Discover Historic Downtown
Surrounded by trendy shops, great eats and friendly people, all wrapped in Southern hospitality.
For travelers and experience seekers looking for a true Main-Street-America experience, Columbia is 45 miles 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 a live music scene. The new Columbia Arts District adjacent to downtown will captivate you with their local, funky, creative artists and makers.
Our community pride and Southern hospitality run deep. Some call us ‘Muletown’ for the long-standing tradition of Mule Day, an annual April celebration going on since the 1830's. 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.