- The list below includes 28 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbus, Georgia, including 36 different types of inexpensive activities like Military Museums, Parks, Movie Theaters and Bowling.
- From Flat Rock Park to Columbus State University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbus and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Phenix City, Opelika and Fort Benning.
Simulator programs, a space observatory, and a theatre with shows for adults and children alike are waiting to be visited at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. The plaza and the planetarium are two of the other popular attractions in here.
The Lunch Box Museum is a museum that collects lunch boxes. There are over 3,000 items on display, and featured items include a 1951 Hopalong Cassidy model, a 1970's Charlie's Angels model and an E.T. lunch box from the 1980's.
A traditional bowling facility, AMF Peach Lanes provides 56 lanes for open and league bowling as well as private events and parties. The center features a bar area with pool tables along with a game room that includes air hockey.
In business for more than 30 years, WhiteWaterExpress is a river outfitter that offers rentals, guided trips, and a variety of other features. Visitors to their camp can also ride horses, play paintball, and do a ropes course.