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The Columbus Visitors Center Welcome Center and Gift Shop

THE GIFT SHOP
506 Fifth Street
Columbus, IN 47201
giftshop@columbus.in.us
800-468-6564
812-378-2622

Open Mon – Sat 9 – 5
Open Sun 12 – 5

Closed Sundays
Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar

 

BEGIN YOUR VISIT AT THE VISITORS CENTER at 506 Fifth Street, in the heart of downtown, where the staff can help you plan your time in Columbus. Park for free, then come inside for:

  • Help selecting city tours
  • Maps, brochures, city guides
  • Free videos about Columbus, shown any time
  • The Dale Chihuly Yellow Neon Chandelier and Persians
  • A big, beautiful gift shop

The gift shop has Columbus-themed items as well as handcrafted items by local and regional artists.

View the Dale Chihuly Yellow Chandelier and Persians and even purchase your own Chihuly glass! Find out more here.

Artist Jeff Hagan captured the city of Columbus in his unique style, and it is available for sale in the gift shop. See it here. Jeff has also created a painting that honors local native Chuck Taylor. See it here.

Raleigh, North Carolina visitor

For anyone visiting Columbus for the architecture, this should be the first stop.

Tripadvisor reviewer from Raleigh, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois visitor

The Visitors Center staff is very friendly, and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Yelp reviewer from Chicago, Illinois

Find out why Columbus is “one of a kind” (1:30)
Watch the official Visitors Center video (7:40)
Dale Chihuly Studio Editions, 2016, available to purchase at Columbus, Indiana gift shop

BUY YOUR OWN CHIHULY
IN COLUMBUS!

The Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly are available for purchase at the Columbus Visitors Center Gift Shop. You can visit Columbus to see the Yellow Neon Chandelier and Persians, as well as the Sun Garden Panels in Suspended Circle, then stop at the gift shop to buy a Studio Edition to take home with you!

For more information, please go HERE.

Irwin Conference Center panorama, by Thomas Schiff
Cummins Museum, photo by Thomas Schiff
Miller House in winter, by Thomas R. Schiff
Inn at Irwin Gardens, by Thomas R. Schiff

BUY A BOOK OF
STUNNING PANORAMAS

This unique presentation of midcentury Modernist mecca Columbus, Indiana, skillfully combines Thomas Schiff’s love of photography and architecture in Columbus, presenting more than fifty exteriors and interiors by celebrated architects and designers in a singular panoramic format. Providing a fresh perspective for these notable historic buildings, this book is the perfect gift for architecture and photography fans alike.

  • Columbus, Indiana: Midwestern Modernist Mecca, by Thomas R. Schiff, published 2013
  • Published by Skira Rizzoli, forward by Pulitzer-prize-winning author Justin Davidson
  • $50, 240 pages, call to order: 800-468-6564
  • Download a PDF order form HERE
A Look at Architecture book, two-page spread 1
A Look at Architecture book, two-page spread 2

GET THE CATALOG OF
THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE

It’s the only comprehensive guide to the art and architecture of Columbus.

  • Columbus, Indiana: A Look at Modern Architecture and Art, Eighth Edition, published in 2013
  • A catalog of the modern architecture, public art, and historic buildings of Columbus, Indiana
  • Color photography, including interiors and details
  • Fourteen new projects from the last fourteen years
  • Includes 72 buildings, 37 works of public art, and 16 historic buildings
  • Expanded architect and artist biographies
  • $35, 220 pages, call 800-468-6564 to order
  • Download a PDF order form HERE

Visitors Center Gift Shop

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