Nicknamed “Athens of the Prairie,” Columbus, IN is a quaint Midwestern town with a reputation as an architectural dreamland. Visitors from all over the area make the trek here to get a glimpse of it all.
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Start your itinerary with the most famous attraction in town, the Miller House and Garden Tour. Book a two-hour tour through this 1957 house, showcasing the work of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard and Dan Kiley. Feast your eyes on this landmark of modern architecture that flows majestically with the landscape.
On a day of beautiful weather, head on over to Mill Race Park. Throw a picnic or burn off some energy at the playgrounds and basketball courts. Walkers and bikers will love the park’s 19 miles of shaded trails with free treats from the Mulberry trees found along the way.
For a great introduction to the city’s architectural splendor, go on a two-hour guided tour with Columbus Architecture Tours. The tour bus leaves from the Visitors Center, famous for its Chihuly chandelier, and whisks you away to the sites of internationally-known artists with enthusiastic local guides with you every step of the way.
For a fun family outing, head over to The Commons, an indoor playground for kids. An abundance of interactive toys and climbing structures allow youngsters to stay busy while the adults enjoy some stress-free relaxation. Be sure to cool off with some treats from Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor, a town favorite just a walk away!
Also nearby is the Kidscommons Children Museum, offering a fun, educational experience with interactive exhibits, tunnels to explore, life-sized bubbles to blow and its main attraction, the giant toilet slide.
To see the architectural marvels of Columbus while burning some calories, gear up and take on People Trails - 11 miles of asphalt biking trails surrounding the city. Rollerbladers and walkers are also welcome!
Before your visit, make sure to book a room at one of our Columbus, Indiana hotels. You’ll be glad to have a nearby place to rest after a full day of sightseeing and play. Book today!
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