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Miller House and Garden Tour

506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
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Ranked #1 of 7 activities in Columbus
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Miller House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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DeWitt, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The house is an architectural masterpiece and our guide, Mary, was able to tell the tell the interesting story of the home. Both the house and the grounds are amazing. Well worth the time if you are interested in architecture.

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Sidney, Ohio
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18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Loved this place. We take a lot of house tours and see a lot of victorian furnishings and lavish interiors, but you don't find many Mid-Century Modern homes preserved. For a group tour organizer, the limit of 13 people per house tour is a bit problematic to coordinate, but worth the trouble. Most of our folks really enjoyed it. At... More

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Chicago, IL
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159 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Miller House tour is a fascinating tour of a private home designed by Eero Saarinen. The home was used for many years, and therefore has all sorts of interesting decorative elements. The building itself is starkly white, with the landscaping being enjoyable from indoors as well. The room arrangement is very geometric, echoing the grid lines of the building... More

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Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Interesting and informative tour of a fascinating mid-century modern house. Guide did a great job; answered all our questions and kept the tour moving along as well. Only downside: You cannot take pictures inside the home on a regular tour (special photo tours are available other times at a premium price). In a era when virtually everyone carries smartphones with... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Miller House Tour (and preceding video at the Columbus Visitor Center) was a wonderful peek at one of Eero Saarinen's most important private commissions. Stark, white floors and walls, and a geometric arrangement of rooms are complemented by Alexander Girard's colorful Scandinavian and folkloric furnishings. It is lovely, and you'll want to sit down in the sunken living room... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Everything about this tour was excellent. Our tour guide Willis was personable, informative and answered all our questions. You don't have to be interested in architecture to enjoy this. The landscaping is beautiful - with the walls of windows you can enjoy the plants and trees inside or out. The house is spectacular. Words can't convey the beauty of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

They bus you out to it and there are no photographs allowed, even outside. It's a lovely family home on a huge plot of land with manicured lawns. Inside the house is well designed and I loved the seating pit in the lounge, I want one! If you just saw it you wouldn't think it was particularly ground-breaking. This tour... More

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Albuquerque
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have toured several homes designed by architects, and this is one fine example. Not open to the public, you need tickets, and get them well in advance. Arrive at the Visiter center about 30 minutes or so before to secure your spot or you may lose it, that is how we were able to get on the tour at... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The tour of Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana, is both unexpected and indeed will be unforgettable. The sleek modern design with light that seems to envelope the space with the contrast and compliment of the bold Kiley textiles and displays are inspirational. The visual continuation of design through the house into the landscape is a visual play on... More

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Troy, Ohio, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This home does have an interesting history, although it feels very pretentious. You must navigate on the runners and with 13 of us it was okay. I understand the significance of how different structures are important to our history and though I am glad I took the tour $20 was steep for what it is. No photos unless you pay... More

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