Visiting Columbia, Tennessee - Commonly asked questions about coming to town.

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What is Columbia Tennessee famous for?
  • Columbia is famous for mules! Once the site of a huge annual mule auction, the town now holds a yearly Mule Day, which actually lasts a whole week!
  • The Maury County Courthouse. The most photographed building in town.
  • Our beautiful, and vibrant, town square. You'll find coffee shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, home goods stores, antiques and more!
  • The boyhood home of President James K. Polk.


Is Columbia Tennessee a good place to live?

Columbia is one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee. New amenities are popping up all the time. This once sleepy little town is now bustling with young entrepreneurs and public works projects. From our arts district to our beautiful public parks Columbia isn't a good place to live, it's a great one!


Is Columbia TN worth visiting?

In short, yes! If you like shopping, antiques, good food, nice people, and beautifully preserved buildings Columbia is a "must see."


What is there to do in Columbia, Tennessee?

  • You can visit the home of President James K. Polk

  • You can go shopping on our beautiful, and historic, town square. Don't forget to take a picture of the Maury County Courthouse!

  • Your children will enjoy aMuse-um Children's Museum.

  • Take a stroll along the Duck River at Riverwalk Park, if you make it to the end of the trail you'll see the Duck River Dam. If hiking is more of your game you can visit Chickasaw Trace Park or Yanahli Park.

  • If antiques and vintage is your game check out Bleu 32 marketplace. Over 6000 square feet of shopping in a former JC Penney.

  • Stop by the Maury County Visitors Center just west of the square for free tourism info.

  • Check out the Columbia Visitor's Center located on the square and get your official Columbia, Tennessee swag!


While you're in town stop by and visit Bloomstall Flower Boutique in the New South marketplace.  Our little shopping center includes a modern general store, a women's clothing boutique, a winery, a juice bar and a sandwich shop / brewery!

We offer a curated selection of women's accessories, perfumes, makeup, jewelry, as well as dried and fresh florals.  We're located at 510 North Garden Street Suite B.  Stop on in!

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