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Attractions  Sightseeing Columbus Ga.

Take a “Mini Vacation”, see “Local area Attractions”!! From start to finish Whitewater Columbus is a giant success!! This is definitely a FIVE STAR attraction. Exciting, fun things to do in Columbus, Ga. Browse the sites below, find coupons and best ticket prices. Then visit the Restaurant/Dining section to finish off your day. Let CGO help you plan your Getaway and good time!! Anybody could use a affordable vacation once in a while. Relax and see our local area Attractions. Add your Attraction website to this page, Suggest-A-Site.

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The first whitewater park in Georgia is OPEN and you are invited!

About the  new Columbus Georgia Online website It’s official! The longest urban whitewater course in the world is now open in Columbus, Ga. The Chattahoochee River, running through Uptown Columbus, GA It provides an urban outdoor experience that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. And when you’ve conquered the river, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Entertainment District… for dining, entertainment and family fun.

Published on Aug 24, 2012

What’s your whitewater rush? Are you a rafter, rager, floater, surfer, fisher or onlooker? You get to pick how you want to enjoy the beautiful Chattahoochee River in Southwest Georgia. The river will be brought back to its natural state with the release of the Eagle & Phenix and City Mills Dams. The natural flow from the river will create the longest urban whitewater course in the world. This incredible release will also restore the natural habitat of many aquatic species, including the shoal bass and fresh water mussel, making it a fisherman’s paradise.

Come for the day or stay a while. In Columbus, there’s so much at your fingertips. With over 46 attractions…hundreds of events, restaurants, and more, your Columbus experience promises to exceed your expectations. Need a place to rest and relax after the day’s done, we’ve got you covered with over 4,600 rooms. So what are you waiting for? It’s never too early to plan your urban escape to Columbus, GA.

Attractions Sightseeing

Andersonville National Historic Site

760 POW Road
Andersonville, GA 31711

Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War.  Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles north of Americus, Georgia on GA Route 49. Andersonville National Historic Site is located in southwest Georgia. The park is approximately 12 miles north of Americus and 11 miles south of Montezuma on GA-49. No public transportation systems serve the park.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 
404-876-5859
We offer over 30 acres of unmatched beauty in the heart of Atlanta, featuring breathtaking gardens, woodlands and more.

»One of the world’s largest permanent orchid displays
»Interactive children’s garden
»Rare and endangered plants from tropical rain forests and desert regions
»Water features, poison dart frogs, gift shop and cafe
»Special exhibits year round

ATLANTA CYCLORAMA AND CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

800 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 658-7625 or (404) 624-1071

Home of the world’s largest painting, “The Battle of Atlanta” and home of the historic Civil War locomotive, “TEXAS” (hero of the “Great Train Race”). Through spectacular music, art and sound effects, history comes alive as you step back to July 22, 1864 and become part of the battle.

Atlanta Zoo

800 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315 404.624.

WILD Life Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing

Botanical Gardens Columbus, Ga

3603 Weems Road
Columbus, Georgia 31909
706-327-8400

Our Mission: To preserve a portion of the rapidly diminishing open space in Columbus and to provide the public with a unique educational facility that is based on environmental awareness, horticulture, historic preservation and agricultural values. This facility shall strive to inspire and leave a lasting impression on those who visit.

Braves Museum and Hall of Fame

755 Hank Aaron Dr,
Turner Field,
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 614-2311

Experience more than 500 artifacts, videos and photographs that trace the Braves history from their 1871 Boston beginnings to their current Atlanta home.

Butts Mill Farm

2280 Butts Mill Rd.
Pine Mountain, Ga 31822
706-663-7400

Cagle’s Family Farm, Canton, Ga.

355 Stringer Rd.
Canton, GA 30115;
770.345.5591

On our farm, you’ll find us here with our own children, waiting to greet you and make your Ag-venture a memorable one. So, bring the kids — c’mon out to the Cagle’s Family Farm! Cagle’s Family Farm is still just a short country drive away from most anyone visiting the metro-Atlanta area!

Callaway Gardens

17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
800.852.3810

In early November the Callaway Gardens area becomes excited at hosting the Steeplechase, which features five great races of thoroughbreds over an established trail in the woods. Families and friends gather to enjoy the racing horses with riders dressed in bright silks. And those in attendance are enjoying a variety of picnic fare from casual tailgating, to elegant tables adorned with fresh flowers, and even some with silver candlesticks. The day ends with jazz musicians providing music for dancing and celebrating. Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing 14,000-acre resort and gardens nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

The Chattahoochee may sound like a bad cold to most, but to an outdoor enthusiast residing in Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is the city’s saving grace. Located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, this NRA takes over 50 miles of trail, waterfalls, trout streams, a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River, and a strip of the Appalachians, and places them within easy reach of the area’s urbanites, just 25 minutes north of downtown.

Chattahoochee River Expedition Guide

Visit site for GPS co-ordinates and driving directions.

Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk to enjoy nature’s display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Get Outdoors and experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area as you have never done before.

Chatt Glide Tours

Explore the Chattahoochee River Walk and the city of Columbus on a Segway Human Transporter!

LOCATION :: Now located in Whitewater Express in the Chattahoochee River Park Phenix City Outpost directly across the 13th Street Bridge from Columbus GA.

Reservations required. (706) 660-9247

Columbus Georgia Golf Courses (22)

Click link for locations, course information, contact info.

Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2562

Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast. Always changing, always free.

Coca Cola Space Science Center

701 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
706.649.1470

Omnisphere | MeadWestVaco Observatory | Challenger Center

Created and operated by Columbus State University, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center opened in 1996. Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus GA, USA, the Center provides a unique on-site learning experience for all ages.

Civil War Landmarks

The “Battle of Columbus” Civil War Landmarks. The Last Land Battle of the Civil War was fought Columbus, Ga. and across the river in Phenix City, Alabama. Here is a brief history accompanied by the Historic Landmark signs to help you visualize the action.

CreekStand Catfish Farm

All Day Fishing, bring your fishing gear, chair and cooler and spend the day fishing. Fishing fee $2.00 per person (7 and under, 70 and older free)

Salem, Al.

East Alabama Motor Speedway

4238 US Hwy 80 West
Phenix City, AL 36870

Dirt track STOCK CAR RACING every other Saturday night
334-297-2594 (check schedule before traveling)
4/10th of a mile high-banked oval

Explorations in Antiquity Center, LaGrange, Ga.

130 Gordon Commercial Drive,
LaGrange, Georgia
phone: 706-885-0363

Living museum of life in ancient times. Through archeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life becomes real today.

Fantasy in Lights

17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA
31822 800.852.3810

At Callaway Gardens 8 million lights. 15 dazzling scenes. 1 magical night. Fantasy In Lights is not only the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, it is one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. Follow the links below for complete details on 2013 Fantasy In Lights.

FDR’s Little White House

2970 Ga. HWY 190
Pine Mountain, GA. 31822

Located near Callaway Gardens and the town of Warm Springs, this park is deeply rooted in the historical era of four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Florence Marina State Park

218 Florence Road
Omaha, GA 31821
GPS Coordinates: N 32.0895700 | W -85.0430630

Stewart County Reservations 800-864-7275 Park 229-838-6870 Nearby Park Lodge 877-591-5575

Fort Mitchell

Located just 8 miles south of Phenix City, Alabama. Take Highway 431 South to Highway 165 South and go just 5 miles.

Near-by Attractions::

Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center • Fort Mitchell, AL National Veterans Cemetery • Fort Mitchell, AL National Infantry Museum • Fort Benning, GA Eufaula Tour of Historic Homes • Eufaula, AL Westville 1850s Village • Westville, AL

Garrett-Bullock House

1402 nd Ave.
Columbus, GA 1901
706-536-4054

Your wedding will become part of the history of The Garrett-Bullock House. Since 1881, laughter, anticipation, and excitement have echoed the halls of this beautiful, Victorian home. The house has seen its share of celebrations and you and your wedding guests will feel it from the moment you step inside.

Georgia Fishing and Fly fishing Charters

St Simmons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Cumberland Island. Captain Scott Owens

We provide only top-of-the-line boats and tackle. Feel free to bring along your own gear if you wish. Full Time Licensed and insured Guides only. Ice, water and bait are included. Georgia fishing license at no cost.

Call 877-605-3474

Hills & Dales Estate

1916 Hills and Dales Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240
706-882-3242

Enjoy the beauty of Hills & Dales Estate, the historic home of the Fuller E. Callaway Family in LaGrange, Georgia. Tour the Neel Reid designed home, stroll through the historic Ferrell Gardens, and experience the serenity of this 35-acre estate.

Historic Naval Ships

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus 
1002 Victory Drive 
Columbus, Georgia 31901 
(706) 327-9798 

One of the prime exhibits of Port Columbus is the hull of the ironclad ram Jackson which was designed as an armored, steampowered ram for river and coast defense.

Kauffman’s Farmarket, Montezuma, GA

We have moved to a new location. @ the intersection of Mennonite Church Rd. and Hwy. 224 1885 GA Hwy. 224 @ Four Points 1/2 mile from previous location.

Kauffman’s is a twenty eight year old strawberry U-pick farm located in Macon county just outside of Montezuma. Situated in the heart of one of the largest Mennonite communities in Georgia, it is just minutes away from interstate I-75 south of Atlanta.

Linwood Cemetery

Linwood Blvd.
Columbus, GA 31902
(706) 321-8285

The simple headstones randomly placed and family plots enclosed by locally crafted iron fences or brick walls containing modest slabs or elaborately carved monuments let visitors read the economic and social history of Columbus in stone. Also men who died in the Columbus hospitals during the war. [On both the southwest & southeast corners of the cemetery.]

National Civil War Naval Museum 

1002 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901
706.327.9798

Macon County Mennonites

109 North Dooly Street
Montezuma, GA 31063
478-472-2391

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

979 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.249.7015

Author of Gone with the Wind (Atlanta) The house where “Gone With The Wind” was written.

National Infantry Museum

1775 LEGACY WAY
Columbus, GA.
706-685-5800

An Immersive Experience Featuring Over 230 Years of Military History.

The National Infantry Foundation honors Soldiers by supporting the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, whose mission is to provide education and training to Soldiers, families, and the general public on all facets of the history of the United States Infantry, the origin and development of Fort Benning, and an overview of the U.S. Army.

New Horizon Community Theatre

411 W. 8th Street
West Point, GA 31833
706-643-7529

Old South Farm Museum

Pleasant Valley Road
Woodland, Georgia 31836
706-975-9136

Old South Farm Museum and Ag Learning Center with acres of historic treasures. Local historian Paul Bulloch has filled several buildings on Ga. 41 just north of Woodland with an assortment of tools, equipment, and household goods tracing Southern rural life from the 1800s to the 1960s.

Ossahatchee Indian Festival

Annual event

Harris County Soccer Complex 770-735-6275

American Indians from all across the United States and Canada will gather in Hamilton, GA, located in the beautiful Pine Mountain range of mid-western Georgia, just 25 miles north of Columbus, GA. You do not want to miss this family event.

Oxbow Meadows

3535 South Lumpkin Road
Columbus, GA 31903
706-507-8549

Fun Environmental Learning Center

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, displays and nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Here, you can see alligators, fish, tortoises, bees, snakes, and much more! Contact us or stop by for a quick tour! Admission is free, but donations are welcome!

Pasaquan

238 Eddie Martin Road
Buena Vista, GA 31803
229 649-9444

From the Buena Vista town square drive north 1.4 miles on GA highway 41, then take a slight left onto GA highway 137. Go west 4.4 miles on GA 137 and take a right onto Eddie Martin Road. Drive 0.4 miles north to 238 Eddie Martin Road. Pasaquan will appear brightly on your right.

Eddie Owens Martin, also known as St. EOM, After living in New York for about a decade, Martin had a series of visions while suffering from a high fever. In his visions, three “people of the future” from a place called Pasaquan selected him to depict, through art, a peaceful future for human beings. After receiving these visions, Martin began to call himself St. EOM.  Come see what he created.

Penton Raceway

1102 County Rd. 153
LaFayette, AL 36862
(334) 864-0666

Dirt Track STOCK CAR RACING 1/4 mile flat oval

DIRECTIONS ::
I-85 South to Exit 79 (First Alabama Exit)
Right off Exit
Left at First Traffic Signal (Hwy 50) When making turn on Hwy 50, a CVS will be on the right.
Around 20 miles Hwy 50 forks to left (STAY Straight on road currently on)
5 miles further, road will end at Stop Sign.
Right at Stop Sign
Left at first Traffic Signal (100 feet)
Right at next Traffic signal (Hwy 431 Northbound)
2 miles road will fork (Big Cat Station in middle of fork)
Take LEFT fork (Hwy 77 to Wadley)
4 miles Hwy 77 will fork again, Take LEFT fork, HWY 62 (There is a white wooden Penton Raceway sign with an arrow pointing to left in middle of fork)
3.5 miles there will be another White wooden sign to Penton, Turn Right at sign.
Penton Raceway will be 2 miles on the right.
Grandstand Parking to the right, Pit Parking and Pit entrance to the left.

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari

Wild Animal Safari has over 65 different animal species, adding up to over 650 animals! You will get to see these animals upclose from the comfort and safety of your vehicle or one of ours. You’ll see lions, tigers, monkeys, giraffes and more. Our websites have more information about what animals each animal park features.

Directions from Columbus, :: Take I-185 North to Exit 42. Get off and turn right. Go approximately 6.7 miles and turn right on Oak Grove Road. The Park is two miles on your left.
229 649-9444.

From the moment you enter the gates of the A Wild Animal Safari, you begin an unforgettable encounter that spans seven continents. During a fascinating excursion through our 500-acre park, you will see hundreds of wild and exotic species of animals from around the world. Most of these beautiful creatures roam and graze freely, and many of them will come right up to your window for a scratch on the head or perhaps a bite to eat.

Pine Mountain Trail

The Pine Mountain Trail,  located in FDR State Park, is open to hikers any time the park is open.  You do not have to be a Pine Mountain Trail Association member to hike on the trail, nor do you have to pay to hike on the trail.

Plains Georgia

Former President Jimmy Carter’s home town with attractions

Popes Farm 

Hayride with a haunted theme.  Some say things lurk in the surrounding forest that goes beyond understanding.  As the story goes… hundreds of years ago a strange family once ran the farm.  What they harvested can only be described as hellish!

Directions from Columbus, Victory Dr. cross the River into Phenix City, AL. left turn on Hwy 80 W, proceed approx 18 miles to a right turn onto Hwy 71 proceed two miles Pope’s Farm on the left.

Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum

1002 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA, 31901
Tel 706-327-9798

Providence Canyon State Park

8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815 Stewart County
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 229-838-6870
Nearby Park Lodge 877-591-5575

Visitors are amazed at the breathtaking colors of Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon. The rare Plumleaf Azalea and other wildflowers, as well as the pink, orange, red and purple hues of the soft canyon soil, make a beautiful natural painting at this unique park.

Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Visitors are amazed at the breathtaking colors of Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon.” The rare Plum leaf Azalea and other wildflowers, as well as the pink, orange, red and purple hues of the soft canyon soil, make a beautiful natural painting at this unique park.

River Center For The Performing Arts

900 Broadway,
Columbus, GA 31901
Capacity: 2,580
Phone: (706) 256-3620

Welcome to a new showplace for the 21st century. . .a 2000-seat hall for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and touring attractions. a 450-seat recital hall and magnificent organ. . .an intimate 150-seat studio theater. . . a downtown home for the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. . .and support facilities for many regional organizations.

Six Flags Over Georgia

275 Riverside Parkway, SW,
Austell, Georgia 30168

Thrill rides, live concerts, and amazing stunts—practically in your own back yard. Six Flags Over Georgia has it all, and we’re conveniently located on Interstate 20, just west of Atlanta.

Sky Diving

Click website for directions

Atlanta, Ga
770-684-6909

Steeple Chase at Callaway Gardens

17800 HWY 27
Pine Mountain, GA
800-225-5292

Stone Mountain Park

1000 Robert E Lee Blvd,
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(800) 401-2407

Spread across 3,200 beautiful acres, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most-visited attraction – and with good reason. The fun never ends at Stone Mountain. Atlanta suburb.

Surfside Waterpark

2780 South COllege St.
Auburn, AL 36832
334-821-7873

Auburn, Al. Surfside Water Park features a 450,000- gallon wave pool, a lazy river that winds throughout the park, 4 body flumes, 2 speed slides, and a brand new 5000 sq. ft kiddies area.

Underground Atlanta

Stop #1 – Railroad Depot
We will start here at the Railroad Depot because it was the railroad that caused Atlanta the greatest growth. The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot is the oldest building in the area. When it was built in 1869, the Depot was Atlanta’s tallest building in the area until it was reduced to one story by fire in 1935. 

Westville

9294 Singer Pond Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815
229-838-6310 Office
888-733-1850 Toll Free

Westville is a living history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village.. You may have seen pictures of little towns like Westville. They dotted the 1850s countryside in the southern United States.   We have created Westville so that you can experience a community in the twenty-first century similar to the ones in which our ancestors lived in the middle of the nineteenth century.

World of Coca-Cola

55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.,
Atlanta, GA.
phone number not listed


After an a day of fun why not relax and see a good movie? Check movie titles and show times.

Movies

Carmike Cinemas , Columbus, Ga.

Columbus Square 8, Columbus, Ga.

Hollywood Connection, Columbus, Ga.

Peachtree 8, Columbus, Ga.

Wynnsong 10,  Ft. Benning, Ga.

Wynnsong 16,  Auburn, Al.


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