The master planning effort seeks to link physical planning with economic/community development programming and implementation, resulting in a master plan that seeks to capture the Uptown energy, direct it to the riverfront and make it a major asset that can reposition the city for decades to come
TSYS – Total System Services, Inc. is the largest processor of merchant acquirers and bank credit card issuers. TSYS processes over $1 trillion a year in credit and debit card transactions.
Synovus – The Synovus Financial Corporation is a financial services company with approximately $27 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.
AFLAC – Just miles away from Uptown, Aflac Incorporated is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia.
WC Bradley – The W.C. Bradley Co. flourished over the next century, expanding into industries as diverse as textiles, outdoor and sports retail businesses, real estate, and barbecue grill manufacturing.
Arts & Culture
Once Georgia’s last frontier outpost, now it’s third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. History, Theatre, Arts & Sports – Columbus has it all.
Springer Opera House
The Springer is one of America’s most vibrant professional theatre companies with a popular Main stage Series, an innovative second-space series called Studio II, an Academy Series featuring some of this region’s most talented student actors and a ten-state regional touring program called Springer Theatre On Tour. It is also the home of one of the nation’s finest training schools for young actors, the Springer Theatre Academy.
RiverCenter for Performing Arts
Located in the heart of historic Uptown Columbus, the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of the city’s new arts and entertainment district. RiverCenter’s state-of-the-art facilities include the 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theatre, the center’s main venue and home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine and balcony seating, the hall is designed to meet the complex technical needs of attractions such as Broadway shows, symphonic concerts, dance performances, pop concerts, lectures and conferences. From the ceiling large interwoven ribbons of steel mesh contribute a sense of intimacy, while shaped balcony fascias and custom light fixtures provide color, texture and warmth.
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the third orchestra formed in the United States. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 57 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970’s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. George Del Gobbo has been the conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for the last 21 seasons.
The Columbus Civic Center
The Columbus Civic Center is a multipurpose public assembly facility with 10,000 arena seats, 23,000 square feet of flat floor space and 5,000 square feet of hospitality suites. The Civic Center is the premiere venue in a large sports and entertainment complex, commonly known as The South Commons Sports and Entertainment Complex. The Civic Center is also home to two professional sports franchises: the South Professional Hockey League’s Columbus Cottonmouths and the American Indoor Football Association’s Columbus Lions. The Columbus Civic Center is located at:
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Friday Night Concerts
Almost Every Friday Night in Fall and Spring, Uptown Columbus, Inc. hosts concerts featuring popular local bands on Broadway
This is the most exciting thing to happen to Whitewater Rafting in the Country. Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River, the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and as Warm as Costa Rica.”
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RiverWalk Geo Tour
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now, with the RiverWalk GeoTour, there are even more reasons to bring the family and hike along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk