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A Friendly City

Columbus, Mississippi, is a town that thrives on its rich heritage and Southern charm. With 676 historic properties amid three National Register Historic Districts, more than 125 restaurants to choose from, more than 1,500 hotel and bed and breakfast rooms, a multitude of shopping venues, and a vibrant downtown, Columbus offers the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates warm hospitality, classic Southern architecture, beautiful surroundings, good food and a friendly atmosphere.

 

Settled in 1817 and incorporated in 1821 on the banks of the Tombigbee River, Columbus is where flowers healed a nation following the Civil War. Columbus provided inspiration for Pulitzer Prize winner and native son Tennessee Williams. Columbus is the site of America’s first state-funded public university for women – now Mississippi University for Women, with its 23 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Columbus takes great pride in being the home to Columbus Air Force Base, one of the most active Air Force pilot training bases in the nation.

 

We invite you to explore our website to plan your visit to our Friendly City. Please contact the staff at Visit Columbus, at 662.329.1191 or 800.920.3533, if you have any questions or need any assistance.

We hope to see you soon!

 

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R.E. Hunt Museum

The R. E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 and supported by alumni, voluteers and friends.   R. E. Hunt opened its…

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Upcoming Events

Mississippi University for Women Galleries Alumni Exhibit

06 Feb 2017

Through April 13th, MUW Galleries host an Alumni Exhibition. Visit www.muw.edu/as/art/gallery for information on this and…
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Levi Rowan Photograph Traveling Exhibition

06 Feb 2017

In honor of Black History Month, the Columbus Public Library hosts an exhibit of photographic…
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Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts Exhibition

06 Feb 2017

Through April 7th, MUW Galleries host the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum for…
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