Welcome, we’re glad you’re here!

Looking for something to do? We’ve got it.

Celebrate with us at these annual events.

Take a walking tour of our historic downtown.

Learn more about what to see and do when you visit here.


Easter Egg Hunt on April 1st 2023, at 11 am


“Columbus Proud”
Litter Awareness Month
April 2023

April is National Litter Awareness Month which means that it’s officially time for spring cleaning to begin. Discover Columbus and the Town of Columbus are planning a month-long event to help bring attention to the “dirty” topic of litter.

Columbus Proud is designed to raise awareness about litter while at the same time helping people in the community get their neighborhoods and public areas squared away after a long winter. This month-long event will begin the weekend of April, Saturday, April 8th, 2023.

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The Town of Columbus was formed in 1855 as the County of Polk officially became a part of North Carolina.  The Town itself was officially incorporated on February 2, 1 857. See more of our interesting history tid-bits here.

1926 Ad for Columbus
View of the back of the courthouse from across the Veteran’s Park fountain. Photo courtesy of Sunshine S.
Cycle NC Mountain Ride Rest Stop
Polk County Public Library