Columbus, Texas: Industrial Country MarketOff-the-grid, solar-powered general store, an Arcosanti of the 21st century, with the aesthetic of a Martian outpost.
- 1799 Hwy. 71, Columbus, TX
- Columbus is on Interstate 10 between Houston and San Antonio. Take 71 north for about 15 minutes, it's on the right, at CR 23.
- M,Th-Sa 10-6, Su 11-6, Closed Tu-W (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Industrial Country Market
People at the Industrial Country Market are awesome and very friendly. They have a great model train running in the back art shed.[Betsy Joyce, 11/26/2011]
An eclectic compound of stuff run completely off the grid. The general store, a menagerie of overstock merchandise, is in the main building. I bought a couple journals made of recycled cow poop as well as some yard art, a purse and a few other funky items. In back of the store, there are composting toilets, greenhouses, gardens, an industrial art yard and an art gallery. It appears to be a work in progress and everything is run on solar power, they are 100% self sustainable. Solar panels are everywhere. They also offer classes on how to get off the grid and go green. I'd say it's well worth a visit.[Elizabeth Bailey, 04/21/2011]