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Town of Columbus, NC

Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s conveniently located on Interstate 26, about 30 minutes from Asheville and 90 minutes from Charlotte. The Vision statement of the town of Columbus is “The Town of Columbus seeks sustainable growth that protects our natural and historic resources, while preserving our values, qualities, and culture.” Columbus is about a 12 mintue drive from Tryon’s International Equestrian Center (8.9 mi) via US-74 W. The four-block downtown area has some great local restaurants and some shops for browsing. Go to Winding Creek Brewing (322 East Mills Street) for local brews in their taproom and enjoy a variety of artists in the Music Hall. Stop by the First Peak Visitor Center at 20 East Mills Street for plenty of local information. Since this area is located in the “Thermal Belt” with mild temperatures and climate perfect for grapes, visit several wineries in the Tryon area.