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Columbus is in the Greater Madison Area of Southwest Wisconsin.


Columbus is a community that has a lot of pre-1930s architecture downtown and a history that dates to 1845. It is about 28 miles northeast of Madison, Wisconsin. Columbus has a population of about 5,000 people as of 2016.

Columbus Wisconsin Memorial Day

Get in[edit]

View of downtown at sundown

By train[edit]

  • 1 Amtrak, 359 N Ludington St. Columbus is served once daily in each direction by the Empire Builder. Columbus (Q5149987) on Wikidata Columbus station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

  • 2 Lamers Bus Line, 359 N Ludington St (at Columbus Amtrak Station), +1 920-623-3831. Columbus is served by Lamers Bus Service. This connector can provide transportation from the Amtrak Train to many places in Wisconsin.

Get around[edit]

Map of Columbus (Wisconsin)






  • 1 [dead link] Sharrows Downtown, 100 S Ludington St (Heart of downtown), +1 920 623-2701, . Café opened in 2013, serving Steep & Brew coffee. Also have a few local baked treats from Capri Steakhouse and 'Prairie Moon Bakery'. Also sells some seasonal gifts and cards, chocolates, candies and party goods.
  • 2 Julies Java House, 9 N Ludington St, +1 920 623-5540. M 6AM-2PM, Tu-F 6AM-5PM, Sa 7AM-1PM, Su 8AM-11:30.
  • 3 Cercis Brewing Company, 140 N Dickason Boulevard (take 16/60 James Street off Hwy 151 look for City Hall Turn North 1 block), +1 920 350-0500, . M W Th 4-9PM, F Sa M-9PM, Su noon-5PM. Brewpub, featuring homemade beers, pizzas, pretzels, and fun.


  • 1 Super 8, 219 Industrial Dr (near James St exit on US 151), +1 920 623-8800, fax: +1 920 623-3304. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Gym, indoor pool, laundry, free wireless internet, and free breakfast available. Pets allowed with a $10 surcharge and $50 refundable deposit. No smoking.
  • 2 HA Whitney Inn, 229 N Ludington St #3, +1 414 418-2893, . Historic Home close to the Amtrak Station and Historic Downtown Columbus, Wisconsin


Go next[edit]

Routes through Columbus
St. PaulPortage  W Amtrak Empire Builder icon.png E  MilwaukeeChicago
DubuqueMadison  SW US 151.svg NE  Fond du LacManitowoc

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