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Miller House and Garden Tour

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
Phone Number: 8123782622
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Description: The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and...
The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became a National Historic Landmark. The home, completed in 1957,was described in the Wall Street Journal as "...not only a landmark of modern architecture but also a fine example, possibly the finest, of a kind of modernist design with which too few are familiar, one that is warm, livable and majestic as it flows together with the landscape." Guided tours, with only 13 guests per tour, are offered 11 times a week from March through November.
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After several years of thinking about doing this, I finally joined friends to tour the Miller House in Columbus, IN. We had reservations and it was $25 each. Tour started with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After several years of thinking about doing this, I finally joined friends to tour the Miller House in Columbus, IN. We had reservations and it was $25 each. Tour started with a short video at the Visitor's Center and then we boarded a small and comfortable bus for the short trip to the Miller House. Since it is very modern,... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

No lie. This house is perfection. Why? Because it was a real home to a family of seven who just happened to live in a residence designed by eliel saarinen, with interiors by alexander girard and landscaping by dan kiley. Get out, right?! Don't rely on images because, actually, they don't do it justice. If you are even remotely intrigued... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's a casual and lovely tour of a mid century modern home. It is gorgeous inside and the grounds are remarkable. For my taste, it was a little cold. I mean, I can't imagine kids running thru the halls laughing and playing - but from and architectural and entertaining standpoint it is worth the visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Do not miss this! Buy online tickets before you come so that you can go. They only take 24 people a day. Saarinen created the conversation pit here. Eames created outdoor furniture here. It is a gem, inside and out.

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the type of mid-century modern home that is warm and comfortable. It looks like a real family could live there, and they did. The house was very interesting to tour with lots of great design features inside and out. My only complaint was the tour guide who presented like a grammar school teacher, complete with forced enthusiasm and... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited the Miller House in the dead of winter, with snow on the ground, certainly not the best time to see this jewel of a house, but I was so intrigued it didn't matter. I learned so much about Saarinen, Kiley, and Girard and their collaborative work on this fantastic mid century modern masterpiece. I loved the clean lines... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I visited the Miller house today and I can't say enough in favor of it. First, let me say that I got tied up in an interstate traffic snarl on the way to Columbus, and ended up arriving at the visitor's center 4 minutes AFTER my tour was scheduled to depart, instead of the half hour early the website recommends.... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Miller House is an amazing achievement of simplicity, art and function. If you have an interest in mid-century design the Miller House should already be on your list. If not, get there soon!

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Dayton, Ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great little tour for a rainy day, little pricey ($22) for an 1.5-2hr tour. The house and history of the architecture and the Miller family are very interesting.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a must see of brilliant men collaborating on a project. From the moment you walk into the home you are awed by the sheer design. It's so unique and although it is a showcase it is also a home that is welcoming. Dan Kiley did an extraordinary job on the landscape which I fell in love with as... More 

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Address: Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
Phone Number: 8123782622
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Columbus

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