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Columbus Architecture Tours

506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
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Very informative tour of outstanding architectural sites

This bus tours visits two churches in Columbus Indiana designed by famous architects and drives by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob L
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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Miller House Architecture tour was wonderful but make a reservation early!

On a recent visit to Columbus, Indiana, we took the Miller House tour and loved it. The Miller... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
shrinkdocdeb
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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2, 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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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Thank you, Docent Willis, for the most incredible tour of Columbus's many modern architectural gems. The story of this city and it's quest to incorporate architectural/landscape/artwork of significance is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We went to Columbus to see the architecture, unable to be there on the weekend for the architectural tour but opted for the Miller House tour. We were not disappointed! It was even very cold but learned so much from Mary Ann! Would love to...More

1  Thank Lori Z
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Famous architects vied to build in this small town and it is amazing. Churches, office buildings, fire stations, library and schools were built in the 1950s - 1980s. Tour was mostly in the bus with 2 church visits.

2  Thank annetravels78
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This was an interesting and informative small bus tour pointing out significant architectural gems of Columbus, Indiana--emphasizing its modernism collection and history of architectural philanthropy, as well as buildings from the late 1800s. Our volunteer guide Linda was knowledgeable and ensured architecture fans and novices...More

2  Thank GoesWithWine
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

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.

2  Thank reedpike
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

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

2  Thank KathieColumbus_Ohio
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Reviewed October 31, 2017 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

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Aaron R
January 26, 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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