Columbus Sights and Landmarks Guide, Georgia
Columbus is a city in Georgia USA. It is a primary city of the Georgia Metropolitan Area. It is home to Fort Benning, a US Army base which is located southwest of the city. This US base is the primary training ground of the US Infantry as well as the Army’s airborne command. Columbus is considered a rivertown with the Chattahoochee River providing food, employment, and recreation to its citizens throughout its history. Columbus offers a lot of attractions that are rich in culture and tradition. It is also a place where you could just stroll on the river banks and enjoy a pleasant afternoon.
A must see in Columbus is the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. This 15 mile long walkway dots the banks of the Chattahoochee River. This place was considered as the primary Indian trading grounds during the western era. Surely a walk on its lovely shore will remind its visitor of the past and the future.
If you want to dabble in some singing art, then the Springer Opera House is the place for you. Opened in February 1871 by Francis Joseph Stringer it became one of the finest theater house of its time. Ruth Gordon, Agnes De Mille, Edwin Booth, and many other prominent and talented people performed in this theater. Today it is considered a National Historic landmark and is being carefully preserved. There is a museum in the theater that displays artifacts that are reflective of the talents of the celebrated persons that have performed here.
A visit to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center is quite a treat for the youngsters and the young ones alike. In here a group of visitors will get a chance to experience a simulated space mission via the Challenger Learning Center. The Mead Observatory is also there for would be astronomers. This attraction is open for viewing once every month.
The Broadway SpringFest is held every year on the last Friday and Saturday of April. This festival is open to all. This family-friendly festival showcases some talent shows, arts and crafts vendors, and large children playing area.
For a little bit of history there is the newly built 40000 square foot Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum. Its main features are the two full size civil war military vessels. It also showcases uniforms and equipments that were used by the Union and Confederate navies.
True to its motto of “What Progress has Preserved” Columbus is a showcase of what it did to become what it is today.
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