If you wanted to sum up the city of Columbus in Georgia in a word, then you just might choose ‘entertaining’. This city was once built on the back of its industrial heritage, although nowadays it is better known as a vibrant hub that has a huge amount of entertainment options for visitors, whatever your preferences may be. If you like the arts, then you will love Columbus, as you can take in diverse performances from classical music concerts to Broadway shows at the State Theater of Georgia.
The area is also a place of unique cultural and historical significance, and you can learn all about the impact of different periods of history at one of the many museums here. You can go back in time with a visit to the Columbus Historic District in MidTown, and you can also whizz into the future and explore space at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Whatever you choose to do, you will be accompanied by the sounds of the roaring Chattahoochee River that bisects the city, and provides plenty of entertainment in its own right, from the majestic RiverWalk to adrenalin-packed white water rafting.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Columbus:
1. Columbus Museum
To learn about all things related to Columbus head to the Columbus Museum which also happens to be the second largest museum in the whole of the southeast area.
Due to its size, you can expect a huge number of educational exhibits here, including historical works that tell the story of the rise of Columbus as well fine arts and even films about this city.
One of the highlights of the museum is the showing of ‘The Chattahoochee Legacy’ which has won awards for its depiction of this region of the United States.
If you are travelling with younger visitors then there are engaging galleries such as the Transformations Discovery Gallery which is full of exciting interactive exhibits.