Explore Columbus

Everywhere Art for Everyone

You’ll be wowed by the world-renowned architecture and colorful public artwork that’s around every corner in Columbus. Located just 40 miles south of Indianapolis and 70 miles north of Louisville, Columbus is a real Instagram-worthy destination. You’ll see it’s a citywide art museum dotted with cozy bistros and eclectic shops, luring camera-toting travelers from all over the world.

Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours

A visit to Columbus is not complete until you enjoy the popular Architecture Highlights Bus Tour. This is a tour across the community, led by a friendly volunteer guide who can’t wait to share Columbus’ architectural marvels with you. Learn about the world-renowned architects’ creativity and take lots of photos!

Miller House

Miller House

You'll feel as if you’ve stepped onto the set of the Mad Men TV series when you tour the Miller House and Gardens. This residence was completed in 1957 and is designed with an eclectic and colorful ‘50s flair. In 2000, the Miller House was the first National Historic Landmark to receive the designation while still occupied by its original owner. Today, the home and gardens are open to visitors on guided tours. You’ll marvel at the “Conversation Pit” and other features of this vibrant home, alive with modern styling and design.

Large Arch

Large Arch

Downtown Columbus is infused with art and design, including a magnificent sculpture that is the largest of its kind in the country. Large Arch was created by English sculptor Henry Moore, one of the most influential sculptors in the last century. Large Arch frames a unique view of one of Columbus’ architectural gems, the First Christian Church across the street.

Chaos I

Chaos I

There really is art everywhere in Columbus! The moving parts and rolling steel balls of Chaos I capture your attention as you stroll through The Commons, the community’s dynamic public gathering place. This centerpiece sculpture marries art with engineering, the two industries that have created the community.

Things to Do IN Columbus, Indiana

Exit 76 Antique Mall

  • 12595 N Executive Drive
  • (812) 526-7676

Conveniently located on I-65 at the 76B exit (12595 N. Executive Drive) in Edinburgh, Indiana, the Exit 76 Antique…

Mill Race Park

  • 50 Carl Miske Drive
  • (812) 376-2680

Landscape Management recognized this 85-acre riverfront park as one of the top 100 parks in the nation for design…

Lodging IN Columbus, Indiana

Sleep Inn & Suites

  • 2335 Jonathan Moore Pike
  • (812) 372-7200

Newly renovated! Microwave and refrigerator in all rooms, over 120 television channels, including HBO and TV Japan…

Residence Inn-Columbus

  • 4525 W SR 46
  • (812) 342-2400

Full kitchens with stainless appliances, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, outdoor patio with grill and fire pit…

The Inn at Irwin Gardens

  • 608 Fifth Street
  • (812) 376-3663

Experience the grandeur of the Inn at Irwin Gardens in the heart of architecturally renowned Columbus. House…

Hotel Indigo

  • 400 Brown Street
  • (812) 375-9100

Artfully designed, downtown location. 100% non-smoking, restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, fitness center…

Charwood Suites

  • 2000 Charwood Drive
  • (812) 378-4840

At Charwood Suites, guests will enjoy the atmosphere of a country setting, yet conveniently located within walking…

Courtyard by Marriott Kokomo

  • 411 Kentucky Drive
  • (765) 453-0800

Award-winning hotel convenient to area attractions, shopping, golf and restaurants. Indoor pool and exercise room…

Food & Drink IN Columbus, Indiana

Power House Brewing Co.

  • 2735 N State Rd 9
  • (812) 603-6055

Power House Brewing Co. located in Columbus, Indiana, is a craft brewery with state wide distribution of its craft…

ZwanzigZ Pizza & Brewing

  • 1038 Lafayette Avenue
  • (812) 376-0200

What started as a tiny, one-room pizza shop on the corner of town has grown into a community landmark and a family…

The Columbus Pump House

  • 148 Lindsey St.
  • (812) 799-3587

Upland's newest location is a landmark in both design and experience. The Columbus Pump House is a historical…

Festivals & Events IN Columbus, Indiana

Power House Brewing Co.

  • 2735 N State Rd 9
  • (812) 603-6055

Power House Brewing Co. located in Columbus, Indiana, is a craft brewery with state wide distribution of its craft…

ZwanzigZ Pizza & Brewing

  • 1038 Lafayette Avenue
  • (812) 376-0200

What started as a tiny, one-room pizza shop on the corner of town has grown into a community landmark and a family…

The Columbus Pump House

  • 148 Lindsey St.
  • (812) 799-3587

Upland's newest location is a landmark in both design and experience. The Columbus Pump House is a historical…

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At the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Brewers from across the country poured their suds, competing for the title of America's best. After the beer dried up, ZwanzigZ Brewing in Columbus, Indiana was named America's best small brewpub and small brewpub brewer of the year. Opened as a…

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