Columbus, Nebraska

Group Tour Operators

The Columbus/Platte County Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to discover Columbus and the Platte County area.

Columbus prides itself on fine hospitality, facilities and services. We have 10 hotel/motels offering a total of 610 guestrooms. Columbus is vibrant with many leisure activities to suit all ages including shopping in specialty shops, antique stores and malls, fine dining, golfing, relaxing and playing at our recreational facilities, and much more. You’ll find great facilities that host sporting tournaments, car and motorcycle shows, craft shows, horse shows, golf and horseshoe tournaments, the Platte County Fair, Columbus Days, live thoroughbred horse racing, conventions, meetings and other events.

Tourist destinations and events abound that attract visitors and bus tours from across the nation.  Attractions include the Pawnee Plunge Water Park, Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial, Quincentenary Belltower, Glur’s Tavern, Platte County Historical Museum, Duster’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, historical markers, Columbus Days, industrial and agricultural tour stops and much more.

Columbus is easily accessible and conveniently located 90 minutes from Omaha and Lincoln, 75 minutes from Grand Island and 50 minutes from I-80. US Highways 30 and 81 intersect in the city. The Lincoln Highway was America’s first coast-to-coast motor route. Because of its rich history and 400-mile trek through Nebraska, the Lincoln Highway has been designated as a Nebraska Scenic Byway. Automobile clubs and visitors travel through Columbus each year to experience traveling this piece of history.

Our community of over 22,000 is large enough to adequately meet the needs of your group yet not too big to forget that hometown spirit. The Convention and Visitors Bureau offers complimentary services to help make any visit go smoothly. Call us today so we can share what services we can offer your group.  We guarantee service above and beyond!

Should you have any questions about potential stops for a tour you are bringing through town, the best accommodations for your group, or for group specials please contact Deb Loseke, Director of the Platte County CVB. She is looking forward to speaking with you and showing you how Columbus can accommodate your group.

The friendly, caring people of our community are here to make you feel welcome and to make your stay an enjoyable one!