Stewart Bridge in Columbus, Indiana

Visit an Architectural “Mecca” – Columbus, Indiana

John Cho in Columbus, Indiana - photo by The Republic newspaper

John Cho stars in Columbus, the movie!

Find out about the new Kogonada movie COLUMBUS, starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin. – Photo of John Cho by Mike Wolanin, The Republic newspaper

Conversation Plinth and Large Arch, Columbus

A destination for fans of modern art and architecture

“Known to modernist design geeks the world over.” – from The Washington Post // “Columbus has a population of only 44,000, but it’s a surprising trove of Modernism.” – from Conde Nast Traveler

A surprising community

Columbus, Indiana is known around the world for its collection of work by renowned architects, landscape architects, and artists. Columbus might be like any other small american city except for the vision of local leaders who wanted to make Columbus the best community they could. The results speak for themselves – Columbus is ranked sixth in the U.S. for architectural innovation and design, as noted by the American Institute of Architects.

A great destination for a getaway

Columbus is located within the Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati triangle, and is right on your way to just about anywhere in the upper Midwest. We hope you will one day be able to come enjoy the architecture, public art, gardens and landscaping, and a first-rate park system. Check out thousands of photos of Columbus on Pinterest!

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. View the sixteen-page Columbus in Style magazine.

Downtown Columbus is not only surprisingly thriving and lively, it’s also lovely – take a look at a gallery of downtown images. Begin your exploration at the Visitors Center to get tips for places to shop and dine.


Few small American towns punch quite as far above their architectural weight as Columbus, Indiana. The city of about 47,000 people may well have the most important modern buildings per capita of any place in the world.

Herman Miller, Why magazine, Sep 2017


There is really no equivalent of Columbus anywhere—there is no other place in which a single philanthropist has placed so much faith in architecture as a means for civic engagement.

Paul Goldberger, architecture critic, April 2017


Columbus is a short side trip from just about any where you may be heading!

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