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Real. Southern. Renaissance.

For travelers and experience seekers looking for a true Main-Street-America experience, Columbia is 45 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee and 75 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama with a vibrant, historic town square and Main Street that's got great shopping, cool restaurants and live music happening around town. The new Columbia Arts District, adjacent to downtown, will mesmerize you with our local, funky, creative artists and makers.

Our community pride and Southern hospitality run deep. You might hear some call us ‘Muletown’ and that's because of the long-standing tradition of Mule Day, an annual celebration going on since the 1830's that happens every April. Our history is pretty amazing, too...it’s here you’ll discover the ancestral home of U.S. President James K. Polk.  

So come on over, you're welcome here! We hope you'll be enchanted by our city and feel connected to the stories, experiences, and people of Columbia that make us...


The Classic Southern Town with a Kick.
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