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Columbus Architecture Tours

506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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Terrific city tour with two interiors

This was an interesting and informative small bus tour pointing out significant architectural gems... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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 weeks ago
Dayton, Ohio
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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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank GoesWithWine
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

1  Thank reedpike
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank KathieColumbus_Ohio
Reviewed 30 October 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

1  Thank Greengirl87
Reviewed 29 October 2017 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.

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

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

1  Thank Carol G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

1  Thank Rona B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank pammburkhart
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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

1  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.

1  Thank Lyle S
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Aaron R
25 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