Explore Columbus, Wisconsin
Columbus, Wisconsin (4,991 at the 2010 census) is located in Columbia County. Columbus is located 41 miles NE of the Wisconsin capital city of Madison and 78 miles NW of Milwaukee. Columbus has easy access to Madison via US HWY 151, and via US I-94 to Milwaukee, both of which are major commuting arteries in the Southern Wisconsin area.
Events The Redbud Festival occurs in May around Mother's Day. Each year the community crowns a prince and princess during the budding of the "Columbus Wisconsin Strain" of the redbud tree (cercis canadensis). The festival includes brats, music, and trees in full bloom.
EducationColumbus is served by the Columbus School District: Columbus Elementary School (K-2) Columbus Intermediate School (3-5) Columbus Middle School (6-8) Columbus High School (9-12) The Columbus School District also covers the cost of 4-year-old kindergarten provided by four local pre-schools. Other schools in Columbus: St. Jerome Catholic School, Roman Catholic, grades K-8 Zion Lutheran School, WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod), grades K-8 Wisconsin Academy, Seventh Day Adventist, grades 9-12
Transportation Columbus is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder between Chicago and Seattle, with a train stopping at the station in each direction every day. Columbus is also served by Bus Service which provides a connect to Madison, Wisconsin from Amtrak.