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Columbus (Mississippi)

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Columbus [1] is a city in eastern Mississippi, near the border with Alabama.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From points north and south, take US Route 45
  • From Tuscaloosa, AL: take Hwy 82 W.

By plane[edit]

  • Golden Triangle Regional Airport, 2080 Airport Rd., Columbus, MS, +1-662-327-4422, [2]. The Golden Triangle Regional Airport is centrally located between Columbus, Starkville and West Point. The airport is about 15 minutes from the Mississippi University for Women and Old Waverly Golf Club. Commercial flights are provided by Delta Connection.

By train[edit]

For passenger service, the nearest Amtrak [3] stop is in Tuscaloosa, AL [4] which is about a 60 minute drive to Columbus.

Get around[edit]

Rental Car

See[edit][add listing]

  • The first home of playwright Tennessee Williams serves as the official welcome center in town. It is designated a National Literary Landmark. 300 Main Street, +1-662-328-0222. M-Sa 8:30AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM.
  • Friendship Cemetery Fourth Street South. Home to the first Memorial Day in 1866.
  • The Mississippi University for Women 1100 College Street. The oldest public college for women in America, founded in 1884. It has several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Waverley Mansion

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, [5]. Information available at the Visitor's Center, 300 Main Street +1-662-329-3533. In April several package tours are offered of local historic homes. Walking tours of neighborhoods, candlelight tours of homes and cemetery tours are also offered. Musical presentations and living history exhibits are also showcased throughout town for this yearly event.
  • Historic Homes Tours Several area homes from the antebellum period are open year round. The Visitor's Center can arrange tours of these homes. Prices vary according to how many and which homes you want to view.
  • Ghost and Legends Tour, [6]It is one of the most exciting evenings of the year. This October, embark on an escorted bus journey through Columbus' haunted past.
  • Tales From the Crypt, 69.92.124.193 12:33, 20 February 2009 (EST)This graveyard tour promises to be a memorable experience for lovers of history and drama, for it is a combination of both. Tales from the Crypt recreates the lives of noted local personalities interred at the historic Friendship Cemetery, site of the Confederate Decoration Day that inspired the poem, "the Blue and the Gray."

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Leigh Mall
  • Magnolia Place

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Little Tokyo for great Japanese, or Cafe on Main for traditional southern cuisine (now open for lunch and dinner).
  • Little Kitchen: Chinese and Southern cuisine.
  • Santa Fe Cattle Co.: Steaks, Fajitas and more.*no longer open*
  • Chili's
  • Applebee's
  • Buffet City- not good, many locals refuse to eat here.


  • J. Broussard's Restaurant of Columbus, MS: New Orleans Cuisine.- good but high price
  • Harvey's - decent but moderately to high priced
  • Zachary's - Downtown, smoker friendly, 21 and over

And many other sit-down and fast food restaurants around town.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Hitching Post

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Best Western
  • Wingate Inn
  • Comfort Inn

Other hotels are located in East Columbus and elsewhere.

  • Wingate By Wyndham Columbus, 129 Brickerton Street, Columbus, MS, 39701, (662) 327-9999, [7].  edit
  • Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast, 1024 College St, 662-327-3600, [8]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 10AM. Elegant accommodations including WiFi, king rooms, gourmet breakfast. Christian owned and operated.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Luxapalila Park: A nice place to fish and have outdoor fun.
  • Columbus Lake: On the Tombigbee River good fishing and Marina.
  • Columbus Spillway: fishing.



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