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Founded in 1828, Columbus, Georgia owes its name to Christopher Columbus. The city was strategically located on the Chattahoochee River, which provided access to trade routes and transportation. During the Civil War, Columbus played a key role as a major Confederate supply hub, resulting in significant damage and destruction by Union forces. After the war, Columbus quickly rebuilt and became a thriving industrial center, known for its textile mills and ironworks. The city also embraced education, with the establishment of the first public school in Georgia in 1869. Local entrepreneur Joel Hurt played a significant role in the city’s growth, founding the Columbus Ironworks and later the Springer Opera House. Today, Columbus is a vibrant city known for its historical architecture, Southern charm, and outdoor recreational opportunities. The city has preserved many historic sites and buildings, including the Columbus Museum and the National Infantry Museum. With a diverse economy and strong sense of community, Columbus continues to thrive as a dynamic city in Georgia.

The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Government

The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Boating
  • Wine tasting
  • Rock climbing
  • Rafting

Average low and high temperature for the month:

Low: 50°F

High: 75°F

Average precipitation for the month:

2 inches


5000 feet

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The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • National Park
  • Historic Downtown
  • Wineries
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Waterfall
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Amusement Park
  • Art Gallery

The top 10 restaurants:


1201 Front Ave

Upscale New American spot with a constantly rotating menu, offering new and seasonal options like pumpkin brulee and vanilla poached lobster tail. Known for their heightened take on shrimp and stone ground grits. Impeccable service and guided culinary tour.

La Mexicana

3305 Victory Dr

Half-Mexican grocery store, half-restaurant offering fresh, authentic takes on Mexican favorites like enchiladas, homemade guac, and burritos. Known for their Mexican-style tacos, especially the tacos al pastor.

The Black Cow

115 12th St

Beloved Columbus, Georgia restaurant offering a variety of Southern dishes including seafood, savory grits, steaks, and classic Southern sides like creamed corn, collards, and green beans. Recommended dish: crunchy tilapia with lemon cream sauce.

Downstairs At The Loft

1032 Broadway

Restaurant and venue offering affordable-but-inspired gourmet takes on classic dishes like burgers smothered with goat cheese, and tacos served with tempura fried shrimp and a zesty chili glaze. House fan favorite: “unstuffed” chicken with spinach & goat cheese.


5010 Armour Rd

Culinary destination offering steak, seafood, and sides thoroughly smacked with cream and butter. Known for their best brunches and open-faced brisket sandwich with a gloriously runny sunny side up egg on top.

Taj Mahal

2009 Auburn Ave

Authentic Indian restaurant offering a lunch buffet with rice and meat biryanis, street-style Indian fried food, and piping hot naan. Recommended dinner dishes include rich and spicy chicken tikka masala and assorted curries.

Mercy’s Jamaican Kitchen

5753 Milgen Rd

Jamaican restaurant known for serving home-cooked oxtails, beef patties, curries, and shrimp. All-star dish: Jamaican jerk chicken accompanied by ample sides like rice and beans, mac n’ cheese, and slaw.

Current Events:

Columbus Ice Rink Public Skating
Jun 29
Thu • 7:00pm

Columbus Ice Rink Public Skating

Columbus Ice Rink

WWE SuperShow Summer Tour
Sep 27
Thu • 7:30pm

WWE SuperShow Summer Tour

Columbus Civic Center

Columbus Lions vs Peach State Cats
Jun 07
Thu • 7:00pm

Columbus Lions vs Peach State Cats

Columbus Civic Center

Columbus Lions vs Harrisburg Stampede
May 24
Thu • 7:00pm

Columbus Lions vs Harrisburg Stampede

Columbus Civic Center

Columbus Lions vs Corpus Christi Tritons
Jun 13
Thu • 7:00pm

Columbus Lions vs Corpus Christi Tritons

Columbus Civic Center

Pretty Woman - The Musical (Touring)
May 14
Thu • 7:30pm

Pretty Woman – The Musical (Touring)

Bill Heard Theatre at RiverCenter