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COLUMBUS TOUR OPTIONS 

Tours regularly sell out – reservations are recommended – see tour FAQS

Masks are optional on the Architectural Highlights and Miller House tours. Guests are welcome to continue wearing them. Effective July 27, 2022 

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Architectural Highlights Tour

Discover how a small Midwestern city became a modern architecture destination.

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Whether you’re an architecture expert or are just curious about design, this guided tour is a perfect introduction to Columbus.

Price : $25 Adults, $20 Students
Duration : 2 hours
Guided shuttle tour, minimal walking
Begins and ends at The Columbus Visitors Center

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Children younger than 6, including toddlers and infants, are not permitted on this tour. All guests must purchase a ticket, regardless of age

Get details about the architecture tour

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Eligible for American Institute of Architects LUs

 

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Miller House and Garden Tour

One of the most treasured mid-century modern residences in the country.

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Be inspired by the story of three top designers working with exceptional clients to create one of the nation’s most significant midcentury homes, celebrated for its colorful interiors and remarkable landscapes.

Price : $25
Duration : 90 minutes
Begins and ends at The Columbus Visitors Center (no public access at the house)

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Children ten and older only are permitted on this tour. All guests must purchase a ticket, regardless of age.

You will be asked to remove your shoes and tour the house in socks or wear shoe covers, which will be provided.

Learn more about the Miller House Tour

Learn about private, group, and special interest tours

See tour FAQs

Eligible for American Institute of Architects LUs

Tours at Miller House and Garden are made possible through the Columbus Area Visitors Center. Miller House and Garden is owned and cared for by Newfields.

Tour guests at Henry Moore's Large Arch
Iconic Columbus Walking Tour

Experience the iconic styles of architecture, from modernist to historic Victorian.

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Learn about the celebrated modern buildings of Columbus and see how they intermingle with Victorian storefronts and historic buildings on this walking tour of downtown Columbus.

Select building interiors may be included on this tour based on availability. Access to interiors is subject to change without notice.

Price : $15
Duration : 90 minutes
Guided walking tour begins and ends at The Columbus Visitors Center

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Eligible for American Institute of Architects LUs

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Inn At Irwin Gardens Tour

Get an insider’s look at the Irwin Home in all its grandeur, virtually unchanged since 1910.

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Get an insider’s look at the former Irwin family home, virtually unchanged since 1910, for a unique glimpse into the history and lifestyle of the Edwardian-era family that sparked Columbus’ modern architecture development.

Price : $18
Durations : 60 minutes
Guided interior tour
Begins and ends at Inn at Irwin

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Eligible for American Institute of Architects LUs

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Downtown Audio Tour

18 Stops, 18 Stories. Explore Columbus architecture at your own pace.

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Download the free Columbus, IN tours app or rent an audio device. Available in English and Spanish for both Apple and Android. Look for “Columbus IN Tours” in the app store.

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Tour at your own pace

Explore Columbus on your own schedule.

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EXPLORE THE ARCHITECTURE

View up to 82 stops on the Downtown and City loops. Pick up a guide with stop information at the Visitors Center for $3 (also available at Viewpoint Books and Hotel Indigo).

Price : free
Duration : your own pace

Bike Tours...

Duration : your own pace

Try out the self-guided bike tours of Columbus, designed for a variety of biking levels. Start at the Visitors Center to pick up the free maps and explore Columbus at your own speed.

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You may also download PDF maps of some suggested itineraries, or pick up FREE COPIES at the Visitors Center

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Group Tours

The Visitors Center offers private group tours of architecture highlights and Miller House.

Walking Tour...

Downtown Columbus Walking Tour – $15 per person, $180 minimum. Discounted student pricing available.

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Talk with our Director of Sales to create an itinerary perfect for your group.

The Visitors Center offers private group tours of architecture highlights and Miller House. Talk with our Director of Sales to create an itinerary perfect for your group.

Ike DeClue
Director Sales
812-378-2622
ideclue@columbus.in.us

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