Columbus, Georgia Attractions
Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Columbus and the surrounding area. Columbus is along the Chattahoochie River, a former textile mill city. South of town there's large military presence at Fort Benning, with public access to the National Infantry Museum..
Sights for Oddball Excursions
Buena Vista, Georgia
Folk art environment built by the late Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM), restored and reopened in Oct. 2016.
Once they carried pudding cups and bologna sandwiches. Now they're in Alan Woodall's museum -- thousands of them.
Museum of salvaged sunken ships and ironclad replicas, formerly the Confederate Naval Museum, now strives to present a more balanced view.
Fort Benning, Georgia
The museum chronicles the American foot soldier in battle, and displays Hitler Head trash can, Saddam's spider-hole hatch, and other treasures.
A large tombstone shaped like a rectangular tent memorializes people killed in a horrible circus train wreck near Columbus in 1915.
In and Around Columbus
Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Georgia attractions.
- Columbus: National Civil War Naval Museum
- Buena Vista: Pasaquan
- Columbus: Eat BBQ in a Bus Station [tips]
- Columbus: Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims
- Columbus: Lunch Box Museum
- Columbus: Coca Cola Inventor's Grave
- Columbus: Kadie the Cow
- Fort Benning: National Infantry Museum
- Seale: Museum of Wonder: Drive-Thru [tips]
- Lumpkin: Little Grand Canyon of Georgia
- Opelika: Rocky Brook Rocket Train [tips]
- Lanett: Playhouse Grave of Little Nadine Earles [tips]
- Warm Springs: Where FDR Died [tips]
- Warm Springs: Art In Motion Museum [tips]