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Where in the world?

Take a look at the images below and then take a short quiz afterwards. (No fancy functionalities here. Grade your own quiz…no cheating!)

Where in the world would you find such outstanding architecture and public art?

a.) New York City

b.) St. Louis

c.) Dallas

d.) Columbus, Indiana

So, the fact that you’re reading The Indiana Insider blog right now might have been a clue that all of these images come from Columbus, Indiana. Smithsonian Magazine has called Columbus a “veritable museum of modern architecture.” From the top, the images are Fire Station Number 6; Large Arch at the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza; Chaos I, a large art installation by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely; Columbus City Hall; and The Inn at Irwin Gardens, the former home of Columbus banker and businessman John Irwin.

The Inn, which was built in 1864, is now an elegant bed-and-breakfast. It’s location in the heart of downtown Columbus makes it a perfect place to stay to enjoy the Columbus Visitors Center architecture tour. Or perhaps you would choose to meander about the two-acre property, taking in the fountains, the botanical maze, and the sunken garden.

For a limited time, you can purchase a one-night stay at The Inn at Irwin Gardens from Eversave.com for just $123, a 45% savings off the usual rate. If any place ever cried out as the perfect romantic getaway, this is it. Use your Eversave purchase to reserve the J.I. and Xenia Miller suite or the Elsie Sweeney Room, or apply your voucher to a stay in one of the other three luxurious guest rooms.

If you don’t get in on this deal, visit the Inn’s specials and packages page to choose from other options.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.