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Whether you are ziplining across the Chattahoochee River, navigating the rapids of the world’s longest urban whitewater course or biking miles of paved trails, Columbus has what it takes to keep you moving.

As Georgia’s third-largest metropolitan area, Columbus is practically overflowing with thrilling opportunities. Whether you are ziplining across the Chattahoochee River, navigating the rapids of the world’s longest urban whitewater course or biking miles of paved trails, Columbus has what it takes to keep you moving.

The Chattahoochee River rushes through Uptown Columbus, giving the city a certain energy that flows into every aspect of the area. Where else can you zip line from Georgia to Alabama? The dual zip line in Columbus, GA over the Chattahoochee River to Phenix City, Alabama is the only zip line in America that connects two states.

At 1,200 feet long, riders experience speeds up to 40 mph as they glide over the river. Feel the wind on your body as you strap in and take that first, adrenaline-surging step off the platform. And since it’s a dual line, so you can share the adventure with a friend or family member age 10 and up.

Watch the rafters and kayakers battle the river below as you fly overhead. Then, finish the trip with

Launch yourself into aquatic fun with Columbus, GA Whitewater, named one of the Top 12 Man-Made Adventures in the World by USA Today. With rafting adventures ranging from a mild Lazy River to the famously wild Class V rapid, we have an experience for everyone in the family to enjoy on the Chattahoochee River. Located in the heart of Uptown Columbus, GA Whitewater is in the middle of a lively entertainment, music and food scene!

Biking is a popular leisure activity in Columbus, and you can start your bike adventure on the Chattahoochee RiverWalk where you will skirt the cityscape, examine historic monuments and markers, and take in the wild beauty of the rolling river and native wildlife. This 15-mile linear park spans the riverfront from the Lake Oliver city marina south to the National Infantry Museum.

Or you can pedal Columbus’ Dragonfly Trail, a multi-use bike and pedestrian trail that weaves its way through the city. The 11-mile (and growing) trail follows former rail lines that wind through Columbus where you can see a different side of the city, with rest stops along the way.

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game that’s like a treasure hunt played with a GPS device instead of a pirate’s map. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now, with the RiverWalk GeoTour, there are even more reasons to bring the family and trek along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk.

Sporting events are a huge draw in Columbus. Some of the most notable events to occur in the area include the 1996 Olympic Softball tournaments, 1998 Snickers Soccer Cup, ASA National Championships, NFCA Leadoff Classic, GHSA State Softball and Cheer Competition, and the AFLAC Outdoor Games/STIHL Timber Sports (2008-2009). With its multitude of sports facilities, over 42 hotels offering 4,600+ rooms and only 75 minutes south of the Atlanta Airport (via I-85 & I-185), it’s no wonder Columbus, GA is such an appealing location for sporting events.

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Columbus - Locations

Whitewater Express

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1000 Bay Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-321-4720

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23rd Street Park

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10 23rd St.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-225-4658

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29th Street Park & Recreation Center

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501 29th St.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-322-0418

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8th Street Park & Michael Fluellen Recreation Center

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2824 8th St.
Columbus, GA 31906
706-327-4142

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A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium

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600 4th St. / Victory Dr.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-653-4505

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Alexander Park & Pop Austin Recreation Center

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1301 Alexander St.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-323-8707

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Anderson Village Park

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3920 Middle Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-225-4658

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Ardahilia Mack Rec Center

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1282 Rigdon Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
706-225-4658

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Belvedere Park

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726 Parkwood Dr.
Columbus, GA 31907
706-225-4658

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Benning Hills Park

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101 Patton Dr.
Columbus, GA 31903
706-225-4658

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Benning Park & Frank Chester Recreation Center

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1441 Benning Dr.
Columbus, GA 31903
706-685-8016

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Bibb Soccer Fields

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403 42nd St.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-225-4658

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Big Dog Running Company

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1014 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901
706-322-2786

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Blue Heron Adventure

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1000 Bay Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-321-4720

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Boxwood Recreation Center

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1110 Enoch Dr.
Columbus, GA 31906
706-653-4515

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Britt David Cultural Arts Studio

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2700 W. Britt David Rd.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-653-4196

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Britt David Park

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5560 Armour Rd.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-653-4196

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Bull Creek Golf Course

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7333 Lynch Rd.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-561-1614

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Carver Park & Recreation Center

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6665 Hunter Rd.
Columbus, GA 31907
706-568-4822

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Charlie Hill Park

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4924 11th Ave.
Columbus, GA 31904
706-225-4658

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Chatt Promenade #1

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13 5th St.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-225-4658

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Chattahoochee RiverWalk

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Front Street
Columbus, GA 31903
706-653-4189

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Chattahoochee RiverWalk GeoTour

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900 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-322-1613

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Coca-Cola Space Science Center

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701 Front Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-649-1477

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Columbus Black History Museum and Archives

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315 8th St.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-507-3466

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Columbus Botanical Garden

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3603 Weems Rd.
Columbus, GA 31909
706-327-8400

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Columbus Civic Center

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400 4th St. / Victory Dr.
Columbus, GA 31901
706-653-4472

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Columbus Lions Indoor Football

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400 Fourth St.
Columbus, GA 31902
706-322-3336

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Columbus Museum

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1251 Wynnton Rd.
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2562

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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900 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901
706-323-5059

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