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Columbus Museum

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Address: 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906
Phone Number: 706.748.2562
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Description: The second largest art museum in Georgia offers room after room of fine...
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.
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Enlighten the youth

I enjoyed taking my God - daughter she had a blast. This museum had a travel back to the past section, that displayed furniture, clothes, and art. It also has a verbal hands on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed taking my God - daughter she had a blast. This museum had a travel back to the past section, that displayed furniture, clothes, and art. It also has a verbal hands on that you can quiz the kids on & after all that learning it has a very kid friendly children section where your kid can color, take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I thought that this trip would be boring since I'm not to much into Art I took my kids 7 and 5 there are a lot of hands on activities for the kids and a lot of history and large displays. I was pleasantly surprised we had such a good time and am upset I haven't went here earlier after... More 

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Lilburn, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One must commend the curators for their display selections. They have managed to combine regional history and art into a coherent and enjoyable whole. We were genuinely surprised at how much there is to see. The cultural history of the region, from prehistoric Indian cultures through Columbus' role in the manufacture of textiles, is extremely well done and extremely interesting.... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a wonderful museum! They cover archeology and artifacts, local history and fine art. A nice plus was the garden!

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very enjoyable! Movie and history are exceptionally interesting, and some is interactive which.makes it all the better.

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Dothan, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My fiance and I had been to Columbus several times, but one time we drove by the museum and I made a mental note that one day I'd like to give the museum a visit. Two weekends ago, we did. It was great! First, there is no set admission to the museum, pay what you can. There is a donation... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited the museum to discover what it was about. We were very surprised to find very helpful Docents that shared a thorough history of the exhibits that were featured. We later learned the Docents were volunteers that were truly interested in providing an accurate description of the displays.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love how it displays a local artist's work in the top level and displays the children's art from local schools. My favorite is the installation pieces such as the native american hut, school house, and old country house that was there last time i visited. The personal collection is interesting, too. It offers a plethora of variety of artwork... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A wonderful gem in the city of Columbus! Excellent history of the area. Did not get to see the whole museum but will be going back!

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Dunnellon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Columbus Museum is a combination history and art museum. History galleries focus on regional history dating back over a thousand years as well as the history of the city of Columbus. Of particular interest to me was (1) the impact of the textile industry to the area, and (2) the cities important role in the Civil War. The art... More 

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