The Downtown Historic District
Favorite thing: The Columbus Historic District is an area of proprties that range from Federal cottages to Victorian homes. Historic house museums ranging from the 1820's to the 1870's.
The home of Dr. John S. Pemberton, originator of the formula for Coca-Cola is in the Historic District.
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Columbus Visitor Information
Favorite thing: For information on Columbus area attractions and events, stop by the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau. You can also
see 10 minute video presentation of things to see and do in the region and visit the center's
Corner of Bay Avenue & 10th Street, Columbus.
Open: Monday-Friday 8,30 am- 5:30pm.
Saturday: 11am and Sunday 1-5pm.
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See EVERYTHING!!! At first...
Favorite thing: See EVERYTHING!!! At first glance there seems to be so much that you don't know how you'll ever get it all done in one vacation. But, with a little bit of planning you can see everything with time to sit on the porch and take in the cool summer breeze while sipping your glass of lemonade.
While in Columbus itself, you should take a stroll down the Chattahoochee Riverwalk and then venture up onto Broadway and check out the Coca Cola Space Science Center. See Heritage Park and visit the circle of plaques that give you historical information in a brief but detailed manner. After your finished Take a stroll down Broadway to 'old town', also known as the historic distric and take in a few live street shows while you grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee. Be sure to visit the Columbus Opera House, said to be haunted by John Wilkes Booth's brother, or take in a little culture at the Columbus Museum. Take a tour of the Civil War Naval Museum, where two Ironsides are on display. After you've finished there venture onto Fort Benning and see the three story Infantry Museum display of military weaponry, uniforms, official documents, and personal journals of Army's from around the world. If you are inclined take a drive to Callaway Gardens and view their Butterfly exhibit, or take in a horse race. Not far from there is FDR National Park. And so much more!!
Fondest memory: My fondest memory was when my family and I visited the Andersonville National Prisoner of War Museum and Fort Sumter. It was very emotional and well worth the time.
Columbus Historic Distric
Favorite thing: The Columbus Historic District is an area of proprties that range from Federal cottages to Victoian homes. The Historic Columbus Foundation offers a hritage Corner walking tour that includes five historic house museums ranging from the 1820s to the 1870s.Tours begin at the Foundation;s headquarters at 700 Broadway, a Victorian townhouse, and include the Seventh Street townhouse and apothecary of Dr.John S.Pemberton, originator of the formula for Coca Cola, the Walker-Peters-Langdon House, the oldest house in the original city, a restored log cabin, and an 1840 farm house which serves as a museum gift shop.
Fondest memory: Tours at 11 am. and 2pm. Monday-Friday
and 2pm Saturday and Sunday. Located across from the Historic Columbus Foundation headquarters is a Heritage Park, an outdoor park celebrating Columbus industrial history from 1850 to 1910.
The park includes bronze sculptures and other industrial exhibits700 Broadway
Columbus Convention and Trade Center
Favorite thing: Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, this center was a pre-Civil War cannon manufacturier. It also produced farm implements, munitions and weapons used by the Confederacy.
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