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Columbus Area Visitors Center

  • Location: Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana, is a one-of-a-kind community that chose architecture as a civic way to express itself. It's a place where every brick tells a story. Ranked as sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects. The city boasts over 70 buildings and works of public art, making this city a virtual museum of modern architecture with works by some of the most enduring names in architecture, like I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, and Deborah Berke. Additionally, Columbus is home to seven National Historic Landmarks, an overwhelming number for a city with a population of 45,000. The best way to explore the history and architecture of the city is to take part in one or more of the tours offered at the Columbus Area Visitors Center.

View of Library Plaza

photo by: Columbus Area Visitors Center

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