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COLUMBUS, INDIANA GROUP TOUR OPTIONS

Group tours are subject to availability and should be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

Columbus Indiana Visitors Center tour bus
step-on tour

ARCHITECTURE
STEP-ON BUS TOUR

This city tour showcases both historic and contemporary buildings as well as public art, interwoven with stories of the people instrumental in shaping our community.

Step-On Guide Service – Two Hours
A trained volunteer guide will step on your motorcoach and conduct a tour of the downtown area and the rest of the city with two interior stops. The tour will pass by approximately 40 buildings. Each interior visit will take 20 minutes.Charge is $15 per person, minimum 20 people (minimum $350), maximum fee for motorcoaches $450.

Step-On Guide Service – One Hour
A trained volunteer guide will step on your motorcoach and conduct a tour of the downtown area or other designated area with one interior stop. The tour will pass by approximately 20 buildings. The interior visit will take 20 minutes. Charge $10 per person, minimum 20 people ($200), maximum charge for motor coach $300.

For customized tour options, contact Becky Harper, Director of Sales and Hospitality, at 800-468-6564 or 812-378-2622.

tour at Miller House and Garden
Miller House and Garden tulips in bloom

MILLER HOUSE
AND GARDEN
GROUP TOUR

Group tours of Miller House and Garden, one of the most highly regarded mid-century modern homes, designed by architecture Eero Saarinen, landscape architect Dan Kiley, and interiors by Alexander Girard. This National Historic Landmark is available for private group tours.

All Miller House and Garden Tours start at The Columbus Area Visitor Center with an introductory video.

Tours are approximately one and a half hour long (including shuttle transportation). For groups larger than 13, the staff will coordinate multiple group rotations.

Cost of tour is $25 per person.

For additional information or for customized tour options, contact Becky Harper, Director of Sales and Hospitality, bharper@columbus.in.us, or phone 800-468-6564 or 812-378-2622.

Subject to availability and should be arranged two weeks in advance.

Miller House and Garden curator tour - Columbus, Indiana
Miller House and Garden curator tour - Columbus, Indiana

IMA MILLER HOUSE
AND GARDEN
CURATOR TOUR

Plan a private group tour of the renowned mid-century modern home and garden showcasing the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. Experience a more in-depth tour led by a knowledgeable member of the Indianapolis Museum of Art staff during this private tour. Tour size is limited to six people for a more leisurely tour of the property. During this tour, still photography is permitted. Photos are for personal use only and cannot be used in any commercial manner. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted on this tour. Miller House and Garden tours begin at the Visitors Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13-passenger van provided at the Visitors Center.

Tour price: $100 per person with a minimum charge of $400

Tour length: 90 minutes

Curator tours are provided for private groups of one to six people.

Call Becky Harper at 800-468-6564 to book this tour for your group.

Miller House and Garden group landscape tour - Columbus, Indiana
Miller House and Garden group landscape tour - Columbus, Indiana

MILLER HOUSE
AND GARDEN
LANDSCAPE TOUR

 

Schedule a private group tour of the Miller Garden, regarded as one of America’s most important modernist landscapes. Join a landscaping specialist for a more extensive, private tour of this landscape by Dan Kiley. Since the mid-century modern architects and landscape architects often blurred the lines between the interior and exterior of their designs, this tour will take an abbreviated walk through the interior of the Miller House. The tour will include significant walking over varying terrain in outdoor conditions; please dress accordingly. Miller House and Garden tours begin at the Visitors Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13-passenger van provided at the Visitors Center.

Tour length: 90 minutes
Tours are provided for private groups.
Tour price: $40 per person with a minimum charge of $280

Call Becky Harper at 800-468-6564 to book this tour for your group.

Miller House and Garden photo tour - Columbus, Indiana
Miller House and Garden photo tour

MILLER HOUSE
AND GARDEN
GROUP PHOTO TOUR

A private photography tour of the Miller House and Garden provides an opportunity to capture the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. During this tour, still photography is permitted.

Photos are for personal use only and cannot be used in any commercial manner. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted on this tour.

Miller House and Garden tours begin at the Columbus Area Visitor Center. The property is in a residential area and entry is by a 13-passenger van provided at the Visitors Center.

Tour length: 90 minutes
Tours are provided for private groups.
Tour price: $60 per person with a minimum charge of $360

Call Becky Harper at 800-468-6564 to book this tour for your group.