Real. Southern. Renaissance.
olumbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, and 75 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama. Here youâ€™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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Experience the rich history of Columbia’s landmarks, tours and trails, the arts, and museums.
OUTDOORS Hike, walk, paddle or cycle some of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful countryside.
EVENTS Don’t miss some of our exciting events happening throughout the year.
EAT + DRINK Experience our small town flavor with some of our favorite places to grab a bite.
SHOP ETC. Whether you’re on the Square or around town, we have some of the area’s most unique shopping experiences!
STAY Extend your stay and kick back in one of our hotels, inns or bed & breakfasts.
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REAL. SOUTHERN. RENAISSANCE. Columbia, Tennessee, is a true Southern “Main Street America” experience just south of Nashville, Tennessee. Discover an original downtown and vibrant Main Street with trendy shops, boutiques, live music, antiques and good eats surrounding the beautiful town square with its classic courthouse at the center of it all. 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. As 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 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, a classic Southern town with a kick.
President James K. Polk Home
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 Street | 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 Street & 11th Street 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 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 Street | 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 Street 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 Square | 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 to the home and museum will enjoy a 30-minute docent-guided tour of the main house and a self-guided tour of the Polk Sister’s house, gardens and kitchen building. This Federal-style home was built by father Samuel Polk in 1816 while James was attending the University of North Carolina. This site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
RATTLE & SNAP PLANTATION 1522 North Main Street | 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 Street | 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.
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EXPLORE ST. JOHN’ S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 6497 Trotwood Ave. St-Johns-Episcopal-Church-Columbia-Tennessee Walk the grounds of this historic landmark, which was consecrated in 1842 by James Hervey Otey, the first Episcopal Bishop of 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.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COLUMBIA CULINARY ARTS CENTER 206 Depot Street | (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.
GALLERY 205 205 W 6th Street | (931) 548-2291 | gallery205art.com Exhibiting art that represents local and global art from paintings and drawings to jewelry and pottery.
THE LIBRARY ART GALLERY 211 W. 8th Street | (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.
SHADY BROOK CINEMAS 12 1907 Shady Brook Street | 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.
W7TH CO GALLERY 107 W. 7th Street |(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 Street | (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 Street | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MAURY COUNTY ARCHIVES 201 E. 6th Street | 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 Square | 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 Street |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 Street | (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 Take the Old Tennessee Trail scenic drive as rich in history as it is in fresh air, gently rolling hills, and down-home charm. Stop to 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.
WINERIES & BREWERIES ASGARD BREWING COMPANY 104 E. 5th Street asgardbrewery.com Asgard is a destination brewery that focuses on ecotourism and quality craft beer. Itâ€™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 Road | 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.
KEG SPRINGS WINERY 361 Keg Springs Road | 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 2pmâ€“5pm. They are also available for private parties.
NATCHEZ HILLS VINEYARD & WINERY 109 Overhead Bridge Road | Hampshire | natchezhills.com This boutique family vineyard and winery lies south of Nashville near the Natchez Trace Parkway where they create old-world, handcrafted, small-batch wines using traditional wine-making techniques. Enjoy a sampling in the tasting room then open a bottle on the patio and enjoy the fresh country air. Wine tastings (fee charged) at their tasting bar, guided by one of our tasting room associates. Contact them for parties of eight or more. Available for event rentals.
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Canoe the Duck River
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.
OUTDOORS DUCK RIVER HIGHER PURSUITS 3114 Cheeks Bend Road | 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 Road | 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 Drive | 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 Ridley Sports Complex is a multi-purpose sports facility with 10 softball fields and two soccer fields. Many different sports have tournaments at this facility, including soccer, softball, baseball, football, lacrosse, rugby. The 2018 expansion includes an additional 7 soccer fields, new concessions, multi-purpose room, and restrooms with additional parking.
RIVERWALK PARK 102 Riverside Drive | (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 Road | 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 Street | (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 Street | (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 Road | 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 Road | 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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MID-SOUTH LIVE STEAMERS
THUNDER OVER MAURY
Maury County Park Midsouthlivesteamers.com
MULETOWN BLUEGRASS & BBQ
Maury County Park & Downtown Columbia Muleday.com
BLOODYS & BISCUITS James K. Polk Home & Museum Jameskpolk.com
Riverwalk Park VisitColumbiaTn.com
MID-SOUTH LIVE STEAMERS Maury County Park Midsouthlivesteamers.com
Ridley Sports Complex ColumbiaTn.com
MUSIC N’ MOTORS CRUISE-IN
Possum Holler Garage MusicnMotors.com
CAJUNFEST Amber Falls Winery Amberfallswinery.com
PAINT THE TOWN Mount Pleasant VisitMountPleasantTn.com
JUNE VILLAGE JUBILEE & FESTIVAL Village of Hampshire VillageofHampshire
SWANKY PLANK VINTAGE MARKETPLACE Rippavilla Plantation Rippavilla.org
Maury County Airport VisitMountPleasantTn.com
SUNSET RHYTHM & VINES Natchez Hills Vineyard NatchezHills.com
OCTOBER HAUNTING IN THE DISTRICT Historic Downtown Columbia experiencemaury.com
MID-SOUTH BARBECUE FESTIVAL Downtown Mount Pleasant MidSouthBbqTn.com
MERIWETHER LEWIS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Riverwalk Park VisitColumbiaTn.com
NOVEMBER JAMES K. POLK BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION James K. Polk Home & Museum jameskpolk.com
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Every First Friday Historic Downtown Columbia mycolumbiatn.com
COLUMBIA FARMERS FRESH MARKET May–Oct: Every Tues Thurs, Sat Riverwalk Park ColumbiaMainStreet.com
MULETOWNER SUNDOWNER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
West 7th Street-downtown ColumbiaMainStreet.com
A VERY MAURY CHRISTMAS
May–Aug: Every third Saturday Historic Downtown Columbia Muletowner.com
Westbury House AVeryMauryChristmas
MUSIC ON THE RIDGE
MAURY CHRISTMAS HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
April–Oct: Every Sat-Sun Amber Falls Winery Amberfallswinery.com
Around Maury County MauryChristmas
MAURY’S MAYBERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND PARADE Downtown Mount Pleasant VisitMountPleasantTn.com
RORY FEEK CONCERT SERIES April–Aug, Nov-Dec Hardison Mill Farm RoryFeek.com
Visit our website for a full list of events happening in and around Columbia.
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Southern TrĂŠ Steakhouse
rom steakhouses and cafes 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 â€“ many of these local hot spots are located in historic downtown Columbia and others are scattered throughout the community.
EAT + DRINK DOWNTOWN
A BALLOON SHOP
26 Public Square (931) 223-5846
27 Public Square (931) 381-8080
PITA PLUS GYROS
1005 1/2 Carmack Blvd (931) 548-8688
104 E 5th St (931) 828-2218
15 Public Square (931) 490-4550
30 Public Square (931) 901-0818
BISTRO 822 822 S Main St (931) 901-0683
BUCKHEAD BLEU COFFEEHOUSE 108 W 7th St (931) 388-0804
RED 7 PIZZA CO. 319 W 7th St (615) 378-7337
SOUTHERN TRÉ STEAKHOUSE 117 W 7th St (931) 548-8002
SQUARE MARKET & CAFE
105 E. 6th St (931) 548-2139
36 Public Square (931) 840-3636
DON PEPE’S TACO SHOP
33 Public Sq (931) 548-8899
908 Woodland St (931) 982-0460
HATTIE JANE’S CREAMERY 16 Public Square (931) 490-0229
LOS POTROS 1005 S Main St (931) 505-2976
MULETOWN ROASTED COFFEE 23 Public Square (931) 901-0220
NOLEN’S BARBECUE 100 W 5th St (931) 490-0007 visitcolumbiatn.com | 19
EAT + DRINK ARTS DISTRICT
BUBBA GANDY SEAFOOD
BUCKY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT
1328 Trotwood Ave (615) 465-6820
1102 Carmack Blvd (931) 381-2834
BUCKHEAD COFFEEHOUSE 1665 Hampshire Pike (931) 388-0804
BYPASS DELI 1323 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 381-9634
CHICK-FIL-A 605 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 380-3939
COCINA REAL 5021 Trotwood Ave (931) 982-6198
CAB CAFE & BEER GARDEN 307 W 11th St (931) 548-6524
SWEET BAKES DONUTS AND CAKES 307 W 11th St
WINDMILL BAKERY 1018 South Garden St (931) 901-0531
RIVERSIDE BETTY’S PARKWAY RESTAURANT 912 Riverside Drive (931) 388-5570
1534 Bear Creek Pike (931) 490-2250
DON PEPE’S MEXICAN GRILL 1507 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-2221
THE DOTTED LIME FAMILY TABLE RESTAURANT 1907 Shady Brook St (931) 548-8445
EMBERS TAVERN & GRILLE 2513 Hospitality Lane (931) 489-0027
FARMERS FAMILY RESTAURANT
1000 Riverside Drive (931) 223-5135
800 James Campbell Blvd (931) 540-8989
A1 JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 815 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 223-8455
BRICKHOUSE BARBEQUE 915 Nashville Hwy (931) 490-0406 20
1202 S James Campbell Blvd #3 (931) 388-8383
GRACE CHINESE 402 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 388-0480
JJ’S BARBECUE 900 Hatcher Lane (931) 381-3463
1410 Nashville Hwy (931) 388-2440
202 S. James Campbell Blvd (931) 840-4353
KATHY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT
OMEGA MARKET & DINER
702 Hatcher Lane (931) 540-0779
KATIEPIE’S COUNTRY KITCHEN 1511 Nashville Hwy Columbia (931) 548-8646
LA FUENTE 141 Trotwood Ave (931) 540-8723
LUCKY BAMBOO 1412 Trotwood Avenue (931)388-1123
1201 Woodland St (931) 381-7554
OSCAR’S TACO SHOP 1334 Trotwood Ave (931) 901-0755
PANCHO’S PLACE 136 Bear Creek Pike (931) 490-2085
SHONEY’S 2225 Carmack Blvd (931) 388-5476
STAN’S RESTAURANT 1555 Bear Creek Pike (931) 381-2234
TENNESSEE COFFEE & SMOOTHIE CO. 1210 N Commerce Court (931) 490-4485
WAFFLE HOUSE 1104 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-2132
AROUND THE COUNTY LA HACIENDA 1903 Shady Brook St (931) 840-5955
LEGEND’S STEAKHOUSE 2401 Pulaski Hwy (931) 380-1888
BUCKHEAD COFFEEHOUSE 107 N. Main St Mt. Pleasant (931) 388-0804
CAMPBELL STATION COUNTRY STORE RESTAURANT
115 E James Campbell Blvd (931) 381-4322
2800 Dodson Gap Rd Culleoka (931) 987-0059
1412 Trotwood Ave (931) 388-1844
DOODADS MARKET & DELI
2696 Williamsport Pike Columbia (931) 583-0207
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EAT + DRINK MARCY JO’S MEALHOUSE 4205 Hwy 431 | Columbia (931) 380-0968
MOCKINGBIRD RESTAURANT 3035 Reserve Blvd Spring Hill (931) 487-9787
MT. PLEASANT GRILLE 100 South Main St Mt. Pleasant (931) 379-7228
NETT’S COUNTRY STORE 4356 Skelley Rd | Santa Fe (931) 682-2315
NELLY’S ITALIAN CAFÉ 5441 Main St | Spring Hill (931) 674-2027
PAPA BOUDREAUX’S CAJUN CAFE 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
FAST FOOD ARBY’S 1625 Hatcher Ln (931) 381-4711 1623 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-4829
BOJANGLE’S 855 W James Campbell Blvd (931) 388-6343
BURGER KING 1235 Trotwood Ave (931) 381-4372 1564 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-7863 1114 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-0332 2540 Nashville Hwy (931) 486-1941
CAPTAIN D’S 2230 Carmack Blvd (931) 388-9530
CHICAGO EXPRESS 1412 Trotwood Ave (931) 548-8854
CHICK-FIL-A 605 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 380-3939
BINGO BURGERS & SUBS
1221 Trotwood Ave (931) 286-1643
502 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 330-0044
DUNKIN’ DONUTS 1245 Trotwood Ave (931) 840-4820 1110 Nashville Hwy (931) 548-8889
815 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 380-5558
811 Nashville Hwy (931) 381-0494
614 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 388-2280
1940 Shady Brook St (931) 548-2504
HARDEE’S 113 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-4050 1117 Hampshire Pike (931) 380-0099
SUBWAY 5021 Trotwood Ave (931) 381-3762 1920 Shady Brook St (931) 388-7956 136 Bear Creek Pike (931) 381-3023
1202 S James Campbell (931) 548-2828
600 North Garden St (931) 490-4456
1533 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-8818
1940 Shady Brook St (931) 548-2200
KFC 1202 S James Campbell (931) 388-9416
TACO BELL 127 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-3313 1237 Trotwood Ave (931) 388-3015
KRYSTAL 1926 Shady Brook St (931) 381-4611
LONG JOHN SILVER’S 1304 Trotwood Ave (931) 381-9269
MCDONALD’S 1225 Trotwood Ave (931) 381-3811 1563 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-0660
TACO JOHN’S 1118 Nashville Hwy (931) 505-8090
WENDY’S 1209 S James Campbell (931) 388-8844
ZAXBY’S 222 S James Campbell Blvd (931) 388-5522
110 Bear Creek Pike (931) 388-4641
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Bleu 32 Vintage Marketplace
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 wonâ€™t be disappointed.
SHOP ETC. DOWNTOWN A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL 317 W 8th Street alssvintage | (615) 351-3993
ACCENTS & ANTIQUES OF COLUMBIA 37-38 Public Square antiquesandmoreantiques | (931) 380-8975
BLEU 32 VINTAGE MARKETPLACE 108 W 7th Street bleu32.com | (931) 548-3282
BRIARWORKS PIPE FACTORY & STORE 511 N. Main Street briarworksusa.com | (931) 223-8985
COLUMBIA FARMERS FRESH MARKET Riverwalk Park & 5th Street columbiamainstreet.com | (931) 388-3647
COLUMBIA HEALTH FOODS 106 W. 7th Street columbiahealthfoods.com | (931) 388-1148
DANIEL’S BARBER SHOP ON THE SQUARE 25 Public Square Daniels-Barber-Shop-on-the-Square | (931) 223-8421
DUCK RIVER BOOKS 12 Public Square duckriverbooks.com | (931) 548-2665
ELIA 28 Public Square eliasimplyfree.com | (931) 771-3329
FADED FARMHOUSE 113 East 6th Street thefadedfarmhouse.com | (615) 500-1535
FINISHING TOUCH BARBER SHOP 809 Woodland Street finishingtouchbarbershop.com | (931) 840-8807
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SHOP ETC. GALLERY 205 205 W. 6th Street gallery205art.com | (931) 548-2291
J & S SALON 804 S. Main Street JandSSalon38401 | (931) 548-2071
LILY JANE 40 Public Square lilyjanecolumbia.com (931) 381-6554
THE LINEN DUCK 109 E. 6th Street thelinenduck (615) 839-7981
OAK & LACE 802 S. Main Street oakandlace.com | (931) 548-8137
S & G CUSTOM CYCLES 1114 Galloway Street sgcustomcycles.com (931) 381-7282
SALON SOUTH STUDIO ON THE SQUARE 109 W. 7th Street salonsouth.com | (615) 417-8665
SHORN BARBERS 1021 S. Main Street shornbarbers.com | (931) 922-4201
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE 129 W. 7th Street southernexposuretn.com | (931) 901-0461
SUGAR CREEK 502 N. Garden Street Sugar-Creek | (931) 797-2253
TALL GRASS MEAT COMPANY 510 N. Garden Street tallgrassmeat.com
TED’S SPORTING GOODS 806 S. Main Street tedssportinggoods.com | (931) 388-6387
TREK BICYCLE STORE COLUMBIA 11 Public Square spinningspoke.com/trek-columbia | (931) 548-8313
U’NIQUE KORNER 120 W. 7th Street uniquekorner2016.com | (931) 548-8004
VARIETY RECORD SHOP 24 Public Square varietyrecords.com | (931) 982-6212
W7TH CO GALLERY 107 W. 7th Street gallery.w7thco.com | (931) 584-6111
ARTS DISTRICT BATTLEGROUND SOUTH CIGAR LOUNGE 1020 S. Garden Street battlegroundsouth.com | (931) 548-2171
CAB MOVEMENT 307 West 11th Street columbiaartsbuilding.com/cab-movement
COLUMBIA ARTS BUILDING 307 W. 11th Street columbiaartsbuilding.com
COLUMBIA CULINARY ARTS CENTER 206 Depot Street Columbia Culinary Arts Center
ENVY HAIR SALON 206 Depot Street envycolumbia.com | (931) 381-4290
ITTY BITTY CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE 307 W. 8th Street ittybittychildrensboutique | (931) 380-5434
LUMBERYARD GARDENS 1106 South Garden Street lumberyardgardens.com (931) 901-0606
MULETOWN COLLECTIVE 307 W. 11th Street muletowncollective.com (615) 423-5412
NEEDLE & GRAIN 307 W. 11th Street needleandgrain.com (931) 548-6686
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SHOP ETC. THE POTTERY NEST 206 Depot Street thepotterynest.com | (931) 446-7335
ROW & CO. 206 Depot Street | (931) 286-4411 rowandco.co
YE PEDDLER GIFT SHOPPE 305 W. 8th Street yepeddler.com | (931) 388-8888
AROUND TOWN BAXTER’S MERCANTILE 2407 Pulaski Hwy (931) 901-0687
DORIS’ FLOWERS & GIFTS 2500 Pillow Drive DorisFlowersandGifts.com | (931) 381-9341
FOX & COMPANY SALON & DAY SPA 1211 Hatcher Lane foxsalonspa.com | (931) 381-1773
JACKSON BLUME STUDIO 1129 Trotwood Avenue jacksonblume.com | (931) 548-8300
LIVELY FLORIST SHOP 610 Hatcher Lane LivelyFlorist.com | (931) 388-3656
LOBLOLLY INTERIORS 810 Walker Street loblollyinteriors | (931) 388-4676
PINK PORCH 1326 Trotwood Avenue thepinkporchcolumbia.com (931) 223-8880
SECOND TIME AROUND 812 Walker Street Second-TimeAround-853852714677168 (931) 381-7222
SISTER KATE’S BOUTIQUE 1129 Trotwood Avenue sisterkatesboutique.com (931) 982-6543 28
TREASURE VILLAGE 114 Nashville Hwy treasurevillagellc.com (931) 548-2333
TWIG BOUTIQUE 1173 Trotwood Avenue Twigboutiquetn | (931) 981-3845
AROUND THE COUNTY 1824 GENERAL STORE 1824 S. Main Street |Mt. Pleasant 1824GeneralStore | (931) 325-5307
CARTERS CREEK STATION ANTIQUES 2984 Carters Creek Station Rd | Columbia carterscreekstationantiques | (931) 486-0405
CLOVER HOME & HASH 111 Public Square | Mt. Pleasant homeandhash.com | (931) 325-5599
COPPERHEAD CREEK STUDIO 4114 Hampshire Pike | Hampshire copperheadcreekcarpentry.com | (931) 805-3111
FIREFLIES STUDIO 5323 Main Street | Spring Hill tnfireflies | (931) 674-2042
JERNIGAN’S ON MAIN 113 N. Main Street | Mt. Pleasant jernigansonmain.com | (931) 325-5502
LACE & COMPANY 99 Public Square | Mt. Pleasant laceandcompanybridal | (931) 325-3130
QUILTING FRAME 5990 Leipers Creek Road | Santa Fe thequiltingframe | (931) 682-3746
TAILORED TUMBLEWEED 110 North Main Street | Mt. Pleasant shoptumble.com | (931) 325-5533
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low down and soak up everything Columbia has to offer. Thereâ€™s no hurry, so stay with us a while! Check out these hotels, motels, charming bed & breakfast properties, and RV campgrounds.
STAY HOTELS & MOTELS AMERICAâ€™S BEST VALUE INN 1548 Bear Creek Pike redlion.com (931) 381-1410
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
DAYS INN 1504 Columbia Hwy wyndhamhotels.com (931) 381-3297
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
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
BED & BREAKFAST INNS BLYTHEWOOD INN B&B 109 Blythewood Drive blythewoodinnbb.com (931) 982-0907
INN AT BIGBY CREEK 1306 Trotwood Avenue innatbigbycreek.com (931) 982-6226
1545 Halifax Drive marriott.com (931) 548-8444
1792 Bear Creek Pike campersrvtn.com (931) 381-4112
1551 Halifax Drive hamptoninn3.hilton.com (931) 540-1222
CAMPERS RV PARK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 1561 Halifax Drive ihg.com (931) 380-2025
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LOCAL & REGIONAL INFO MEDICAL CARE
MAURY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
CITY OF COLUMBIA
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 32
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.
VISITOR INFO VISIT COLUMBIA
City of Columbia VisitColumbiaTn.com (931) 560-1510 visitcolumbiatn
Maury County CVB & Visitor Center 302 W. 7th Street visitmaury.com (931) 381-7176
AROUND THE REGION
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.
VISIT MOUNT PLEASANT
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
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
A Balloon Shop A Little Something Special Accents and Antiques aMuse'um Asgard Brewery Battleground South Cigar Bistro 822 Blend
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Muletown Coffee Mum's The Word Florist Nolens Barbecue Needle & Grain Oak & Lace Pie Sensations Pita Plus Puckett's Red 7 Pizza Row & Co (Envy Salon, The Pottery Nest, Columbia Culinary Arts Center)
Briarworks Bucky's Family Restaurant
37 38 Columbia Arts Building 39 (CAB Cafe, Muletown Collective, CAB Movement, Sweet Bakes) 40 Columbia Health Foods 41 Don Pepe's Taco Shop 42 Duck River Books 43 Elia 44 Finishing Touch Barber Shop 45 Hattie Jane's 46 Itty Bitty Children's Boutique 47 J & S Salon 48 Lily Jane 49 Loblolly's 50 Los Potros 51 Lumberyard Gardens 52 53 54 55 Cities
Salon South Second Time Around Shorn Barbers Southern Exposure Southern Tré Square Market Café Subway Sugar Creek Tallgrass Meat Company Ted's Sporting Goods The Faded Farmhouse The Linen Duck Trek Bicycle Store U'nique Korner Variety Record W7th Co Gallery Willie's Famous Wings Windmill Bakery Ye Peddler Gift Shoppe
Attractions A Farmer’s Market B Gallery 205 C Historic Downtown Square D Maury County Archives E Maury County Library
Maury County Visitor’s Center
G President James K. Polk
Home and Museum
H Riverwalk Park
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Hotels & Motels A B C D
America’s Best Value Inn
E Hampton Inn F Holiday Inn Express G Sleep Inn
Comfort Inn Super 8 Fairfield Inn and Suites
Shopping & Dining 1 2 3 4
5 Stan’s Country Store
7 Waffle House
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VISIT US! Columbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, TN and 75 miles north of Huntsville, AL. Take Exit 46 on I-65, follow 412 West, turn left on HWY 31 until you reach city center at the corner of West 7th and HWY 31 (Garden St.).
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For those seeking a true Southern, Main Street America experience, Columbia is 45 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee and 75 miles north o...
Published on Jul 24, 2018
For those seeking a true Southern, Main Street America experience, Columbia is 45 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee and 75 miles north o...