Columbia, Tennessee: Real. Southern Renaissance. by Kelly Murphy

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Columbia, Tennessee:
Real.
Southern
Renaissance.

Welcome to Columbia, Tennessee and thanks for coming to Mule Day, a local tradition that dates back more than one hundred years. It’s a celebration of ‘all things Mule’ packed with a variety of shows, contests, crafts, vendors, and – the highlight of the celebration – the Mule Day Parade. There’s a lot to discover about Columbia, too, so stay a while and enjoy our beautiful city.
You know, they say that the best places to visit are also the best places to live, work, and play. That describes Columbia, a true Southern, ‘Main Street America’ experience, and you’ll find us just south of Nashville, Tennessee. The iconic courthouse draws you in to the historic downtown district where you’ll discover a classic town square and vibrant Main Street. You’ll be captivated by the southern hospitality and charm of Columbia’s trendy shops, boutiques, antiques & good eats, bordered to the east by the scenic Duck River. Columbia First Fridays monthly gathering has become a popular event for locals and visitors alike with live music on the street Whiskey Alley 2 - ksmcorners, shops open late and vendors set up on the sidewalks, showcasing their crafts. As the evening closes in on the festive gathering, restaurants are waiting to welcome you for a great meal, lively spirits and brews, and another helping of live music.
It’s a Presidential feeling that comes over you when you explore the ancestral home of the 11th U.S. President James K. Polk, just a block from downtown. The historic house, grounds and gardens, exhibit hall, visitor center, and museum tell the amazing stories surrounding one of the most successful presidents in U.S. history.
The new Columbia Arts District, adjacent to downtown, is taking shape as a haven of creativity for local artists. Eclectic places like the Columbia Arts Building and Row & Co. offer a variety of arts you’ll want to experience including CAB Café, The Lumberyard, and the Columbia Culinary Arts Center.
And there’s even more going on so we want to invite you in. We think you’ll be taken by our city and feel a kindred spirit for the stories, experiences and people of Columbia. www.VisitColumbiaTn.com

 

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