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  • Stafford Opera House

    
Stafford Opera HouseErected in 1886 by cattleman and banker Robert Stafford, this beautiful, fully-restored building is the largest flat-floored opera house in the state. Through the years, the building served as a perf...
    Stafford Opera House

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Confederate Memorial Museum

The Confederate Memorial Museum is housed in Columbus' original water tower. The building now resembles a castle turret. This museum includes unusual historic items from throughout Colorado County, to include ladies'

Columbus, TX Museums

Colorado County Courthouse

Set among magnolia trees in center of town, the Colorado County Courthouse was built in 1891 in Second Empire style with locally made brick. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Columbus, TX Historic Courthouses

1923 Highway 90 Bridge

Tucked along the meandering banks of the Colorado River, Columbus is accessible by several bridges. Of special interest is the Highway 90 bridge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Multi-span Parker Through Truss bridge, which was opened in 1932 near Beason'

Columbus, TX Historic Bridges

Preston Kyle Shatto Wildlife Museum

There are currently more than 75 different species of wildlife exhibited in the Shatto Museum, including Africa's "Big Five" - elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, cape buffalo - and a white rhinoceros, one of only two on exhibit in the United States.

Columbus, TX Museums

Things to do near Columbus, TX

Col. Charles DeMorse Home

Known as the "Father of Texas Journalism," Colonel DeMorse founded The Northern Standard, participated in the Civil Wa...

Bellville Golf & Recreation Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Carl & Mary Welhausen Library

This unique historical building once housed the municipal power plant. The beautifully restored library is designated as a re...

Magnolia House

Known as the Magnolia House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fully restored Victorian hous...