About the Area
Voted one of the Ten Best Cultural Small Towns by USA Today.
Historic Columbus, Mississippi is an ideal getaway for anyone interested in Southern architecture and local arts. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eudora Welty went to university in Columbus, and blues singers like Big Joe Williams and Bukka White once busked downtown on Catfish Alley. Located on the Mississippi Blues Trail, Columbus is also home to nearly half a dozen museums and art galleries.
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tennessee Williams was once just a boy growing up in Columbus, Mississippi, and you can still visit the vintage 1875 Victorian home he grew up in. Columbus is well known for its collection of gorgeous historic homes, many of which offer free tours. You'll also find treasure-filled antique shops and specialty stores lining the bustling Main Street downtown.
For the passing boater, you'll delight in the numerous dining options to suite all tastes. Ranging from quick casual fare, to authentic Southern delights, or even fine dining - you're sure to find a taste of whatever you're craving!