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..

National Civil War Naval Museum

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  • Pasaquan

    Pasaquan

    Buena Vista, Georgia

    Folk art environment built by the late Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM), restored and reopened in Oct. 2016.

  • Lunch Box Museum

    Lunch Box Museum

    Columbus, Georgia

    Once they carried pudding cups and bologna sandwiches. Now they're in Alan Woodall's museum -- thousands of them.

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

    National Civil War Naval Museum

    Columbus, Georgia

    Museum of salvaged sunken ships and ironclad replicas, formerly the Confederate Naval Museum, now strives to present a more balanced view.

  • National Infantry Museum

    National Infantry Museum

    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.

  • Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

    Mass Grave of Circus Train Wreck Victims

    Columbus, Georgia

    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

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May 23, 2017

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