Columbus, Indiana, is a small midwestern town with an extraordinary built environment. Home to more than 80 buildings, landscapes, and public works of art by internationally noted architects and artists, Columbus has a population of only 46,000. Columbus rewards exploration with a unique blend of small town charm, cosmopolitan diversity, modern architectural marvels, and now, through Exhibit Columbus, the best of contemporary design.

Special events start 24 August to celebrate the opening of the inaugural exhibition, culminating in the Opening Celebration of the Miller Prize and Washington Street installations on 26 August. Some events require tickets.

The 2017 exhibition is free and open to the public. For a guided experience, daily walking tours of Exhibit Columbus are offered by the Visitors Center. Please visit their website to book your tour in advance.

Download our app to enhance your own exploration of the exhibition and participate in the community conversation around the installations and sites.

The Columbus Area Visitors Center has been helping guests experience the best of Columbus since the early 1970s. Our friends there will be happy to help make your time in Columbus fun, comfortable, and unforgettable. Click below to get more information from the Visitors Center about your visit. Hotel Indigo is the preferred hotel of Exhibit Columbus.

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The Columbus Visitors Center offers a variety of tours including a special Exhibit Columbus walking tour, the Miller House and Garden tour, and Columbus Architecture bus tour, as well as self-guided options. Please reserve your tour tickets online or contact the Visitors Center for assistance. Note: Tours regularly fill to capacity. Booking in advance is encouraged.

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Once you’re in Columbus, download the Exhibit Columbus app to experience the exhibition through this innovative, audio-based platform designed by artist Halsey Burgundy. Created as a soundtrack to your environment as you move through the exhibition, the app brings historical and real-time collected content into a shared space to have a conversation around the installations and sites. Coming Soon.

Exhibit Columbus is committed to making all the installations as accessible and inclusive as possible. We want to help you get the most out of your exhibition experience, so if you have special needs or requests please contact us at

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