The river town of Columbus, Georgia, is not just proud that it is the home of the Coca-Cola formula and the largest producer of denim in the United States. Columbus also prides itself of preserving traditions all while creating a better future for all of its residents.
Conveniently located where five of Georgia’s major highways intersect, Columbus is the state’s third largest city, measuring over 570 square kilometers. The rolling waters of the Chattahoochee River have not only provided food and energy for its residents, but also employment and recreation throughout the years. Nowadays, people cannot get tired of visiting the Riverwalk’s chart, which includes bikes and in-line skates.
Columbus is situated at the center of many of Georgia’s major attractions, including Callaway Gardens, Roosevelt’s Little White House, and the Westville Village of 1850. The city also houses a variety of great attractions catering to various tourists from the culture vulture to the military history geeks.
The city of Columbus is home to the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. This 40,000-square-foot facility houses two original Civil military vessels, uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by both the Union and Confederate navies. The museum also features exhibits that offer visitors an opportunity to experience 19th Century naval combat.
Another site important that commemorates the United States’ military history is the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park. It houses the world’s largest collections of military art and artifacts as it follows the lives of American Infantryman soldier across two centuries. Visitors can even enjoy watching movies in its IMAX Theater.
Meanwhile, large tourist groups can have a blast in a simulated mission in the Challenger Learning Center located at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, which also houses hands-on exhibits, shows in the Omnisphere Theater, and the Mead Observatory. Visitors can also step back in time as they visit Heritage Park, an interactive tribute to the city’s industrial past.
The city of Columbus contains a colorful tapestry woven from a rich history, a progressive present, and a promising future.