The Capital City Bombers, a Single A affiliate of the New York Mets, play at Capital City Stadium. The team is named after the B-25 Bombers that the Doolittle Raiders flew. The Raiders began their training in Columbia before striking the first blow against Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. The Bombers were playing the Greensboro Bats. The Bombers were ahead the first 3 innings, then fell behind, rallied in the bottom of the 9th, but fell short to lose 8-7. The starting pitcher pitched 3 2/3 of shutout ball when he was pulled in the 4th. His replacement struck out the last batter in the 4th and then gave up 7 runs in the 5th. The box score was Bats R-8, H-6, E-3 and Bombers R-7, H-12, E-1. The stadium built in 1991 holds 4,500 with probably 800+ tonight. The field lines are LF-330', LC-385', C-400', RF-no measurement showing. Bomber the Mouse is the mascot. David Williams, the older man in the Bombers uniform, has been a fan at the park for 20 years. He leads the cheers and gets everyone involved in the game. The Hanger is the place to purchase Bombers souvenirs. In 2005 the team moved to Greenville and kept the name Bombers. 2016-team moves from Savannah, GA and become the Fireflies in new stadium.
South Carolina State Museum is in the former Columbia Mills building. Built in 1894, it was one of the first totally electric textile mills in the world. It has four floors of exhibits and items chronicling state history, industry, transportation, science, technology and natural history. Fee.