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Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906
706 649-0713
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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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Newnan, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The museum is Free and very professionally done. I especially enjoyed the movie that traced the history of the Columbus area from the time of the Indians to presen day Columbus and surrounding are. The legacy section was my favorite but my wife enjoyed. The art exhibits. Traditional over the contemporary. Well worth the time.

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Columbus, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I live near the museum and I see every time a new exhibit comes to town. The museum is a wonderful place to stop in and just look around for an hour or even 2 or 3 hours! Whenever my wife and I have friends visiting from out of town, we take them here just to give them a taste... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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157 reviews 157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

While small, this museum has a good sampling of both history and art. There is a good wing on the Bradley family and their influence in Columbus. There are several traveling exhibits, which keep the museum interesting. When in bloom, the gardens are impressive.

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