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Sample itinerary for a family vacation in Brown County, Indiana.

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Itineraries for a great weekend getaway, overnight stay, day trip, or vacation in Nashville and Brown County Indiana

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A Quick Guide to Columbus, Indiana - Bitten by the Travel Bug

There are 19 cities in the US which go by the name 'Columbus', but if you want art & architecture, there's only one place to go. This is Columbus, Indiana.

The Indiana Covered Bridge Festival is the largest festival in the state, located in Parke County. People come from all over to experience all the unique things the festival has to offer. The festival runs ever year in October and is absolutely worth a visit, especially if you know where to go.

What Is the Indiana Covered Bridge Festival?

The Indiana Covered Bridge Festival is the largest festival in the state, located in Parke County. People come from all over to experience all the unique things the festival has to offer. The festival runs ever year in October and is absolutely worth a visit, especially if you know where to go.

One of America’s best displays of modern architecture waits in Columbus, which knows how to blend small-city hospitality with modern style. Architecture tours introduce visitors to many of the gems around the town of 45,000.

Top Things to Do in Columbus, Indiana

One of America’s best displays of modern architecture waits in Columbus, which knows how to blend small-city hospitality with modern style. Architecture tours introduce visitors to many of the gems around the town of 45,000.

One of America’s best displays of modern architecture waits in Columbus, which knows how to blend small-city hospitality with modern style. Architecture tours introduce visitors to many of the gems around the town of 45,000.

Top Things to Do in Columbus, Indiana

One of America’s best displays of architecture waits in Columbus, where the downtown mixes 20th-century masterpieces with 19th-century structures.

First Christian Church Columbus IN architecture.  First Christian Church has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

First Christian Church Columbus IN architecture. First Christian Church has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

zaharakos-marble-counter Columbus Indiana #1 ice cream spot destination in Indiana

The ice cream parlor voted Indiana's #1 must-see destination

#1 of “The Top 50 Things Every Hoosier Must Do," according to Indianapolis Monthly magazine - an ice cream parlor and soda fountain museum!

The Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana conducts the Annual Kiwanis Hot Air Balloon Fest at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Indiana on the second weekend of September. Funds generated from the Balloon Fest go to support Riley Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington and other club projects that benefit the children of our community. The event features 20 colorful, enormous hot air balloons as they ascend into the sky at dusk. Following each evening’s launch t...

Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest | Bloomington, IN

The 8th Annual Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest highlights include balloon launches each morning and evening. The Night Glow, where balloons are tethered to the ground and illuminated for all to enjoy, is a festival favorite. This family-friendly, fun-filled weekend-long event takes place Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Cummins Engine Corporate Museum exploding engine detail.  Columbus IN architecture.  Free and has audio-visual film of the history of the company, and a timeline of Cummins history.

POULIN + MORRIS: Cummins Engine Corporate Museum

Exhibition Design Cummins Engine Corporate Museum

Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World has been created for animal lovers to enjoy a day excursion and educational hands-on farm experience, with over 200 animals and more than 20 species, including horses, goats, South American Macaw, Asian Leopard Bengal cats, European Juliana miniature pigs, and Australian Bennet wallabies. Columbus IN

Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World has been created for animal lovers to enjoy a day excursion and educational hands-on farm experience, with over 200 animals and more than 20 species, including horses, goats, South American Macaw, Asian Leopard Bengal cats, European Juliana miniature pigs, and Australian Bennet wallabies. Columbus IN

The Inn at Irwin Gardens Columbus IN architecture.  J. Irwin Miller spent his formative years in this home, later in life he wrote, “My favorite room was always the one at the top of the tower, overlooking Fifth Street. It was the highest room in the house, and it opened onto the attic which had many interesting corridors and closets, and on rainy days this is where I and my friends spent most of our time playing.

The Inn at Irwin Gardens Columbus IN architecture. J. Irwin Miller spent his formative years in this home, later in life he wrote, “My favorite room was always the one at the top of the tower, overlooking Fifth Street. It was the highest room in the house, and it opened onto the attic which had many interesting corridors and closets, and on rainy days this is where I and my friends spent most of our time playing.

Irwin Gardens Columbus IN architecture.  A highlight of this two-acre property is the garden, a beautiful maze based on the Casa degli Innamorati in Pompeii. Several fountains and a long pool are the focal point of a lowered sunken garden

Irwin Gardens Columbus IN architecture. A highlight of this two-acre property is the garden, a beautiful maze based on the Casa degli Innamorati in Pompeii. Several fountains and a long pool are the focal point of a lowered sunken garden

El Nopal Mexican Cuisine, Columbus - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - TripAdvisor

EL NOPAL MEXICAN CUISINE, Columbus - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

El Nopal Mexican Cuisine, Columbus: See 126 unbiased reviews of El Nopal Mexican Cuisine, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #13 of 141 restaurants in Columbus.

Getting to know the Miller family in Columbus IN that so changed the architecture and trajectory of a small midwestern town.   Martin Luther King called Miller the most socially responsible businessman in the country. Anti-bigotry was hardwired in his DNA and suffused in his religiosity.

The Millers - a breathtaking legacy of art and architecture

Learn more about the J. Irwin and Xenia Miller, an extraordinary couple who made extraordinary contributions to their home town of Columbus, Indiana