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Columbus, Mississippi is a town that thrives on its rich heritage and Southern charm. It has been the inspiration for Pulitzer Prize winners, such as Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams.
Columbus is the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates classic Southern architecture (Historic Home Tours), good food, a friendly atmosphere, or just a down-home way of living.
Columbus is the birthplace of Tennessee Williams. He spent his early years in an 1875 Victorian home in Columbus. In 1993, that home was moved to Main Street and restored. It now serves as a Welcome Center for the city of Columbus.
We are also proud to be the home of Mississippi University for Women, America’s first state-funded public university for women. MUW is also where renowned novelist, Eudora Welty, chose to begin her career, and Columbus served as an inspiration for some of her novels.
A walk through our downtown offers a chance for shopping in the unique boutiques lining Main Street. Visitors can peruse the gallery in the Rosenzweig Arts Center or the newly renovated Princess Theatre.
Columbus offers a variety of mouth-watering dining options. From the Front Door/ Back Door to the Grill and Santa Fe, your taste buds will tingle with delight. A short drive from downtown is Proffitt's Porch on Officers Lake, which has been featured in Southern Living. Ruben’s is known for their catfish, and J. Broussard's presents a taste of the 'Big Easy' with its New Orleans-style cuisine.
Fine dining can be found at a locally-owned chain called Harveys. You might want to top off your meal with some coffee from the Beans -N- Cream, a local hot spot for gourmet coffee. Many other fine restaurants and chains make Columbus a culinary delight.
Columbus’ location on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway makes it ideal for fishing and other outdoor water recreation. Columbus plays host to a variety of fishing tournaments and wakeboard competitions. The newly opened Riverwalk offers a place for the community and visitors to jog, bird watch, fish, or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery of the Waterway.
Columbus prides itself on keeping up with the times while preserving the past. We continue to break through boundaries and remain pioneers in arts, education, and cultural diversity. Columbus is a place that people are proud to call home.
Sent in by Juna'uh Allgood.
Visit Columbus Mississippi:
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.