Travel and Tourism


Promotes the First Peak of the Blue Ridge, Polk County's tourism brand, throughout the US; provides local, regional and statewide travel and tourism information. Promotes local lodging, attractions, shops and restaurants plus area events. Partners with businesses and non-profits throughout the region and the state.

The First Peak Visitor Center, located in the county seat of Columbus, provides a wealth of information about Polk County and surrounding areas. Stop in for brochures on everything from scenic attractions and local wineries to accommodations and restaurants, plus area maps. The staff is glad to answer any questions and help you find the information you need to enjoy a great visit to Polk County.  The foyer is always open for access to maps, brochures and more.
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Contact Information

First Peak Visitor Center
20 E. Mills St.
PO Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and staffed on some Saturdays by volunteers
(828) 894-2324
(800) 440-7848

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