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Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906
706.748.2562
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
Owner description: The second largest art museum in Georgia offers room after room of fine and decorative American art, with a special emphasis on the Southeast and the... more » Owner description: The second largest art museum in Georgia offers room after room of fine and decorative American art, with a special emphasis on the Southeast and the Chattahoochee River Valley. With kids in tow, don't miss Transformations, the museum's interactive gallery where children can create their own masterpieces. « less
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Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The viewer walks through the "Leaving Mississippi" experiencing the the slaves search for freedom. The remainder of the museum was just average.

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Hawkinsville, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best Art Museum I have been to in a long while. I frequent this type museum on monthly basis, because my daughter is an art student. The Columbus Museum is definitely the cleanest and most up to date one I have seen in a couple years. The staff was very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, unlike the over priced Art Museum... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Columbus Museum is a hidden treasure in Columbus and valley area; there is a lot to see and do at the museum. Every third Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM there is live entertainment focused around art within the museum with free food, they have art classes for people to take, they also have American Art History classes.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was very hesitant at first and I didn't expect much from a small local museum. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the artwork and they have some nice traveling shows. The kids area in the basement is on the smaller side, but the kids still have fun dressing up or drawing. If there are too many kids... More

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Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the local area. The children's area needs sprucing up. The exhibits upstairs were not kid friendly so we didn't see artwork. Overall, a decent museum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I feel that many people think Columbus does not have much to offer in the area of enjoyment and museums, but this was exceptionally above my expectations and I would definitely come back.

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Murrieta, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While waiting to see our son at Ft. Benning, we decided to spend some time at this museum, and we are so glad we did. First, it is FREE, but they do put out a container for donations. We donated about $5 per person in our group. The place is beautiful inside and well kept with many exhibits. It is... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This museum was suggested as a place to get an overview of Columbus and it is true! It has a nice, historic section that really gave a "Who are these people and how did they get here" perspective. We did not know much about Columbus other than Fort Benning, and enjoyed learning about the Civil War history, the Native American... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

History of the area, lots of interactive displays for kids, in fact there is an entire area set aside for children. This museum has art and history for all ages.

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Columbus, Georgia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There aren't very many things now days that you can do or visit that are educational, well kept and are FREE, which is always a plus! - They do accept donations which we always give and considering the staff on hand, the cleanliness of the grounds and museum, I know my donations are going back into keeping the museum a... More

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