Columbus Past, Present, and Future Tour

Why We Love This

  • Visit Columbus' most historic sites!
  • Learn all about Columbus from a local expert guide!
  • Includes air-conditioned bus transportation!

Hear about Columbus' rich history from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus with a local expert guide. Learn about the stories of its people, their contributions, and creations that have inspired a nation. Discover the role Columbus played in the birth of the NFL, hear about the discoveries that have changed a nation, and learn how the Short North acquired its name.

What You'll Do

Join us as we travel back through time, explore the development of Columbus, hear the tales of those who made the city what it is today, and discover the new developments, plans, for the future of our city. Sites include: Lucas Sullivant Land Grant office • Franklinton Cemetery • Site of The Ohio Penitentiary • Victorian Village • The Short North Arts District• The Ohio Statehouse • German Village • Topiary Park • Kelton House • Franklin Park Conservatory • The King Lincoln District • Poindexter Village • Thurber House

Meeting Location

Hotel LeVeque 50 West Broad Street Columbus, 43215

When To Arrive

Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the tour departs.


When you book your ticket, you’ll be given advice on where to park for each individual itinerary.

Cancellations & Refunds

Tickets are non-refundable but date changes are available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Columbus City Adventures to request a date change. Within 24 hours of a tour tickets are non-transferable. Although it is very rare, we do reserve the right to cancel in case minimum enrollment is not met or in the event of a severe weather warning. In the case of cancellation, we will refund tickets or reschedule purchased tickets to another date. In the unlikely event that a tour is canceled, we offer refunds of the full face value of tickets.

What If It Rains?

Generally, tours occur regardless of weather, but we reserve the right to cancel in the event that weather is severe enough to threaten the safety of our participants.

"Amazing Tour! "

May 14, 2019 - 

I would absolutely recommend this tour! We learned so much about the city. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable as a tour guide. I recommend doing the tour early in your Columbus visit, because you will get tons of ideas for what else to explore (or where to eat) in Columbus. The tour is great for people with limited mobility or for days with less than ideal weather since we were in the shuttle most of the tour. The two times we stopped to get out were great photo opportunities!

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