Columbus--the railroad town
""City of Power and Progress""
While Columbus may not exactly be on the "must visit" list, it has been my home for most of my life, so I'll work on giving you a slice of life from this town.
Columbus, I was once told, has around 70-80 trains coming through each day. I can easily believe it with the sound of the horns echoing through town all day. I can hear one now, actually! Don't expect to hitch a ride on one of these trains though, no passenger trains come through Columbus.
Columbus is also located near where the Loop River (shown here) flows into the famous Platte River--the river pioneers said was "a mile wide and an inch deep." So between the rivers and the railroad, that's how a town popped up here.
Lots of industry in town. Little tourism. You better be creative if you want to find something to do, too. Unless you like horse racing. We've got the most ghetto track around.