NOTICE OF CLOSURE UNTIL APRIL 13
The Columbus Indiana Visitors Center will be closed until April 13 in response to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.
All tours scheduled during this period are canceled.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
ABOUT THE COLUMBUS AREA VISITORS CENTER
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)
12:00 to 5:00 pm (EST) – closed Sundays Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar
THE VISITORS CENTER IS CLOSED:
- New Year’s Eve Day
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day, open 12 – 4 pm only, no tours
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day, open 12 – 4 pm only, no tours
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Meet the Visitors Center Staff
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
Brenda Vogel, President
Jenny Kim, Vice President
Cindy Waddle, Secretary/Treasurer
Diane Robbins, Governance Committee
Lisa Shafran, Governance Committee
C. Jordan Hilber
Beth Booth Poor
APPLYING FOR TOURISM GRANTS
Visitors Center Inc. (VCI) 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 VCI. Since the source of these funds is the County Innkeeper’s Tax, a tax paid by visitors to the community and collected by lodging properties, all grants made from these funds must fall under the accepted uses as defined in Indiana Code 6-9-18-1.
Grant requests are evaluated by the VCI Tourism Development Committee, a sub committee of the VCI Board of Directors.
Questions regarding the grant program should be directed to Robin Gray, rgray(at)columbus.in.us
APPLYING FOR SPORTS EVENT GRANTS
The Columbus Area Visitors Center recognizes the importance sporting events provide in making a positive impact on the quality of life in our community. We can assist your organization, providing your sporting event meets one or more of the following criteria:
- generates year-round overnight visitations
- generates media exposure for the city and county
- contributes to the quality of life in our community
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.