Adventures in Art & History

Your group will rave about their experiential dive into Columbus’ fascinating arts and history on this entertaining three-day tour.


Morning | Start with a curator-led tour of the modern Pizzuti Collection or tour master works at the newly expanded Columbus Museum of Art. Then, step inside a painting at the Topiary Park, a larger-than-life topiary recreation of Georges Seurat’s masterpiece, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” 

Lunch | Enjoy unparalleled views of the Columbus skyline while dining at The Boathouse at Confluence Park.

Afternoon | Wander cobbled streets, past artful Old-World architecture, on a step-on guided tour of historic German Village. Groups can tour two private homes and their gardens on an explore Beyond the Garden Door tour.

Evening | Taste the history of this special neighborhood with dinner at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, with generous portions of famous German-style wurst, kraut and cream puffs.


Morning | Release your own tropical butterfly in Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, where dazzling works of art (including Chihuly glass) are tucked among the plantings.

Lunch | Delight in Old European charm at Mozart's restaurant, bakery and piano cafe. Top off your meal with one of the famous handmade pastries, tortes or petit fours.

Afternoon | Try the art of candle-crafting at The Candle Lab. Your creation needs an hour to firm - time to pick your favorite wine at House Wine, savor a scoop of Greater’s ice cream and stroll enchanting Old Worthington’s boutiques.

Evening | Relax in the Short North Arts District - the "art and soul" of Columbus.Try one of many local, group-friendly spots like The Pearl or Hubbard Grill. Afterward, find special treasures at the district's many galleries and boutiques.


Morning | At Brandt-Roberts Galleries, enjoy outpouring of creativity during “Canvas & Coffee.” Gifted artists lead your hands-on art experience while you enjoy your morning cup. 

Lunch | Nibble your way around Columbus’ celebrated, 130-plus-year old North Market.

Afternoon | At the Kelton House, an Underground Railroad stop, Sophia Kelton lets you in on the family’s secret in an immersive experience that will leave you speechless. Then, slip backstage at the Ohio Theatre, with its 21-foot chandelier and Spanish-Baroque architecture, for a spectacular light show and the lush sounds of the Mighty Morton theatre organ.

Evening | Figure out “whodunit” during “1950s: A Red Herring,,” an original evening of dining and interactive live theater at the Ohio History Center.

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Roger Dudley

Roger Dudley, CTA

Senior Tourism Manager


Professional Tour Operators

Sarah Doodan

Sarah Doodan, CTA

Tourism Coordinator


Group Leaders and Family Reunions