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A Week in Columbus, Georgia

An October 2005 trip to Columbus by MJB1103

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park Photo, Pine Mountain, Georgia More Photos
Quote: Being that both my husband and I work for the same company, sometimes it's nice to be able to travel together. His client sends him wherever, and sometimes I go along and work remotely. Not a bad deal!

A Week in Columbus, Georgia

Overview

Antelope, I think Photo, Columbus, Georgia
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I had high hopes for some things we might be able to do in the evenings, but unfortunately we only made it to one of the places on my list - The Wild Animal Safari, which was a blast. I had hopes to drive into Atlanta to their new IKEA or be able to even visit downtown Columbus, but it was a no-go with my husband’s schedule. We did manage to eat out a bit and stayed at the Wingate Inn hotel. Read on and find out how it all was.Quick Tips: Your hotel will have listings of events and coupons. The Wingate had "free game" coupons for bowling at the Alley across the road (3-minute drive) as well as the menus for all the local places that deliver food/meals.Best Way To Get Around: We rente...Read More

Wingate by Wyndham Columbus

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Hotel | "Wingate Inn"

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They state that they are "built for business," and I can see this being a nice place if your company puts you up for a week or so. They have some very nice amenities, including free in-room Internet access, and if you don’t have your own computer, there is a business center with Internet access as well as a fax, printer, and copy machine. They offer two complimentary newspapers, a local one and USA Today, every day. They offer an extended breakfast buffet that is consistent every morning and manned by several workers. They are happy to get you anything you need and ask you regularly if for any reason you look confused. There are hot and cold entrées, eggs, bacon, two kinds of sausage, gravy, and biscu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2005

Wingate by Wyndham Columbus
1711 Rollins Way
Columbus, Georgia 31907
(800) 228-1000

Cracker Barrel

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Restaurant

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In all my years of knowing the Cracker Barrel existed, I had never actually step foot in one of them until now. I can't quite explain why or why not; it just never came up. Now, being placed in hotel just a few blocks away, it gave my husband and I a chance to take a look, walked around, and get a taste. First we spent some time outside sitting on all of the rocking chairs. We tried them out, rocked a little bit, and discussed what we did or didn't like about the several versions. They have no trouble with their patrons rocking away the time waiting for a loved one who is shopping or paying the bill, or if there is a wait list to be seated in the restaurant. All the chairs were priced at $129. I’m...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 14, 2005

Cracker Barrel
1500 Bradley Park Dr.
Columbus, Georgia 31904
706/317-3460

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park

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Attraction | "Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari"

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park Photo, Pine Mountain, Georgia
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If you don't like animals and going to the zoo, this is not the place for you. If you love the zoo, you will love this park. I personally think that it's the coolest thing - I pet a giraffe, a real live huge moving mammal of a giraffe. It was stunning. This is not a cheap date either. First off, I would recommend renting one of their vans for $11 if they do not have a bus tour the day you go. Bus tours are free, but if not available, rent their zebra van. Oxen tend to bump and their horns are a little rough on the paint job of your vehicle. Second, make sure that you buy at least a large $2 bag of food for the animals. We practically ran out, and you feel bad not feeding them all. There were only two ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2005

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park
1300 Oak Grove Road
Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822
+1 800 367 2751

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