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, unexpected diversity, modern architectural marvels, and now, through Exhibit Columbus, the best of contemporary design.

The 2017 exhibition is free and open to the public. Explore the installations on your own with maps and guidebooks available at the Columbus Area Visitors Center and other locations around downtown. For a guided experience, daily walking tours of Exhibit Columbus are offered by the Visitors Center. Download our free app, Hear/Here, in the iTunes store to enjoy a special audio experience of the exhibition.

Check Exhibit Columbus’ facebook page for special programming throughout the exhibition, from August 26 to November 26. Sign up for the Exhibit Columbus newsletter for weekly updates on the exhibition and other special events.

Our friends at the Columbus Area Visitors Center 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. When booking a room with Hotel Indigo please call the hotel at, 812-375-9100, and use the code “Exhibit Columbus” to get the special Exhibit Columbus rate during the length of the exhibition.

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When traveling, use this address to navigate to the exhibition.

506 Fifth Street
Columbus, Indiana

The Columbus Visitors Center offers a variety of tours including a special Exhibit Columbus walking tour, the Miller House and Garden tour, the Columbus Architecture bus tour, and 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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For Families


A map of the Exhibit Columbus installations is available for download. Printed maps and guidebooks are also available at the Columbus Visitors Center and the Info Hub locations marked on the map.

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Download our free app, Hear/Here, to enjoy a special audio experience of the exhibition. To get started, download the app from the iTunes store and start walking around the exhibition. As you get close to an installation or historic site, you will hear audio from historic sources and new content from the people that created this exhibition. Most importantly, we want you to help us enhance this app by recording your reactions to the exhibition using your iPhone. Click record and speak: answer one of the questions in the app or tell us your memories of the existing buildings and streets. Your voice will instantly become available for others to hear as part of their experience. We are growing the community that believes in the value of good design and we need to hear from you!

The app is best experienced using your stereo headphones. Hear/Here was created for Exhibit Columbus by Halsey Burgundy, a sound artist based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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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 info@exhibitcolumbus.org.

For interviews and press information, please contact the Exhibit Columbus team at info@exhibitcolumbus.org.