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Georgia Visitor Information Center - Columbus

1751 Williams Rd, Columbus, GA 31904-1601
+1 706-649-7455
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Loveliest people ever!

My family and I were travelling from Florida to Toronto and decided to stop at this visitor center... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Anastasiya K

We were coming home from Atlanta and because we had never visited a Georgia Welcome Center, we... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
James P
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Official source for information on everything there is to do and see around Georgia. Open 7 days a week.
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  • Average6%
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“rest area” (3 reviews)
1751 Williams Rd, Columbus, GA 31904-1601
+1 706-649-7455
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

My family and I were travelling from Florida to Toronto and decided to stop at this visitor center since we have never been to Georgia. We were greeted by the warmest people ever, Laura Book and Glenda Berstead. They came right up to us and...More

3  Thank Anastasiya K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We were coming home from Atlanta and because we had never visited a Georgia Welcome Center, we decided to visit the one in Columbus. Ms. Laura Book was friendly and knowledgeable about things to do in Georgia,and her job. She answered all of our questions...More

3  Thank James P
Reviewed 12 May 2017

After being closed for what seemed like years, it's back open. It's not right on the road and easy to miss, especially since it is not near any state line crossing. However, the folks are friendly and helpful.

1  Thank dhbrim
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a wonderful facility conveniently located. The staff are very helpful with information about local attractions, maps etc. The facility is very clean and well run. They seem to be community minded and happy to have visitors of every type. I was there at...More

4  Thank Civ31904
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Friday afternoon we were on our way to Highlands, NC. We always travel on I-85 right through downtown Atlanta. We heard there was a problem in Atlanta and asked for alternative routes to finally get us to Highlands. Jonathon Spearman and Laura Book were incredible....More

3  Thank JEU2014
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Laura Book and Glenda Benstead were exceedingly helpful and friendly in planning what to visit. Their tips on FDR White House/Warm Springs and Plains were spot on. I've rarely seen such a well-run tourist office -- was more like a little embassy of Georgia.

6  Thank leonmangasarian
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The feel of the center was so different from most others we have visited. From the landscaping to the restrooms, all was tidy and well maintained. Thank you.

2  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Hard to fine, but worth the wait! Enjoyed looking around. Every thing was easily to find, and well lite to read!

4  Thank Janie Ovalle E
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were helped by Glenda Benstead, who helped us with our questions. She is a Columbus local. And is very insightful about whats happening in Georgia and particularly the Columbus area. Thank you!

4  Thank Aviator172
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This has always been one of the cleanest rest areas we have stopped at. Now it has been remodeled and it's even better. There is new tile in the bathrooms. There is a new entrance.

4  Thank Tngal47
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Donna H
18 June 2016|
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Response from Ge0rgiaPil0t | Reviewed this property |
There are signs indicating that the rest area is closed Northbound on 185. There is a sign on 185 north and one on the Williams Road exit ramp coming out of Columbus - I don't know about south bound. They are spending a... More
26 April 2016|
Response from dhbrim | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I have no idea. However, I have seen no sign of them being open any time soon. Now, I have no idea of what they might say, but Peachtree Mall in Columbus has several stores that are currently not occupied... More