20 OF THE BEST COLUMBUS AFB THINGS TO DO
IntroductionAt your new home at Columbus AFB you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do for locals to enjoy. Getting out and enjoying the area with family, friends, neighbors, and others is always a great way to begin adjusting to a new home in a new city. Explore these options and find what works best for you and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations too! You can click any of these categories to jump to the section if you already know what you’re interested in exploring around Columbus AFB. (1-4) Golfing (5-8) Gyms (9-11) Movie Theaters (12-13) Bowling (14-16) Outdoor Recreation (17-19) Museums and Art Galleries (20) Nearby Attractions Suggested Read: Columbus Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
Columbus AFB Golf Course
1. Green Oaks Golf Club326 Green Oaks Dr. Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 328-3879 Green Oaks Golf Club is located 6 miles north of Columbus Mississippi. It is an 18 hole with a driving range. Green Oaks Golf Club has a small pro shop where you can stock up on golf balls, gloves, shoes, socks, shirts and hats, along with other golfing essentials. Additionally, if you’re looking for a quick bite before hitting the golf course, the pro shop also stocks a variety of snacks, including sandwiches and drinks. The lounge and dining room at Green Oaks Golf Club are both open year round. You can even book them for special events, such as anniversaries, birthday parties, weddings, and any other special occasion.
2. Lion Hills Center and Golf Club2331 Military Rd. Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 328-4837 Lion Hills Center and Golf Club offers an 18 hole golf course, as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool in case you or your family are looking for something other than golf. You will also find a prop shop on the premises, which can provide you with all the golfing essentials. Lion Hills Center and Golf Club has a large banquet room, several smaller meeting rooms, locker rooms, and full commercial kitchen, so it’s a perfect setting to host any small scale outing or larger events.
3. Elm Lake Golf Course1609 Taylor Thurston Rd. Columbus, MS 39701
Phone:1 (662) 329-8964 Elm Lake Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course and boasts nearly 7,000 yards. This course is perfect for golfers of every skill level. At Elm Lake Golf Course you will have access to a pro shop, a driving range, their Bar & Grill, as well as a wide variety of other clubhouse amenities.
4. Old Waverly Golf ClubMagnolia Dr. West Point, MS 39773
Phone:1 (662) 494-6463 Old Waverly Golf Club is an 18 hole championship golf course located in West Point, Mississippi.
Columbus AFB Gym
5. Columbus AFB Fitness CenterU.S. 45 Bldg. 704 Columbus AFB, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 434-2772 The Columbus AFB Fitness Center offers those on base with workout equipment, aerobics classes, intramural sports, monthly fun runs, and other organized events that promote fitness. The Columbus AFB Fitness Center has cardio equipment, two rooms of weight machines, a free weight room, spin room, aerobics room, as well as 2 racquetball courts and a basketball court.
6. Anytime Fitness3918 US-45 Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 570-4593 Anytime Fitness offers members access to the gym 24 hours a day. The gym boasts a wide variety of strength training machines, including cable machines, multi-stations, leg presses, bench presses, and squat racks. Additionally, you can expect to find plenty of treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, racks, kettlebells, cable crossovers, rowing machines, and a whole lot more.
7. Core Fitness 24/72414 US-45 Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 243-2247 Core Fitness 24/7 boasts a fully-stocked free weight room, a cardio center, showers, tanning beds, and more.
8. Planet Fitness1404 Old Aberdeen Rd. Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 546-1081 Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights, and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases, and 20% off purchases at reebok.com.
Columbus AFB Movie Theater
9. Malco Columbus Cinema2320 Hwy. 45 N Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 240-4171 Malco Columbus Cinema has several large screens with comfortable seats and a concession stand with a variety of options, so make sure to grab your favorite snack before enjoying your movie.
10. Aberdeen Elkin Theatre110 W Commerce St. Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone:1 (662) 369-5372 Aberdeen Elkin Theatre is a historical landmark that originally opened in 1937. Come and enjoy all the comforts and excitement of watching the big box office hits in an old-school setting!
Columbus AFB Bowling Alley
12. Columbus AFB Bowling CenterColumbus Bowling Center Columbus AFB, MS 39710
Phone:1 (662) 434-3426 Columbus AFB Bowling Center is a 10-lane bowling center and offers bowling leagues and cosmic bowling.
13. Event Zona Bowl1207 US-45 Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 359-6933 Event Zona Bowl offers bowling leagues, as well as an arcade, laser tag, and a trampoline park.
Columbus AFB Outdoor Rec
14. West Point City Park634 E Westbrook St. West Point, MS 39773
Phone:1 (662) 494-3214 West Point City Park offers a peaceful outdoor space for a picnic, a leisurely walk, or a run.
15. Dewayne Hayes Campground7934 Barton Ferry Rd. Columbus, MS 39705
Phone:1 (662) 434-6939 Dewayne Hayes Campground provides visitors the opportunity to fish, boat, or simply spend the day walking along the banks of the water.
16. Columbus Propst Park2535 Main St. Columbus, MS 39701
Phone:1 (662) 327-4935 Columbus Propst Park boasts 4 youth softball fields, 4 adult softball fields, 10 youth baseball fields, a disc golf course, 4 tennis courts, a skateboard park, a water spray park, a playground area, an activity center, a community center, and a dog park.
Museums and Art Galleries
17. Howlin' Wolf Blues Museum57 E Westbrook St. West Point, MS 39773
Phone:1 (662) 295-8361 Howlin' Wolf Blues Museum offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of the rhythm and blues genre.
18. Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum5 Depot Dr. West Point, MS 39773
Phone:1 (662) 494-8910 Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum allows visitors to take a stroll back in time as they learn about the history of the transportation system in the West Point area.
19. RE Hunt Museum & Cultural Center924 20th St N. Columbus, MS 39701
Phone:1 (662) 328-8722 RE Hunt Museum & Cultural Center has a very clear mission: “collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history and heritage of African Americans in Columbus and Lowndes County.”
20. Columbus AFB ITT Office7th St., Bldg. 152 Columbus AFB, MS 39710
Phone:1 (662) 434-7861 Let Columbus AFB Information, Tickets & Travel office take your vacations to the next level while saving you money. Here you can find discounted tickets to attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, LEGOLAND Florida and many more.
ConclusionWe are confident that your new posting at Columbus AFB will offer you and your family with plenty of things to do. If you enjoy seeing the latest movies, you’re looking to join a bowling league, or you prefer a day of fishing on the water, you’ll find something fun and engaging to do around Columbus AFB. Whatever your interests, make sure you get out there and enjoy the town with family or friends.
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