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Columbus (Indiana)

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Columbus is a city in Southern Indiana.

Get in[edit]

Columbus lies adjacent to Interstate 65. The easiest exit to take, whether coming from the north or south is exit 68 at State Road 46 (also called Jonathan Moore Pike). Columbus has a municipal airport, but it is only used for private and the occasional charter flight. The nearest commercial airport is Indianapolis International Airport (IND). It is about a 60 minute drive from downtown Columbus. Louisville International Airport (SDF) is about a 75 minute drive. There is a daily bus that runs from Columbus to the bus station in downtown Indianapolis. It can be boarded at the "transportation depot" next to the county jail.

Get around[edit]

The ColumBUS Transit system has four routes that operate Monday through Saturday, 6am to 7pm. [1] They offer bike racks, and call-a-bus for disabled passengers. Columbus has a People Trail [2] offers a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure through the town corridor and adjacent areas, though there are some shared infrastructure areas. When completed, it will serve a circuit through most of the town. The some streets offer bike lanes. Columbus has four taxi/shuttle services. [3]

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In the 1950's J. Irwin Miller - through the Cummins Foundation - started a program to subsidize public buildings. The intent was to pay for great architects to design buildings in a growing town, and as a result Columbus (a town of only 44,000 people) is on par with cities like New York and Chicago for its architecture. Featuring buildings by I.M. Pei, Eero and Eliel Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, Harry Weese, Robert Venturi and James Polshek, architecture is Columbus' most noteworthy draw. [4]

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Edinburgh Premium Outlets [5]is ten minutes north of Columbus and the largest shopping district in the area. In town, Columbus has FairOaks Mall [6](stores listed may not be current) and walkable downtown shopping [7]. Columbus has a number of antique dealers [8], the largest of which being the Exit 76 Antique mall, just north of Columbus.

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Zaharako's Ice Cream shop and Museum is located downtown and is a fully-restored, early 20th-century malt shop boasting one of the few remaining functional Welte orchestrons in existence. Downtown Columbus has about two-dozen restaurants [9].

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Columbus Bar, home of the Powerhouse Brewing Company, is the town's oldest brewery, open since 1939. [10] Beer offerings change weekly. Just outside of town 450 North Brewery [11] opened in 2012 as a brewpub and restaurant. Zwanzig Pizza and Brewing [12] started a microbrewery as an outgrowth of their successful pizza chain. Haw Creek Brewery [13] is tucked away just north of Hope.

Columbus offers a number of bars. [14] Southern Indiana has a number of wineries, though most are out of town. [15]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Motel 6.  edit
  • Courtyard Columbus Tipton Lakes, 3888 Mimosa Drive, Columbus, Indiana 47201, 1-812-342-8888, [16]. checkin: 3:00 PM; checkout: 12:00 PM. Located minutes from downtown Columbus. Close proximity to Edinburgh Premium Outlets. Convenient location for both business and leisure travelers.  edit


Contact[edit]

The Columbus Visitor Center [17] is located in a historic home adjacent to the public library, and offers city tours and information. The Chihuly glass exhibit alone makes the Visitor Center worth a stop.

Get out[edit]

Routes through Columbus
IndianapolisFranklin  N noframe S  SeymourLouisville





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