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Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA 31906
706.748.2562
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The second largest art museum in Georgia offers room after room of fine and decorative American...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, 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 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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Gillette, Wyoming, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The exhibits are well laid out and range from 1700s to the present day. Many modern displays and regional artists. diverse range of art and sculptures depicting live in era gone by.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Keep us in mind for the holidays as we have many activities going on in the upcoming weeks/months! More 

Gillette, Wyoming
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This museum was just the right size. Not super busy and easy to find. You can walk it in an hour, but if you take your time expect 2-3 hours. The art exhibits were great and there is a docent there to answer questions. Down stairs they have hands on exhibits for children. Definetly worth the trip. Free admission, donations... More 

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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to visit the Columbus Museum! We hope to see you again! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love art and antiques and history and old weaponry. Hearing my very specific adorations, the Columbus Museum apparently put its glorious self together for my benefit. At least, that's how it feels. I spent a brief afternoon at the Columbus Museum and have been reprimanding myself for days now due to my lack of time there. Two afternoons--two afternoons... More 

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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your kind words about the Columbus Museum! We treasure our vision to strive to ignite creativity, inspire critical thinking, and spark conversation. Please continue to share the great exhibits and activities we have to offer here! More 

Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The museum itself was very nice but we didn't get to see a lot of it since we were there for a wedding.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you were able to experience the museum through a wedding. Please feel free to visit us again and explore our exhibits and various programs, as we are continuously offering new and exciting activities! More 

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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We try to visit galleries when we travel. If you like Art and exibites then this is for you. Take time to walk the garden behind the museum it is nice.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by the Columbus Museum during your travels! We are glad we're on your mind and hope to have you visit again! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As a previous gallery owner, I would prefer a museum dedicated to one or two themes as opposed to some historical information, some furniture, some glassware, some silver, some contemporary art and so forth.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Columbus Museum! We truly appreciate your feedback. We will keep your thoughts in mind as we continue to grow and reach out to the Columbus community. More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by to view "Leaving Mississippi – Reflections on Heroes and Folklore: Works by Najee Dorsey"! We hope that you will continue to recommend to friends and family to come view the exhibit before it closes on January 4! More 

Hawkinsville, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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TheColumbusMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here! We hope that you will continue to visit as we are continuously bringing in new exhibits and offer a wide variety of adult and family programs! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 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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