Our Friendly City

Columbus, Mississippi, is a town that thrives on its rich heritage and Southern charm. With 676 historic properties amid three National Register Historic Districts, more than 125 restaurants to choose from, more than 1,500 hotel and bed and breakfast rooms, a multitude of shopping venues, and a vibrant downtown, Columbus offers the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates warm hospitality, classic Southern architecture, beautiful surroundings, good food and a friendly atmosphere.

Settled in 1817 and incorporated in 1821 on the banks of the Tombigbee River, Columbus is where flowers healed a nation following the Civil War. Columbus provided inspiration for Pulitzer Prize winner and native son Tennessee Williams. Columbus is the site of America’s first state-funded public university for women – now Mississippi University for Women, with its 23 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Columbus takes great pride in being the home to the Columbus Air Force Base, one of the most active Air Force pilot training bases in the nation.

We invite you to explore our website to plan your visit to our Friendly City! For questions and assistance planning your trip, contact us at 662.329.1191 or 800.920.3533 or by e-mail at ccvb@visitcolumbusms.org.

We hope to see you soon!