Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

3535 S. Lumpkin Rd.
Columbus, GA 31903

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  • Honey Extraction

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  • Marine Room

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  • Baby Alligator

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  • Sulcata

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  • Entomology

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  • Gopher Tortoise Burrow

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Opened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus State University, Columbus Water Works, and the City of Columbus, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides exhibits, natural history displays, nature trails, and educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region.

Inside the center, visitors can view a variety of snakes, turtles, tortoises, fish, alligators, invertebrates, and lots more. Visitors can take a walk down our trails to catch a glimpse of native wildlife, view our wetlands and ponds, or to explore our educational and fun Discovery Trail.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Suggested $5 donation


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Meeting Facilities

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Picnic Area

    Public Restrooms

    Rentals Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities



    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages