This guided bus tour shows many of the more than 70 notable buildings and public art installations created by the likes of Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei, Henry Moore, and Dale Chihuly.

Discover how a city of 45,000 became the home to so much world-class architecture and public art. Find out why the American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus sixth in the nation for innovation and design, right up there with San Francisco and Boston. Discover why National Geographic Traveler put Columbus at the very top of its list of United States historic destinations.

Tour price: $25, student price $15

Tour length: 2 hours

See tour availabilities and buy tickets HERE

Tours often sell out well in advance, so book tour early.


Do I need a reservation?

Booking at least two weeks in advance of your visit is highly recommended to ensure you will be able to get seats on a tour, which often sell out, especially in the summer and fall months.

May I bring children?

Yes, but all tour guests must purchase a ticket, including children.
Please note that the architecture tour is not recommended for young children.

My I bring a pet?

Pets are not allowed on the tour; however, service dogs are welcome.

What is the time zone?

Indiana is in the Eastern time zone.

Is there wheelchair accessibility?

Yes, but call 800-468-6564 to make wheelchair accommodations immediately after booking your tour so we make necessary arrangements.

Alexandria, Virginia visitor

A great overview of the city. Fascinating tale of a man with a vision for his company and his community. We’ll be back to take the Miller House tour on another visit.

Tripadvisor review
posted November 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan visitor

We had the best tours imaginable! The tour guides were knowledgeable and locals – a winning combination! Information about the architecture and the back stories provided a deep understanding of how this unique city came to be. The bus tour of the city was the first during our visit and helped us plan the balance of our stay. Would highly recommend these tours to fully appreciate Columbus.

Tripadvisor review
posted Aug. 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada visitor

Superb! My friends and I have been anticipating this tour for over a year. It fulfilled my expectations. I love tours and have taken part in many. Our tour guide, Linda Chui, was the BEST guide I have ever had. Fifteen minutes into the tour, her expertise and compassion for Columbus made me want to move.

Tripadvisor review
posted Aug. 2016


MILLER HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR – the must-see of must-sees for architecture lovers

THE HARRY WEESE LEGACY – you’ll run into the works of the Chicago architect everywhere in Columbus

CBS SUNDAY MORNING – The week Charles Osgood and CBS came to Columbus for their annual design show.