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Columbus Architecture Tours

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
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See the architecture that made Columbus, Indiana famous.Find out why the...

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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Living in Columbus Indiana my entire life - I never took the time to go before now. The tour was excellent. Out tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I was... read more

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Living in Columbus Indiana my entire life - I never took the time to go before now. The tour was excellent. Out tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I was extremely impressed by the architecture. Most amazing is how forward thinking Mr Miller was. The house is fabulous. I would love to repeat the tour in the summer to... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is an excellent opportunity to see architecture up front and personal. A person learns, as Paul Harvey use to say, "the rest of the story" about the history of the building design. Mr. Miller and Cummins Foundation made Columbus an world architectural Mecca that is easy to experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Columbus Architecture tour and it was great! Very experienced tour guide that was just the best. Loved seeing all the different buildings with the different world famous architects. Columbus is a wonderful small town feel with a big city Architecture tour . Well worth taking the tour.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed recent tour of Irwin Miller House in Columbus Indiana. Designed by Eero Saarinen, its modern design has held up well. The kitchen, state-of-the-art in the 1950s, could still function today without much modification. And, I loved the linear skylights that span throughout the house.

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Columbus, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have liked more info on the nativity scenes that were on display. Other than that, the tour was fantastic.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The guide provided excellent, interesting information. The day was grey and rainy but I hardly noticed listening to all the stories of the buildings and the builders.

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Annapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This tour was an overview of the midcentury modern buildings in this amazing town. We took the tour in the am and then a tour of the Miller house in the afternoon. It was the right order to do the tour and well worth it.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Architecture was enlightening. Excellent experience. Would recommend it to others with interest in art and design.

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our docent, Carole, gave a warm and wonderful introduction to a great variety of buildings in the center city area and the northern city area. She provided plenty of side anecdotes that provided a glimpse of the human side of architecture, both in its design and execution. The fact that we were able to enter a number of the buildings,... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very fun for local residents and those from abroad! Worth combining this with a tour of the the city of Columbus as well.

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