Are you a visitor looking to travel to Columbus City and have no idea what things to do while there? Well, this article is written
specifically for you. Columbus is the second largest city in the state of Georgia and is the county seat of Muscogee County. This city that lies about 160 km (100 miles) southwest of Atlanta boasts of being home to various museums and tourist sites which make it very popular.
The following are six things that you can do once you find yourself in Columbus GA.
· Take a Walk along Chattahoochee Riverwalk
The Chattahoochee Riverwalk is a 15-mile linear park that embraces the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The Riverwalk passes through the main post of Fort Benning, campus of TSYS and ultimately into the cotton mill town of Bibb city. In case you are traveling on foot or on two wheels, this walk will enable you to experience a blend of the Columbus cityscapes as well as untouched wildlife as well as help you appreciate the heritage of Columbus city, its history and it’s what the future holds in store for it.
· Visit the National Civil War Naval Museum.
A visit to the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus will go a long way in helping learn more about the naval side of the civil war. The museum contains some of the best recreations of confederate and union war ships such as the USS Waterwitch, USS Monitor and the CSS Albemarle. The largest remaining Confederate warship the CSS Jackson, as well as a wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee, can be found here in this museum. You can also get to engage in various events that take place in the museum throughout the year such as tours, museum theatre, weapons demonstrations, cannon firings, and local history projects. The address for the museum is 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus, GA 31901 USA.
· Visit the Columbus Visitors Center.
The Columbus Visitors Center is one of those places that every visitor coming into Columbus city should visit first before going anywhere else. In this center, you get to learn about places to stay while in Columbus, places to eat, top Columbus attractions, events happening during your stay and interesting things to do during your stay in the city. There is also a souvenir shop located inside the center which will ensure you get a chance to purchase Columbus items such as jerseys, shirts, books, magnets, postcards, and collectors shot glasses. The address for the center is 900 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901 USA.
· Swim at the Columbus Aquatic Center.
This state of the art facility will offer you the chance to put your swimming skills to good practice. The Columbus Aquatic Center contains various facilities such as an Olympic size swimming pool, three diving boards, a smaller warm-up pool, as well as separate male and female locker rooms. There is also a café and pro shop in the facility just for your convenience. The center is open every day of the week and charges affordable fees for both residents and non-residents as well as for senior citizens. The address for this center is 2980 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906, USA.
· Visit the Columbus Botanical Garden.
This marvel of flora in the middle of Columbus is one of the few remaining open spaces that have managed to hold its own in the rapidly diminishing open space in the city. The 22- acre botanical garden founded in 1999 provides visitors with a colorful setting for special events, photography, community learning, and horticulture seminars. Here you also get the chance to view display gardens that feature a range of local plant species, tour the historic Adams Farmhouse or hike along the Joann Holt Walking Trail. The Columbus botanical garden is open to the public for free every day of the week from dawn to dusk. The address for the garden is 3603 Weems Rd., Columbus, GA 31909 USA.
· Rafting Down the Chattahoochee River.
One of the most interesting and unforgettable thing that any visitor can do during their visit to Columbus, especially in the summer, has got to be rafting down the Chatttahooochee river. With the city boasting the longest of being home to the world’s longest urban white water course, white water rafting is not something you can dare miss experience while on a visit here. You get the chance to experience the Chattahoochee River rapids with some rafting and kayaking that will make for an amazing weekend.