Local Information

Columbus is a vibrant and growing community of 250,000 people. Besides being the home of the best Army Installation in the World at Fort Benning, Columbus is the corporate headquarters of many of the United States’ leading companies such as AFLAC Insurance, Char-Broil, Synovus, TSYS, and Tom’s Snack Foods.

Here are several points of interest that will make your visit to Columbus enjoyable. Columbus: Preserving the Best of the Past, Building the Best for the Future

The Columbus Georgia Convention & Visitors Bureau
The CVB is the official destination marketing organization of Columbus. Here you’ll find travel information about attractions, tours, restaurants, shopping, historic district homes and much more. You’ll be able to book a hotel, obtain information about convention facilities, sporting facilities and more. Experience the River, Fly to the moon and back at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and enjoy the history of Columbus – What Progress Has Preserved.

The Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber works closely with local governments in a ten county region. It is highly involved in economic development, educational workforce and community development.

Callaway Gardens
This 14,000 acre resort includes landscaped gardens & lakes. There are golf courses, tennis courts, a large beach & areas for fishing, boating, picnicking & biking.

Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Features the Omnisphere Theater, with laser light shows, interactive media performances & programs featuring the night time sky; a Challenger Learning Center for simulated space missions; & the Mead Observatory.

Columbus Museum
Features changing art exhibitions, 300 years of American, fine & decorative art in 15 galleries & two permanent galleries: Chattahoochee Legacy and Transformations.

Columbus Riverwalk
Featuring red brick & iron work, is a popular promenade along the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Uptown Columbus. Several markers are located on the walk as well as the Christopher Columbus statue.

National Infantry Museum

Traces the evolution of the infantry from the 16th century to the present. It contains military artifacts, weapons & equipment used by U.S. Army infantrymen & an exhibit on the history of Fort Benning.

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
Features the hulls of two recovered Civil War ships, many historical exhibits & reconstructions of portions of three famous Civil War ships.

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of the city’s new arts and entertainment district. The 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theatre is the center’s main venue and home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The center’s second largest performance space, Legacy Hall, has 430 seats and a balcony that wraps entirely around the stage. Known for its perfect acoustics and impressive Jordan Concert Organ, the hall is a popular venue with many noted musicians. Legacy Hall and the facility’s 150-seat, black-box Studio Theater also provide rehearsal and performance space for the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music.

Springer Opera House
The 130-year-old Springer Opera House is the State Theatre of Georgia & Columbus’ premiere National Historical Landmark. This theatre hosts Broadway musicals, comedies & dramas September through May.