Local Attractions for Kids
Columbus is a friendly city with attractions for kids and lots of activities for the whole family. Bring the entire family on your next visit. Be sure to check our Events Calendar for an updated list of things to do while you’re visiting!
Bay Ave. and 11th St. Columbus
A 15-mile trail along the banks of the Chattahoochee River that provides an excellent facility to bilk, in-line skate, jog or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery. The RiverWalk is one of the most attractive and inspiring urban experiences in Georgia. There are three historical walking or driving tours around downtown Columbus: Uptown (business district), the Historic District and High Uptown (residential districts). Brochures and self-guided tours are available at the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.
701 Front Avenue Columbus, GA 31901
Features interactive displays, NASA exhibits and replicas of an Apollo Capsule and Space Shuttle, Omnisphere Theater, Planetarium, and Mead Observatory.
1251 Wynnton Road Columbus, Georgia 31906
Experience American art and the history of the region at the Columbus Museuam, the largest art and history museum in Georgia and one of the largest museums in the Southeast. The museum features changing art and history exhibitions, almost 300 years of American fine and decorative art, the history of the Chattahoochee Valley, and Transformations (a hands-on gallery for kids).
Come and experience Heritage Park: with beautiful granite pools recreating the falls of the Chattahoochee River, exciting water elements, and handsome outdoor sculptures with historic interpretations visitors will surely enjoy. Heritage Park is a joint project of Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., Uptown Columbus, Inc., and the City of Columbus. Located in Columbus’ Historic District at Seventh Street between Front Avenue and Broadway, just across the street from Historic Columbus Foundation’s Heritage Corner. Please call (706) 322-0756 to schedule a tour.
Patriot Park IMAX
Ft. Benning, GA 31905
Features edged weapons, uniforms, footwear, mess equipment, fine oil paintings, firearms, bronzes, helmets, and vehicles ranging from a 1902 Studebaker Utility Wagon to the legendary Jeep.
3535 South Lumpkin Road Columbus, GA 31901
ucational programs for all ages focus on diversity of riparian wetland habitats of the Chattahoochee River floodplain. Features walking trails, a learning center, and various insects and animal displays.
Uptown Columbus Splash pad
Idle Hour Splash pad