20 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN FORT BENNING GA
By MyBaseGuide Staff Member
IntroductionAs you settle into Fort Benning, you’ll want to find things to do. Below are some activities and their locations to check out. Spending quality time with family and friends is crucial to feeling at home and feeling comfortable in your new surroundings. 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!
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COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.
20 Things to Do in Fort BenningThe post has an extensive network of establishments suited for many of your needs. If you are looking to do something off post, there are a lot of options around Columbus, GA, which can be as close as 20 minutes away. Check out the options below for some suggested activities on and outside of the comforts of the post. Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1-2) Golf Courses (3) Shooting Range (4) Bowling (5-10) Parks, Fishing, & Hunting (11-16) Gyms (17-20) Museums
Fort Benning Golf Course
2. Topgolf Swing Suite7611 Sightseeing Road Bldg 2784 Fort Benning, GA 31905 1 (706) 545-8205 If real golf isn’t your thing, you can try a virtual version at Topgolf. They also offer other virtual games, a computer lab, a movie room, and pool tables.
Fort Benning Shooting Range
3. Recreational Shooting Complex7839 1st Division Road Bldg 2975 Fort Benning, GA 31905 1 (706) 545-6158 Rifle, pistol, and trap and skeet ranges. Check out their website for details on membership and prices.
Fort Benning Bowling
4. Fort Benning Bowling & Entertainment Center (BEC)6530 Eckel Avenue Building 2785 Fort Benning, GA 31905 1 (706) 545-4164 A great place for family and team/unit events, open usually Wednesday – Sunday. Check out their website for more details and specials. If this alley is full, there is another bowling option is at the Mall Bowling Center.
Parks, Fishing, & Hunting
6. Hunting and Fishing1 (706) 544-7516 Although hunting and fishing is permitted on Fort Benning, please check with their Natural Resources Branch for details including permissible areas, season information, firearms, permits, and guest passes.
Fort Benning GymsFitness, which is an integral part of the military, can also be a fun and healthy activity for post patrons. There are many fitness centers across the post including one that requires a paid membership. While most have the basic amenities such as weight room and cardio, other features specific to different locations are listed below. Check out the link for details on times and available classes.
Fort Benning MuseumsThese institutions preserve history and are a great learning opportunity for those new to the area. Many have programs and guided tours as well as activities for kids and all of them are a quick drive, or even walk, from the post. Check out their websites for details on business hours and specific programs.
ConclusionWhether on or off post, Fort Benning has many offerings to keep you and your family busy. Explore the options, and don’t be afraid to try a few things out. Ask your new friends and neighbors for recommendations, especially when it comes to outdoor parks and activities. This list is just a taste of the offerings on and near the post during your time at Fort Benning. We hope you can feel inspired to check these out and explore the area as you get settled in.
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