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Columbus, Texas

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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

Live Oak Art Center

In 1848, Scotsman Robert Robson built a castle on the river and began providing homes to local and itinerant artists. Today, creative spirits can rejuvenate at the Live Oak Art Center housed in the historic 1891 Brunson Building. Established in 1954

Columbus, TX Arts

Tate-Brandon House Museum

The Industrial Revolution brought about the increased substitution of machinery for human effort. By the mid-1800'

Columbus, TX Museums

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

Historic Sites in Columbus

Medallions of the State Historical Survey Committee have been placed on almost 80 sites in Columbus. The newest concept in providing historical and architectural information is the unique "Talking Houses"

Columbus, TX Tours

Things to do near Columbus, TX

Fanthorp Inn State Historical Park

A log structure inn, built in 1834 before the Republic of Texas era was covered with clapboards soon thereafter. Nine rooms, ...

Milam County Historical Museum

Housed in the restored county jail, c. 1895, the Milam County Historical Museum is complete with cells, shackles, and gallows...

Stone Works Climbing Gym features a 110-ft. grain silo converted into a climbing wall. Climbing facilities for beginner, inte...