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Columbus Architecture Tours

506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
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Tour is "All That"

We were on a Friday morning tour. Superb tour guide who often referred to the bus driver for... read more

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Richard B
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Durham, NC
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Bucket List Tour!

This tour was amazing; more than I ever hoped for! Our guide was knowledgeable, made sure everyone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marie E
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See the architecture that made Columbus, Indiana famous.Find out why the American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus 6th in the nation for innovation and design.This guided bus tour enables you to see many of the 70 world-renowned buildings by modern masters such as Eero Saarinen, I.M.Pei, Robert Venturi, Robert A.M. Stern and Richard Meier. Your guide will take you inside two building interiors on the two-hour tour. Also, see public art by Henry Moore, Jean Tinguely, Dale Chihuly and other internationally-known artists.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were on a Friday morning tour. Superb tour guide who often referred to the bus driver for details. We had "prepped for the tour by watching the Columbus movie. The overall effect was WOW. We went inside two churches and the library, otherwise this...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was amazing; more than I ever hoped for! Our guide was knowledgeable, made sure everyone was engaged and provided enough time for viewing and questions at each stop. Getting to see inside the churches was a check off our Columbus architecture bucket list!...More

Thank Marie E
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have read about Columbus and the celebrated architects who designed many of the modern era buildings then this tour is a must. If you are just curious of what great architecture can do for a community, then you should take this tour. Escorted...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour started promptly with an informative video about Columbus. The tour guide was extremely pleasant and informative about all aspects of the town. Unique and beautiful items from local artists in the gift shop, ran by a friendly staff. Everything was clean - the...More

Thank Hayley S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Columbus is a fascinating town and this tour gave our small group a snapshot of the incredible history of building with a vision. Our guide was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, a person born and raised in this unique place.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing landmark for modernist architecture. Loved the tour. However with all the great works of art being sold off, it feels gutted. Why not have good reproductions of the $80 million Monet or Picasso or Henry Moore on display? Then you’d really get the...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This tour is so interesting. Columbus is an architectural gem with masterpieces of art interwoven throughout and this is the best way to view it all. If you are a fan of Chihuly you will love his piece in the visitors center. For those of...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This bus tours visits two churches in Columbus Indiana designed by famous architects and drives by more than 29 others. It’s a very interesting collection of sites squeezed together in one small town. Certainly worth the time and money. We took a separate tour to...More

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

On a recent visit to Columbus, Indiana, we took the Miller House tour and loved it. The Miller House is a fantastic mid-century modern house with adjoining gardens designed as outdoor rooms. Everything in the house and gardens was designed purposefully and with no expense...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We met friend in Columbus to do the tour. The tour was a lot of fun. We were disappointed that more tours were not open, but we were in the off season. We took the bus tour, the only bad thing I have to say...More

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Aaron R
January 25, 2017|
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From December through March, the architecture tour is only available at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. From April through November, the tour is offered at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays... More
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