While browsing hotels in Columbia TN, you'll discover that this city in the heart of Tennessee is the "Mule Capital of the World." If you’re not sure what to make of such a title, discover its proud rural heritage and well-heeled history for yourself. The historic downtown of Columbia takes you back through the annals of American history, showing you the hometown life experienced by the city's most famous son, President James K. Polk, and planting you amid the bygone fortunes and burdens of the antebellum era.
Maury County, of which Columbia is the county seat, boasts more antebellum homes than any other in Tennessee. With rental cars in Columbia, TN plus one of many Columbia, TN hotels as your home base, you can embark upon a driving tour of historic plantations and other grand historic homes. Tread the lands that once yielded so many bushels of tobacco and hemp, standing upon soil that still evokes the stark contrasts between the lives of those who toiled in the fields and those who enjoyed the finery of adjacent mansions and manicured gardens. In visiting such destinations, you see face to face with the complexities of American history. By witnessing the sights and sensing the souls of the intractable and not-so-distant past, you open yourself to an experience that's truly profound.
The soundtrack to your time travels in Tennessee has a palpable country twang. Nashville hotels are waiting to welcome you when you're ready to immerse yourself in the city's euphonious atmosphere, whether it's tapping a foot and partaking in a cold beer in a honky-tonk bar, or planting yourself among an excitable crowd at a world-class music venue.
Download the Travelocity app and book hotels near Columbia, TN. As Anais Nin said "We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." Go in search of the long-gone souls of the South; you'll find they live on in the fields of its plantations telling us to make change.