Take a Selfie Tour of Columbia

A Columbia, Tennessee selfie is a unique photo opportunity based solely on the uniqueness of our surroundings. The perfect Columbia selfie, should celebrate and commemorate the experience you are having in this best small town around. The requirement for a perfect Columbia selfie is one thing and one thing only; you have to get out and enjoy Columbia!

My research shows that the people of Columbia are selfie obsessed. Young and old have developed the common practice of snapping a selfie into their social media documentation. In the car, at sporting events, parties, schools, fundraisers, places of worship; no matter the location, you must be selfie ready. The selfie craze is not fading away, so we have developed a list to help you find the best place in Columbia to take a selfie.

  Credit: Randy and Cindy Wilmore

Credit: Randy and Cindy Wilmore

The Maury County, Tennessee Courthouse

Columbia is the county’s seat. The courthouse is the mecca of best selfie opportunity. When you ask the average person on the street, “where’s the best place to take a selfie?” Their response, nine times out of ten, downtown around the courthouse.

  Credit: MyColumbia Instagram, various contributors

Credit: MyColumbia Instagram, various contributors

MyColumbia Mule-Columbia Arts District and Heritage Bank

Along with this blog, MyColumbia has brought our official mascot to stickers, hats, t-shirts, and posters. The sticker is the post popular, making international appearances, but a close second, are the murals. The original is located at 206 Depot St with a very recent addition of Heritage Bank located at 217 South James Campbell Blvd.

  Credit: Hudson Wilson, Portia Carter and Grace Carter

Credit: Hudson Wilson, Portia Carter and Grace Carter

Buckhead Coffee Mural

Grab a coffee and a selfie at Buckhead's unique Buckhead mural! The artist responsible for this is Josh Kennedy, owner of Muletown Sign Company. Creator of many hand-painted signs, lettering pieces, woodwork and, you guessed it murals.

  Credit: Bryson Leach

Credit: Bryson Leach

Kwik Sak Mural

Not only has he done the Buckhead Coffee mural, Josh has added his own additional mural at a local Kwik Sak located at 5000 Trotwood Ave. Just look at all those wonderful colors and that tiger! Add it immediately to your selfie stops.

  Credit: Sarah Harris Barry

Credit: Sarah Harris Barry

Ted's Sporting Goods

Why is the sign upside down? My father always told me that the original owner himself told them to install it upside down so it would draw attention to the store. I think it worked. Ted’s, the outdoor adventure store, will celebrate its 60th birthday this year! Visit the amazing staff and find everything from a Yeti cooler to your own Ted’s logo’d merchandise.

  Jaryn and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers at Polk Home Mule Day Bloodys and Biscuits Credit: Jaryn Abdallah

Jaryn and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers at Polk Home Mule Day Bloodys and Biscuits
Credit: Jaryn Abdallah

President James K. Polk Home

Columbia, Tenn is the hometown of the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk. His ancestral home and museum is at the gateway of downtown Columbia at 301 West 7th St. Tours are held daily and thanks to the wildly supported Polk Association, special events and exhibits are held throughout the year. This is the photography hotspot for all formal events as well as community events and festivals. Not many small cities can tout a legacy such as this.

  Sarah Harris Barry with daughters Ava Catherine and Lilly Barry at Columbia Dam Credit: Sarah Harris Barry

Sarah Harris Barry with daughters Ava Catherine and Lilly Barry at Columbia Dam
Credit: Sarah Harris Barry

The Historic Columbia Dam

Listed on The National Register of Historic Places. The Columbia dam at Riverwalk Park is a great photo opportunity during a stroll along the park's pristine walking path. I asked Maury County Public Library Director Adam Southern for information about this landmark, “The dam was constructed in 1925 and functioned until 1961. This is not to be confused with the infamous “other” Columbia dam that was never completed because of an endangered snail. That dam is off of Iron Bridge Rd.”

The ultimate selfie is really about who is in it and the experience of that moment. Make the most of your selfie in Columbia Tenn.