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The Columbus Museum, Columbus
(4.3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Various artworks under 1 roof. Stayed 2 hours, still not enough time. Enjoyed leisurely strolling through halls looking at paintings, artifacts, etc. 3 floors, something for everyone here. 
  • We were unable to appreciate all the museum has to offer in one trip, and had to return the next week. The emphasis is on US artwork in terms of the paintings, furniture and other artifacts. The build...  more »
  • This museum combines a sense of the history of the Columbus area with a few wonderful pieces. A brightly colored Chiluly installation is a wonderful high point! 
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  • Nice collection. Has something for everyone. Loved the kids art section. My son was able to spend time in this section playing while we took turns looking at the exhibits. A military tattoo themed exhibition was on while we visited.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed all of the exhibits. I found The Columbus Museum to be informative, fun, and relaxing. I had a wonderful time. It is a beautiful museum with lovely displays of local art.
  • This would be a nice place however the staff was very rude. They falsely accused a associate that had touched a display when she had not. When we told them she hadn't they then accused another person in our group when no one had. I would not recommend this Museum.
  • Would have been nice, but short time in they came over and falsy accused us of touching something, they said they have a "no touching policy", so we left.
  • Nice place to spend a hot afternoon. Several art collections available for viewing and the building offers a unique location for events.