchasing a fishing license.It's a perfect day to introduce friends and family to the sport, whether you choose to relax along the bank of a river or head out on a boat on a lake. (Free fishing day allows freshwater fishing only -- no casting nets or rods and reels along the coast!)...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, is also a Free Fishing Day in South Carolina, a day when residents can freshwater fish anywhere in the state without purchasing a fishing license.

It's a perfect day to introduce friends and family to the sport, whether you choose to relax along the bank of a river or head out on a boat on a lake. (Free fishing day allows freshwater fishing only -- no casting nets or rods and reels along the coast!)

People like Mark Phillips, who are regular fishers, say this is a great opportunity to get people to try it out.

"It's great, I think it's a great promotion for the sport of fishing, and just for recreation, getting people out just get people out enjoying the outdoors," Phillips said, adding Lake Wateree is a great place to do it. "This is a really good fishery. It's got a lot of fish in it, and people come from all over to fish in it. It has taken a hit I guess from the catfish, but it's a lake and everyone fishes in it."

For those who might want to cast a reel into the water, Phillips said he has a time he prefers. "Well, I usually do mornings or later in the afternoon or evenings, it's awful busy out there right now, not really conducive for fishing."

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) sells hunting, fishing and boating licenses online through the Go Outdoors South Carolina portal and at local DNR offices if you prefer to register in person.

Children under the age of 16 are not required to purchase a license unless they are using nongame fish devices -- traps, trotlines, gill nets, hoop nets, set hooks, and jugs) -- or are engaged in commercial activity.

Pricing of fishing licenses (freshwater and saltwater) is based on South Carolina residency:

Saltwater licenses and combination freshwater/saltwater licenses are available starting at $10 for a resident 14-day and go up in price depending on duration of the license, whether you're fishing from a pier or boat, and the size of the pier or boat you're fishing from. Shrimp baiting licenses are sold by the season, starting at $25 for South Carolina residents. For more information, see pricing information at dnr.sc.gov/licenses/pricing.

Columbia's SCDNR full-service licensing and boat titling office is located inside the State Farmer's Market property at 326 Little Brooke Lane in West Columbia.

South Carolina's other Free Fishing Day is July 4, 2022.

15+ Best Free Things to Do in Columbia, SC

Looking for something free or cheap to do with your kids in Columbia, SC? We’ve compiled a list, packed full of ideas, for you. Grab your family and make some fun-filled memories together. Here’s our list of free things to do in Columbia, SC with kids!Free Things to Do Outside in Columbia, SCGo on a walk: Head to Cayce Riverwalk for a walk with your family. With more than 20 miles of riverwalk and trails, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. You can find shade under the tre...

Looking for something free or cheap to do with your kids in Columbia, SC? We’ve compiled a list, packed full of ideas, for you. Grab your family and make some fun-filled memories together. Here’s our list of free things to do in Columbia, SC with kids!

Free Things to Do Outside in Columbia, SC

Go on a walk: Head to Cayce Riverwalk for a walk with your family. With more than 20 miles of riverwalk and trails, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. You can find shade under the trees and bridges, and parking is free!

Have a picnic at the Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina: The Horseshoe at USC is a perfect place to have a family picnic and spend the afternoon. Bring some outdoor toys and bikes and enjoy the weather together. While there’s plenty of shade, you will need to bring a little money to park.

Play tennis: Head to one of Columbia’s public recreational tennis courts.

Cool off at a pool or splash pad: One of the most fun things to do in the summer is taking your kids to a pool or splash pad. While the Maxcy Gregg and Greenview Pools have a small fee ($3 – $4 depending on age), the splash pads and spray pools are free and open to the public.

We have a huge list of 30+ places to cool off, swim, and splash in Columbia, SC. Many of them are totally FREE!

Spray Pools and Pads in Columbia *Be sure to call the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 or check online for operating hours.

Play at one of the local parks or playgrounds: What kid doesn’t love to run around at a cool playground? There are plenty of beautiful parks with great playgrounds in the Columbia area. The Community Park of Irmo, Elmwood/Roy Lynch Park, and the Owens Field Skate Park & Pump Track are all great parks with playgrounds and other amenities such as walking trails, ball fields, zip lines, and splash pads.

In West Columbia, Carraway Park has an amazing playground space!

Sesquicentennial State Park has lots of amenities, including $5 kayak rentals. Park admission is required unless you have SC State Park Annual Pass. If you do, admission is free.

Check out all the parks and playgrounds in Columbia.

Ride bikes: Grab your bikes and go on a bike ride. Download the Sprocket app, an app created by The Cola Town Bike Collective, to help you find the perfect, safe bike route for you and your family.

Go fishing: Enjoy free fishing thanks to the South Carolina Fishing Tackle Loaner program where you can borrow a rod, reel, and tackle box for FREE. Some fishing spots to consider are Lake Murray (head to Dreher Island State Park) or Saluda Shoals Park.

Go Swimming at Lake Murray: Pay $5 to park at the closest parking lot or use the free parking and walk. Either way, enjoy the beach and swimming area on a sunny day with your family.

Go see an outdoor movie: The Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington shows movies every now and then. Be sure to check their schedule for upcoming shows.

Head out for a hike: There are plenty of hiking trails in Columbia. From paved multi-use trails to longer, more rugged trails, you’ll find something for you and your family to enjoy.

Stroll down Main Street for Soda City Market: Every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm, vendors gather on Main Street for a European-inspired street market for the Soda City Market. Everything sold is unique, hand-crafted, and produced in the Southeast. While strolling and perusing what the vendors have to offer, you’ll hear music and be able to do a lot of people watching.

Throw a frisbee around at one of the disc golf courses: Grab your disc golf frisbee and play disc golf for free. Udisc has a list of courses in the area.

Go on a public art tour: You can treat this as a scavenger hunt if you’d like, but there are plenty of public art installations around Columbia that you can visit for free. One Columbia has an interactive map for you to find art spots.

The art in Columbia includes the “world’s largest fire hydrant” sculpture located on Taylor Street in Columbia, SC, between Marion and Bull Street.

First Thursdays on Main: First Thursdays on Main include free live music and even free admission to cultural venues, like the Columbia Museum of Art on select First Thursdays. Food and other items are available for purchase.

Free Things to Do Inside in Columbia, SC

Go Bowling: There are several bowling alleys in the Columbia area where kids up to age 15 can bowl for free. You’ll still need to rent shoes or bring your own.

Anchor Lanes – 1000 Columbia Avenue, IrmoRoyal Z Lanes – 8512 Two Notch Road, ColumbiaStars and Strikes – 700 Columbiana Drive, Irmo

Head to the library: Richland Library and Lexington County Library both have children[‘s programs you can participate in and include storytime, crafts, and movies.

Grab a free DIY Kit from Home Depot: Home Depot has free Kids Workshop kits that you can pick up on the first Saturday of each month from 9 am – 12 pm while supplies last.

Head to Lowes Home Improvement for a FREE Kids Workshop on select Saturdays.

Tour the South Carolina State House: Want to get a little education with your activity? Head to the State House for a free guided or self-guided tour. Tours are given every half hour from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday when the chambers are not in session. The State House is also open for tours each Saturday. You do not have to make a reservation, but you can call ahead if you’d like to.

Kids Eat FREE in Columbia: While you’re out and about on your free things to do adventure, grab a cheap meal by taking advantage of these kids eat free deals.

Bonus! Are you a homeschooling family? The SC State Museum offers FREE admission to homeschooling families.

Looking for more fun things to do in Columbia, SC? We’ve compiled the ultimate Columbia list for you.

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