Columbus, Georgia, Attractions

Columbus, Georgia, Attractions
On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, sits the city of Columbus, Georgia, alive with a rich history. The area along the Chattahoochee was once the home of the Indian nation's most extensive trading center. Today, you can explore and experience the history and scenic beauty of this thriving city through hiking, biking and a number of water activities.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

A 15-mile linear park, the Chattahoochee Riverwalk runs along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, bringing untouched wilderness right to the edge of the city. Take a bike ride along this stretch for some of the best views of the city. If you want to explore the river, boat and ski rental is available, and on the weekends, the river's teeming with enthusiasts.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk
1, Columbus, GA 31902
(800) 999-1613


While you're in Columbus, play a game of the ultimate hide and seek, geocaching. Containers or caches have been hidden all over the city, and all you need to find them is a GPS unit. If you have more than one GPS unit, geocaching can be a great way to explore historic and scenic Columbus with your family.

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

Hidden in a bend in the Chattahoochee River, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center offers guided nature walks, hiking and hands-on natural history for both the novice and expert explorer. Located in southern Columbus, the center is part of a hardwood wetland maintained by Columbus State University.

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center
3535 South Lumpkin Road
Columbus, GA 31903
(706) 687-4090

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

A project of Columbus State University, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center's mission is to educate the public about space and the universe beyond our planet. View the stars on one of the facility's high-powered telescopes, or call ahead and schedule an appointment to go on a simulated space mission.

Coca-Cola Space Science Center
701 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 649-1470

The Springer Opera House

After a day on the river, head over to the Springer Opera House. Originally built in 1871, Jimmy Carter named it the "State Theater of Georgia" in 1971. Performers who have played the theater include: Ethel Barrymore, Edwin Booth, Agnes de Mille and bandleader John Philip Sousa.

The Springer Opera House
103 10th Street
Columbus, Ga 31901
(706) 324-5714

Article Written By Sienna Condy

Sienna Condy began writing professionally in 2001 while attending the University of Cincinnati, and she's been at it ever since. Since graduating, she's written everything from marketing materials to articles on removing stains. Today, she enjoys writing about weddings, legal issues, science, health and parenting.

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