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  • judie1967
    Omaha, Nebraska95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is was amazing. So much information and details. Very well maintained and displays were incredible. Spent 2 hrs and still could've stayed longer. Best museum we've been to by far. And it's free!
    Written May 5, 2024
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  • Henry’s Take
    San Diego, CA1,028 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trail Series, Part 27
    “Yeah, way down yonder on the Chattahoochee. Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me. But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was. A lot about livin’ and a little ‘bout love.”
    Alan Jackson

    I remember when Alan released this song in ‘93 and (having never visited the South to that point) I wondered if he invented some magical river called the “Chattahoochee” because it made for such a catchy guide vocal.

    Now that we’ve seen some of what Alan was singing about while on the “Chattahoochee River Walk” in Columbus, Georgia, it makes me wonder if the lyrics to his song could actually be semi-autobiographical. 🤷‍♂️

    This trail runs parallel to the river and offers a consistent connection to it during your adventure. Walkers, runners, cyclists, and leashed dogs are all welcome here and from a safety standpoint I’d assign it a perfect score during daylight hours. Those with mobility challenges should not be dissuaded from enjoying it because it is well maintained, mostly flat, and easily accommodates wheelchairs, baby strollers, etc.

    While I typically elect to run most of the trails that we review, I quite enjoyed causally meandering along this one.

    And that’s…Henry’s Take.

    #chattahoochee
    #alanjackson
    #columbustrails
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • Allen B
    Muskegon, MI1,201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We absolutely loved our visit. We took a guided tour with Brandon, which was one of the highlights of our entire vacation. He provided us with a vast amount of information that was new to us while allowing questions and giving answers along the way. The museum itself has amazing exhibits, artifacts and storyboards that provide the guests with enough information to better understand the history without being to overwhelming. We highly recommend a visit.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Joan S
    Phenix City, AL25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable time with family. While waiting for the seating to open for the show, we enjoyed drinks served in the waiting area. The show that we watched was great. The performers were wonderful.
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • Nancy A
    270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum has just reopened after an extensive renovation. It's just beautiful. Lots of great art and a nice easy to read and understand history of the area. Even if you've been in the past, be sure to go here again when in Columbus. Check the website for the hours, the hours listed on TripAdvisor are not current.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • Nancy A
    270 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like eclectic kitschy things, this is the place for you. It's full of things you may have forgotten about. Great fun for an hour or so.
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • John G
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to the gun show they sponsored back in late September. It’s ok and all. I just wish they would have done a better job with the lighting. I’m almost 70 years old and my eyes aren’t as good. I find that the general lighting in the main halls to be a bit dim. If only they could incorporate some kind of auxiliary lighting. A specially when expensive merchandise is being sold and bought. I’ve passed on many purchases there simply because I could barely see it.
    Written October 7, 2023
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  • Jam S
    Pine Mountain, GA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place, there are exhibits and things to see close to parking with wide accessable paths or if you are adventurous it access many acres to walk along the river. We have seen eagles, fish, birds in the wild, and the exhibits of gator, animals, are always clean and well tended. they do fun activities throughout the year on different topics of nature.
    Written March 23, 2021
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  • sogo
    Atlanta90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to see Music City Hit-makers (Think Bluebird Cafe in Nashville) at The River Center. It was easy to find, free on street parking and close to several notable restaurants. I was warmly greeted by the ushers. Seats were very comfortable. Accoustics were great. It felt very intimate although it is not really a small venue. Great show! Would highly recommend checking out a performance at this venue
    Written February 21, 2020
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  • Garnet
    Milton, FL112 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informational. Small, but the immersive space show was amazing and worth it. Recommend to do with kids or teenagers.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • John Wayne Goodin
    Phenix City, AL16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Did you know that almost every welcome center and local welcome center in the state has free public WiFi? Research your trip plans within the state. Search for and book lodging on the fly. Digg deeply into the attractions within the state. Double check the weather forecast for your region and route. Do you need to book a motel room fast during severe weather outbreaks to have a safe place?
    Written December 31, 2022
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  • Faith W
    Crestview, FL3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park has lots of potential, especially if you like hiking and exploring. The summer heat is intense, but if we had visited in the fall, it would have been easy to spend several hours just exploring and hiking. Lots of interesting formations because of the flat rocks and natural features. My husband & I would love to come back and truly explore when it’s cooler weather. The disc golf course didn’t look well kept though, neither did the small playground for kids. Hopefully this is something that will be addressed because otherwise those would have been nice features. I realize we may have just come at a bad time, though. There were also lots of picnic tables scattered all around the park, so there’s plenty of room to picnic (though you’ll want to wipe down tables or bring a tablecloth).

    There is a creek that runs over the rocks in a type of gradual waterfall, and I read reviews where you could splash and even swim in parts of the creek. A word of caution, though. The rocks are really slippery, and once your feet get wet, they hit the algae growing on the rocks and down you slide. Even the dry rocks are slippery if you touch with wet feet/shoes. There were people swimming in one small section that was deep enough to swim in, but it was crowded, and honestly the water looked more like a deep mud puddle. I didn’t feel comfortable submerging our bodies in there. But under different circumstances I wouldn’t have had as much reservation to do so.

    Not a great place to take toddler-aged children or anyone who has trouble walking unassisted unless you just want to stay near the parking area to picnic or walk along the road. You could easily make it to the playground with young kids, but it’s not shaded, so in high summer heat and with the equipment not in the best kept shape, you’d prob want to look elsewhere for that.

    But to hike and explore and picnic (there’s even a bike trail), this park really is a gem.
    Written July 19, 2023
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