Find Lots of Things to Do near Fort Benning
As a guest of the Country Inn & Suites in Columbus, GA, you can explore the past, the great outdoors or outer space. Take a tour of the largest surviving Confederate warship at the National Civil War Naval Museum or take a soothing stroll along the paved paths of the Chattahoochee RiverWalk, both less than 15 minutes from our hotel. If you like to stargaze, get tickets to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, where you can learn about the past, present and future of space exploration. If you need some fresh air, the Columbus Botanical Garden provides a picturesque setting where visitors can view gorgeous Georgia foliage. Attending graduation at Fort Benning or Columbus State University? Hop on I-185 near our hotel.
Education and Training
- Columbus State University (3 miles)
With an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, this institution of higher learning is a vibrant part of Columbus’s academic and cultural communities.
Phone: +1 (706) 507-8800
- Fort Benning (12.5 miles)
This 100-year-old U.S. Army fort, also known as the Maneuver Center of Excellence, is home to the 3rd Infantry Division, 11th Engineers, 75th Ranger Regiment and many others. To learn more, pick up an info packet at the visitor center, open 24 hours a day.
Phone: +1 (706) 545-5223
- Springer Theatre (5 miles)
Since 1871, the Springer Opera House has treated patrons to an impressive variety of musical performances and theatrical productions, as well as a steady schedule of instructional programs.
Phone: +1 (706) 327-3688
- Columbus Civic Center (6.4 miles)
The Columbus Civic Center is a 10,000-seat, multipurpose entertainment venue that hosts events ranging from rock concerts and comedy acts to athletic events and community festivals.
Phone: +1 (706) 653-4460
- Coca-Cola Space Science Center (3 miles)
Shoot for the stars at this family-friendly science facility, featuring interactive exhibits, seven flight simulators and a planetarium.
Phone: +1 (706) 649-1470
- National Civil War Naval Museum (6.2 miles)
Entertaining and educational, the National Civil War Naval Museum gives visitors a glimpse of the Northern and Southern naval services from the American Civil War.
Phone: +1 (706) 327-9798
- Columbus Botanical Garden (2 miles)
Unwind as you wander through this gorgeous 22-acre garden, which offers outstanding opportunities for photographers to capture the area’s natural beauty.
Phone: +1 (706) 327-8400
- Chattahoochee RiverWalk (5 miles)
Running along the legendary Chattahoochee River, this 15-mile stretch of walking and biking paths provides an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Phone: +1 (706) 322-1613
Shopping and Dining
- Bradley Park Crossing (0.3 miles)
Just a quick jaunt across Whittlesey Road, this shopping center features The Fresh Market, PetSmart, Michaels, Target and more.
- Columbus Park Crossing (1.7 miles)
This impressive strip mall is home to a 15-screen movie theater, 20 restaurants and more than 30 retailers. Browse the brand names at Bed, Bath & Beyond, find your new favorite outfit at the Gap Factory Store, and buy a bestseller at Barnes & Noble.
Phone: +1 (404) 307-4620
- Uptown Columbus Entertainment District (5.3 miles)
Uptown is full of opportunities to play, shop, sightsee and eat. During the day, you can purchase a new wardrobe at The Posh Peach and look at local art in the photo galleries. In the evening, experience nightlife at The Loft restaurant and bar.
Phone: +1 (706) 596-0111
Columbus Airport (CSG)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
- Columbus State University
- Headquarter Nissan of Columbus
- Northside Hospital
- Pratt & Whitney
- St. Francis Hospital