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Address: 531 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6224
Phone Number: 812-379-4491

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The Centerpiece of Columbus Architecture

Walking into this building, one is astonished that such a modern building was actually built during World War II. The detail of the architectural design still wows visitors and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
HalArm
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Columbus, Indiana
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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking into this building, one is astonished that such a modern building was actually built during World War II. The detail of the architectural design still wows visitors and architectural students from around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to walk into the sanctuary of this unique and way before it's time church that Eliel Saarinen designed for this congregation in 1942. The bell tower, the chapel, the reflecting pool---all very impressive. If you go on the walking tour from the visitors center, you will be able to know and see so much more of this famous... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in a fashion similar to the great cathedrals in Europe, this church is a sight to behold. The tapestry on the wall was made by Saarinen's wife and is beautiful. Acoustics is this church are pretty good too. Take the Visitor Center tour to learn more about the church.

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Thank barbhull
Columbus
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is not only a very impressive building with a sanctuary worth touring, this is a great church with an outstanding congregation and staff.

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Thank interestedparty2014
Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Great place with very friendly people.....and a very good sermon. We felt just like a couple that has been here for years. Great atmosphere and good parking too. Stop in and visit.... it might become your place to worship all the time.

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e'ville
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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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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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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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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