Columbus Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Tour

A tour of Columbus's many outdoor sculpture installations

Columbus Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Tour

Columbus, Ohio 43215, United States

Created By: William A Carpenter

Tour Information

This tour will focus on the public sculpture we see around us every day. Participants will learn about art, history, and culture while getting some exercise.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial

The Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial was unveiled by Governor John Kasich and architect Daniel Libeskind during a ceremony held at the Ohio Theater and the South Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse Monday, June 2, 2014. Visitors Note- There ... Read more
Stainless Steel Gavel

Sitting in a beautiful park-like setting between the two large justice buildings in downtown Columbus, the gavel serves as the centerpiece of a large reflecting pool. The giant piece of art was created by Andrew Scott in 2008.  Along Front... Read more
Christopher Columbus

Heroic sized portrait of Christopher Columbus from 1955 by Eduardo Alfieri  . In his proper right hand he holds a rolled document while his proper left hand rests on his chest. He is dressed in a cloak.  When the Christopher Columbus sta... Read more
Lions in front of police HQ

This pair of 9000 lbs lions has stood guard outside the old police headquarters since 1930. They were moved to the current headquarters when it opened in 1991. Then in 2012 the lions were moved from in front of the police headquarters at 12... Read more
AEP Turbine

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International) on 8-7-2003 designated American Electric Power’s (NYSE: AEP) former Philo Unit 6 a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark for the unit’s groundbreaking and far-reachin... Read more
“In Tribute to Columbus Police Officers,”

A polished black granite block with inscription sits between two angular gray granite pylons. several other sculptures and story plaques built into the ground in this area to explore. 
Humanized Deer

Genoa Park is home to two whimsical bronze sculptures of “humanized” deer (a third sculpture in this series is located on the Rich Street Bridge).  Country music singer and acclaimed visual artist Terry Allen came up with the concept... Read more
mobile/tree in front of COSI

This beautiful moving sculpture was moved here from its original location at the old COSI on Broad Street. It moves with the wind. Stop in COSI to see the swinging Pendulum or use the restroom during business hours. 
Deer on Rich St Bridge

An artist uses a sketchbook as the blueprint for their creations. Some of these images are possible to make into more extraordinary works of art, but some can be seemingly impossible. This is the inspiration behind “Possible Impossible,... Read more
Henry Moore

Oval with Points was moved from across the street as shown in the pictures. See attached video link of it sailing over HIgh St. It  is a series of enigmatic abstract sculptures by British sculptor Henry Moore, made in plaster and bronze ... Read more
Ohio State House Soldiers

The west entrance into the Statehouse is symbolically guarded by two renderings of armed men, honoring Ohioans who served their country in two defining conflicts at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The Spirit of '... Read more


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