Columbus Travel Guide

  • Platte County Courthouse
    Platte County Courthouse
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  • Platte County Museum
    Platte County Museum
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  • Historic Glur Tavern
    Historic Glur Tavern
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Columbus Things to Do

  • Lake North - Bike and water stuff

    by jhannah Written Nov 2, 2005

    About 5 miles north of town is Lake North. There is water skiing, jet skis, seasonal fishing for crappie, sauger, white bass, and cats, no beach but boat ramps. Only decent water for miles. There is also a great bike path where you can ride a 6.5 mile route without conflict with high speed traffic. RV and tent camping, no water but free electricity. Picnicking, shelter, lots of shade trees, clean, really nice for what it is.

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    by JennJenn Written Feb 6, 2004

    Downtown is kind of cute, like many other midwest downtowns--not exactly hopping. There are some fun shops, and the courthouse, and the library, and the square, and THIS photo--the old theatre. As far as I know they're not using it for anything. It's a shame. But it's got this cool relief mural on it of Native Americans and who I guess would be Christopher Columbus. Columbus, NE--Chris Columbus--get it?

    Columbus Theater

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    Freedom Memorial

    by JennJenn Written Jan 12, 2004

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    The "Freedom Eagle," perched atop steel sent from the World Trade Center wreakage, and is a memorial that...

    "We will never forget...we shall overcome."

    Freedom Sculpture

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Columbus Hotels

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  • Western Extended Stay Hotel

    1716 East 23rd Street, Columbus, Nebraska, 68601, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • New World Inn & Conference Center

    $64 in August 2013. This motel had a few extras, like a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a nice...

  • Holiday Inn Express Columbus

    524 East 23rd Street, Columbus, Nebraska, 68601, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Victorian Inn North Columbus

    3919 23rd Street, Columbus, NE, 68601

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sleep Inn , Inn And Suites

    303 23rd. St., US30E-23rd St and 3rd Ave, Columbus, Nebraska, 68601-2761, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Victorian Inn South Columbus

    371 33rd Avenue, Columbus, NE, 68601

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Super 8 Motel - Columbus

    3324 20th St, Columbus, Nebraska, 68601, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Rodeway Inn

    3803 23rd St, (also as Eco-Lux Inn), Columbus, Nebraska, 68601, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Days Stop Columbus

    371 33rd Ave, Columbus, NE 68601

Columbus Restaurants

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    Husker's Steakhouse: Good Service and Atmosphere; Average...

    by Basaic Updated Sep 19, 2013

    $16 as of August 2013. This restaurant looks pretty nice on the outside and the interior is very nice. It looks classy with well dressed waitresses and a host in a tie; but they have no dress code for the patrons so you can "come as you are". The menu includes steak, seafood, pasta and a few others. Hours are 5 PM to 10 PM Monday through Thursday and 5 PM to 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.

    Favorite Dish: I had catfish which had too much breading; but the meal was okay. The steaks might be better.

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    by JennJenn Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    If you're not from Nebraska (or Kansas?) you may never have heard of Runza--a popular fast food restaurant here in this state. And my favorite.

    Yum yum yum. I go whenever I can. Runza started in Lincoln.

    Favorite Dish: A Runza is a beef and cabbage mixture in a bread shell. If you don't particularly care for cabbage, don't skip it! Try it anyway. I love the things!

    Plus they have slurpee type drinks. Mmm.

    If you are determined not to try the AMAZING Runza, they also make probably the best fast food burger in town.

    Runza Restaurant
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Columbus Warnings and Dangers

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    by ugly_casanova Written Dec 7, 2004

    Mid to late spring are wary times in Columbus due to the amount of Tornados that touch down every year. If you are cought in one your hotel is not the place to be. You need to get to a place that has a storm shelter or has a relatively deep basement. Usually one is coming when it's a warmer night out and you hear the sirens blaring.

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