Life in Columbus
Home to one of Mercer’s three School of Medicine campuses, adventure awaits in this lively city on the Chattahoochee River.
Rent a bike from Ride on Bikes and explore the city’s entertainment district that boasts trendy eateries, fashionable boutiques, Saturday market days, frequent outdoor concerts, and so much more. While you’re there, stop at Iron Bank Coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Once dependent on the river for commerce, Columbus now enjoys the river as a destination for recreation. Some visitors come for the fishing, some for the views while zip lining from Georgia into Alabama, and some for the 15 mile RiverWalk that stretches from Uptown to Fort Benning. But the most adventurous come to paddle down the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world.
As home to the Springer Opera House, the State Theater of Georgia, is it any wonder that Columbus is a hub for the performing arts? In addition to entertainment at the Springer, see a Broadway show, Columbus Symphony Orchestra concert, or Columbus Ballet performance at the River Center for the Performing Arts.
Columbus is a proud longtime neighbor and partner of United States Army post Fort Benning, Home of the Infantry. The two have shared a deep connection for nearly a century, a connection as strong today as ever. While you’re in Columbus, make sure to visit the National Infantry Museum to honor the legacy of U.S. Army Infantrymen from the American Revolution to present.