Free Things to Do in Columbus
If you are tight on a budget, check out these activities that you can do for fun.
You can take in some History at the 3 National Landmarks in Columbus
- The first National Landmark is the Industrial Waterfront District, which includes the Columbus Iron Works. During the War Between the States, the Iron Works produced cannons and mortars, as well as engines and boilers for gunboats. It burned in 1902 but has since been completely restored. It now serves as the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
- The second National Landmark is the Springer Opera House. The Springer is a Victorian theatre built in 1871. It was almost destroyed in the 1960’s to build a parking lot, but was saved and restored. The Springer Opera House is now the State Theatre of Georgia.
- The third National Landmark is the Folly, the only double-octagonal house in the United States. The first octagon consists of a central chimney and a fireplace in each of the rooms, and the second octagon is a bedroom.
Nice Day for a Walk?
Take yourself down to the Chattahoochee Riverwalk. The RiverWalk is a 15-mile linear park that hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Columbus came back to the river in 1992. But she was never too far away for the history of this city is washed in the waters of the sleepy Chattahoochee.
National Infantry Museum
Details the history of the American infantry. Exhibits contains uniforms, flags, medals, and weapons. Because the museum is located on an active military installation, you should always call ahead to verify the museum’s hours. This museum features 30,000 square feet of exhibit space.
(706) 545-2958, Type of Admission: Free
The museum displays American art and regional Columbus culture for the education, enrichment, and enjoyment. Columbus Museum of Art is the second-largest art museum in Georgia and one of the largest in the Southeast.
1251 Wynnton Rd.
(706) 649-0713, Type of Admission: Free