- TripBuzz found 19 things to do with kids in or near Columbus, Mississippi, including 12 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Starkville and West Point.
- From Dwayne Hayes to Malco Columbus Cinema, the Columbus area offers 16 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Camping Site, Parks and Recreation Centers.
- Located in Northeast Mississippi, Columbus is home to the Mississippi University for Women. A small town, several historical homes and commercial buildings still stand there. Other landmarks also exist in the community including an old cemetery and the birthplace of playwright Tennessee Williams. Also a military town, Columbus Air Force Base is a large employer.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Old Waverly is a resort, with the main attraction being the Waverly Golf Course, Visitors staying at the resort can also can swim, play tennis, fish for bass, bream, stripe bass and crappie, or wander through the Lavender Rose Garden.
Affiliated with and located on the campus of Mississippi State University, the Cobb Museum of Archaeology is named for Lois Dowdle Cobb. The museum features extensive collections of historic artifacts from around the world.