Columbus, GA
Population: 169,136
County: Muscogee County

Founded in 1828 by an act of the Georgia Legislature, Columbus was situated at the beginning of the navigable portion of the Chattahoochee River and on the last stretch of the Federal Road before entering Alabama. Columbus is in Muscogee County Georgia and had a population of 301,439 in the 2011 census. It is the third largest city and fourth largest metropolitan area in the state, and also the 123rd largest city in the United States. The city was ranked number 4 on the Best U.S. Cities to live by Best Life Magazine. With the expansion of the city, the need for a university saw the establishment of Columbus College, a two-year institution which would later grow into Columbus State University, now a comprehensive center of higher learning. The city would consolidate city and county governments in 1971 and become the first of its kind in Georgia (and one of only 16 in the U.S. at the time). As the city has turned from its initial industry of textiles, it has provided a home for other prominent industries including the headquarters for Aflac, Synovus, TSYS and Carmike Cinemas.

With the revitalization of the Springer Opera House and its subsequent designation as the State Theatre of Georgia, a historic preservation movement was sparked and various historic districts were established in and around downtown. Large tracts of blighted areas were cleaned up and a modern Columbus Consolidated Government Center was constructed in the city center. A significant period of urban renewal and revitalization followed in the mid to late 1990s. With these improvements, residents and businesses began moving back to these formerly blighted areas. Examples of these municipal projects including the construction of a softball complex which hosted the 1996 Olympic softball competition, construction of the Chattahoochee RiverWalk along the Chattahoochee River, construction of the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, construction of the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, the expansion of the Columbus Museum, and road improvements to include a new downtown bridge crossing the Chattahoochee River to Phenix City. During the late 1990s, commercial activity expanded north of downtown along the I-185 corridor.

During the 2000s, expansion and historic preservation was continuing throughout the city. An example of this is the revitalization of South Commons, an area which combines the 196 Olympic softball competition complex, A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium, Golden Park, the Columbus Civic Center, and the recently added Jonathan Hatcher Skateboard Park into a single complex area. Other additions to the city include the National Infantry Museum in South Columbus, located just outside the Fort Benning main gate.

Columbus has also established itself as a center for the fine and performing arts. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2002, houses Columbus State University's music department. In 2002 Columbus State's art and drama departments moved to downtown locations. Such initiatives have provided Columbus with a cultural niche and with vibrant and modern architecture mixed among older brick facades.


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Rothschild Pound House Inn
Columbus, GA
Charming laidback and luxurious. The RothschildPound House Inn is a great place to stay near Ft. Benning Chattahoochee Whitewater Rafting TSYS and Columbus State University Campus. Lots of...
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Wyndham Garden
Columbus, GA
The Wyndham Garden is a beautiful property located conveniently in North Columbus right off HWY 185. We have 4 floors and 88 rooms to include several suite rooms as well. We offer a full h...
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Candlewood Suites COLUMBUS FORT BENNING
Columbus, GA
Hotel's Location in Columbus, GA Rich in HistoryConvenient and historic, the area surrounding the Candlewood Suites® Columbus South hotel is ideal for all visitors. If you're on a project,...
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Columbus Marriott
Columbus, GA
A truly unique hotel experience awaits you at the Columbus Marriott. Constructed around a restored cotton mill from the mid-nineteenth century, our 177-room hotel in downtown Columbus, GA ...
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Comfort Inn Columbus
Columbus, GA
This hotel has been newly renovated. View the new look of our guest rooms and lobby and see for yourself. Walking distance to restaurants near Ft. Benning Army Base. Hotel features indoor ...
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Comfort Suites Columbus
Columbus, GA
Free high speed Internet access in all rooms. Located off I-185 with easy access north and southbound. Close to Fort Benning, Columbus Airport, Peachtree Mall, Carmike Cinemas, and the dow...
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Days Inn Columbus-North Fort Benning
Columbus, GA
The Newly renovated Days Inn Columbus Georgia is located in North Columbus, Exit 6 and the closest Days Inn to Fort Benning. Our new Registration building opened in May of May of 2009. Our...
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus
Columbus, GA
The recently rennovated Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus greets business and leisure travelers with intuitive service, well-designed accommodations, and a great location. Our hotel is just ...
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Hampton Inn Columbus
Columbus, GA
The Hampton Inn Columbus-Airport hotel in Georgia is located off Interstate 185 Exit 8 /traveling north and south/ in north Columbus and is 10 miles from Fort Benning Georgia. This Hampton...
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Hampton Inn Columbus North
Columbus, GA
The Lighthouse award-winning Hampton Inn Columbus-North hotel in Georgia is located near the new Columbus Park Crossing outdoor mall and just a short distance from Fort Benning Callaway Ga...
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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus
Columbus, GA
The Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Georgia hotel is located in the Brookstone Center in North Columbus. The Columbus Hilton Garden Inn hotel is within minutes of shopping restaurants and enter...
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBUS-FORT BENNING
Columbus, GA
One of the Nicest Columbus, Georgia HotelsBusiness, military and leisure guests are always surprised by the convenience of our Holiday Inn Express®Hotel & Suites Columbus, GA - Ft. Benning...
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Hyatt Place Columbus-North
Columbus, GA
Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42 inch high-defini...
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Residence Inn Columbus
Columbus, GA
Southern hospitality & modern amenities blend at the newly renovated Residence Inn Columbus. Our extended-stay, pet-friendly suites boast free Wi-Fi, 37-inch HDTVs, 4 HD channels, luxuriou...
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BEST WESTERN Columbus
Columbus, GA
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Columbus!At our Columbus, GA hotel Southern hospitality is revered, and each of our staff members make sure you feel like part of the family.Your Fort Benning hotel...
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbus (Fort Benning), GA
Columbus, GA
Complimentary High Speed Internet access. Indoor heated pool, Fitness Center featuring treadmill, exercise bike, stairmaster and multistation machine. Complimentary guest parking. Compl...
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Courtyard Columbus
Columbus, GA
The Courtyard hotel in Columbus, GA is conveniently located next to Peachtree Mall. Our Fort Benning hotel features renovated guest rooms with spacious work areas and comfortable Marriott ...
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites At Ft. Benning
Columbus, GA
The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites at Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia is one of the closest hotels to Ft. Benning. The National Infantry Museum, Peachtree Mall, Coca Cola Space Center and the...
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Holiday Inn COLUMBUS-NORTH I-185
Columbus, GA
Our hotel is located only 10 minutes from Fort Benning. Near the intersection of Hwy 85/27 and I-185, guests find far more than a rest stop at one of Columbus' best hotels. The Holiday Inn...
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBUS AT NORTHLAKE
Columbus, GA
Enjoy Your Stay at Our Comfortable Columbus, GA Hotel Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Columbus at Northlake is a perfect Georgia hotel for business and leisure travelers alike.Our Col...
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SpringHill Suites Columbus
Columbus, GA
Find your way to SpringHill Suites Columbus and discover a new world of comfort and convenience. Our all-suite hotel in Columbus, GA features spacious one-bedroom suites with a host of fea...
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Staybridge Suites COLUMBUS - FORT BENNING
Columbus, GA
Whether you are visiting one of Columbus many businesses, PCSing, TDY or simply coming to Fort Benning to congratulate your soldier on their Basic Training Graduation, Staybridge Suites is...
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Super 8 Columbus Airport
Columbus, GA
Welcome to the Super 8 Columbus, GA with easy access to I-185. We are 1 mile from CSG Columbus Metropolitan Airport. We are conveniently located near Fort Benning.Closest Hotel to Columbus...
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Value Place Columbus Blanchard
Columbus, GA
Value Place offers affordable weekly stays for fully furnished studios with a full kitchen. Although many guests decide to stay with us for months, some may choose the flexible option of e...
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ValuePlace Columbus Victory Dr
Columbus, GA
Value Place offers affordable weekly stays for fully furnished studios with a full kitchen. Although many guests decide to stay with us for months, some may choose the flexible option of e...
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Wingate By Wyndham Columbus / Fort Benning
Columbus, GA
Conveniently located off Highway 80, this Wingate by Wyndham Columbus / Fort Benning is near Fort Benning, Chattahoochee Riverwalk, Columbus Civic Center, Callaway Gardens, shopping, and m...
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Columbus
Columbus, GA
The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites hotel in Columbus, Georgia is located in historic downtown Columbus near the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Springer Opera House and the Columbus Georg...
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Howard Johnson Inn And Suites Columbus GA
Columbus, GA
Take the family on a fun-filled trip to this Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Columbus GA near Fort Benning and the historic district. Take a scenic stroll along the Chattahoochee Riverwalk, ...
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbus State University
Columbus, GA
Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbus State University is ...
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Sleep Inn Columbus
Columbus, GA
Welcome to The Sleep Inn & Suites Columbus. Conveniently located near Columbus Airport, Hospitals, and Ft. Benning. The Sleep Inn & Suites features interior corridor guest rooms, daily com...
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Candlewood Suites COLUMBUS-NORTHEAST
Columbus, GA
During your stay at the brand new Candlewood Suites® Columbus-Northeast you are sure to enjoy our spacious suites, full kitchens and numerous upscale amenities allowing guests to make an ...
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Days Inn Columbus Downtown Near Fort Benning
Columbus, GA
Days Inn Columbus Downtown Near Fort Benning - we are conveniently located in Columbus near shopping, dining, and banking centers. We are within close proximity to the Coca Cola Space Cen...
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DoubleTree By Hilton Columbus
Columbus, GA
100 PCT NON SMOKING North Columbus Airport Hotel ConvenienceThe Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Columbus offers a great north Columbus GA hotel location just off of I-185 within a mile of the C...
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Hampton Inn Columbus South Ft Benning GA
Columbus, GA
Stay at Hampton Inn Columbus/South-Fort Benning and enjoy the ease and convenience of our proximity to Fort Benning Military Base at less than a quarter mile to gate access it*s the closes...
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Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Columbus Fort Benning
Columbus, GA
Enjoy ultimate well-being at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus Fort Benning hotel. Located just one mile from Fort Bennings entrance, this smoke-free, all-suite lodging facility is perfe...
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Home2 Suites By Hilton Columbus GA
Columbus, GA
This property is 100pct nonsmoking Our HotelConvenient to Columbus Metro Airport CSG and just minutes from downtown the Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbus GA is a home-away-from-home for budg...
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Home-Towne Suites Columbus
Columbus, GA
Columbus is located in the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley. Home-Towne Suites of Columbus offers affordable extended stay lodging accommodations for business and family travelers. Home-T...
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Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Columbus North
Columbus, GA
Relax at the consistently enjoyable Microtel Inn and Suites Columbus North hotel conveniently located off Interstate 185 minutes from Fort Benning. Columbus Airport, The Medical Center, sp...
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Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Columbus/Near Fort Benning
Columbus, GA
Relax at the consistently enjoyable Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Columbus/Near Fort Benning hotel conveniently located off Interstate 185 minutes from Fort Benning and restaurants. A...
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TownePlace Suites Columbus
Columbus, GA
Discover spacious suites, a convenient location and a variety of complimentary amenities when you book a stay at TownePlace Suites Columbus. Our hotel in Columbus, GA offers quick access t...
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