The crown jewel of Columbia, Tn is the historic downtown district with the classic town square layout: the iconic courthouse, built in 1906, surrounded by vibrant shops, restaurants and other local businesses. But wait, there’s more…it’s adjacent to Columbia’s new Arts District and it’s bordered by the scenic Duck River, the most ecologically diverse river in North America. All this in the growing city of Columbia, population 37,000 or so. An outing in downtown Columbia promises good eats, great finds, live music and relaxing options, equally noteworthy for both the ladies and the guys. Coffee shops, vintage records, book store, barber shops, spas, boutiques, antiques and vintage finds. These are quite a few shopping options that make it worth the trip. Just a few blocks away from downtown is the Arts District and well worth a visit to see what the local artists community is up to. If you’re here on the first weekend of the month, be sure to check out First Fridays for live music on the square, inside and outside the shops. And don't miss the annual tradition we celebrate here called Mule Day, happening every April.