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Texas Pioneer Trail


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Columbus is one of many pivotal points along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering Washington, Fayette, Colorado and Austin counties. The Columbus area is known as the Cradle of Texas where Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" planted roots in the early 1820s.

Visiting historic and scenic sights, the trail crisscrosses an area extending north from Brenham and nearby Washington-on-the-Brazos south to Oakland, west to La Grange and east to San Felipe. For a free map and information, contact the Columbus Tourism Office in the historic Stafford Opera House.


Phone: 877-444-7339

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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

2nd Largest Live Oak in Texas

Tree lovers must see the Second Largest Recorded Live Oak Tree in Texas. This massive tree is recognized by the Texas Forest Service among their "Registry of Champion Big Trees," and is believed to be the 2nd largest in the state. Thought to be approximately 500

Columbus, TX Natural Attractions


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

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

Things to do Trails near Columbus, TX

Navarro Mills Lake Hiking

Alliance Creek Nature Trail is a half-mile trail through a heavily wooded area located in Oak Park. There are many species of...