Columbus is known for being the site of the last battle of the Civil War, where Columbus ranked second to Richmond in the manufacture of supplies for the Confederate army. Musuems, outdoor activities including lazy river rides, the entertainment district and enjoying eclectic Southern cuisine are all possible at Columbus. Columbus, Georgia, lies tucked against the Chattahoochee River, which marks the western border of the state. Visitors can explore the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, catch a glimpse of history in the Columbus Museum, or have the adventure of a lifetime whitewater rafting along the Chattahoochee River. The city of Columbus was settled in 1828, named for Christopher Columbus.