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olumbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, and 75 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama. Here you’ll discover an original downtown with a vibrant Main Street and beautiful town square bordered by the Duck River. Columbia is rich in historic treasures, family-friendly events, and trendy shopping, dining and sleep options. Throw in some live music, arts and local culture for a memorable experience in Columbia.

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6 ITINERARIES 8 EXPLORE Experience the rich history of Columbia’s landmarks, tours and trails, the arts, and museums.

16 OUTDOORS Hike, walk, paddle or cycle some of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful countryside.

20 EVENTS Don’t miss some of our exciting events happening throughout the year.

22 EAT + DRINK Experience our small town flavor with some of our favorite places to grab a bite.

26 SHOP ETC. Whether you’re on the Square or around town, we have some of the area’s most unique shopping experiences!

32 STAY Extend your stay and kick back in one of our hotels, inns or bed & breakfasts.


REAL. SOUTHERN. RENAISSANCE. Columbia is a true Southern, ‘Main Street America’ experience, and you’ll find us just south of Nashville, Tennessee. We are proud to be a nationally accredited Main Street community! Discover an original downtown and vibrant Main Street with trendy shops, boutiques, live music, antiques & good eats surrounding the beautiful town square. It’s bordered by the Duck River to the northeast and the emerging Columbia Arts District is just a few blocks southwest of downtown. The sites and stories of Columbia extend beyond our beautiful downtown. You may have heard, our history is quite Presidential and we’re proud to showcase the ancestral home and museum of U.S. President James K. Polk. You’ll find other fascinating local history at attractions like

The Athenaeum and Historic Elm Springs or take the African American driving tour to experience the stories and history of this county’s influential African Americans. Classic? Yes. Typical? No. Here you’ll find that real-deal touch of Southern hospitality that comes with every warm welcome. It’s where the unexpected interrupts history so we’re never stuck in the past. So come on over, you’re welcome here. We hope you’ll be enchanted by our city and feel connected to the stories, experiences and people of Columbia. That’s what makes Columbia, Tennessee the classic Southern town with a kick.

COLUMBIA ARTS DISTRICT The emerging Columbia Arts District was established as a haven for artists to culminate in an eclectic mix of contemporary, creative culture near the heart of downtown Columbia and the town square. The Columbia Arts Building (we call it the “CAB”) with its industrial vibe, has been transformed into working artist space, maker retail, movement, and co-working space. Classes and lessons of all kinds are happening there. Some of the businesses you’ll find at the CAB are CAB Café, Bad Idea Brewing, CAB Movement, Glover’s Secondhand Market, BloomStall, Trace Ink Print Studios, Sarah Gilliam, Ryan Rado and Muletown Collective. Row & Co. is another unique building in the Columbia Arts District that’s been revitalized with artistry in mind. It houses Envy Hair Salon, Columbia Culinary Arts Center, KOKO’s Ice Cream and Knitted City Design Studio. There’s even more going on in the arts district. Check out Firefighters Park, The Lumberyard, Windmill Bakery, Battleground South Cigar Lounge, Ye Peddler Gift Shoppe, CJ Hughes Lettering, Stubborn Vintage and artists like Andy Moore, Warren Greene. Even the Maury County Library is part of the Arts District and getting into the arts! Explore Arts District Eats and Shops on Pages 23 and 29-30 respectively.


Make a weekend of it in Columbia with lots of amazing shopping and hands-on activities.

Puckett’s Historic Athenaeum Girls School Historic Downtown Columbia Buck & Board Elia Spa Taps Off Main or Asgard Brewing Cities


Savor See Shop Savor Play Sip Dine

The Dotted Lime Pryor Art Gallery at Columbia State Columbia Arts District Vanh Dy’s or The Parlour Columbia Culinary Arts Center Amber Falls Winery Southern Tré Steakhouse



Savor See Shop Savor Relax Sip Dine

HISTORY BUFF WEEKEND Explore the history of Columbia with some of our favorite historic sights and delicious eats in the city.

Windmill Bakery Historic Athenaeum W7thCo Vintage Photo Gallery Cities President James K Polk Home/Museum Historic Downtown Columbia Puckett’s


Savor Explore See Savor Explore Shop Dine


Savor The Dotted Lime Explore Historic Elm Springs & National Confederate Museum Explore Walking Tour w/Muletown Tours Savor Square Market or Red 7 Pizza Explore Rippavilla Plantation Sip Taps Off Main Dine River Terrace

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St. John’s Episcopal Church

here’s a vibe and energy that is uniquely Columbia. You’ll feel it the minute you step into downtown and that Main Street America experience surrounds you. Great places to shop, eat and explore like the Town Square and Main Street of historic downtown Columbia nestled along the Duck River and the emerging Columbia Arts District. You’ll want to visit our historic landmarks and attractions, too, including the ancestral home of President James K. Polk! So step in here and explore the stories, people and places of Columbia.

EXPLORE HISTORIC LANDMARKS THE ATHENAEUM 808 Athenaeum St| historicathenaeum.com The Historic Athenaeum is all that remains of two famous girl schools (the other being the Columbia Female Institute) that flourished from the 1830s until the Great Depression. Built in 1837, the Athenaeum served as the rectory for these two schools. Today, the Athenaeum is a historic site and museum open for tours and available for venue rental. Open for tours Thursday–Saturday 10am to 4pm and by appointment only Monday–Wednesday.

COLUMBIA ARTS DISTRICT 8th and South Garden St to Depot St & 11th St visitcolumbiatn.com The emerging Columbia Arts District was established in 2017 as a home to artists, artisans and creative professionals sharing their diverse talents through varied art forms. A variety of businesses thrive here, from culinary and retail to craftsmen and artists.

HISTORIC ELM SPRINGS & NATIONAL CONFEDERATE MUSEUM 740 Mooresville Pike |  SCVHQ Historic Elm Springs is a magnificent Greek Revival mansion built in 1837 that witnessed the long marches of both the Confederate and Union armies and served as the headquarters of Confederate general Frank Armstrong in November 1864. The National Confederate Museum is Elm Spring’s newest attraction. It is dedicated to sharing the histories of Southern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Elm Springs is open for guided tours, admission charged. The mansion and grounds may be rented for weddings and special functions. Group rates available.

FERGUSON HALL 5350 Main St | Spring Hill Ferguson Hall is a stately plantation home in Spring Hill, Tennessee. It was built in 1853 and owned by Martin Cheairs, brother of Nathaniel Cheairs, original owner of neighboring Rippavilla Plantation. Tour the home to learn about the intriguing stories surrounding General Van Dorn and Jesse McKissack Peters. Tours available by appointment Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.

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EXPLORE GREENWOOD CEMETERY North Garden St Greenwood Cemetery is the city of Columbia’s original burial grounds. It was created on November 14, 1809, on the northern edge of the city on the bluff overlooking the Duck River as the place of burial for the citizens of Columbia. Many recognizable names like members of President Polk’s family and soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War are buried here.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA 1 Public Sq | columbiamainstreet.com Columbia is a nationally accredited Main Street community. Its historic downtown district is the crown jewel of Columbia with the classic town-square layout. At the center is the iconic courthouse, built in 1906. It is surrounded by vibrant shops, restaurants and local businesses. It is bordered by the Duck River, and the Columbia Arts District is just a few blocks southwest. An outing downtown promises great finds, good eats, live music and relaxing options. Check out the events calendar at visitcolumbiatn.com to see what’s happening on the Square!

NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY nps.gov/natr The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile national scenic byway through three states. It roughly follows the Old Natchez Trace, a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, European settlers, soldiers and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and other recreational opportunities.

POP GEERS MEMORIAL PARK 602 W. 7th Street In 1926, this quaint memorial park with a 45-foot granite monument was dedicated in memory of Tennessee’s most famous harness racer, Edward “Pop” Geers.

PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK HOME & MUSEUM 301 W. 7th Street | jameskpolk.com Guests will enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the main house and a self-guided tour of the Polk Sisters’ house, gardens and kitchen building. Presidential Hall showcases a schedule of rotating exhibits (separate admission fee). This Federal-style home was built by father Samuel Polk in 1816 while James was attending university in North Carolina and is listed on the National Register.

RATTLE & SNAP PLANTATION 1522 North Main St | rattleandsnapplantation.com Rattle and Snap Plantation is one of the grandest examples of Greek Revival residential architecture in the country. This magnificent estate was built for George Polk, a son of William Polk, who named the property Rattle and Snap after having won the land from the governor of North Carolina in a game of rattle and snap. Four of


Polk’s sons built substantial homes on the original tract of 5,648 acres. Where the Polk sons’ properties joined, the brothers built St. John’s Episcopal Church. Tours by reservation only. Group tours welcome. Private tours available: Champagne Tour and Boutique Tour

RIPPAVILLA PLANTATION 5700 Main St | Spring Hill | rippavilla.org Located in the heart of Spring Hill just minutes from Columbia, Rippavilla Plantation is a fully restored, 1850s Greek Revival-styled mansion that sits on 98 acres. It is complete with original Cheairs family antiques, heirlooms and Civil War artifacts. The grounds include family and slave cemeteries, school house, slave quarters, the Battlefield of Spring Hill and the Museum Gift Shop. Open daily for guided tours, field trips and family outings. Scheduled community events. Available for event rental.

ROSE HILL CEMETERY Cemetery Street Rose Hill Cemetery opened to the public in 1853, boasting a fusion of both the rural Upland South folk graveyard tradition and the new, European-inspired, Victorian garden cemetery. War veterans and other notable figures are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery such as Edward Carmack, a well-known lawyer, newspaper editor and state representative.

ROSEMOUNT CEMETERY Graham Street Established in 1873, Rosemount Cemetery serves as a focal point for Maury County’s African American history and the final resting place for many of Columbia’s prominent black citizens and heroes, including members of the United States Colored Troops as well as Dr. J.C. Halfacre, a physician who served as a city alderman, and Isaiah Gholston, a builder and a minister who constructed the Gholston Methodist Church.

SPRING HILL BATTLEFIELD Kedron Road and Reserve Blvd | Spring Hill An interpretive walking trail at the Spring Hill battlefield southeast of Spring Hill on Kedron Road and Reserve Boulevard helps visitors understand one of the most controversial events of the Civil War.

ST. JOHN’ S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 6497 Trotwood Ave  St-Johns-Episcopal-Church-Columbia-Tennessee This church was built by Leonidas Polk, Missionary Bishop of Southwest, and his three brothers, George, Lucius, and Rufus. These cousins of President James K. Polk divided a grant received from their father, Col. William Polk of North Carolina.

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EXPLORE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BUILDING BLOCK SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS 1309 S Main St | (931) 305-2026 | buildingblockarts.com Providing classes, lessons & performances for all ages.

COLUMBIA CULINARY ARTS CENTER 1200 S. Garden St | (217) 273-8951  Columbia-Culinary-Arts-Center Columbia Culinary Arts Center has a wide variety of entertaining and educational culinary classes and events that spotlight local chefs, coaches, and health gurus. Sign up for classes today.

HAY LONG HALL 103 Hay Long Ave | Mt. Pleasant | haylonghall.com Live music and stage performances happen here at this sweet, little historic church-turned-event venue.

SHADY BROOK CINEMAS 1907 Shady Brook St | shadybrookcinemas.net Shady Brook Cinemas is a locally owned and operated 12-screen movie theater. Space available for private parties and events.

TENN PIN ALLEY 730 Mooresville Pike |  Tennpinalley Tenn Pin Alley has 32 lanes of bowling featuring 24 lanes with automatic scoring. pro shop, game room, arcade, glow laser tag, party rooms and a cafe.

GALLERIES THE LIBRARY ART GALLERY 211 W 8th St | (931) 375-6501 | maurycounty-tn.gov The Library Art Gallery, located in the Maury County Library in the Columbia Arts District, showcases local art on rotation throughout the year. Past exhibits include a show by famed American sculptor Alan LeQuire.

PRYOR ART GALLERY 1665 Hampshire Pike | (931) 540-2883 columbiastate.edu/pryorgallery Pryor Art Gallery hosts a regular schedule of exhibits each year, free and open to the public.

W7TH CO GALLERY 107 W 7th St | (931) 584-6111 gallery.w7thco.com The West 7th Co gallery features vintage photos that showcase more than one hundred years of Columbia’s history.


MUSEUMS AMUSE’UM CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 123 W. 7th St (931) 223-6337 amuseumcolumbia.org Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, aMuse’um offers a variety of activities and experiences for children up to 8 years old.

COLUMBIA MILITARY ACADEMY MUSEUM 1101 W 7th St | cmaaa.com The Columbia Military Academy Museum showcases the history of this arsenal turned academy from its beginnings in 1885. The museum is housed in what was once the Guard House. It was actually used as a brig when troops were quartered there. Tours by appointment only, Contact Andrew Williams andrew.williams@cabulldogs.org

MAURY COUNTY ARCHIVES 201 E 6th St | maurycounty-tn.gov Maury County Archives collects and conserves the priceless collection of Maury County original, historical documents and makes them available to the public. The Archives are open Monday-Thursday.

POSSUM HOLLER GARAGE 2980 Williamsport Pike | possumhollergarage.com Tour the world-renowned Possum Holler Garage, best known for their original works of art created from vintage cars and truck parts, and showstopper pieces such as the giant Radio Flyer wagon that drives. Their work can be seen on Dancing With the Stars! Weekday tours by appointment only; Saturday tours: 1pm-4pm.

MT. PLEASANT/ MAURY COUNTY MUSEUM 108 Public Sq | Mt. Pleasant  MtPleasantMauryMuseumOfLocalHistory The Mt. Pleasant/Maury County Museum preserves the history of the county, including its role in the phosphate industry as well as the impact of mining on the area. The museum offers many books on local history, a yearly calendar, Christmas ornaments featuring local landmarks, and other items.

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EXPLORE TOURS & DRIVING TRAILS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY DRIVING TOUR Main Street, Columbia, TN, 38401 | visitcolumbiatn.com This self-guided driving tour begins in downtown Columbia, where a large free African American population existed even before the Civil War, and explores significant sites throughout Maury County.

TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR TRAILS 301 W 7th St|civilwartrails.org The Civil War Trails program connects visitors with the great campaigns and lesser-known sites of the Civil War throughout Tennessee. Trails signage, along with a self-guided brochure, guide visitors as they follow in the footsteps of the generals, soldiers, citizens and the enslaved who found themselves in the midst of this great struggle. Sites in the Columbia area include The Athenaeum, Artillery Duel, The Bigby Greys, St. John’s Church and Rippavilla Plantation.

MULETOWN TOURS muletowntours.com (931) 626-8368 With more than 10 years of experience Mule Town Tours is Columbia’s oldest local tour company. Specializing in history, ghost, and cemetery tours, Mule Town Tours is fun for all ages with walking and bus tour options. Tours every Friday and Saturday. Weekdays upon request.

MULETOWN MANIA TOURS 1907 Shady Brook St | (931) 374-5331 | muletownmania.com Muletown Mania Tours offer a variety of themed, guided tours and live entertainment for the public. They are also available for private rentals such as bachelor/bachelorette party bus events.

OLD TENNESSEE TRAIL tnvacation.com/experiences/road-trip Explore small Tennessee towns to uncover the story of Middle Tennessee, from Native Americans to westbound settlers, Civil War soldiers and beyond. The Old Tennessee Trail takes you through sites in Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Santa Fe, Fly, Water Valley Community, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia and Spring Hill.”

NASHVILLE’S TRACE TRAIL tnvacation.com/experiences/road-trip Load up and take the Nashville’s Trace road trip through charming Tennessee towns linked together by the unspoiled beauty and stories of the Natchez Trace Parkway and National Scenic Byway.


TAPS & CORKS ASGARD BREWING COMPANY 104 E 5th St | asgardbrewery.com Asgard is a destination brewery that focuses on ecotourism and quality craft beer. It’s a rustic bar that sits on the beautiful Duck River with outdoor seating, guest food trucks and live music.

AMBER FALLS WINERY & CELLAR 794 Ridgetop Rd | Hampshire | amberfallswinery.com Amber Falls Winery produces fine wines ranging from bold dry reds to novelty fruit wines in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Join them for a tour and/or a tasting in the charming tasting room in the cellar of the winery and experience the beauty of the property.

BAD IDEA BREWING 307 W 11th St | Columbia Arts Building | badideabrewing.com Working to deliver unique, high-quality craft beer to southern middle Tennessee.

BATTLEGROUND SOUTH CIGAR LOUNGE 1020 S Garden St | (931) 548-2171 | battlegroundsouth.com Experience southern comfort at Battleground South featuring a wide selection of fine cigars and bourbons.

BRIARWORKS 511 N Main St | (931) 223-8985 | briarworksusa.com Pipe and cigar lounge with craft brews on tap, handmade pipes and fine cigars in a casual atmosphere with access to the factory. See the pipe-making process!

KEG SPRINGS WINERY 361 Keg Springs Rd | Hampshire | kegspringswinery.net Keg Springs Winery offers free tastings for patrons 21 and older. April through October, experience free music on their deck on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 2pm–5pm. They are also available for private parties.

NATCHEZ HILLS VINEYARD & WINERY 109 Overhead Bridge Rd | Hampshire | natchezhills.com A boutique family vineyard and winery and event venue south of Nashville near the Natchez Trace Parkway where they create handcrafted small-batch wines. Sample Natchez Hills wines in the tasting room then enjoy a bottle on the patio

TAPS OFF MAIN 100 W 7th St | (931) 548-2237 |  TapsoffMain Tap room on the Square in downtown Columbia, TN with more than 25 brews on tap! Fun, inviting atmosphere.

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he outdoors recharges your soul and energizes your spirit whether you choose trails for mountain biking, canoeing on the Duck River, parks, farms, fishing or hiking the Yanahli Preserve. No matter how you do it, just do it.

Jailbreak Triathlon on the Duck River


OUTDOORS DUCK RIVER HIGHER PURSUITS 3114 Cheeks Bend Rd | higherpursuits.com (931) 840-8575 The Higher Pursuits Duck River Canoe Base is located just minutes from downtown Columbia and features canoe and kayak trips on the beautiful and scenic Duck River, which winds its way through Maury County, the Yanahli Wildlife Management Area and the Duck River State Natural Area. There are gorgeous gravel bars, rock bluffs and beautiful scenery throughout. Paddling routes are easygoing Class I with very few swift spots.

RIVER RAT CANOE RENTALS 4361 Hwy 31 | riverratcanoe.com | (931) 381-2278 Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Duck River by kayak, canoe, paddleboard or tube. Rent everything you need for your excursion! Take a 5-mile or 9-mile trip by boat or try a 1.5-hour lazy river tube float.

YANAHLI CANOE & KAYAK CO. 1253 Iron Bridge Rd | tennesseepaddler.com | (931) 215-4891 Yanahli Canoe & Kayak Company provides kayak and canoe trips on the Duck River near Columbia and the Buffalo River in Perry County. We also do hiking, camping, backpacking and caving trips around Middle Tennessee.

PARKS & TRAILS CHEEKS BEND NATURAL AREA / YANAHLI PRESERVE & RUMMAGE CAVE From I-65, exit to highway 412/99 and head west one mile and turn left on Rock Springs Road. Go four miles to Sowell Mill Pike and turn left. Then go three miles and turn right on Cheeks Bend Road. Cheeks Bend is an 800-acre natural area that is part of the Duck River Complex within the 12,800-acre Yanahli Wildlife Management Area. Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail is a two-mile trail that wanders along the bluff overlooking the Duck River. Rummage Cave, a short, horizontal cave with five oval rooms about 30 feet wide, brings you near the base of the Duck River and intersects with Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail.

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OUTDOORS CHICKASAW TRACE PARK 1415 New Hwy 7 | maurycounty-tn.gov This 300-acre park is located on the banks of the Duck River and the tributary Knob Creek. It has been designed with 8.5 miles of single track mountain bike trails suitable for all levels of riders from expert racers to 5-year-olds. Maps available at the parking field.

COOK SOCCER PARK 710 Experiment Station Ln | (931) 388-8119 Cook Soccer Park has 10 fields located adjacent to Maury County Park.

HENRY HORTON STATE PARK 4209 Nashville Hwy | Chapel Hill tnstateparks.com/parks/about/henry-horton Henry Horton State Park offers lodging options such as an inn, cabins, RV, tent, primitive camp sites and group campsites, The inn features a restaurant open seven days a week. Amenities include golf, fishing, trap and skeet range, swimming, hiking trails, picnic pavilions and a conference center.

MAURY COUNTY PARK 1018 Maury County Park Dr | maurycounty-tn.gov Maury County Park has a hiking trail, a 1.5 mile paved walking trail, a special trail for kids’ motorized vehicles, two playgrounds and eight pavilions available by reservation. There are football and baseball fields, two equestrian arenas and barns. And it is also home to the miniature trains of Mid-South Live Steamers.

RIDLEY SPORTS COMPLEX 6148 Trotwood Ave | (931) 560-1444 visitcolumbiatn.com Tennessee’s Premier tournament destination, Ridley Sports Complex is a multi-purpose sports facility with 10 softball fields and nine rectangular fields suitable for soccer, Lacrosse, football, and rugby.

RIVERWALK PARK 102 Riverside Dr | (931) 388-8119 | visitcolumbiatn.com Riverwalk Park is just off the square in downtown nestled along the banks of the Duck River, one of the most ecologically diverse rivers in the U.S. Enjoy the paved walking path that connects historic downtown Columbia to Riverwalk Park and up to the local dam, approximately one mile. Kids will enjoy the splash pad and the basketball court. Two pavilions in the park are available by reservation. Events keep the park buzzing with activity such as the Farmers Market, live concerts, and ‘Movies in the Park’..


STONEYBROOK GOLF COURSE 119 Stoneybrook Rd | stoneybrook.us | (931) 388-5143 Stoneybrook Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course with a driving range, two practice greens, a grill and clubhouse. Ideal for your next outing or special event.

WILLIAMSPORT LAKES 3813 Williamsport Pike | Williamsport | (931) 583-2477 The Williamsport Lakes are the area’s best public family fishing lakes. The 4 lakes are stocked with bass, catfish, bluegill and more! Bait, boat and tackle rentals available.

WOODLAND PARK 821 W 9th St | (931) 388-8119 | visitcolumbiatn.com Woodland Park is a 60.82 acre park in the heart of Columbia, Tn. It is anchored by the historic Rainey House in a beautiful, wooded setting with a walking trail, a pond with a fountain, a large playground area and several smaller play areas, an amphitheater, tennis courts, disc golf course and picnic pavilions.

WOODLAND PARK DISC GOLF COURSE 821 W 9th St | (931) 388-8119 | visitcolumbiatn.com The disc golf course at Woodland Park offers some of the best scenery and aesthetics in Columbia. Both amateur and advanced players are welcome to experience everything this wonderful course has to offer!

FARMS CEDAR CREEK FARM 3552 Hwy 431 | cedarcreektn.com We believe that there’s something special about getting to know your local farmer and to see us at work. Experience the magic of Cedar Creek Farm for yourself. Bring your family. You may even get to milk a goat or two! Farm tours are by appointment. Groups of 15 – 60 people are welcome.

FOREST GULLY FARMS 6016 Fly Hollow Rd | Santa Fe | (615) 509-0533 Come spend the day at Forest Gully Farms. They use both permaculture and food forestry to keep a self-sustaining ecosystem using native plants, herbs, animals and bees. Two-hour farm tours are available by appointment. Groups of 4 to 15 people are welcome.

RING FARM 2628 Greens Mill Rd | ringfarm.com | (931) 486-2395 This family-owned farm is open to the public on weekends in the month of October only. Activities include a haunted corn maze, wagon rides and more.

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Riverwalk Park VisitColumbiaTn.com

Maury County Park Midsouthlivesteamers.com



Rippavilla Plantation Rippavilla.org

MULE DAY Maury County Park & Downtown Columbia Muleday.com

MULETOWNER SUNDOWNER Historic Downtown Columbia Muletowner.com

BLOODYS & BISCUITS James K. Polk Home & Museum Jameskpolk.com

MIDSTATE CLASSIC Ridley Sports Complex ColumbiaTn.com


JULY THUNDER OVER MAURY Maury County Airport VisitMountPleasantTn.com

AUGUST MAURY COUNTY FAIR Maury County Park maurycountyfair.com

SEPTEMBER MID-SOUTH LIVE STEAMERS Maury County Park Midsouthlivesteamers.com

Amber Falls Winery Amberfallswinery.com



Historic Downtown Columbia Muletowner.com

Mount Pleasant VisitMountPleasantTn.com

JUNE VILLAGE JUBILEE & FESTIVAL Village of Hampshire  VillageofHampshire



MUSIC N’ MOTORS CRUISE-IN Possum Holler Garage MusicnMotors.com

SUNSET RHYTHM & VINES Natchez Hills Vineyard NatchezHills.com

OCTOBER HAUNTING IN THE DISTRICT Historic Downtown Columbia experiencemaury.com


CHRISTMAS PARADE West 7th St to downtown ColumbiaMainStreet.com

MAURY CHRISTMAS HISTORIC HOMES TOUR Around Maury County  MauryChristmas

Riverwalk Park mycolumbiatn.com



Downtown Mount Pleasant VisitMountPleasantTn.com

Downtown Mount Pleasant MidSouthBbqTn.com


NOVEMBER A VERY MAURY CHRISTMAS Westbury House  AVeryMauryChristmas

JAMES K. POLK BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION James K. Polk Home & Museum jameskpolk.com

DECEMBER CHRISTMAS IN COLUMBIA NIGHT OF LIGHT & FA LA LA FRIDAYS Downtown & around town ItsChristmasinColumbia.com

ONGOING EVENTS FIRST FRIDAYS Every First Friday Historic Downtown Columbia mycolumbiatn.com

COLUMBIA FARMERS FRESH MARKET May–Oct: Every Tues Thurs, Sat Riverwalk Park ColumbiaMainStreet.com

MUSIC ON THE RIDGE April–Oct: Every Sat-Sun Amber Falls Winery Amberfallswinery.com

RORY FEEK CONCERT SERIES April–Aug, Nov-Dec Hardison Mill Farm RoryFeek.com

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rom steakhouses and cafés to smoothie shops and coffeehouses, Columbia has a nice mix of dining options. This variety includes familiar chains as well as one-of-a-kind restaurants for a taste of the local flavor – many of these local hot spots are located in historic downtown Columbia and others are scattered throughout the community.

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EAT + DRINK DOWNTOWN A BALLOON SHOP 27 Public Sq | (931) 381-8080


PUCKETT’S 15 Public Sq | (931) 490-4550

RED 7 PIZZA CO. 319 W 7th St | (615) 378-7337

104 E 5th St | (931) 828-2218



117 W 7th St | (931) 548-8002

822 S Main St | (931) 901-0683

BUCK & BOARD 109 E 6th St | (931) 698-3951

CITIES 105 E 6th St | (931) 548-2139

SQUARE MARKET & CAFE 36 Public Sq | (931) 840-3636

TAPS OFF MAIN 100 W 7th St | (931) 548-2237



814 S Main St | (931) 505-8128

510 N Garden St (931) 505-8403


HATTIE JANE’S CREAMERY 16 Public Sq | (931) 490-0229

LOS POTROS 1005 S Main St | (931) 505-2976


908 Woodland St (931) 982-0460

ARTS DISTRICT BAD IDEA BREWING 307 W 11th St badideabrewing.com

23 Public Sq | (931) 901-0220



1102 Carmack Blvd (931) 381-2834

100 W 5th St | (931) 490-0007



307 W 11th St | (931) 548-6524

108 W 7th St | (931) 842-1280



206 Depot St

26 Public Sq | (931) 223-5846



1018 S Garden St (931) 901-0531

1005 1/2 Carmack Blvd (931) 548-8688

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DB’S EATS & BEATS 1144 Riverside Dr (931) 388-7770

THE OVERFLOWING CUP 1028 Nashville Hwy (931) 922-6308


1907 Shady Brook St (931) 548-8445

EMBERS TAVERN & GRILLE 2513 Hospitality Ln (931) 489-0027

FARMERS FAMILY RESTAURANT 800 James Campbell Blvd (931) 540-8989

FUJIYAMA 1202 S James Campbell Blvd #3 (931) 388-8383

1000 Riverside Dr (931) 223-5135




A1 JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 815 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 223-8455

BRICKHOUSE BARBEQUE 915 Nashville Hwy (931) 490-0406



402 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 388-0480

900 Hatcher Ln (931) 381-3463

JOIE’S CAJUN MARKET 2316 Denham Ave Suite #3 (931) 901-0298

JUMBO HOUSE 1410 Nashville Hwy (931) 388-2440

KATHY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 702 Hatcher Ln | (931) 540-0779

1665 Hampshire Pike (931) 388-0804



1511 Nashville Hwy (931) 548-8646

1323 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 381-9634



141 Trotwood Ave (931) 540-8723

5021 Trotwood Ave (931) 982-6198



1412 Trotwood Ave (931)388-1123

1534 Bear Creek Pike (931) 490-2250


DON PEPE’S MEXICAN GRILL 1507 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-2221 24


1903 Shady Brook St (931) 840-5955

LEGEND’S STEAKHOUSE 2401 Pulaski Hwy (931) 380-1888

627 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 981-9182





115 E James Campbell Blvd (931) 381-4322

107 N Main St Mt. Pleasant | (931) 325-5377

1412 Trotwood Ave (931) 388-1844



2800 Dodson Gap Rd Culleoka | (931) 987-0059

202 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 840-4353

OLD GLORY RESTAURANT 1390 Hampshire Pike (931) 901-0260

OMEGA MARKET & DINER 1201 Woodland St (931) 381-7554


DOODADS MARKET & DELI 2696 Williamsport Pike Columbia | (931) 583-0207

MARCY JO’S MEALHOUSE 4205 Hwy 431 Columbia | (931) 380-0968


1334 Trotwood Ave (931) 901-0755

3035 Reserve Blvd Spring Hill | (931) 487-9787



136 Bear Creek Pike (931) 490-2085

100 South Main St Mt. Pleasant | (931) 379-7228



2225 Carmack Blvd (931) 388-5476

4356 Skelley Rd Santa Fe | (931) 682-2315



1555 Bear Creek Pike (931) 381-2234

5441 Main St Spring Hill | (931) 674-2027



1202 S James Campbell Blvd (800) 782-7282

SWEET BAKES DONUTS AND CAKES 1154 Trotwood Ave (931) 548-6832

TENNESSEE COFFEE & SMOOTHIE CO. 1210 N Commerce Ct (931) 490-4485

3419 Fly Rd Santa Fe | (931) 682-0040

SANTA FE DINER 4356 Skelly Rd Santa Fe | (931) 682-0005

SPRING HILL BAKERY 309 Hardin Alley Spring Hill | (615) 952-1222

WAFFLE HOUSE 1104 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-2132 visitcolumbiatn.com | 25



Downtown Shops on South Main

tash an extra travel bag for this trip. An outing in Columbia promises unique shops, great finds, good eats and relaxing options...extra emphasis on the great finds! Explore downtown and the arts district then make your way around the city and into the surrounding communities. You won’t be disappointed.

SHOP ETC. DOWNTOWN 111 WEST EMPORIUM 111 W. 7th Street 111westemporium.com | (931) 505-8575

A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL 317 W 8th St  alssvintage | (615) 351-3993

ACCENTS & ANTIQUES OF COLUMBIA 37-38 Public Sq  antiquesandmoreantiques | (931) 380-8975

THE BLACK PEARL 510 N Garden St  blackpearboutiquetn | (931) 309-9374

BLEU 32 VINTAGE MARKETPLACE 108 W 7th St bleu32.com | (931) 548-3282

BRIARWORKS PIPE & CIGAR LOUNGE 511 N Main St briarworksusa.com | (931) 223-8985

COLUMBIA FARMERS FRESH MARKET Riverwalk Park & 5th St columbiamainstreet.com | (931) 388-3647

COLUMBIA HEALTH FOODS 106 W 7th St columbiahealthfoods.com | (931) 388-1148

DANIEL’S BARBER SHOP ON THE SQUARE 25 Public Sq  Daniels-Barber-Shop-on-the-Square | (931) 223-8421

DUCK RIVER BOOKS 12 Public Sq duckriverbooks.com | (931) 548-2665

ELIA 28 Public Sq eliasimplyfree.com | (931) 771-3329

FADED FARMHOUSE 113 E 6th St thefadedfarmhouse.com | (615) 500-1535 visitcolumbiatn.com | 27

SHOP ETC. FINISHING TOUCH BARBER SHOP 809 Woodland Street finishingtouchbarbershop.com | (931) 840-8807

HEYLEE B 812 S Main St heyleeb.com | (931) 505-8444

ITTY BITTY CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 510 N Garden St  ittybittychildrensboutique | (931) 380-5434

J & S SALON 804 S Main St  JandSSalon38401 | (931) 548-2071

LILY JANE 40 Public Sq lilyjanecolumbia.com | (931) 381-6554

THE LINEN DUCK 109 E 6th St  thelinenduck | (615) 839-7981

MULETOWN POTTERY 510 N Garden St muletownpotterytn.com | (931) 626-1195

NEEDLE & GRAIN 510 N Garden St. needleandgrain.com | (931) 548-6686

OAK & LACE 802 S Main St oakandlace.com | (931) 548-8137

PEARL HENRY BOUTIQUE 109 W 7th St peralhenryboutique | (931) 922-4201

POST MERCANTILE 815 S Main St postmercantile.com | (931) 330-6147

THE RUGGED FOX TRADING CO. 510 N Garden St  theruggedfox

SALON SOUTH STUDIO ON THE SQUARE 109 W 7th St salonsouth.com | (615) 417-8665


SMITH & YORK CO. 30 Public Sq | (931) 797-9873 smithandyork.co

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE 129 W 7th St southernexposuretn.com | (931) 901-0461

SUGAR CREEK 502 N Garden St  Sugar-Creek | (931) 797-2253

TALLGRASS MEAT CO. 510 N Garden St tallgrassmeat.com | (931) 505-8202

TED’S SPORTING GOODS 806 S Main St tedssportinggoods.com (931) 388-6387

TREK BICYCLE STORE COLUMBIA 11 Public Sq spinningspoke.com/trek-columbia (931) 548-8313

VARIETY RECORD SHOP 24 Public Sq varietyrecords.com | (931) 982-6212

W7TH CO GALLERY 107 W 7th St gallery.w7thco.com | (931) 584-6111

ARTS DISTRICT BATTLEGROUND SOUTH CIGAR LOUNGE 1020 S Garden St battlegroundsouth.com | (931) 548-2171

BLOOMSTALL 307 W 11th St bloomstall.com

CAB MOVEMENT 307 W 11th St columbiaartsbuilding.com/cab-movement

COLUMBIA ARTS BUILDING 307 W 11th St columbiaartsbuilding.com

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SHOP ETC. COLUMBIA CULINARY ARTS CENTER 206 Depot St  Columbia Culinary Arts Center

ENVY HAIR SALON 206 Depot St envycolumbia.com | (931) 381-4290

GLOVER’S SECONDHAND 307 W 11th St  gloverssecondhand | (205) 657-1494

LACE & COMPANY 307 W 8th St  laceandcompanybridal | (931) 982-0156

MULETOWN COLLECTIVE 307 W 11th St muletowncollective.com | (615) 423-5412

YE PEDDLER GIFT SHOPPE 305 W 8th St yepeddler.com | (931) 388-8888

AROUND TOWN BAXTER’S MERCANTILE 2407 Pulaski Hwy (931) 901-0687

DORIS’ FLOWERS & GIFTS 2500 Pillow Dr DorisFlowersandGifts.com | (931) 381-9341

THE FACTORY AT COLUMBIA 101 N James Campbell Blvd  factoryatcolumbia | (931) 499-1292

FOX & COMPANY SALON & DAY SPA 1211 Hatcher Ln foxsalonspa.com | (931) 381-1773

JACKSON BLUME STUDIO 1129 Trotwood Ave jacksonblume.com | (931) 548-8300

LIVELY FLORIST SHOP 610 Hatcher Ln LivelyFlorist.com | (931) 388-3656

LOBLOLLY INTERIORS 810 Walker St  loblollyinteriors | (931) 388-4676 30

PINK PORCH 1326 Trotwood Ave thepinkporchcolumbia.com | (931) 223-8880

SECOND TIME AROUND 812 Walker St  Second-Time-Around-853852714677168 | (931) 381-7222

TREASURE VILLAGE 114 Nashville Hwy treasurevillagellc.com | (931) 548-2333

SHORN BARBERS 1121 Trotwood Ave shornbarbers.com | (931) 922-4201

TWIG BOUTIQUE 1173 Trotwood Ave  Twigboutiquetn | (931) 981-3845

AROUND THE COUNTY 1824 GENERAL STORE 1824 S Main St |Mt. Pleasant  1824GeneralStore | (931) 325-5307

BRECKENRIDGE BABY 99 Public Sq | Mt. Pleasant breckenridgebaby.com | (931) 379-3399

CARTERS CREEK STATION ANTIQUES 2984 Carters Creek Station Rd | Columbia  carterscreekstationantiques | (931) 486-0405

COPPERHEAD CREEK STUDIO 4114 Hampshire Pike | Hampshire copperheadcreekcarpentry.com | (931) 805-3111

EM SPACE 113 N Main St | Mt. Pleasant emspacetn.com | (931) 505-3433

FIREFLIES STUDIO 5323 Main St | Spring Hill  tnfireflies | (931) 674-2042

MOUNT PLEASANT MARKETPLACE 111 Public Sq | Mt. Pleasant  MountPleaseantMarketplace | (931) 233-3686

QUILTING FRAME 5990 Leipers Creek Rd | Santa Fe  thequiltingframe | (931) 682-3746 visitcolumbiatn.com | 31


low down and soak up everything Columbia has to oer. There’s no hurry, so stay with us a while! Check out these hotels, motels, charming bed & breakfast properties, and RV campgrounds.

Blythewood Inn


STAY HOTELS & MOTELS BAYMONT INN & SUITES 715 S James Campbell Blvd wyndhamhotels.com (931) 548-4246

COLUMBIA INN EXTENDED SUITES 1208 Nashville Hwy (866) 599-6674

COMFORT INN 1544 Bear Creek Pike choicehotels.com (931) 388-2500

COMFORT SUITES 1551 Bear Creek Pike choicehotels.com (931) 505-8466

RICHLAND INN OF COLUMBIA 2405 Pulaski Hwy richlandinncolumbia.com (931) 381-4500

SLEEP INN & SUITES 1605 Harley Davidson Blvd choicehotels.com (931) 548-2900

SUPER 8 MOTEL 1554 Bear Creek Pike wyndhamhotels.com (931) 548-1359

CAMPING CAMPERS RV PARK 1792 Bear Creek Pike campersrvtn.com (931) 381-4112

DAYS INN 1504 Columbia Hwy wyndhamhotels.com (931) 381-3297

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES 1545 Halifax Drive marriott.com (931) 548-8444

1551 Halifax Dr hamptoninn3.hilton.com (931) 540-1222




1561 Halifax Dr ihg.com (931) 380-2025

109 Blythewood Drive blythewoodinnbb.com (931) 982-0907



1548 Bear Creek Pike redroof.com (931) 381-1410

1306 Trotwood Ave innatbigbycreek.com (931) 982-6226


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1224 Trotwood Ave. Columbia mauryregional.com (931) 381-1111 Maury Regional Health is the only system in Tennessee to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health in 2018. MRMC has 255 beds with 200+ physicians on staff.

TRANSPORTATION NASHVILLE INT’L AIRPORT (BNA) flynashville.com (615) 275-1675 With more than 14.1 million passengers visiting each year, BNA serves 450 flights daily to more than 50 nonstop markets, served by 12 airlines & 3 cargo carriers.

MAURY COUNTY AIRPORT 1200 N. Main St | Mt. Pleasant FlyMaury.com | (931) 379-5511 General aviation, public use airport located approximately 9 miles from Columbia & 2 miles from Mount Pleasant. Amenities include ground handling, aviation fuel and parking, hangars, rental cars & courtesy transportation.

MULE TOWN TROLLEY muletowntrolley.org (931) 379-2907 Bus service from Columbia to surrounding areas

LIBRARY MAURY COUNTY LIBRARY 211 W. 8th Street maurycounty-tn.gov (931) 375-6501 34


MAURY COUNTY maurycounty-tn.gov

CITY OF SPRING HILL springhilltn.org

CITY OF MOUNT PLEASANT mountpleasanttn.org

CHAMBER / ECONOMIC DEV MAURY ALLIANCE mauryalliance.com (931) 388-2155

THE LOCAL SCOOP THE MULETOWNER themuletowner.com   themuletowner An everyday, local resource for residents and visitors

MYCOLUMBIA mycolumbiatn.com   mycolumbiatn Celebrating the culture and community of Columbia.

COLLEGE COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1665 Hampshire Pike columbiastate.edu (931) 540-2722 Tennessee’s first community college established in 1966, Columbia State is a two-year college with five locations serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee that offers more than 70 areas of study.



City of Columbia VisitColumbiaTn.com (931) 560-1510  visitcolumbiatn

Maury County CVB & Visitor Center 302 W. 7th Street visitmaury.com (931) 381-7176


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We’re so glad you’ve chosen to experience Columbia. Once you’ve had the chance to explore all there is to see and do here, we hope you’ll consider visiting some of our neighbors in the region who would love to show you around.



Mt. Pleasant Community Development Corp. visitmountpleasanttn.com (931) 379-9837

Williamson County CVB visitfranklin.com (615) 591-8514

SOUTH CENTRAL TN TOURISM ASSOCIATION Representing 13 counties of South Central TN sctta.net | (931) 993-3286

FLORENCE, ALABAMA Florence/Lauderdale CVB The Shoals visitflorenceal.com (888) 356-8687

NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY Nashville CVC visitmusiccity.com (800) 657-6910

RUTHERFORD COUNTY Rutherford County CVB readysetrutherford.com (615) 893-6565

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA Huntsville/Madison County CVB huntsville.org (800) 843-0468

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MAP KEY Shopping & Dining 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

111 West Emporium

10 11 12 13 14

Bleu 32

32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41


42 Puckett's

Buck & Board

43 Red 7 Pizza

Bucky's Family Restaurant

44 Row & Co

A Balloon Shop A Little Something Special Accents and Antiques aMuse'um Asgard Brewery Battleground South Cigar Bistro 822 The Black Pearl

Muletown Coffee Muletown Pottery Mum's The Word Florist Nolens Barbecue Needle & Grain Oak & Lace Pie Sensations Pita Plus Post Mercantile

(Envy Salon, Koko’s Ice Cream, Columbia Culinary Arts Center, Knitted City Design)


15 Columbia Arts Building

(CAB Cafe, Muletown Collective, Glover’s Secondhand, Bloom Stall)


45 The Rugged Fox 46 Salon South

16 Columbia Health Foods 17 Deli 31

47 Smith & York Co.

18 Duck River Books 19 Elia

49 Southern Exposure

48 Second Time Around 50 Southern Tré

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

The Faded Farmhouse

Lace & Co.

57 Trek Bicycle Store

27 28 29 30 31

Lily Jane

58 Variety Records

The Linen Duck

59 Vanh Dy’s


60 W7th Co Gallery

Los Potros

61 Willie's Famous Wings 62 Windmill Bakery 63 Ye Peddler Gift Shoppe

51 Square Market Café

Finishing Touch Barber Shop 52 Subway Hattie Jane's 53 Sugar Creek Heylee B

54 Tallgrass Meat Company

Itty Bitty Children's Boutique 55 Taps Off Main J & S Salon 56 Ted's Sporting Goods

Lumberyard Gardens

Attractions A Athenaeum B Farmer’s Market C Historic Downtown Square D Maury County Archives 36

E Maury County Library

and Gallery


Maury County Visitor’s Center


President James K. Polk Home and Museum

H Riverwalk Park

W 4th St

W 4th St





37 45 9 11 17 54 24 34 36

th S


W 5th St

6 N Main St

N High St


14 12 28 20

W 6th St

N Garden Street

51 4 27 10 16 55

W 7th St

C 49 5 50 1 46 60 47 19 2 39 58 33 38 25 23 56 59 32 8

Walker St


48 26 63



41 E 8th St


W 9th St

E 9th St

40 S Garden St

62 7

S High St

W 10th St


13 Andrews St

31 W 11th St


Depo t

44 St

in S t


S Ma

W 11th St

Ar ts D

E 10th St






Woodland St

Frierson St


22 42

S Main St

W 8th St

E 7th St

57 18

Woodland St




E 6th St





Downtown & Arts District

W 5th St


To Nashville

I-65 Exit 46 E D C

B 6 Bear Cr ee







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1 To Huntsville



To Columbia

G 3

Hotels & Motels A B C D

Comfort Inn


Comfort Suites Fairfield Inn and Suites Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express Red Roof Inn Sleep Inn Super 8

Shopping & Dining 1 2 3 4

Burger King

5 Stan’s Country Store

Cracker Barrel

6 Subway

Harley Davidson

7 Waffle House


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Visit Columbia Tn Visitor Guide  

Columbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, TN and 75 miles north of Huntsville, AL. Here you’ll discover an original downtown with a vibrant M...

Visit Columbia Tn Visitor Guide  

Columbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, TN and 75 miles north of Huntsville, AL. Here you’ll discover an original downtown with a vibrant M...