The Columbus Visitors Center Welcome Center and Gift Shop

506 Fifth Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Open Mon – Sat 9 – 5
Open Sun 12 – 5
Closed Sundays
Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar



BEGIN YOUR VISIT AT THE VISITORS CENTER at 506 Fifth Street, in the heart of downtown, where the staff can help you plan your time in Columbus. Park for free, then come inside for:

  • Help selecting city tours
  • Maps, brochures, city guides
  • Free videos about Columbus, shown any time
  • The Dale Chihuly Yellow Neon Chandelier and Persians
  • A big, beautiful gift shop

The gift shop has Columbus-themed items as well as handcrafted items by local and regional artists.

View the Dale Chihuly Yellow Chandelier and Persians and even purchase your own Chihuly glass!

Find out what bloggers suggest for your visit to Columbus.

Artist Jeff Hagan captured the city of Columbus in his unique style, and it is available for sale in the gift shop. See it here. Jeff has also created a painting that honors local native Chuck Taylor. See it here.

Raleigh, North Carolina visitor

For anyone visiting Columbus for the architecture, this should be the first stop.

Tripadvisor reviewer from Raleigh, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois visitor

The Visitors Center staff is very friendly, and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Yelp reviewer from Chicago, Illinois

Indiana Visitor

I’ve stopped here twice in the last six months and have received very helpful service from the staff…Overall, I would highly recommend stopping in this centrally located visitors center.

Yelp Reviewer, March 2017

Why Columbus is “one of a kind” (1:30)

Watch the official Visitors Center video (7:40)

Watch the Visit Indiana Columbus ad (0:30)

Dale Chihuly Studio Editions, 2016, available to purchase at Columbus, Indiana gift shop


The Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly are available for purchase at the Columbus Visitors Center Gift Shop. You can visit Columbus to see the Yellow Neon Chandelier and Persians, as well as the Sun Garden Panels in Suspended Circle, then stop at the gift shop to buy a Studio Edition to take home with you!

Get more information about buying Chihuly art and glass

Irwin Conference Center panorama, by Thomas Schiff
Cummins Museum, photo by Thomas Schiff


This unique presentation of midcentury Modernist mecca Columbus, Indiana, skillfully combines Thomas Schiff’s love of photography and architecture in Columbus, presenting more than fifty exteriors and interiors by celebrated architects and designers in a singular panoramic format. Providing a fresh perspective for these notable historic buildings, this book is the perfect gift for architecture and photography fans alike.

  • Columbus, Indiana: Midwestern Modernist Mecca, by Thomas R. Schiff, published 2013
  • Published by Skira Rizzoli, forward by Pulitzer-prize-winning author Justin Davidson
  • $50, 240 pages, call to order: 800-468-6564
  • Download a PDF order form HERE
A Look at Architecture book, two-page spread 1
A Look at Architecture book, two-page spread 2


It’s the only comprehensive guide to the art and architecture of Columbus.

  • Columbus, Indiana: A Look at Modern Architecture and Art, Eighth Edition, published in 2013
  • A catalog of the modern architecture, public art, and historic buildings of Columbus, Indiana
  • Color photography, including interiors and details
  • Fourteen new projects from the last fourteen years
  • Includes 72 buildings, 37 works of public art, and 16 historic buildings
  • Expanded architect and artist biographies
  • $35, 220 pages, call 800-468-6564 to order
  • Download a PDF order form HERE

Visitors Center Gift Shop