This isn’t a trail per se, but it is an interesting walking tour.
Columbus Indiana is about 40 miles south of Indy and is home to Cummins Inc. Why mention this particular company? Well, Columbus has many interesting buildings owing to the vision of one J. Irwin Miller, who was the head of Cummins in the late 50s.
Miller held the belief that a company must have a good relationship with its community, so he formed the Cummins Foundation which would pay for the fees of very famous architects if the city of Columbus agreed to use them for various construction projects. This is how this small city in Indiana got a library designed by I. M. Pei! There are other buildings designed by other famous architects like Eero Saarinen and Harry Weese.
We took a walk around Columbus just to take in some of these interesting buildings and landmarks:
If you are a budding photographer or just like taking in interesting sites, Columbus is worth the ride from Indy. It is easy to get around and very walkable. I would recommend stopping in at the visitor center and purchasing a city map that lists the popular landmarks. And after you’ve worked up a nice thirst sightseeing, you can stop into the Upland Columbus Pumphouse (as we did)!
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