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Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 31903-4212
+1 706-507-8550
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Great family fun; kids will enjoy it

The is a good family outing. Young kids will enjoy staff presentations dealing with various... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob S
Columbus, Georgia
Educational bright spot

It took us a while to find the center, but we eventually did get there. There is no admission fee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott E
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Opened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus State University, Columbus Water Works, and the City of Columbus, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides exhibits, natural history displays, nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Inside the center, visitors can view a variety of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, turtles, tortoises, fish, alligators, invertebrates, and lots more. Visitors can take a walk down our trails to catch a glimpse of native wildlife, view our wetlands and ponds, or to explore our educational and fun Discovery Trail.
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“canopy walk” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 31903-4212
+1 706-507-8550
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is a good family outing. Young kids will enjoy staff presentations dealing with various animals. Lots of hiking trails, displays, and unique attractions. It's free, but a donation is requested. Good parking. Plan to spend three hours.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took us a while to find the center, but we eventually did get there. There is no admission fee, just a donation box. Julie was very helpful in describing their facility and what could be seen. This is more suited to school and club...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Great place to take the kids for the day..take a picnic if you wish.Many animals to see and projects to do and shows to see plus several neat trails for every level...Worth the trip. They ask for a donation for entrance and it is well...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We took our 21 month granddaughter to the toddlers and tortious time. The whole experience was wonderful. She enjoyed all the displays and the experience touching the turtles.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We brought our 6 year old and 2.5 year old and they had a great time. We did one of the programs and both kids enjoyed it. Lots of trails around and the center itself has enough animals to keep the kids interest. Including the...More

Thank Utes1914
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Amazing place, super cool staff, and if you want to see what is native to Georgia then a must see.It is also free but i suggest you make a donation too help them out (animals and staff :) )

Thank whizzbang707
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Took my daughter and about 5 friends on the canopy walk, a trail walk and just a stroll around the learning center for her 19th birthday. Had a groupon. Very inexpensive. We had a great time, the view from the canopy walk was spectacular!

Thank dkennedy2017
Reviewed March 15, 2017

They had different animals and plants from the area. It was a great sight to see with young and old. It is free and a great example of life in the area

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This is a great place to spend time with the kids, grand kids, etc. You can decide how much or how little time to spend. Include a picnic lunch or not. Very good time for kids to see animals they've only read about: varieties of...More

Thank sherryGA
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Oxbow is a great place to take kids or go yourself to learn about local animals and have a up close experience. My kids love it and we even had my son's birthday party there.

Thank loriicenhour
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June 16, 2016|
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Response from Beth811 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: oxbow.columbusstate.edu/treetop-canopy-trail/ The TreeTop Canopy Trail is open for tours only. Patrons are not allowed on the trail without a tour guide. Saturdays at... More
Kelly T
March 8, 2016|
Response from Jan K | Property representative |
Oxbow Meadows is geared toward kids of all ages. Your upper elementary kids will enjoy themselves. We look forward to your visit.
August 5, 2015|
Response from Jan K | Property representative |
We are. There are no steps to climb. We have a paved walkway to the building and all exit doors on the main building are handicapped accessible. If someone is unable to make it from the parking lot to the center we have... More