Columbus (Georgia)

Columbus, Georgia is a city in Georgia's Classic Heartland, near the Chattahoochee River and bordering Alabama. It is known for its Southern hospitality, unique attractions, and proximity to Fort Benning.

Understand

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 57 62 69 77 89 90 92 91 86 77 68 59
Nightly lows (°F) 37 39 46 52 61 69 72 71 66 55 46 39
Precipitation (in) 4.8 4.4 5.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 5 3.8 3.1 2.3 4 4.4

Columbus is a great example of a true river city, once a major center for textile manufacturing. Founded in 1828, Columbus is also known for being the site of the last battle of the Civil War, where Columbus ranked second to Richmond in the manufacture of supplies for the Confederate army. Columbus was also one of the most important industrial centers of the south in the early 1900s.

Its historic elements remain while it possesses all the aspects of a modern city. Its small town feel is still kept intact despite being Georgia's third largest city with a population near 190,000.

Get in

By car

From the north: I-185 is easily accessible and leads from North Columbus through Midtown and ends in South Columbus by Fort Benning. Downtown is accessible by taking exit 10 from 185 to J.R. Allen Parkway (U.S. Route 80).

From the south: U.S. Route 27 goes through Fort Benning, into South Columbus, then directly to downtown.

From the east: U.S. Route 80 turns into J.R. Allen Parkway in East Columbus and leads to downtown.

From the west: U.S. Route 431/U.S. Route 280 crosses the Chattahoochee River into downtown before turning merging U.S. Route 27.

By plane

Columbus Airport (IATA: CSG) has recently been redesigned to reflect the city's modern feel. From the main terminal, downtown Columbus' skyline can be seen in the background. Many rental car companies, METRA transit, local taxis, and other ground transportation are on the lower level to take you to other places in Columbus.

By bus

Greyhound Bus Lines, provides bus service to Columbus from many locations throughout the southern United States. Buses arrive at and depart from the Greyhound terminal at 818 Veterans Parkway, located in downtown.

Get around

By public transit

By car

The major north-south street through Downtown is Broadway, and the major east-west street is 13th Street. The recent addition of parking meters in downtown can make parking both frustrating and challenging, but there are several public parking garages. However these garages usually charge a fee from $2-$5 to use their garage.

On foot

Downtown Columbus is a good area to see in the daytime by simply walking. Downtown is roughly one mile by one mile, bounded in the north by 15th Street, the south by Victory Drive, the east by 10th Street, and the west by Front Avenue and the Chattahoochee River.

By horse and carriage

Horse and carriage is a relaxed option for seeing the city at a more leisurely pace and is abundant throughout downtown.

See

Arts

Museums

Parks

Historic Districts

Columbus is home to the following 7 historic districts, all listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Do

Buy

Eat

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Columbus

Rome LaGrange  N  S  Lumpkin Tallahassee
Montgomery Phenix City  W  E  Jct N SRoberta Macon


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