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Maps & Directions


Columbus is centrally located between Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati and is just minutes from Interstate 65.

Finding us with internet map services

  • To find us, and get directions, from Google maps, click HERE.
  • To find us, and get directions, from MapQuest, click HERE.

Getting to Columbus from Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati airports

  • There are no direct connections from the airports, by bus or by train, to Columbus, so the best way to get to Columbus is to rent a car to make the short trip.

Directions from Indianapolis, Louisville, Bloomington

  • From the I-65 exit (exit #68), follow SR 46 East into Columbus. 
  • Continue on SR 46E through the stoplight at the intersection with Indiana Highway 11 and cross the red bridge in the center lane, you will see the courthouse straight ahead.
  • Move to the left lane once you have merged onto Second Street, after the stoplight, and as you pass the courthouse.  
  • Proceed two blocks east to Franklin Street, watch for brown directional sign for the Visitors Center.  
  • Turn left onto Franklin Street, a one-way street north, proceed three blocks. 
  • The Visitors Center is on the northeast corner of Fifth & Franklin Street and will be on your right. You may park behind the building -- turn right into the parking lot from Franklin Street.

Directions from Cincinnati

  • From Cincinnati take I-74 to the Greensburg exit #134A. 
  • From Greensburg, follow State Road 46 West to Columbus. 
  • Upon entering the outskirts of Columbus, you will cross the Clifty Creek Bridge; stay on 46W to Franklin Street (from the bridge it is approximately 2-3 miles to Franklin Street). 
  • You will pass a Dairy Queen on the right, where there is a stoplight. 
  • The next light is Franklin Street; turn right on Franklin (a one-way street north). 
  • Proceed north two blocks to Fifth Street; the Visitors Center will be on the northeast corner on your right. You may park behind the building - turn right into the parking lot from Franklin Street.

More maps

  • For a city map of Columbus, with lodging and attraction information, go HERE (lodging information is on page two)
  • Go HERE for a free guide to the Fifth Street Corridor, downtown
  • Go HERE for a guide to downtown parking
  • Stop into the Visitors Center and pick up a $3 Guide to Art and Architecture, with photos and guide to locations (shown below)



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