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Columbus Architecture Tours

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Address: 506 Fifth Street, Columbus, IN 47201
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+1 812-378-2622
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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See the architecture that made Columbus, Indiana famous.Find out why the...

See the architecture that made Columbus, Indiana famous.Find out why the American Institute of Architects ranked Columbus 6th in the nation for innovation and design.This guided bus tour enables you to see many of the 70 world-renowned buildings by modern masters such as Eero Saarinen, I.M.Pei, Robert Venturi, Robert A.M. Stern and Richard Meier. Your guide will take you inside two building interiors on the two-hour tour. Also, see public art by Henry Moore, Jean Tinguely, Dale Chihuly and other internationally-known artists.

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Irwin Miller House is phenomenal modern design

Very much enjoyed recent tour of Irwin Miller House in Columbus Indiana. Designed by Eero Saarinen, its modern design has held up well. The kitchen, state-of-the-art in the 1950s... read more

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed recent tour of Irwin Miller House in Columbus Indiana. Designed by Eero Saarinen, its modern design has held up well. The kitchen, state-of-the-art in the 1950s, could still function today without much modification. And, I loved the linear skylights that span throughout the house.

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Columbus, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have liked more info on the nativity scenes that were on display. Other than that, the tour was fantastic.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide provided excellent, interesting information. The day was grey and rainy but I hardly noticed listening to all the stories of the buildings and the builders.

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Annapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was an overview of the midcentury modern buildings in this amazing town. We took the tour in the am and then a tour of the Miller house in the afternoon. It was the right order to do the tour and well worth it.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Architecture was enlightening. Excellent experience. Would recommend it to others with interest in art and design.

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Our docent, Carole, gave a warm and wonderful introduction to a great variety of buildings in the center city area and the northern city area. She provided plenty of side anecdotes that provided a glimpse of the human side of architecture, both in its design and execution. The fact that we were able to enter a number of the buildings,... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very fun for local residents and those from abroad! Worth combining this with a tour of the the city of Columbus as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went on the tour of the various buildings in town that had significance in design. We first watched a video that explained how the quest to make Columbus special led to great community design and planning by using the best architects that were available. The variety in the designs and the fact that the city goes out of its... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Amazing pretty well sums up everything about our tour. The house was amazing, as was the landscaping, the interior design, and the wealth of information our guide shared. We're already planning to return for another tour in the spring when the tulips are in bloom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Quick but very informative introduction to the remarkable assemblage of contemporary architecture in Columbus, the legacy of a visionary industrialist with a deep commitment to improving the quality of life for his community.

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