Our Columbus hotels make the ideal base for exploring this picturesque river town in Georgia with a vivid Civil War past and quintessential Southern charm.
Start your tour of the city’s historic sights at Heritage Park, lined with old cotton warehouses that once bustled with the business of the cotton trade. Stay at our hotels in Columbus, Georgia to be near the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. You can set aside an hour or two to tour the 40,000-square-foot facility, which exhibits the wrecks of two Confederate warships as well as Civil War uniforms and officers’ swords—even exploded cannonballs. Columbus is also the town where pharmacist John Pemberton devised the formula for Coca-Cola in 1886. The Pemberton Pharmacy is no more, but you can see the pharmacist’s former house and other historic homes on the daily Heritage Corner Tour.
Our Columbus hotels are never far from the flavors of classic Southern cooking, served up in the city’s restaurants and bars. Look for such regional favorites as chicken and dumplings, rice and peas, and fried green tomatoes. Work off all that down-home dining with a stroll along scenic RiverWalk, a 15-mile park nestled on the granite banks of the gently rolling Chattahoochee River.
The Civil War isn’t the only era represented in Columbus. From your Columbus hotel, take a trip back to the 20th century at the Lunchbox Museum, which has the largest collection of vintage lunchboxes on the planet. It’s a journey into American pop culture, circa 1950 to 1980, where media favorites like Hopalong Cassidy and Charlie’s Angels are immortalized on rusty metal boxes.
Book a stay at our Holiday Inn Express® Columbus hotels in Georgia, where you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the city’s rich cache of antebellum artifacts and Civil War attractions.