We miss your energy, your laughter, and seeing you enjoy our community. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

The Visitors Center will be closed until May 1 in response to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. All tours scheduled during this period are suspended.

In the meantime, create your Columbus, Indiana, bucket list and plan to visit us soon!

Craving your favorite cuisine?

All Indiana restaurants and bars are closed to dine-in patrons right now. But that doesn’t mean your favorite local restaurants are closed for business! Many restaurants and eateries in Bartholomew County are offering carryout and delivery, and now more than ever your support of these businesses can make a difference in our community.

Our friends at Local News Digital have compiled a list of restaurants offering carryout and deliveryview the list.

Want to help financially support our service industry and hospitality workers? The United Way of Bartholomew County has established a COVID-19 relief fund where you may designate your donation to go to those who serve us every day.

COVID-19 tourism partner resources 

Everywhere Art & Unexpected Architecture

Conversation Plinth and Large Arch, Columbus

Modern Architecture Guided Tours

Columbus has been called one of the best cities in the world for architecture lovers. We think it’s a great place for you to fall in love with architecture for the first time, too, especially at Miller House and Gardens. Choose and BOOK A TOUR >

See & Do in Columbus

Explore Columbus for its public art and galleries, shopping destinations, plenty of things to see and do, an amazing ice cream parlor, as well as more suggested stops – you’re going to have a great time in Columbus!

A surprising community

No city blends world-class architecture and small-town charm quite like Columbus, Indiana, where art is a way of life and history colors the present. Come be inspired by our flair for design!

A great place for a getaway

Columbus is located just 40 miles south of Indianapolis and just 70 miles north of Louisville. Check out hundreds of photos of Columbus – and then make plans for a visit.

Hospitality Industry

Learn about the Community Hospitality Ambassador program.
Learn about the Columbus hospitality Rose Awards.


Columbus is a short side trip from just about anywhere you may be heading to or from in the upper Midwest!

Take me there with Google Maps

Google map for Columbus, Indiana