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Columbus Museum

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Address: 1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, GA 31906-2899
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+1 706-748-2562
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The second largest art museum in Georgia offers room after room of fine and...

The second largest art museum in Georgia offers room after room of fine and decorative American art, with a special emphasis on the Southeast and the Chattahoochee River Valley. With kids in tow, don't miss Transformations, the museum's interactive gallery where children can create their own masterpieces.

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Great Museum

This is a great museum and the grounds around it are amazing especially for photographers! They rotate in local artists and attractions as well as a great kids area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
loriicenhour
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum and the grounds around it are amazing especially for photographers! They rotate in local artists and attractions as well as a great kids area.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Visit us again to view our new upcoming exhibitions opening this spring. More 

Columbus, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied subjects, with special shows from time to time. Currently about Carson McCullers and Columbus in the 40's and 50's.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Social Media and Online Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Schedule another trip to view our new exhibition "Close Up" opening May 6. More 

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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There are many things under one roof. The permanent history collection is very well done leading the visitor through the history of the area. They also bring in temporary exhibits. These are always changing and lead to a different experience each time you visit.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Visit us again to see a few of our upcoming exhibitions like the Columbus author Carson McCullers exhibition opening January 31 - May 21. More 

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Was by far the best experience I went to and the statues pictures everything was wonderful and my kids enjoyed it also.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. More 

Winter Haven
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection The Museum focuses on the history of the Chattahoochee River Valley. From clothing and books that tell the story of the area's development. The American fine art collection includes paintings, sculptures and more. I particularly liked the oil... More 

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Manager at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We take pride in hearing from our visitors and hope to see you again. More 

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Dothan, Alabama
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15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 building and grounds are extremely well-kept, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The two days we went, there were relatively few other... More 

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We certainly hope to see you again for a visit. More 

Columbus, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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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TheColumbusMuseum, Social Media and Online Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate hearing your feedback and we hope to see you soon for another visit! More 

Columbus, Georgia
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I try to go to this museum at least twice a year. This week I viewed the Pasaquan Exhibit. Exhibitions rotate regularly. My favorite display is the Dale Chihuly boat. Wow! And it is FREE.

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The quality and diversity of this museum was surprising for the size. It does not contain the Renaissance Masters but it does contain some good quality, important US artists. We found the dress exhibits to be especially interesting and informative. There are also some impressive silver teas services. There is an area where visitors can try their hand at drawing... More 

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TheColumbusMuseum, Online and Social Media Coordinator at Columbus Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again. More 

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