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The Columbus Museum, Columbus

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As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest general museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public. The Museum houses over 14,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the Chattahoochee River Valley’s development, an American fine art collection from a host of renowned American artists, a hands-on gallery for children, and the finest traveling exhibitions from across the U.S. In addition, the Museum also features a range of educational programming for adults, families, and children. Visit the Columbus Museum Shop, where you'll find the area's most unique inventory of children's toys, art and history books, hand-crafted jewelry, gift items and more.

The Museum is always changing and always free, so come back again and again to experience award-winning collections and new and exciting programs.
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  • It’s a great museum. I’ve traveled the globe and been to a lot of museums and what’s great about this museum is it tells the story of what it was like living here hundreds of years ago. Very fascinati...  more »
  • This was my third visit to this free museum with interesting permanent and temporary exhibits on the region’s history in the Chattahoochee Valley; (Paleo Indian period, Woodland period, Archaic period...  more »
  • You visit a place that takes you back in time. The Museum allows you to find out about the Indian groups from this area; the rural schools; the products produced in the area; how people lived and surv...  more »
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  • The Columbus Museum is really impressive for a city this size. Regional history is well represented. The children's area is fun and interactive. The rotating exhibits are always so well done. It's a wonderful facility for events, too. If you've never been, go spend some time there. It's free. It's fun. You just might learn something.
  • Great FREE museum. Great exhibits on the local history and a great art collection. There are also many kids activities on the lowest level. Well worth a stop.
  • What an amazing place! First of all free admission. We spend a great afternoon learning.
  • My 3-year-old and I come here every week. This is an awesome children’s room, but we also really enjoy the local history section, especially the model school house and army tent. The art is diverse and very interesting and their garden out back is fun to explore.
  • Love our local Museum full of really good exhibits and I love the architecture of the building. I am saddened that you never see a lot of people there because they have wonderful local artist and the exhibits related to the history of Columbus should be seen by everyone who lives here.

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