Columbus Vacations & Travel Packages!
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States. It was one of the epicenters of the American Civil War, and was both a hospital town and an arsenal that made cannons and gunpowder. Post the Union victory, this reputation gave way to a profound Afro-American heritage. Columbus of 2017 is home to a box bracket of these two significant periods of American history, historic homes, antique shops, cultural events, and a glorious mix of outdoor recreation facilities. Other notable features during your Columbus vacations would include highlights like the iconic Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, city parks, campgrounds and golf courses. You can always top this experience by availing our Columbus Travel packages- they are great way to save on ticket prices!
The peak season to travel to Columbus is the summer season from May to September. It is hot and sunny with very less rainfall, and the mercury soars from 83-93 deg F. Extended hours of sunlight during this time would help you enjoy local attractions (especially Lake Lowndes Park) and cultural festivals.
Places of Interest in Columbus
Lake Lowndes Park
Lake Lowndes Park is a popular recreation spot in Columbus. It consists of several boating, waterskiing, fishing and camping facilities plus some cabins and cottages. It also consists of a visitor’s center, a gymnasium, a picnic area, tennis courts, and an 18-hole disc golf course. One can also enjoy hiking and horse riding on weekends here.
Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center
The Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center is the first home of America's most important playwright and the Pulitzer Prize winner, Tennessee Williams (1911- 83). Owing to a church expansion, this historic home was moved to another street and restored to its hundred year old appearance in 1993. Its interiors offer a screenshot of the times when this gifted playwright used to put his thoughts to words.
Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge
Lying at less than a three hours ride from Columbus, the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge is a famous National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama (Mississippi). It is focally known as a bird watching hotspot where nearly 2500 birds lay eggs annually. It consists of some stunning natural scenery and you would be pleased with its top notch facilities for fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, and wildlife observation.