While you're in Columbus, here are some different activities within the area.  A great resource for all folks visiting the area is the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

  1. Andersonville National Historic Site - Andersonville National Historic Site commemorates the experiences of all American Prisoners of War.  The site of historic Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) is one of the main features of the park.
  2. Chattahoochee River Walk - The RiverWalk is an outdoor 15-mile linear park that hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River.  For centuries, the Chattahoochee River has flowed from the mountains of North Georgia to the oyster beds of the Florida Panhandle.
  3. Civil War Village of Andersonville - The National Historic Site is the former Camp Sumter, and was the largest of the Confederate military prisons.
  4. Coca-Cola Space Science Center - Groups of 20-30 can experience a simulated mission in the Challenger Learning Center on an appointment basis at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.
  5. Columbus Museum - As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public.
  6. Fort Tyler, Battle of West Point - Fort Tyler is an official Civil War Discovery Trail site.
  7. Georgia Veterans State Park and Museum - Established as a memorial to U.S. veterans, this park features a museum with aircraft, armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War.
  8. Little White House - Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, and first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio).
  9. Port Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum –This new 40,000 square foot facility features two original Civil War military vessels, uniforms, equipment and weapons used by the Union and Confederate navies.
  10. National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park - The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park contains one of the largest collections of military art and artifacts, and follows the steps of the American Infantryman soldier across two centuries of courage and determination.