From history to adventure and attractions to events, there’s something of interest for everyone here in Columbus!
Recreational trails for cycling, walking and jogging are located throughout Columbus. Snaking through tree-lined parks, the main scenic trail meanders along two lakes offering recreational opportunities for riders, runners, inline skaters, walkers, and wheelchairs.
Take the plunge – at Pawnee Plunge Water Park, to be exact. Stand in awe of an historic bridge or life-size memorial that includes the famous Higgins boats from World War II. Study an artist’s interpretation. Travel the Lincoln Highway Scenic & Historic Byway (Hwy. 30). Swing a club. Follow a lakeside trail or wander along the Loup River in search of a meadowlark’s call. Live music. History. A night at the races. Specialty shops and great Nebraska steak. It’s peaceful nooks and raucous celebrations. It’s Columbus and Platte County, Nebraska. Visit today!
Columbus was where the west began, serving as a major outfitting post for pioneers from 1860 to the 1870s. Today, visitors travel through history at the Platte County Museum, where Columbus’ rich heritage is preserved or by visiting one of the historical monuments and plaques located throughout town.
Do you love to take photos? We sponsor a photo contest annually for professional and amateur photographers; all ages are welcome. Check out the contest rules here!