Historical Attractions in COLUMBUS with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Columbus, Georgia!)

Columbus is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Peach State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Columbus’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Columbus when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Coca Cola Space Science Center

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    Columbus

    CCSSC has four major components, first is the interactive lobby displays with seven flight simulators, next is the Omnisphere Theater Planetarium, the third is the Mead Observatory and finally there ...

  • Historic Westville

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    (31 miles) Lumpkin

    A living history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. Experience 19th community, meet costumed townsfolk and more.

  • Roosevelts Little White House

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    (34 miles) Warm Springs

    Built by Franklin D Roosevelt in 1932, this historic house is a great history lesson for the family, with guided tours, traveling exhibits and events for the whole family! History comes to life in ...

  • Tuskegee Airmen NHS

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    (40 miles) Tuskegee

    In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and ...

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

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    (53 miles) Andersonville

    Explore the stories of POW's in this eye opening and historic attraction in Georgia - Camp Sumter military prison.

  • The MOOseum

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    (77 miles) Montgomery

    Each year, about 10,000 school children and adults tour The MOOseum. The MOOseum opened in 1995 and offers a fun and interactive way for people of all ages to learn about Alabama's $3 billion beef ...

  • Old Alabama Town

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    (77 miles) Montgomery

    Old Alabama Town is a collection of authentically restored 19th and 20th century structures. A place where people of all ages have fun learning about Central Alabama's history, architecture and ...

  • Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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    (77 miles) Montgomery

    The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as an historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous bus boycott. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Fernbank Science Center

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    (99 miles) Atlanta

    Fernbank Science Center offers hands-on science activities for kids.The exhibit hall presents numerous displays which deal with a whole array of scientific concepts. The theme for the entire exhibit ...

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  • The Columbus Museum

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    (1 miles) Columbus

    Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

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    (1 miles) Columbus

    Kids can get immersed in stories of soldiers, civilians and sailor through this fascinating Georgia museum. With amazing artifacts from the Civil War, families can experience education and awe at ...

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    (5 miles) Columbus

    The museum tells the heroic story of everyday Infantrymen through an enviable collection of more than 30,000 artifacts. Era galleries trace Infantry history from before the Revolutionary War to ...

  • Museum of East Alabama

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    (26 miles) Opelika

    The museum displays the history of East Central Alabama.

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (35 miles) Warm Springs

    Offer a collection of high quality wax figures portraying famous folk, including rare and unique creations by a world renowned artist.

  • Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum

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    (35 miles) Warm Springs

    A treat for enthusiasts with over 40 sympathetically restored classics on display.

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    (72 miles) Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    (77 miles) Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    (78 miles) Albany

    A fascinating display of over 100 aquatic species that kids can observe through interactive exhibits and displays, as well as a host of entertaining feedings and shows.

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (80 miles) Macon

    A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    (82 miles) Warner Robins

    51 acres of over 90 real life aircraft, as well as hundreds of aviation exhibits, as well as a fascinating museum for those aviation loving kids to explore and learn from. A flying start for your ...

  • Army Aviation Museum

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    (89 miles) Fort Rucker

    A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

  • The APEX Museum

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    Visit the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first Black owned businesses. Listen to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn all about the powerful Black ...

  • The World of Coca Cola

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    A multi media attraction in Atlanta charting the history of Coca Cola from every angle, including 4D theatre production and Pop Culture Gallery!

  • Childrens Museum of Atlanta

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    Hands on learning for curious minds under 8 years, with experiments, interactive discoveries and multi media exhibits so kids can learn as they play in Atlanta!

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    (98 miles) Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Berman Museum of World History

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    (98 miles) Anniston

    Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.

  • High Museum of Art

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    (98 miles) Atlanta

    From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned ...

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    (100 miles) Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • Springer Opera House

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    Welcome to the spectacular Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia and a leading Southern cultural institution for 138 years.

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (31 miles) Pine Mountain

    Visitors can ride through the park, observe, take pictures and feed the animals from their car,one of the Zebra Vans or the guided tour bus (seasonal). Hundreds of exotic animals - a true worldwide ...

  • McClellands Critters

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    (62 miles) Banks

    A family zoo with a laid back attitude and a nice range of animals from the domestic to the exotic to visit with and kids can often get involved with feeding.

  • The Montgomery Zoo

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    (75 miles) Montgomery

    Penetrate the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all!

  • The Parks at Chehaw

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    (76 miles) Albany

    Chehaw Wild Animal Park features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals. Visitors can stroll our scenic boardwalks through the cypress swamps and see our many animal exhibits, such ...

  • Zoo Atlanta

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    (95 miles) Atlanta

    Animal keeper talks, training demonstrations, fun shows, animal encounters and more!

  • Georgia Aquarium

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    (96 miles) Atlanta

    Visit the WORLD's second largest aquarium, and it happens to be in Georgia! With 10 million gallons of water, and over 100,000 animals from all around the world!