You don’t want to miss these while in Columbus!
There is so much to do in Columbus, Georgia, you could spend a week here and not do it all! Here are my top five suggestions.
1. Visit the River and the Riverwalk. See the Heron, the turtles, the Egrets. It’s peaceful and beautiful and it goes on for miles!You can bike, walk or run. And now you can raft the rapids. Columbus is officially the longest urban whitewater course in the world and the guides are great. 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
2. The National Infantry Museum. Whether you like military history or not, this is a fabulous experience. It is state of the art, interactive and very impressive. Best of all, it is free! Do not miss this one. It’s kind of like walking through a Ken Burns film featuring all the great wars in which the United States of America participated. Really cool life-sized dioramas, including WWI trenches and a Vietnam jungle, (extra cool factor). 5 minutes from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn. Closed Mondays.
3. The Springer Opera House is a gorgeous example of late 1800’s architecture. It’s the State Theater of Georgia and for good reason. Not only is it jaw-droppingly stunning, it features some of the best performances in the Southeast. And their Children’s Theatre Academy is without question, the finest in the nation. Make plans to see a show while you are here. 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
4. Dine in Uptown Columbus. We have so many awesome restaurants within walking distance of the inn it’s difficult to even name a favorite, but here goes. For a really grand dining experience, chef-owned Epic has everything you’d want in a fine dining experience; excellent food, drink and service. Meritage, new to Uptown is equal in it’s fare and service, also chef-owned and operated. For a less glamorous, but no less delicious evening try Downstairs at the Loft. They have exceptional service and tasty food. Upstairs at the loft is live music. We also have Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, (including really good sushi), Mexican and two pizza places. Not to mention that there is live music throughout the uptown area. Eat outside and you can people watch, listen to music and even bring your dog! 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
5. The Rivercenter for the Performing Arts is an awesome place to see the big acts like Willie Nelson, Greg Allman and Off-Broadway performances. It’s hard to think of a more beautiful music facility. 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
6. If you have a couple of days, I suggest you visit Westville on your second day. It is a really great example of a working history museum, circa 1850. You walk through at your own pace, through an entire village with a blacksmith, candle-makers, an old school house, a cotton gin, old doctor’s office and a dozen historic residences, all with authentic period furnishings. Be sure and try the hot apple cider and the gingerbread that those ladies cook over the open fire. Now that is priceless! 25 minutes from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
7. The Coca-Cola Space Science Center features the hands-on Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater and the Mead Observatory. It’s a really fun way to explore outer space, right down the street. 2 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
8. Also right down the street is the Confederate Naval Museum and a little further, The Columbus Museum. In a 45 minute drive you can visit The Little White House, where FDR spent much of his presidency. It is in Warm Springs, Georgia. You can go to Pine Mountain and see the azaleas or the Christmas lights, depending on the season. You can go to Plains, Georgia and hear President Carter give a Sunday School lesson. Or see the Little Grand Canyon, a local geographical wonder.
There is so much to do, it will be hard to pick just one. The good news is, you can do all of these things and still get back to The Rothschild-Pound House Inn for Wine and Hors D’oeuvres at our Vintage 222.