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Columbus Architecture Tours

506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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A very enjoyable tour!

We enjoyed the tour very much. The opening video was very informative. The bus was comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
Discover Columbus, in Indiana.

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the tour very much. The opening video was very informative. The bus was comfortable and the tour guide very informative. A great way to get an overview of the story behind this wonder of a city.

Thank reedpike
Reviewed 5 days ago

As residents of the Columbus, Ohio area we found it convenient to visit Columbus, Indiana on a recent trip. We reserved tickets online a few days ahead for the 10 am architecture tour on Nov 10. What a delightful tour, led by Mary Kendrick, our...More

Thank KathieColumbus_Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the bus tour was an excellent introduction to the city of Columbus. Our tour guide Dennis really loves his town and told us a lot in the 2 hour tour. We wouldn’t have noticed many of the building details just driving around on...More

Thank Greengirl87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bus tour run from the Columbus Visitors Center starts with a walk through the First Christian Church and the Batholomew County Library. The bus ride is almost 2 hours and covers more than a dozen architectural treasures.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned about this surprising town from the "Columbus" movie and had to see the real thing! This tour is a good way to become familiar not just with the interesting buildings close to downtown, but also those a bit further out. I would have...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bus tour guide was limited, and skipped mention of many interesting pieces of art that we passed on our route. We visited the interior only one church, which was disappointing. We will do a self guided tour , if we return to this most...More

Thank Rona B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all: book ahead (easy to do online), particularly if you're visiting on a weekend; tours can fill up. * This was a good way to get an overview of the extent of the architectural "wonders" in Columbus. As the title notes, after a...More

Thank pammburkhart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the tour guide was definitely knowledgeable, too much time was spent inside two churches, while we saw only a few public sculptures. It left me with an impression that I do not want to come to Columbus any time soon. I believe self-tour would...More

Thank Lyudmila B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very organized well presented tour. A great view of the wonderful architecture of the city of Columbus. When you board the bus, try to get a lower level seat for a better view.

Thank Lyle S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I certainly enjoyed the walking tour. But I believe you can get headphones and walk yourself around the highlights without the guide. I would recommend that as I our guide did not enhance the tour and I was reading information at the sites to find...More

Thank Julia U
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Aaron R
26 January 2017|
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Response from columbusinsider | Property representative |
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