Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

3535 S. Lumpkin Rd.
Columbus, GA 31903

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  • Gopher Tortoise Burrow

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  • Grey Ratsnake

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  • Honey Extraction

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  • Marine Room

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  • Baby Alligator

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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

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    185, 85

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages