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ABOUT THE COLUMBUS AREA VISITORS CENTER

COME INSIDE!

The Visitors Center includes a gift shop, as well as the Yellow Neon Chandelier and Persians by glass artist Dale Chihuly, and serves as the starting point for tours, which feature architecture, public art, the Miller House and Garden, and landmarks.

CONTACT

506 Fifth Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201
812-378-2622

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HOURS

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

THE VISITORS CENTER IS CLOSED:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Visitors Center Staff

Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Misty Weisensteiner

Executive Director
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Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Robin Gray

Operations Manager
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Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Sonya Greathouse

Guest Services Staff
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Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Aurora Harvey

Guest Services Manager
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Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Sami Harvey

Guest Services Staff
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Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Erin Hawkins

Director of Marketing
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Misty Weisensteiner, Executive Director, Columbus Visitors Center

Lisa Westmark

Tour Program Manager
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Visitors Center actively markets the uniqueness and advantages of the Columbus/Bartholomew County community while engaging and educating visitors, overnight guests, and residents.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diane Robbins, President
Pete King, Vice President & Tourism Development Chair
Amy Kaiser, Community Engagement Chair
Melissa Jewell, Personnel Chair
Cindy Waddle, Secretary/Treasurer
Justin Booth
Brittany Gray
Jordan Hilber
Tyler Hodge
Jim Kreutzjans
Jake Miller
Brian Payne
Beth Booth Poor
Jan Sprague

MEETING DATES: February 13 @ 3 pm, May 21 (Annual Meeting), August 20 @ 3 pm, October 22 @ 3 pm, December 10 @ 3 pm

APPLYING FOR TOURISM GRANTS

The Columbus Area Visitors Center maintains a grants pool from which tax-exempt organizations may request support for programs and events that will bring visitors into Bartholomew County, positively impact the quality of life in Bartholomew County, and/or support the mission of the Visitors Center.

To apply for grants, visit the grants info page.

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