5236 Armour Rd.
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone: (706) 322-6666
Fax: (706) 322-2553
Located on the Veterans Parkway, Front Porch Of The South is a treasure trove for avid antique collectors in the city. Considered to be one of the biggest indoor markets in this part of Georgia, it comprises several shopping booths which are spread across four sections, covering a total space of over 130,000 square feet (12,077 square meters). Visit the market to pick up some rare finds and creative table-top collectibles. Apart from the market, the Front Porch Of The South is also home to a massive event center, which is used for hosting concerts, auctions, parties, meetings and other events. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
The Plughouse is the home base of the Plug Uglies, an organization dedicated to music. The facility is equipped with good acoustics and hosts local and touring bands regularly. Some of their previous listings are Burn Them at the Stakes, Measure for Measure, Expire and Restless Streets.
Garrett-Bullock House is located in Columbus, Georgia. The 1881-mansion was built in the Queen Anne style of architecture by Confederate Colonel Joseph S. Garrett. The house is rented out for use for wedding ceremonies and private parties. It got listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 1980.
Rankin Gardens and Atrium are two separate event venues which are used for hosting large scale events. The garden is a sprawling interior courtyard space, ideal for weddings and other private celebration. Spread across 5000 square feet (465 square meters), the courtyard has a small elevated stage on one end. Although smaller that the gardens, the atrium is suited for more intimate events such as cocktail receptions, parties and more. For more information, call ahead or visit their website.
This popular theater located inside the RiverCenter plays host to a variety of events throughout the year. The theater features thee distinct spaces, the orchestra, mezzanine and balcony and has a capacity of 2,000. From acting workshops, broadway shows, to symphony concerts and festivals, the Bill Heard Theatre is a haven for all theater lovers.
As a part of the US Army post of Fort Benning, one may associate the Wetherby Field with scenes of orderly military parades and other ceremonies; but, in fact, it is much more. The quite large field is the venue for various entertaining and fun events, including concerts and Fort Benning MWR's Oktoberfest. Located just off the US Highway 27, this venue is easily accessible, and lies just a few miles from the city of Columbus. Do checkout the event schedule and head here for an entertaining outing.
Enjoy your weekend amidst nature as Oxbow Meadows offers you to join their trail and learn more about nature. Here, you can see various species of reptiles and information regarding it. Oxbow Meadows Learning Center displays various kinds of fishes, turtles, alligators, tortoises, snakes – both venomous and and non-venomous and many more. This institution also offers training programs for studying the region’s ecology and natural history. Visit their website for more information about their nature and discovery trails.