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Columbus Architecture Tours

506 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6225
+1 812-378-2622
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Irwin Miller House is not to be missed

This is an incredible home that has been impeccably maintained and restored. It may very well be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ventnor City, New Jersey
Incredible experience

I had NEVER been on ANY kind of architectural tour and was never very interested, so I arrived as... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 4 days ago

This is an incredible home that has been impeccably maintained and restored. It may very well be the quintessential Mid Century Modern house and has been preserved will pretty much all of its original architecture, furniture, artwork and landscaping. The tour guides are very knowledgeable...More

Thank qmatodd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had NEVER been on ANY kind of architectural tour and was never very interested, so I arrived as a 'newbie' and was i so WONDERFULLY pleased and surprised. The Tours are all very well designed, organized, well priced and an absolute must for anyone...More

1  Thank RKZ90027
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 2-hr bus tour. We had the opportunity to see the interiors of the Main Library, designed by the architect I.M. Pei and the North Christian Church by Eero Saarinen. The bus goes through the city and drives by many significant works of...More

Thank Giacomo R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a stop here on our way across the country, and we were more than pleasantly surprised. The Visitor Center fillm gave a solid orientation to Columbus' modern architectural heritage. We took the special "Exhibit Columbus" walking tour, and our guide, Beth, was friendly, knowledgeable,...More

1  Thank DRJGMR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour and it was well narrated with many interesting tidbits. The places are unique and nice to see. The two churches we went in were beautiful. The only drawback was the bus seating. It was hard to see the buildings from the...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the Visitor Center for Columbus with the requisite gift shop, short film but the Chihuly hanging in the 4 story stairwell makes this a gem. Super friendly staff will share many insights with you. Stop here 1st when you visit Columbus.

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tours were excellent. A nice day starts with the two-hour 10 AM bus tour (which starts with a short film and a short walk to see a couple buildings nearby), and then the 2:45 PM Miller house tour, so you can get a nice lunch...More

Thank dctraveladvisor1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having grown up in Columbus I always wondered what was behind the big hedge fence and I finally found out - The Miller house is beautiful! The tour was very informative and engaging. I recommend it for locals and visitors alike. FYI - for folks...More

Thank Jennifer F
columbusinsider, Guest Relations Manager at Columbus Architecture Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Miller House and Garden Tour, we appreciate it! We do have two folding stools, available on a first come first serve basis, for guests who have difficulty standing during the tour. Requests can be made at tour...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did both the overall bus tour and the Miller House tour. We found the intro video of both good to set the tone for background. Tours were punctual and appreciated for our time to plan so don't be late. Alice and Susan were informative...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Linda was a good tour guide for the highlights in Columbus. We made 2-3 stops along the way. One problem was seeing the sights from the bus. Maybe an open roof or glass roof?

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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