Visit Columbus, Indiana

Everywhere Art & Unexpected Architecture

Come Be inspired

Few small cities blend world-class ARCHITECTURE and ART and ATTRACTIONS quite like Columbus, Indiana, where art is a way of life and history colors the present. Come be inspired by our flair for design!

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.

Discover Downtown

Downtown is the heart of Columbus. You’ll find downtown dining and shops and things to do, as well as amazing art and architecture. We like to think of downtown as everyone’s neighborhood. You’re going to love it here!

Exhibit Columbus: Cycle 5

2024 Symposium October 24 & 25

2025 Design Presentations February 21 & 22

2025 Exhibition August 15 & 16

Places to Stay

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

Fun for the Kids!

The Commons has some of the most innovative play spaces in the Midwest, a three-story children’s museum, and an amazing ice cream parlor right next door.

Sports at IUC

Explore the variety of sports IU Columbus has to offer and catch a game at CERA Sports & Campground, Nexus Park, and Blackwell Park.

American Modern Book Launch

American Modern is the first in-depth publication about Columbus, Indiana, that demonstrates the unique blend of civic, industrial, and social forces that produced the preeminent laboratory of architectural modernism in the country.

Top 10 Places to Shop in Downtown Columbus, Indiana

While shopping in downtown Columbus, you’ll be charmed by our historic storefronts intermingled with the modern architecture Columbus is known for.

Exhibit Columbus Cycle 5

Exhibit Columbus has launched Cycle 5! To advance and shape this cycle of Exhibit Columbus, seven Curatorial Partners form the core of the curatorial team. The Partners have extraordinary backgrounds and represent a tremendous depth of experience in architecture, art, design, history, and writing. Each has worked with diverse sets of communities to bring meaningful work to life.

2024 Independence Day Fireworks for the Columbus Area

June 28th 5:30pm - 10:00pm Hope Town Square, 644 Main St, Hope, IN 47246 Open & Registration 5:30 Food and Craft Vendors open 5:30 - 6:30 Apple Pie and Parade Registration Crowning 6:15 Crowning of Miss & Mr. Firecracker Bicycle Parade 6:30 Parade of decorated...

Take a Hike!

Your outdoor recreation guide for walking and hiking in Columbus, IN is here! Now that warmer weather is here, it's time to get out and experience Columbus in all its beauty. From waterfalls to scenic trails throughout the city, Bartholomew County offers something for...

Signature Events for Columbus, Indiana!

Your guide to the biggest events in Columbus! Knowing us, we will more than likely come up with something cool as the year goes on so be sure to keep an eye on our calendar of events!Columbus Farmer's MarketMay 4th - September 21st 123 Washington St. Columbus, IN...

Explore Seven National Historic Landmarks in Columbus, Indiana

Seven buildings in Columbus, Indiana, have been designated as National Historic Landmarks, an extraordinary number for a city with a population under 50,000, and one of the reasons Columbus is recognized as one of the most important cities for architecture in the U.S....

Columbus ranks as one of the Best for Small Town Art Scene

Photo credit: Hadley Fruits Columbus, Indiana is a winner in the 2024 Newsweek Readers' Choice Awards contest for best small-town arts scene. Nominations were made by an expert panel of travel writers, and the public voted for this honor. Newsweek ranked Columbus as...

Top Coffee Shops

  Any time is the right time to sip delicious sweet treats in any of Columbus’ local coffee shops! Here is our list of Top Coffee Shops to Explore in Columbus, Indiana. How many can you experience during your stay? Lucabe Coffee Co. Gramz Bakery & Café Donuts...