Nestled in south central Indiana, Columbus is a vibrant community known primarily for its impressive collection of important architectural works. The city of 44,000 is ranked sixth in the nation by the American Institute of Architects for its innovative building designs. Only Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Washington D.C. ranked higher.

Jolie Crider Skate Park

Jolie Crider Skate Park is a 15-20,000 sq. ft. street course with several launch boxes and rails, a drainage ditch-like area, a 4 ft. mini, and a 6 ft. mini. The park was designed and built for about $100,000 in 1999, organized by a steering committee of 20 teen skateboarders led by then-Columbus East High School senior Joe Nierman.


Established in 1970, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus is located one hour south of Indianapolis. The institution primarily serves students who live in Bartholomew county and surrounding counties in southern Indiana, although it has begun to attract a growing number of students from outside the state.

The Commons

Recently reopened after undergoing a complete transformation, The Commons is the jewel of downtown Columbus, Indiana. At its core is Chaos I, a 7-ton kinetic sculpture by Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991). The 30-foot high piece is the largest work by Tinguely in the United States. It seems fitting that the centerpiece of Columbus, Indiana, a city known for both its great architectural designs and its world-class manufacturing operations, would be a sculpture that successfully marries art and engineering.

Columbus East Football

Ranked number one in Class 4A in the state of Indiana, the Columbus East High School football team is hoping to repeat its state championship earned in 2013.


Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, Cummins currently employs 48,000 people worldwide and serves customers in 190 countries and territories through a network of about 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and 6,800 dealer locations.