Discover a wealth of fun things to do in Columbus

Whether you want to wander among roses and camellias in the Columbus Botanical Gardens or stargaze at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center planetarium, the Country Inn & Suites offers easy access to the area’s most popular things to do. Make memories with your loved ones rafting on the Chattahoochee River or catching a show at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. If you’re visiting a student at Columbus State University, you can be on campus in as little as 10 minutes thanks to our location just off I-185.

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RushSouth Whitewater Park

7.24 mi / 11.66 km from the hotel
With the longest urban whitewater course in the world, this Chattahoochee River park slides right through Columbus’ downtown area. Offering options for both novice and advanced rafters, this is one adventure your family won’t want to miss.

Blue Heron Adventure Park

7.25 mi / 11.67 km from the hotel
Experience the thrill of soaring above the Chattahoochee River on a 1,200-foot-long zip line. With several heart-racing options at this location, you can get a bird’s-eye view of whitewater rapids as you whiz from Georgia to Alabama and back.

Chattahoochee RiverWalk

4.47 mi / 7.19 km from the hotel
Running along the legendary Chattahoochee River, this 15-mile stretch of walking and biking paths provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

7.6 mi / 12.23 km from the hotel
Shoot for the stars at this family-friendly science facility featuring interactive exhibits, four flight simulators, and a planetarium.

Columbus Park Crossing

1.78 mi / 2.86 km from the hotel
This popular strip mall is home to a 15-screen movie theater and more than 50 restaurants and stores. Browse the brand names at Marshalls, find your new favorite outfit at the Gap Factory Store, and buy a bestseller at Barnes & Noble.

Columbus State University

4.59 mi / 7.38 km from the hotel
With an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, CSU is a vibrant part of Columbus’ academic and cultural communities. Visit the campus to cheer on the Panthers or attend a concert at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

National Infantry Museum

12.3 mi / 19.8 km from the hotel
Visit this award-winning, 190,000-square-foot museum at the Fort Benning base to view one of the world’s largest collections of military artifacts, with items gathered from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Springer Opera House

7.18 mi / 11.56 km from the hotel
Built in 1871, the Springer Opera House once hosted legendary performances by icons like Buffalo Bill and Oscar Wilde and is now home to two stages. Stop by to see a touring Broadway musical or local theatrical production.

Uptown Columbus Entertainment District

6.85 mi / 11.03 km from the hotel
This buzzing area is full of opportunities to sightsee, shop, and eat. Browse boutiques and art galleries, look for locally made crafts at the weekly farmers’ market on Broadway, and dine on everything from sushi to a gourmet burger and craft beer.

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

7.3 mi / 11.74 km from the hotel
As the home of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus, and the Columbus Ballet, this stunning performance hall is committed to the local art scene while also hosting world-renowned musicians and comedy acts.

The Columbus Museum

6.91 mi / 11.11 km from the hotel
Learn about the history of the Chattahoochee Valley through artwork and historical artifacts, and then step outside to stroll through the natural beauty of the Bradley Olmsted Garden.

Callaway Gardens

19.49 mi / 31.37 km from the hotel
Outdoor enthusiasts love visiting Callaway Gardens, which features 2,500 acres where you can improve your golf game, spend the afternoon fishing, or take a leisurely stroll past vivid azaleas or rhododendrons.