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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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Check out this video about an international journalist exploring Columbus, Mississippi (and why you should put this historic town on your must-visit list, too!)

 

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

MUW Homecoming 2017

23 Mar 2017

The Long Blue Line Comes Home March 23-26! Thursday through Sunday, Mississippi University for Women celebrates Homecoming…
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Stark Rec 5K 10-Year Celebration

25 Mar 2017

Mississippi University for Women's Stark Recrecation Center is turning 10 and you're invited! A 5k…
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EMCC Bucket List 3-Person Scramble

26 Mar 2017

This golf tournament event is hosted by Lion Hills Center and Golf Course, 2331 Military…
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