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Until First Fridays
If you are looking to experience a true southern small town, you are in the right place! Columbia, Tennessee, also known as 'Muletown', is just south of Nashville with a vibrant, historic downtown square, Arts District, Presidential history, and iconic courthouse!

Dream. Go. Explore. COLUMBIA

HELLO FROM COLUMBIA, TN
Columbia is proud to be a nationally accredited Main Street community and off-the-charts excited to be a ‘Top 10 Best Small Town’ by Southern Living AND a 'Country's Best Small Town, Top 10' by Country Living Magazine. We invite you to come experience Columbia. When you’re ready to visit, you’ll find us just south of Nashville. Columbia is rich in historic treasures, family-friendly events, and soul-satisfying shopping, not to mention great dining and sleep options.

 

SENSE OF PLACE
We’ve got a sweetheart of a Downtown – an original, authentic, real-deal downtown - accentuated by the most beautiful Town Square and Main Street lined with trendy shops, boutiques, antiques, live music, brews & spirits, friendly faces and good eats. We’ve become known for our family-friendly First Fridays in downtown surrounded by live music, food trucks, sidewalk vendors, and merchants that stay open a little later.The sites and stories of this sweet little town extend beyond our vibrant downtown.

The emerging Columbia Arts District is just a few blocks southwest of downtown and will captivate you with their local, funky, creative artists and makers. And our presidential credentials put us on the map as the ancestral home of the 11th U.S. President James K. Polk. The outdoors will bring out your true adventurer on the Duck River, Chickasaw Trace cycling trails, and at the scenic Yanahli Park. Wait, there’s more. Other arts, history, recreation and events like Mule Day (an annual April celebration going on since the 1930s) await you so explore our visitor guide to find out what you’re weekend getaway to Columbia could look like.

GETTING HERE
Columbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee and 75 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama with easy access from Interstate 65.

Come on over, we can't wait to meet you. We hope you’ll be enchanted by our town and feel connected to the stories, experiences, and people of Columbia.