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Address: 531 5th St., Columbus, IN
Phone Number: 812-379-4491
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Interesting area to walk; tower stunning

Didn't go inside, but the grounds in and around the church are worth viewing. Great architecture and interesting things to see. Loved seeing the sunken play ground...how uniquie!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Suze F
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e'ville
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e'ville
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Didn't go inside, but the grounds in and around the church are worth viewing. Great architecture and interesting things to see. Loved seeing the sunken play ground...how uniquie!

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Racine
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185 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We viewed this on the Architectural Tour and we were amazed! The vision that was created by the architect is unique, unlike any other church we seen. So glad we viewed this "adoring" place, a treasure not to be missed!

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Thank panielsen
Columbus,Indiana
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Church , not only being a very beautiful Church building is very friendly , warm and always makes all feel as if they really belong and wanting to return. The Leaders are very good and very informative.

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1 Thank Fred A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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239 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We couldn't see the inside when we were in Columbus, but were definitely glad we got to stop by the church. It's such an interesting design and the Large Arch scultpure across the street makes for an awesome photo.

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1 Thank Melissa H
Columbus, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This 1964 church is hexagon shaped with communion table in center; has a150' central spire; mostly concrete & glass structure. Definitely different & impressive design!

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Thank Ramon H
Rochester Hills, MI
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131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Historically significant in this town of amazing architecture, but not appealing inside. A very nice Cranbrook woven tapistry in the Chancel.

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Thank Tenormary
Downers Grove, Illinois
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We took the Columbus city tour, where an interior tour was the first main stop. One of the claims is that this Eliel Saarinen church was the spark that started modern architecture in the US. We cannot dispute or confirm this, but you can see many amazing innovations that he applied here.

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Thank Bruce M
Cleveland
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263 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Hard to believe that this church is 60 years old! It was the first "modern" church built in the United States - designed by Eliel Saarinen. Worth a visit; it is across the street from the Visitor's Center.

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Thank ClevelandJP
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I was married there. The organ resonated beautifully and the atmosphere peaceful in this old church.

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1 Thank ASinn1
Columbus, Indiana
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Columbus is known for its architecture. This is one of many with the Bartholomew County Library just across the street. You get to see two beautiful buildings with one stop.

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