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Things to do in Columbus

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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Military Museums; History Museums
Owner description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty,... more » Owner description: The National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey. You will come to understand why an Infantryman does what he does, why he puts himself in harm’s way in defense of an idea and you will leave transformed, just as the Infantry transforms the man into the Soldier. The 190,000-square-foot museum opened in June 2009 on a 200-acre tract of hardwoods and pines just outside the gates of the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Theaters
An 1871 landmark that has been designated the official State Theater of Georgia.
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Sherlock's Mystery Dinner Theatre performs at the historic uptown Marriott Hotel in Columbus, Georgia.
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Bodies of Water; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Official source for information on everything there is to do and see around Georgia. Open 7 days a week.
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The National Civil War Naval Museum tells the story of the Sailors, Soldiers, and Civilians, both Free and Enslaved as... more » Owner description: The National Civil War Naval Museum tells the story of the Sailors, Soldiers, and Civilians, both Free and Enslaved as affected by the Navies of the American Civil War and provides a repository for relevant archives and artifacts on the subject, for all generations of the public. The Museum uses all available media systems/distribution platforms and live interpretation in furtherance of this mission. Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum overlooks the Chattahoochee River. We house the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a full scale ship replica of the USS Water Witch, a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain's cabin, an actual cutter or "ship's boat" from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor's famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle. Among our many artifacts, we have the largest collection of Civil War Naval-related flags on display in the country. The collection includes various flags from ships and coastal forts, signal flags and Admirals' pennants. Our timeline exhibit takes you month by month through the war showing naval events and features many of the museum's most rare artifacts, such as the uniform coat of Captain Catesby Jones and Admiral Farragut's two-star hat insignia. Exquisitely detailed Models of many famous Civil War ships are on the timeline including the CSS David, CSS Albemarle and the CSS Atlanta, which is located just opposite the huge 25-foot wide flag that was flying over the ship the day it was captured. We host a range of events throughout the year with an emphasis on museum theatre and historic character interpretation. Additionally, there are living history events, tours, cannon firings, weapons demonstrations, local history projects and more. « less
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: 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... 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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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Convention Centers
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Columbus
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Columbus
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Located at 7th Street and Broadway in the Columbus historic district, this block has a row of 19th-century buildings and... more » Owner description: Located at 7th Street and Broadway in the Columbus historic district, this block has a row of 19th-century buildings and houses of different architectural styles. Among them is the home of Dr. John S. Pemberton, who invented the original formula for Coca-Cola. « less
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Columbus
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center is located in the heart of uptown Columbus along the beautiful... more » Owner description: Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center is located in the heart of uptown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee Riverwalk and adjacent to the Columbus Historic District and the Iron Works Convention and Trade Center. Our state of the art facility houses a Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater and the Mead Observatory. Visit our Plaza area for many interactive exhibits and displays. There's something for everyone so keep an eye on what's happening at the Space Center. Schedules subject to change. Call for more information on any of our activities or events. « less
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Monuments/ Statues
A large statue of a cow standing in front of a dairy.
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Columbus
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Take a trip down memory lane at this zany museum that has a collection of over 3,000 different metal lunch boxes from the... more » Owner description: Take a trip down memory lane at this zany museum that has a collection of over 3,000 different metal lunch boxes from the 1951 Hopalong Cassidy model to 1970s favorites like Charlie's Angels and the rare 1980s E.T. box. « less
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