Columbus is an authentic Rivertown. The gently rolling waters of the Chattahoochee have provided food, energy, employment, and recreation for the citizens of Columbusthroughout the years. Today, the river is home to the 15-mile trail known as the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. The RiverWalk provides an excellent facility to bike, in-line skate, jog, or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery.
Columbus is located at the center of most of Georgia’s major attractions, including nationally-renowned Callaway Gardens, Roosevelt’s Little White House, and Westville the Village of 1850. What’s more, the city is less than an hour’s drive from Georgia’s most popular statewide destinations.
Locally, Columbus offers a variety of fine attractions such as the State Theatre of Georgia, the historic Springer Opera House; Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum;the National Infantry Museum; The Columbus Museum; the beautiful Historic District and spectacular architecture of the MidTown Historic District; and the Coca-ColaSpace Science Center.
As Georgia’s third-largest city, Columbus has over 3,200 quality hotel/motel rooms and numerous meeting facilities. And, with so many fine accommodations and convention space, the city plays host to hundreds of tour groups as well as state, regional, and national meetings each year.
Columbus is a vibrant and growing community of 250,000 people. Besides being the home of the best Army Installation in the World at Fort Benning, Columbus is the corporate headquarters of many of the United States’ leading companies such as AFLAC Insurance, Carmike Cinemas, Char-Broil, TSYS, and Tom’s Snack Foods.
Southern hospitality is alive and well in Columbus. It’s just “the way we are down here.” It’s a community that takes pride in preserving the past while maintaining a vision for the future. Come to Columbus and let us share that vision with you.