George Walton Chapter is located in Columbus, Georgia, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Columbus is home to Fort Benning, Headquarters of the United States Army Infantry Center, winner of multiple "World's Best Army Installation" awards. Columbus is home to Columbus State University, established in 1958 as a member of the University System of Georgia; Columbus Technical College, established in 1961; and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, which features the Omnisphere Theater, with light shows, interactive media performances and programs featuring the nighttime sky--a Challenger Learning Center for simulated space missions, and the Mead Observatory. Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, the Columbus Convention & Trade Center was a pre-Civil War cannon manufacturer that also produced farm implements, munitions and weapons used by the Confederacy.
Columbus pioneered the first Consolidated Government in Georgia, and boasts of her Riverwalk, which spans a ten and one-half mile stretch from Ft. Benning to uptown Columbus, with development continuing north three and one-half miles to Lake Oliver Marina.
Home of the Georgia State Theatre, The Springer Opera House, which has been restored to its original beauty, Columbus also boasts of her beautiful Historic District, which ranges from Federal cottages to Victorian homes, as well as many additional buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The new $67 million RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is a 240,000-square-foot arts and education facility that occupies an entire block west of the Columbus Consolidated Government Center in Uptown Columbus.