Columbus

Population

2010: 189,885, #123 in U.S., #3 in Georgia

1950: 79,611, #141 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 294,865, #159 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 170,541, #103 in U.S

The city of Columbus and Muscogee County were consolidated in 1971.

Setting

Columbus was founded in 1828 on the Chattahoochee River. The city now has a Riverwalk along the river.

Buildings

Tallest building: Aflac Building (1975), 246 feet (east of downtown)

Stores

Columbus has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Columbus has no Amtrak service.

Museumsemporis

The Columbus Museum is east of downtown.

Theaters

Downtown Columbus has no first-run movie theaters. The Springer Opera House (1871) showed movies for some years, and now has local theatrical productions.

The River Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, as well as concerts and touring Broadway shows.


 




Springer Opera House, Columbus


Sports

The Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League played at the Columbus Civic Center Arena (1996) until going out of business in 2017.

Map of Downtown Columbus

Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau