Columbus has something to offer the whole family!

History, Art and so much more.

Enjoy a historic tour of Columbus on our Double Decker Trolley.  The trolley operates on a regular schedule during the Columbus Day Festival.  The trolley can be booked for group tours at any time, or rented out for special occasions. You will not want to miss our annual Columbus Day Festival & Hot Air Balloon Regatta.

 

Stop by our local museum and renowned Genealogical and Historical Society to see the displays of famous local like Merle Evans or find the roots of family in our town. Also located at the museum is our unique Frisco Caboose & 3 Wye Switch.

 

Artwork displays at the Community Building. The Duke Wellington Mural is a scenic depiction of the exploration and history of Columbus and the state of Kansas. The Wayland Gregory Sand Sculpture, part of the 1930s Postal Service Rural Art Program.

 

View the changing art displays of regional artist at the Maple UnCommon Gallery. The Gallery features different artist and displays a regular basis.

 

Historic Downtown Square. Architecture dating back to the 1880s can be seen all over Columbus, but it is very prevalent on the Square. Several buildings are various states of restoration and new businesses are coming back. World War I War Memorial and Clock tower, is the home of our working 1919 Seth Thomas clock, the only known one of its kind in working order.

 

Sports are more your thing? Columbus has newly remodeled aquatic center with all the amenities open during the summer months. The Columbus Country Club has a 9 hole golf course. The City Park is home to the aquatic center, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts as well as a historic WPA Shelter and rock wall.


Visit our area attractions and take in the sites.

 

For your sporting pleasure, try some of Kansas' finest fishing spots, or visit Claythorne Lodge and enjoy clay shooting on several 10-station sporting clay courses. 

Big Brutus is another famous historical attraction that draws people form all over the world!  We know whatever you choose to see or do in Columbus, you will want to return again.

 

Route 66 in Kansas may only be a few miles long, but it is only a short drive from Columbus and should be included on any day trip.

 

Corona Depot is a functioning passenger train that travels the historic rail from Columbus to Pittsburg, Kansas. Call for details as it is seasonal.

 

The Sportsman's Pits & Wildlife Area is renowned for its great hunting and fishing opportunities. Stocked pits, as well as an abundance of native wildlife with cabins available.

 

Agri-Tourism, the local farmers and ranchers are well known as some of the best producers in the area. Tours to visit local operations can be made by calling the office to check schedules and make arrangements.

 

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

320 East Maple Street | Columbus, Kansas 66725

(620) 429-1492 or email: columbuschamber@columbus-ks.com