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Columbus, Texas

  • 21miles Northeast of Columbus
    Fayette County Lake is a power plant cooling reservoir. It was impounded in 1978, has 2,400 surface acres and a maximum depth of 70 feet. ... continue

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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

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

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

Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Santa Claus Museum

The Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Santa Claus Museum showcases more than 2,000 Santas; old, new, foreign and American, in various media. Someone once told Mary Elizabeth Hopkins that if you have three or more of anything, then you are a collector. Hopkins was certainly that!

Columbus, TX Museums

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Built in 1928 for a mere $10,000, Sts. Peter &

Columbus, TX Historic Churches

Things to do near Columbus, TX

Shady Valley Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Eagle Mountain

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Dallas Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Heritage House

Built in 1927 to serve as home for the president of Texas A&M University, the Heritage House has been restored to its origina...

Eagle Rock Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...