Things To Do in Columbus, Georgia
The Springer Opera House, State Theatre of Georgia is a treasure. It is a beautifully restored building and you can go on the tour where a docent will tell you all about it’s colorful past. Many historically significant actors were on this stage, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Edwin Booth, (brother of John Wilks Booth), and Truman Capote to name only a few. It’s a gorgeous place you don’t want to miss!
Many weekends there are free concerts on Broadway. They close off the streets and vendors sell beer and soft drinks while people line up their folding chairs to hear The Pinebeetles, Woody and the Splinters or Peggy Jenkins and the Business.
We also have a wealth of museums within a few miles. My favorite is the National Infantry Museum. They have life sized dioramas of the major wars. visitors can walk through the trenches in the WWI exhibit, the Vietnamese jungle, hear actual recordings of presidents and Hitler and kids can even try on real military uniforms. There are a ton of interactive maps and scores of weapons, memorabilia and photos. It’s an incredibly well done museum. Most of the docents are veterans.
Also in Columbus is the Space Science Center, just a few blocks from the inn, right on the river. You can fly a simulator and indulge in interactive space exhibits, watch fascinating movies and buy Space food at their gift shop.
We are so lucky to have over two dozen restaurants within just a few blocks of the inn. You will find Downstairs at the Loft, Locos Amigos, The Cannon Brew Pub, Scruphy Murphy’s, Picasso’s Pizza, The Market Seafood, Country’s Barbecue, The Black Cow and Meritage.