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See why Columbus is unexpected & unforgettable

Please note that tours regularly fill to capacity and reservations are necessary. See the "book a tour" button to the left to make a reservation, or call 1-888-718-4253.

 

Architecture Tour

  • See the art and architecture that made Columbus famous
  • Tour price: $25, students $15 (includes free $3 guide)
  • Tour length: 2 hours
  • Find out more about this tour HERE
  • See tour times and buy tickets HERE
 

Miller House and Garden Tour

  • The only Eero Saarinen home you can tour, anywhere!
  • Tour Price: $25 (no discounts available)
  • Tour length: 1 hour
  • Find out more about this tour HERE
  • See tour times and buy tickets HERE
     

MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN CURATOR TOUR

  • The Miller House & Garden is the renowned mid-century-modern home showcasing the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. Experience a more in-depth tour led by a knowledgeable member of the Indianapolis Museum of Art staff. Tour size is limited to six people for a more leisurely tour of the property.
  • During this tour, still photography is permitted. Photos are for personal use only and cannot be used in any commercial manner. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted on this tour.
  • Miller House and Garden Tours start at the Columbus Area Visitor Center.  The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13 passenger van provided at the Columbus Area Visitor Center.  
  • Tour length: 90 minutes. Tours are provided for private groups of one to six people.
  • Tour Price: $100 per person with a minimum charge $400.
  • Call 812-378-2622 for booking details.
     

MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN LANDSCAPE TOUR

  • The Miller Garden is regarded as one of America’s most important modernist landscapes. Join a landscaping specialist for a more extensive tour of the landscaping by Dan Kiley. Since the mid-century modern architects and landscape architects often blurred the lines between the interior and exterior of their designs, this tour will take an abbreviated walk through the interior of The Miller House. This tour will include significant walking over varying terrain in outdoor conditions; please dress accordingly.  
  • Miller House and Garden Tours start at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13 passenger van provided at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. 
  • Tour length: 90 minutes.
  • Tour Price: $40 per person. Minimum charge for private group is $280. 
  • Call 812-378-2622 for booking details.
     

MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN PHOTO TOUR

  • The photography tour of the Miller House & Garden gives you the opportunity to capture the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. During this tour, still photography is permitted. Photos are for personal use only and cannot be used in any commercial manner. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted on this tour.
  • Miller House and Garden Tours start at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13 passenger van provided at the Columbus Area Visitor Center.
  • Tour length: 90 minutes.
  • Tour Price: $60 per person. Minimum charge for private photography tour is $360. 
  • Call 812-378-2622 for booking details.
 

Downtown Walking Tour

  • An informal walk in downtown Columbus with a local guide
  • Tour Price: $15
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • Offered periodically
  • Find out more about this tour HERE
  • Check tour times and buy tickets HERE
 

Guide by Cell Audio Tour

  • Tour downtown on your own schedule, with your phone.
  • Price: $10 for set of cards
  • Tour length: you choose the pace
  • Card sets are available at The Visitors Center Gift Shop, Viewpoint Books, and Hotel Indigo.
  • To learn more about the tour, go HERE.
 

Smartphone Tour

  • For a totally free guide to the art and architecture on your smartphone, go to: www.bit.ly/coltour
  • Listen to recordings from actual tour guides on your phone
  • This guide is in progress, some sites have yet to be completed, but, it is all free!
     

Group Tour

  • The Visitors Center also gives many group tours each month, for groups as small as twelve people.
  • To find out more about group tours, please go HERE.
     


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