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The river is the heartbeat of our city and the reason for its existence. Where the Great Blue Heron, sails above the roiling water, the River Birches lean, and a steaming, thunderous train crosses the Dillingham Bridge into Alabama every single day. We're home to legendary artists, writers, and musicians. Best of all, you can enjoy some of the finest food in the south within a mile of the inn. Here you will experience legendary hospitality and unsurpassed comfort. We look forward to welcoming you to Columbus, Georgia.


Spend a few days in Columbus. We have dozens of great restaurants, fun bars, ice cream shops, breweries, and fantastic music venues, all within walking distance of the inn. There are several world-class museums, including the National Infantry Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Confederate Naval Museum, Oxbow Meadows, the Columbus Space Science Center, 1840's Westville, and numerous galleries. On the Columbus Riverwalk, three blocks away, you can bike or ride for 26 miles. And you can experience what USA Today calls the best Urban Whitewater Course in the Nation. Columbus, Georgia is a great place to get away.

There is so much to do in Columbus, Georgia, you could spend a week here and not do it all! Here are my top five suggestions:

  1. Visit the River and the Riverwalk. See the Heron, the turtles, the Egrets. It’s peaceful and beautiful and it goes on for miles! You can bike, walk or run. And now you can raft the rapids. Columbus is officially the longest urban whitewater course in the world and the guides are great. 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
  2. The National Infantry Museum. Whether you likeCold-War-02-Korean-Bunker-200x300 military history or not, this is a fabulous experience. It is state of the art, interactive and very impressive. Best of all, it is free! Do not miss this one. It’s kind of like walking through a Ken Burns film featuring all the great wars in which the United States of America participated. Really cool life-sized dioramas, including WWI trenches and a Vietnam jungle, (extra cool factor). 5 minutes from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn. Closed Mondays.
  3. The Springer Opera House is a gorgeous example of late 1800’s architecture. It’s the State Theater of Georgia and for good reason. Not only is it jaw-droppingly stunning, it features some of the best performances in the Southeast. And their Children’s Theatre Academy is without question, the finest in the nation. Make plans to see a show while you are here. 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
  4. Dine in Uptown Columbus. We have so many awesome restaurants within walking distance of the inn it’s difficult to even name a favorite, but here goes. For a really grand dining experience, chef-owned Epic has everything you’d want in a fine dining experience; excellent food, drink and service. Meritage, new to Uptown is equal in it’s fare and service, also chef-owned and operated. For a less glamorous, but no less delicious evening try Downstairs at the Loft. Upstairs at the loft is live music. We also have Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, (including really good sushi), Mexican and two pizza places. Not to mention that there is live music throughout the uptown area. Eat outside and you can people watch, listen to music and even bring your dog! 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.
  5. The Rivercenter for the Performing Arts is an awesome place to see the big acts like Willie Nelson, Greg Allman and Off-Broadway performances. It’s hard to think of a more beautiful music facility. 3 blocks from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn.