About

 Will HaynesWe are happy to call Columbus my home. I am excited that you are visiting or just interested in exploring this great city; we can’t wait to share it with you.

Will Haynes: Founder/Guide

Will graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a degree in English and Theatre. After college he spent a few years teaching in the Mansfield and Columbus areas before moving to Central America where I designed and led community service, cultural exchange, and English education programs. I have a wealth of experience helping connect others to local history, culture, and adventure.

I’ve been fortunate enough to lead groups tours in Central America, S.E. Asia, Hawaii, Europe, and throughout the United States.You can often find me Volunteering as a tour guide during the Arnold Classic on the VIP Motor Coach or acting as a Ambassador for local festivals and events. Before starting this tour group, I became a Certified Tour Ambassador (CTA) for Columbus. I’m also active member of Columbus Song Writer’s Association, the Columbus Young Professionals, and Cloak and Dagger Dinner Theater, as well as other local theatrical productions.

I would love to not only show you around, but to help you connect to this great city. Whether you live here or are visiting for the first time, let me help you become part of our community.

Our tours are customized based on your interests, needs, and budget. I work with solo travelers, groups, buses, and families. Contact me to set up your personalized Columbus experience. I can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our community.

Katy Esmont: Lead Tour guide

Born and raised in the great state of Ohio, I graduated from Ohio University in Athens, OH with a Katy
degree in English and Theater Arts. Pursuing a career in the performing arts, I spent a number of years residing in Nashville, TN for music, singing, and songwriting. Eventually, after traveling and touring throughout two-thirds of these United States and three Canadian provinces, I returned to my home stateof Ohio and settled in Columbus to teach high school English.
During my tenure as a full-time resident here in Columbus, I have discovered more and more about what my adopted metropolis has to offer, and I have fallen more and more in love with this most exciting, most vibrant, and most hospitable jewel of a city.
I am thrilled to have earned the distinction of becoming a Certified Tourism
Ambassador (CTA) for the greater Columbus area, and I am beyond enthusiastic to share with you this wonderful place. I cannot wait to make your acquaintance and assist you in having an exceptional experience in my Columbus.

Thank you for your interest in ShowMeColumbus Tours!

For the safety of our guides and guests, we have made the tough decision to hold off on providing tours at this time. Many of the places we visit are either closed or at reduced capacity and space is at a premium. While we would love to further help you explore, discover, and connect with this great city, it seems like the best option is to wait until things are back to normal to continue the tours you love.

Please keep an eye on our webpage, or drop us a line (will@showmecolumbus.com) to get notified when tours resume. We'll be launching Crimes, Cons, and Cocktails (Famous Columbus Crimes) and the Boos and Brews (Haunted HIstory) tour again when it's safe.