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                                          Stroll among Heritage Park’s granite
                                          pools, outdoor sculptures, and interpretive
                                          markers that celebrate Columbus’ industrial
                                          heritage to gain an artistic and historic view
                                          of Columbus. Travel from the past to the
                                          future through Heritage Park, from Historic
                                          Columbus’ Walker-Peters-Langdon House to
         Pasaquan                         the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. From
                                          1850 until 1910, Columbus changed from a
             Pasaquan                     trading town to a booming manufacturing city.
             BUENA VISTA, GA              Heritage Park is designed to recognize the

        Explore out-of-this-world folk art at Pasaquan,   entrepreneurs and workers who harnessed
        the estate and legacy of self-proclaimed   the river and created these industries that
        eccentric artist “St. EOM” in Buena Vista,   laid the foundations for this modern city. The
        GA, near Fort Benning. Amidst Pasaquan’s   outdoor sculptures and historic elements
        sprawling four acres are dozens of carved   of the park represent the textile, gristmill,
        walls, pillars, and African-style head   brick and foundry industries involved in the
        sculptures, all brightly decorated with house   growth and development of the area, as well
        paint. The imagery is exclusively otherworldly,   as agriculture and forest products, dams and
        rendered with a discernable sense of humor.   bridges, river trade and travel, and Coca-Cola.            

        “Neat little odd place.”         “If you are a history buff and
                                          like the low-key local history
             Gallery on                   sites, then add this to your trip.”
        The Gallery on Tenth is an artists’ co-op
        selling local and regional fine art in
        Uptown Columbus.

        “It’s really a gem.”               Heritage Park

                                          See distinctive art around every corner at the
                                          Sculpture Walk in Uptown Columbus. Every
                                          year new pieces of artwork are submitted by
                                          artists all over the U.S. hoping their sculptures
                                          will become a part of this year-long exhibit of
         Peace Tree
                                          public art.
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