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Columbus

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Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. The population was 44,061 at the 2010 census. In its built environment, the relatively small city has provided a unique place for noted Modern architecture. Located about 40 miles (64 km) south of Indianapolis, on the east fork of the White River, it is the state's 20th largest city. It is also the principal city of the Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses all of Bartholomew County. Columbus is the birthplace of former Indiana Governor and current Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence.National Geographic Traveler ranked Columbus 11th on its historic destinations list in late 2008, describing the city as "authentic, unique, and unspoiled." Columbus won the national contest "America in Bloom" in 2006, and in 2004 it was named one of "The Ten Most Playful Towns" by Nick Jr. Family Magazine. The July 2005 edition of GQ magazine named Columbus one of the "62 Reasons to Love Your Country". Columbus is the headquarters of the engine company Cummins, Inc.
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Garden
The Miller House and Garden
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Mill Race Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
The Commons
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

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Educational Site
Indiana University Bloomington
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Park
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Casino
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Columbus

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Landmark
Bartholomew County Veteran's Memorial
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Children’s Museum
kidscommons
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
North Christian Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
First Christian Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Columbus

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Religious Site
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
First Baptist Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Columbus

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Military Museum
Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Columbus

Playground
CERA
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

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