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Free things to do in Columbus, GA

December 31, 2015

There are so many fun and free things to do in Columbus, GA!


Sculpture Walk on Broadway

Take a walk and enjoy original sculptures and artwork. Every year new pieces of artwork are submitted by artists all over the United States. These artists are hoping that their sculptures/artwork will become a part of the year-long exhibit of public art.

The artwork is located on the corners of Broadway between the blocks of 9th-13th Streets.

Oxbow Meadows

Visitors can see a variety of snakes, venomous and non-venomous, turtles, tortoises, fish, alligators, invertebrates, and so much more. You can also check out the Discovery Trail Guide at the front desk. Oxbow Meadows is free and donations are welcome.

Spring and Fall Concert Series in Uptown Columbus

The concerts run for about 6 weeks each season.  Families can bring a lawn chair, blanket and kick back. Concerts are from 7:00-10:00pm on Friday nights.


Columbus RiverWalk GeoTour

You can explore the RiverWalk in a fun way with the kids by geo-caching. You will find 5-6 caches in each category including the walk, the dams, the attractions, the mills, the river and the whitewater. You can bring your completed Grid Sheet into the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau during regular hours to receive your custom geo-coin.

Columbus Museum

One of the largest museums in the Southeast that has a dual concentration on American art and regional history. The museum offers some additional free programs like:

  • Second Saturdays: Hands-on art for kids, scavenger hunts and story time (10:00am-12:00pm)
  • Teen 3rd Sundays: Special guest artists talk to teens about their works. Following the talk they get to take part in art-making activities with the artist  (2:00-4:00pm)

The Island

One of the best places to view folks rafting is on “The Island”.  It is directly below the Eagle and Phenix apartment complex. The Island is open daily from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. You can splash in the water but bring a life vest.


Heritage Corner

Established in 1988 as a stunning addition to the Columbus Historic District, the corner features five preserved homes representing different eras of Georgia history. Among them is the Pemberton House, once the home of local pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton. He is renowned today as the inventor of that truly Southern concoction, Coca-Cola.

Columbus Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens is 22 acres of beauty. Free to the public to explore and learn. Bring your camera!

Tuesday Night Group Bike Rides

The group is a family friendly social group that is open to all levels of riders.  Most rides will take place on the Columbus RiverWalk and last about 2 hours. Meet at Ride On Bikes on Broadway.

Check out the fun things to do in Columbus, GA today!

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This post was written by Rose Anne Erickson

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