Columbus, Georgia, is an authentic river town on the Chattahoochee River and a well-kept secret of the South. The population consists of about 200,000 residents who place strong emphasis on community, commerce, multiple recreation programs for children and adults, and an active arts and entertainment culture. Columbus features a classically restored and lively downtown business district as well as a strong public school system and several private schools. With a central location that provides access to most of Georgia's major attractions, you can take in sites such as Westville the Village of 1850, President Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, nationally-renowned Callaway Gardens, and the Little White House of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Warm Springs. Other area attractions include the 15-mile-long Chattahoochee River Walk, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center that features NASA exhibits and replicas of an Apollo Capsule and Space Shuttle, a planetarium, the Omnisphere Theater, and the Mead Observatory. Columbus is only 90 minutes south of Atlanta, 30 minutes from the natural ambience of Callaway Gardens Resort, 4 hours from Savannah, and a short drive to the beautiful, white-sand beaches of the Florida panhandle.