Columbus is a beautiful town that offers visitors many things to do. It sits on the Chattahoochee River and contains the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world. As a place steeped in history and military tradition, it also provides many interesting things to see. Fort Benning is just south of the city, and there are some fascinating museums in town. Allow us to make a few suggestions for your visit.
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
One place you definitely must see while you’re in Columbus is the National Infantry Museum. This institution provides patrons with a look into the history of America’s infantry. It contains thousands of historical artifacts. Many exhibits are interactive for an enhanced experience. Additionally, the Giant Screen Theater routinely shows military-related documentaries. For an even more immersive experience, try out the combat simulator. Dining is provided as well at the Fife & Drum Restaurant and Bar.
National Civil War Naval Museum
To keep up with the historical feel throughout Columbus, you should also visit the National Civil War Naval Museum. One of the main attractions is the Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson. You can also see wreckage from the CSS Chattahoochee. This amazing tourist spot has a timeline exhibit that breaks down the chronological order of events for those sailors in wartime. There are thousands of items, too many artifacts to list, but we should mention the famous naval flags and the uniform coat of Captain Catesby Jones. While near the Civil War Naval Museum, check out the Chattahoochee River Walk and other Columbus attractions.
Flat Rock Park
If you’d like an experience more related to nature while you’re in Columbus, you should visit Flat Rock Park. As the name suggests, this is a lovely place that includes both biking and hiking trails for residents and visitors alike. Families love the playground area that caters to children. Sports enthusiasts enjoy this quaint area for its frisbee and disc golf courses. With beautiful rock formations and flowing water, Flat Rock is a lovely location for anyone who appreciates a natural setting. Whether you’re looking for a place to have a picnic or a spot for your children to play, you’re sure to adore Flat Rock Park.
Columbus is filled with pride in the military heritage of those who have served. While you’re there, you should head to the National Infantry Museum as well as the National Civil War Naval Museum. After a day of taking in the history, absorb a beautiful sunset in Flat Rock Park. You’re going to love this charming little town.
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