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Columbus Architecture Tours

506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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A great survey of the architectural scene in Columbus. Mike was knowledgeable, well-spoken, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jenn K
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Architectural tour

We took some east-coast friends on the Columbus architecture tour. We are Columbus residents but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MDKEFK
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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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+1 812-378-2622
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great survey of the architectural scene in Columbus. Mike was knowledgeable, well-spoken, and enjoyable. It is a quick introduction to the history and buildings of Columbus.

Thank Jenn K
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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took some east-coast friends on the Columbus architecture tour. We are Columbus residents but went along as we had not been on the tour in 20+ years. It was simply mind boggling. This small town is alive and well, bustling with activity. Industry thrives...More

Thank MDKEFK
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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review! Columbus is doing well and we look forward to what is next!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have taken the architectural tour several times over the years and with different guides. It's amazing how I learn more things each time. I live here and doesn't stop amazing me. I will continue taking it once a year. I also took the Miller...More

Thank Strada A
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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding tour guide (volunteer). Terrific, educational experience. Loved it. Can't wait to go back and take the architectural tour.

Thank wvanvlack
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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a difference a forward-looking rich person with a taste for beauty and quality of life can have! The tour was very good. I only wish that one of the 5 chosen architects had designed our tour bus with a glass ceiling for better viewing....More

1  Thank Joan G
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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will take that into consideration.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have only a few hours in Columbus IN, this bus tour may be a good way to see many of the buildings in the central part of town, as long as you don't want to see any of them for more than a...More

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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture and history of Colombus is impressive. In light of the political climate, making reference to Pence more than once was deemed excessive.

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Haley M, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will be sure to keep that in mind.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally got to Columbus as part of a visit to our son and daughter-in-law in Indy. At first we couldn’t decide which tour to take but decided on the architecture bus tour since the temp was in the high 90s. What a smart decision!...More

2  Thank Marianne D
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Haley M, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Columbus! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so impressed with the city of Columbus. The Architecture tour and the Miller House tour were both fabulous. The guides were very knowledgeable and engaging. We have travelled many places and this city and these tours rank right up there. We would highly...More

3  Thank Amy F
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Haley M, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for the compliments! Come back and visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Richard B
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Haley M, Public Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Come back visit.

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Aaron R
26 January 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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