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8 Best and Fun Things To Do In Columbus, Nebraska

Situated at the convergence of the Platte and Loup rivers is a thriving city that’s home to multiple attractions.

Some of these include cooling off at the Pawnee Plunge Water Park, stepping back in time at the Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial, and eating dinner at Dusters.

Lake North is also situated a short drive away on the outskirts of town, which is perfect spot for an afternoon of fishing, swimming, and boating. Camping facilities are also available at the lake for those who plan to stay a little longer.

If you would like to learn more about what you can do here, keep reading for a full list of attractions and activities

The 8 Most Popular Things To Do In Columbus, Nebraska

8. Lake Babcock

4.0 ★★★★☆ (2 reviews)

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7. Lake North

4.5 ★★★★★ (6 reviews)

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6. Lake Babcock

4.2 ★★★★☆ (32 reviews)

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5. Platte County Historical Society

4.6 ★★★★★ (44 reviews)

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Location: 2916 16th Street Columbus NE

Tel:  402 564 1856

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4. Powerhouse Park

4.2 ★★★★☆ (62 reviews)


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Location: 4757 3rd Ave Columbus NE

Tel:  402 564 5280

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3. Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial

4.7 ★★★★★ (103 reviews)

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Location: AJ Higgins Road Columbus NE

Tel:  402 639 1720

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2. Pawnee Plunge Water Park

4.1 ★★★★☆ (237 reviews)

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Location: 560 33rd Ave Columbus NE

Tel:  402 562 4269

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1. Pawnee Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (526 reviews)

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Location: 3420 Pawnee Plaza Columbus NE

Tel:  402 562 4271

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Columbus, Nebraska! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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