- The list below includes 17 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbus, Mississippi, including 14 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Art Gallery, Arts Centers and Camping Site.
- From Columbus East Bank Recreation Area to Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbus and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Starkville and West Point.
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3257 Wilkins Wise Road, Columbus, MS 39705 MoreLess Info
Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Columbus East Bank Recreation Area is adjacent to the Stennis Lock and Dam. Features of the recreation area include play areas, a walking trail, two multi-use courts, and an amphitheater.
Located on Main Street in Columbus, the first home of Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Tennessee Ernie Ford can be toured. The home is filled with memorabilia from Ford's life as well as serving as Columbus's welcome center.
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501 Main St, Columbus, MS 39701 MoreLess Info
Columbus Arts Council - Rosenzweig Arts Center features a sales and exhibit gallery along with classrooms, an 85-seat theater and meeting rooms. Their programs include art classes and camps, concert series and monthly gallery openings.
Malco Columbus Cinema provides visitors the comfort of stadium seating, rocking chairs, and many features to accommodate the hearing, visually, and physically impaired. Special features include a birthday party room, 1st run movies, and an arcade.
Princess Theater is a restaurant and cafe set against the backdrop of a nostalgic movie theater. Live music and DJ hosted events are popular among patrons. Special events such as Karaoke and Trivia tournaments are also available.
Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority provides facilities for activities including baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and football. They also have parks for skateboarding and disc golf, along with a water spray park and a dog park.
Making their home in the Rosenzweig Arts Center, the Columbus Arts Council Inc.'s mission is to champion artists and their creative endeavors. The center features classrooms, theatre space, meeting rooms, art gallery, and a full schedule of entertaining performances.
The Magnolia Tennis Club is a location that provides numerous facilities for local tennis players to enjoy when visiting. Eight rubico courts, four hard courts, and a ball machine for practice are among the amenities provided.
The antebellum home known as Waverly Mansion was originally built about 1840 and massive cupola with observation walkway. The home sat in disrepair for over 50 years, before the Robert Snow family brought the home and have filled it with period antiques.