If you’re looking for a Georgia city with tons to offer, Columbus is for you! Visitors enjoy shopping, dining, the arts, outdoor activities, and so much more. Second in size only to Atlanta, Columbus is ideal for road trippers and travelers looking for the attractions of a city without the congestion of the capital.

The Main Attractions

National infantryOne of the best places to visit in The Fountain City is the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, which features interactive exhibits, the Omnisphere theater and an observatory. It’s no surprise the center is sponsored by Coca-Cola, especially since you can visit the home of the Coca-Cola formula creator in nearby Heritage Corner. At the Heritage Corner, you’ll find beautiful 19th-century homes and interesting historical displays. History buffs will also be interested in two military museums in Columbus, the National Infantry Museum and the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus.

For lovers of the arts, the Singer Opera House and the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts offer live performances regularly. For a quirky attraction you don’t want to miss out on the Lunchbox Museum in Columbus!

Columbus, Georgia, Riverwalk

Outdoor Adventures

One of the most wonderful features of Columbus is that despite its ranking as the second-largest city in Georgia, it offers great opportunities to enjoy nature. If you’re in the city, it’s easy to access the Chattahoochee Riverwalk, which is an ideal place to stroll or watch the sun set. Nearby Flat Rock Park is a beautiful spot for kids and adults alike to enjoy the river. This park provides a nice area to hike, scramble over the rocks, or simply have a picnic. Thrill seekers can’t get enough of the cool whitewater rafting in Columbus! This city boasts the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world. Tour guides offer a choice of mild or wild rapids based on experience, so even newbies to this outdoor adventure can enjoy a ride on the rapids!

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