“It’s an incredible architectural town, and the whole place has that kind of vibe to it.”
John Giuffo, America’s Prettiest Towns

Miles of people trails, world-class art and architecture, public art, concerts and festivals, ethnic food choices, and three craft brewers  make Columbus a place you can connect, engage, and have fun!

Indianapolis canal walk at night

You’ll love your 10-minute commute to work.  But, when you want an urban setting, Indianapolis is only 45 minutes away.  Cheer on the Indianapolis Colts or the Indiana Pacers.  See, hear and feel the rush at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And there are many, many options for easy getaways very nearby.

WIth 23 parks and greenspaces, you can enjoy nature in your own backyard.  Or, venture  a few miles in any direction to find waterfalls, lakes, hiking and mountain biking at Indiana’s most beloved state parks, forests, and preserves, many less than an hour’s drive from Columbus!

Zwanzigz craft beer

Columbus is home to three thriving microbreweries, and one of those was recently named the best small brewpub in the nation at Great American Beer Festival,

The old Brownsville bridge - photo by Yvette Kuhlman

Mill Race Park is a short walk from downtown Columbus, and has many features you can enjoy with your family or just on a lunch break. The 27-mile paved People Trail runs right through the park and runs along a river.

cello player

It’s a town filled with music lovers. Whether you love the blues, classic rock, classical or Broadway-style, there’s an musical event for you.  The arts calendar is filled with free music performances all year long.

smiling woman

The Columbus Multi-Ethnic Association (CAMEO) is an umbrella organization for 9 cultural associations. Connect with people from all over the world who call Columbus home.

block party, photo by Joe Sanders

Do you like to stay active?  To find out where the fun is happening this week,  view the calendar at the Columbus Visitors Center. Go HERE to visit.

240Sweet, photo by Stacy Able

And yet, there’s still much, much more! Go HERE to explore more things to explore and do in the Columbus area!


Mill Race Bridge photo courtesy Sonia Shipley
240Sweet marshmallow photo courtesy Stacy Able

Brewery photo courtesy Zwanzigz Brewpub
Block part photo courtesy Joe Sanders