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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Columbus, Indiana - architectural mecca of the midwest
Columbus is most famous for its art and architecture. In 2008, National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations ranked Columbus 11th out of 109 historic destinations WORLDWIDE, higher than any other U.S. destination.
The city is also ranked 6th in the NATION for architecctural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architecture. Other cities in that list include Chicago, NY, San Fran, Boston and D.C - so it is in very elite company!
Geero Saarinen, the architect of the arch in St. Louis and the glass pyramids at the Louvre, designed the Columbus library.
Travel writer Jordan Simon listed Columbus, Indiana among his Top 10 Things to See in the U.S. Before You Die alongside Charleston, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone.
The city created their own top things to see:
1. Two original works by Dale Chihuly
2. Covered bridge in park setting
3. Beer and wine tasting
4. Blue herons at Flatrock River
5. Indiana's largest antique mall
6. Drink a Green River at Zaharakos
7. Take a guided tour via your cell phone
Get in touch with your artistic side in Columbus!!!
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