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Columbus, GA

"51 reasons to visit Columbus, GA?" Absolutely. From barbecue to Bach, from "scrambled" hot dogs to sculpture, reasons abound to see the sites in Columbus, GA. Bike along the fifteen-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk. Delve into American history along our military heritage trail including the National Infantry Museum and the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. Take in a Broadway-style production at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts or the Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia. Venture deep into the universe at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Explore one of the Southeast’s largest collections of American art and historical treasures at the Columbus Museum. Columbus takes the best of the past and merges it into the future.

Featured Attractions

National Infantry Museum
History was recently made with the opening of the National Infantry Museum & Solider Center at Patriot Park, honoring the 233-year legacy of the American Infantryman. Inside the museum, you're able to traverse the "Last 100 Yards Ramp," where battles from each of the infantry’s major conflicts are depicted in striking realism, then amble through interactive galleries tracing infantry history from colonial times to today.

Springer Opera House
The State Theatre of GeorgiaColumbus is also home to the Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia. This is one of America's most vibrant professional theatre companies, complete with a popular Mainstage Series, an innovative second-space series called Studio II, an Academy Series featuring some of this region's most talented student actors, and a ten-state regional touring program called Springer Theatre On Tour.

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
Truly a one-of-a-kind experience is a visit to the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus—the only museum in the country dedicated to this fascinating aspect of the Civil War. Discover how the navies used submarines and torpedoes, and even climb aboard a full-scale replica of the USS Water Witch, representing one of the most exciting events in Civil War naval history.

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  1. Pat posted on 12/06/2011 01:57 PM
    Columbus is one of those unknown "small towns" that rarely gets mentioned, glad to see an article about it! I make a trip here when visiting Pine Mountain, a short drive north. Great day trip between the two cities - full of historical landmarks and nice scenery. If you're in an RV or want a nice cabin rental, definitely stay at Pine Mountain RVC Outdoor Destination!
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