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2013–14 UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI VISITOR’S GUIDE II University of Missouri

Anyone who knows a University of Missouri alumnus already understands Tiger pride. Mizzou students and graduates have an intensity of spirit that shows in everything they do — from Tiger-tailed tailgates to full-volume roars of “M-I-Z, Z-O-U!” Few institutions embrace tradition like MU. It starts with the Columns, six stoic pillars that proudly grace Francis Quadrangle. They are all that remain of Academic Hall, Mizzou’s first and main building that burned in 1892. The Columns represent the university’s enduring commitment to the Show-Me State and MU’s core values: respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Each fall, Mizzou’s Homecoming — one of the nation’s first — encompasses every Tiger tradition. The celebration includes a parade, floats and campus decorations, a blood drive, a football game and more. Thousands of alumni nationwide return to Columbia annually for the multiday extravaganza. Most important, Mizzou is an internationally respected research university and a top-notch academic institution. As a member of the Association of American Universities, MU is one of only 34 U.S. public institutions in this prestigious club and the only such school in Missouri. As you stroll through Mizzou’s classic red- and white-brick architecture on campus, which doubles as a botanic garden, feel free to stop someone if you need a point in the right direction. For Tigers, Midwestern hospitality isn’t just an expression ­— it’s a way of life.

CAMPUS SIGHTS Hit the highlights of Mizzou’s scenic campus. ACADEMICS Art, architecture, literature, science — it’s all on display at MU. SPIRIT Catch a game at Mizzou’s top-notch athletic facilities. Campus Map Find your way around our main campus with this handy aid. Getting Here Follow these driving directions to Mizzou's doorstep. FOOD AND DRINK Touring campus works up an appetite. ShopPING Downtown CoMo is a great place to buy that perfect gift. ENTERTAINMENT Whether audio, visual or both, Columbia’s venues are memorable. FESTIVALS Come back and visit during one of Columbia’s signature festivals. LOCAL STOPS Just outside of campus, there's still more to do and see in mid-Missouri.

The 2013–14 MU Visitors Guide was produced by the Office of Publications and Alumni Communication for the Office of Visitor Relations, 104 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, 800-856-2181. To view a digital version of this guide, visit To advertise in next year’s edition, contact Scott Reeter, 573-882-7358,

Business index Mizzou contacts Phone numbers and websites to answer all your Mizzou-related questions. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

TRAmP, TRAmP, Tramp, the Columns... TRAmP tramp, AROUNDtramp THEaround COLUmNS Mizzou’s fight song mentions the Ionic icons. Every true son, so happy hearted, Skies above us are blue,
 There’s a spirit so deep within us,
 Old Missouri here’s to you (RAH! RAH!).
 When the band plays the Tiger war song, And when the fray is through,
 We will tramp, tramp, tramp around the Columns,
 With a cheer for Old Mizzou! –“Every True Son”

The Columns The six Ionic Columns that stripe Francis Quadrangle are all that remain where Academic Hall burned in 1892. In 1893, board members wanted to remove the Columns, which were considered unsafe and unsightly. But after supporters rallied to the Columns’ defense, and inspection proved the foundations were safe, the Board of Curators voted to retain them.

Tiger Walk/Prowl Tiger Walk is a tradition in which students new to Mizzou walk (or run!) as a group through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to be welcomed to the university. Tiger Prowl is the corresponding event in the opposite direction upon graduation, symbolizing entrance into the alumni family. The Mizzou Alumni Association sponsors both events.

Francis Quadrangle/Jesse Hall Named after David R. Francis, the Missouri governor who oversaw MU’s reconstruction after Academic Hall burned in 1892, the Quad is often called Red Campus because of the classic brick architecture. The gleaming white dome of Mizzou’s main administrative building, Jesse Hall, stands nine stories above ground and can be seen from several vantage points throughout Columbia. Jesse Auditorium has hosted recent musical acts, including Kendrick Lamar and fun., and speakers such as Maya Angelou.

Switzler Hall Mizzou’s oldest classroom building houses the Switzler Hall bell, which once signaled the beginning and end of class periods. Now it rings to celebrate special occasions, such as Tap Day, and to honor the passing of MU family members.

Peace Park and the bridge Once known as McAlester Park, the picturesque oasis northwest of Francis Quadrangle along Elm Street was renamed Peace Park in 1970 after the tragic shootings at Kent State University in Ohio. On a happier note, legend says that if you walk across the bridge with your sweetheart, the two of you are destined to marry.

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Botanic Garden The Botanic Garden covers campus with 11 thematic plots, three tree trails and seven special plant collections marked by placards. Campus Facilities staff choose the plants for their beauty, adaptability to Missouri’s climate, and educational value to students and visitors. Find garden descriptions and maps for a walking tour at

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School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute If you’re standing on Mizzou’s campus, you are likely already aware of the Missouri School of Journalism’s reputation. The world’s first journalism school is also one of the best, producing elite reporters, editors and high-tech professionals. Alumni include sports anchor John Anderson, presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer and ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas. The Reynolds Journalism Institute — ­ named after Mizzou alumnus, media mogul and philanthropist Donald W. Reynolds, BJ ’27 — strives to engage media professionals, scholars and citizens in programs aimed at strengthening journalism in the service of democracy. Researchers in the institute carry out major projects aimed at enhancing the practice or understanding of journalism and advertising, and resources such as the Journalism Futures Lab and Technology Testing Center provide a state-of-the-art setting.

Stone Lions A gift from the Chinese government in 1931, the lions guard the archway tunnel in the northeast corner of the Quad. Tradition urges students to speak in a whisper in their presence, lest they fail their next exam.

Residence on Francis Quadrangle Home to Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and his wife, Anne, the oldest building on the oldest public university campus west of the Mississippi River was built in 1867. It has hosted many famous Americans, including Mark Twain, Harry S Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Bust of David R. Francis Missouri’s governor from 1889–93, David R. Francis is credited for keeping the university in Columbia after the fire that burned Academic Hall in 1892. It is a Mizzou student tradition to rub the sculpture’s nose before a test for good luck — hence Francis’ buffed bronze beak.

Thomas Jefferson statue and tombstone The nation’s third president signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the University of Missouri was the first public university to be established on the territory. The oft-photographed sculpture by George Lundeen depicts Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence. The Smithsonian Institute is in the process of restoring the tombstone’s stone epitaph.


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Memorial Union At 140 feet tall, this memorial was completed in 1926 and stands in tribute to MU students and alumni lost in all U.S. wars and conflicts. Those who walk beneath the neo-gothic archway are to speak in hushed tones, and gentlemen are to tip their hats or salute out of respect for fallen troops.

Ellis Library Named after former University of Missouri President Elmer Ellis, it is the largest research library in the state.


Student Center With nearly 230,000 square feet of space, this campus gem opened to rave reviews in 2010. It’s a great place to grab a slice, a sandwich or sushi. You can even shoot some pool or take advantage of countless study nooks. The building is also home to student-run media, such as The Maneater newspaper and the KCOU radio station, as well as The Mizzou Store (formerly University Bookstore). There’s also Mort’s Grill, named for MU alumnus and Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, BA ’48, and decked with vintage comic strips. And be sure to check out the Traditions Lounge, which features a limestone fireplace and artifacts from the university’s history.

Student Recreation Complex One of the most impressive stops on the MU campus tour, the complex combines 100 years of buildings, including the original home of the Missouri Tigers basketball team, Brewer Fieldhouse. There are four pools — including a lazy river and the breathtaking Tiger Grotto — a spa, dance studio, martial arts room, bouldering wall, 100-plus cardio machines and more than 14,000 pounds of free weights.

Tiger Plaza A 1,200-pound bronze Bengal tiger, created by sculptor Forest Hart, proudly stands atop a waterfall cascading over a plaque inscribed with the Mizzou alma mater at the south end of Carnahan Quad.

Beetle Bailey Statue The famous comic book character’s creator, Mort Walker, and son, sculptor Neal Walker, unveiled the sculpture during Homecoming 1992. The concept features Beetle loafing in a booth similar to those found in The Shack, a beloved campus hangout that burned in 1988. Walker often inscribes names of college chums on Beetle’s comic strip booth, so it is fitting that the sculpture is covered by graffiti.

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Media of the Future Assistant Professor Bill Allen’s pioneering course in drone journalism at MU recently caught the attention of NBC Nightly News and TIME magazine. Students are learning how to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles to gather video and photos that support stories on a wide array of topics. Allen and other faculty experts at Mizzou are developing new ways to communicate, educate and market with media of the future. For more information, call 573-884-6197 or email

The Mizzou Advantage reflects the University of Missouri’s major strengths in four areas: One Health/One Medicine, Food for the Future, Sustainable Energy and Media of the Future.

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HAVE FUN FILLING YOUR BRAIN AT mIZZOU As the Show-Me State’s hub of higher learning, Mizzou offers a treasure trove of art, literature, architecture and scientific discoveries. Indulge your intellectual curiosity — and catch a game while you’re at it.

State Historical Society of Missouri (Ellis Library) Open 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, this library of books, pamphlets and official state publications totals more than 460,000 items. There are also 500,000-plus manuscript items; 800 reels of microfilm; 150,000-plus state archival records; and more than 2,900 maps.

Speakers Circle West of Ellis Library, the circle is a tribute to the First Amendment where free speech is encountered and encouraged.

Museum of Art and Archeology (PICKARD HALL) Missouri’s third largest art collection is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Thursday until 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Great gift shop!

Museum of Anthropology (Swallow Hall) Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shop for fair-trade gifts.

George Caleb Bingham Gallery (Fine Arts Building) This gallery features the work of Mizzou students, faculty, alumni and other artists. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the summer).

Reptile Exhibit (Stewart Hall) Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; stop by for the Friday feeding at 9:30.

Laws Observatory (Physics Building) Open on clear Wednesday nights from 8 to 10 p.m.

Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center Built in 2004, this facility nurtures interdisciplinary study, housing researchers from 12 departments, schools and colleges. The atrium showcases artist-architect Kenneth vonRoenn’s Joy of Discovery, a contemporary sculpture featuring images of life sciences research.


FIGHT TIGERS. FIGHT FOR OLD mIZZOU! m-I-Z, Z-O-U! Although the University of Missouri’s nickname, Mizzou, goes back to the early 1900s, the signature chant that spells it aloud came along much later. Now it’s used as a rallying cry at sporting events. Here’s how it works: One side of the stadium shouts “M-I-Z.” The opposite side answers “Z-O-U,” and it’s repeated until the crowd is whipped into a frenzy. The chant can even be used as a verbal, secret handshake. Suspect someone is a Tiger? Say “M-I-Z,” and see if they answer back.

The nickname “Tigers” originated during the Civil War period when guerrilla bands habitually raided small towns. It was then common for temporary vigilance companies to form and fight off the invaders. When Columbia’s citizens heard of an impending attack by the notorious rebel Bill Anderson, the town quickly organized an armed guard and fortified the old courthouse in the center of town. This company was called the Columbia Tigers. The marauders never came, but Mizzou’s first football team adopted the name in 1890 in honor of the Civil War defenders.

Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field (football)

Opened in 1926, renovated in 1978, 2000 and 2013; capacity 71,004 The Tigers’ gridiron home is undergoing an upgrade and expansion to add an upper bowl to the east side with more than 5,000 general-admission seats and about 1,200 premium seats, all positioned under a large overhang. The project will be completed by the start of the 2014 football season.

Mizzou Arena (men’s and women’s basketball)

Opened in 2004; capacity 15,061 The Tiger men’s basketball team was undefeated at home in 2012–13 and lost only one game on Norm Stewart Court during the previous season.

Hearnes Center (volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics)

Opened in 1972; capacity 13,611 Home of the 2013 Mid-American Conference champion Mizzou wrestling team, this venue hosts the annual Beauty and the Beast event that simultaneously showcases wrestling and gymnastics competition.

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If you’ve watched a Mizzou game on TV or in person, chances are you’ve seen Truman bouncing around on the sidelines. Named after our nation’s 34th president and Missouri native, Harry S Truman, the friendly feline was a finalist for the 2012 Capital One Mascot Challenge. CAMPUS 13


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THERE’S A COmO FOR EVERYONE In 2011, Southern Living called CoMo one of the country’s best college towns. According to the Daily Beast, it’s also one of the most intelligent: No. 3 out of 25 on its list of “America’s Smartest Cities 2012.”

You don’t have to walk far to realize Columbia and Mizzou are as intertwined as a city and university can be. Just east of the Quad, head north on Ninth Street into the heart of Columbia (population 108,500), where restaurants, ice cream shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques and concert venues abound. For more about Mizzou’s vibrant hometown, check out the CoMo special section of



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1 The Columns

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2 Francis Quadrangle

13 Student Center

3 Jesse Hall

14 Student Rec Complex

4 Switzler Hall

15 Tiger Plaza

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5 Peace Park

16 Beetle Bailey Statue

27 Hearnes Center

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Journalism Institute

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and Archeology

10 Jefferson Statue

21 Bingham Gallery

11 Memorial Union

Faurot Field

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and Tombstone

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18 Speakers Circle

9 Bust of David R. Francis

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22 Reptile Exhibit (Stewart) 23 Laws Observatory

Culture Center


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(Eckles Hall)

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Teaching Hospital


visitor parking A Conley Ave. Garage


B Turner Ave. Garage C Maryland/Tiger Ave. Garage 27

D Parking Structure No. 7 E Virginia Ave. Garage F University Ave. Garage G Hitt St. Garage

mizzou on your own Take the Mizzou audio tour by calling 573-629-1364. Enter the site number followed by the # sign and listen as an expert fills you in about the rich history of people, places and things at Mizzou.

GRAB A BITE Foodies love Columbia because Columbia loves food. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, a white tablecloth experience or something in between, CoMo has everything your taste buds desire. International or American, burgers or pizza, sandwiches or appetizers — if you don’t find something you like right away, just follow the aromas and keep walking.

Got a few bucks? Sample these inexpensive favorites.

Shakespeare’s Pizza 225 S. Ninth St. 573-449-2454 “Shake’s” has personality baked right into the crust. One of Columbia’s most popular meeting places, it also won the Good Morning America “Best Bites Challenge: College Edition” in 2010.

Booche’s 110 S. Ninth St. 573-874-9519 Best burger in town? Many Columbians think it can only be found at this comfortable pub and pool hall, a civic institution since 1884.

The Heidelberg 410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927 Atmosphere, a sunny patio and great happy hour specials have made this an old campus favorite. And its location just across the street from the J-School makes it convenient, too.

El Rancho 1014 E. Broadway 573-875-2121 On some late nights, the line for this homemade Mexican cuisine stretches out the door. Chimichangas, nachos and enormous burritos are among the student favorites.

Sub Shop 209 S. Eighth St. 866-475-6735 Since 1975, Sub Shop has been a sandwich haven for hungry Tigers. The freshbaked bread aromas fill the dining room, and the atmosphere couldn’t be more laid back.

International Café 26 S. Ninth St. 573-449-4560 One of CoMo’s favorite places for Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food moved to its new location in 2011. Try the gyro with hummus and tabbouleh.

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Main Squeeze 28 S. Ninth St. 573-817-5616 Fresh, creative, vegetarian and committed to sustainability, this café offers wholesome smoothies, soups, sandwiches and salads made with local produce, when possible.

Café Berlin 220 N. Tenth St. 573-441-0400 One of Columbia’s favorite breakfast locations offers dozens of vegetarian menu items, occasional live music and an Early Bird special on weekdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

The Broadway Diner 22 S. Fourth St. 573-875-1173 This cozy café offers greasy spoon fare and late-night hours for hungry students. Try the signature dish, The Stretch: hash browns topped with scrambled eggs, chili, cheddar cheese, green peppers and onions.

The Upper Crust 904 Elm St. Suite 108 573-874-3033 The café specializes in original sandwiches and salads, including one with turkey, apple, Brie cheese, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. The bakery provides pastries at various CoMo eateries, such as Lakota.

Seeking a sit-down lunch or dinner with mom and/or dad? These places are informal and friendly. Addison’s/Sophia’s 709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 / 3915 S. Providence Road 573-874-8009 An urban atmosphere and unexpected yet traditional menu items make this a popular lunch, dinner and happy hour location. Addison’s sister restaurant, Sophia’s, is located south of town.

Bangkok Gardens 811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284 Consistently rated CoMo’s best Thai food, this two-story date destination is known for its traditional Phat Thai.

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 With award-winning handcrafted beers on tap and a trendy, seasonal menu, this brewpub was named one of America’s Best Bars by Esquire magazine.

Broadway Brewery 816 E. Broadway 573-449-2337 Opened in September 2009, this underground pub offers a local-foods menu, several house-made microbrews and international beers.

Teller’s Gallery & Bar 820 E. Broadway 573-441-8355 The corner location provides a great view of downtown Columbia. The view inside is unique, too, with local artwork on display and available for purchase. Try the blackened salmon creole salad.

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Want to celebrate? Here are some of downtown Columbia’s premier restaurants for that special occasion. Bleu 811 E. Walnut St. 573-442-8220 A sophisticated menu makes this a great place to enjoy big-city style in a collegetown setting. With reservations, the chef will personally select your meal from the day’s finest. (Located at the old Boone Tavern building.)

Sycamore 800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090 The eclectic menu featuring locally produced ingredients and an elegant but comfortable setting make this a popular choice. Plus, it has a great microbrew beer selection on tap.

Trey Bistro 21 N. Ninth St. 573-777-8654 Brand new in 2012, chef Trey Quinlan’s restaurant offers specialty pizzas, imaginative entrees and an inviting, modern atmosphere. The craft beer and wine list is always interesting.

Wine Cellar & Bistro 505 Cherry St. 573-442-7281 Quaint, classy and dedicated to local, seasonal and market-inspired food, you’ll dine amidst contemporary art and thousands of wine bottles on display.

Mackenzie’s Prime 131 S. 10th St. 573-514-4755 For the best seafood and steak downtown, look for the signature awning and brick exterior.

Kampai Alley Sushi Bar 907 Alley A 573-442-2239 Sushi steals center stage at this urban-themed restaurant tucked off Alley A between Ninth and 10th streets. If you prefer your food hot, try a noodle dish.

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Perk up and perambulate. Columbia and campus have plenty of places to caffeinate. J Café Reynolds Journalism Institute 573-882-1728 Mocha lattes, barbecue chicken salads and fresh veggie sandwiches are delicious.

Catalyst Café Bond Life Sciences Center 573-884-5132 Salads, sandwiches and smoothies are made to order at this convenient stop on MU’s east side.

Bookmark Café Ellis Library 573-882-4701 What could be cozier than books and coffee? Located inside the west entrance on the library’s bottom level.

Infusion Student Center 573-882-5493 Get your fancy coffee drinks, smoothies, ice cream and banana bread right in the heart of campus.

Vida Coffee Co. 812 Hitt St. 573-449-8812 The friendly baristas at Vida have you covered for caffeine on the southeast side of campus just east of the Student Recreation Complex.

Kaldi's 29 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2566 Find your own nook (or cranny) in this contemporary coffee house.

Lakota 24 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2852 Lodge-like décor and panini sandwiches set this popular shop apart.

Coffee Zone 11 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8215 Townies love this unique Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-themed café.

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Mizzou’s own bed and breakfast

Gourmet breakfast Five luxury suites Rated No. 1 Bed and Breakfast in Columbia, Mo., by Steps away from the MU campus

Walk to Columbia’s downtown shops and restaurants Operated by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Make a reservation today!


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Sate your sweet tooth at these colorful confectioners. Velvet Cupcake 23 S. Eighth St. 573-875-5607 Cupcakes make a great single-serving treat when you’re walking around downtown.

Sparky's homemade ice cream 21 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7400 Try your favorite flavors or an inventive new one, such as The King: peanut butter, honey and banana.

Hot Box Cookies 1013 E. Broadway 573-777-8777 Open late, this bakery will deliver your favorite flavors by the dozen. You can also hang out and play a board game while you snack.

YogoLuv 201 S. Ninth St. 573-777-9694 A variety of soft serve frozen yogurt and a galaxy of toppings make this a fun stop for all ages.

Buck’s Ice Cream 1306 Rollins St. (Eckles Hall) 573-882-1088 Buck’s is the storefront of MU’s ice cream research program that makes Tiger Stripe, Mizzou’s signature Dutch chocolate and French vanilla flavor.

UKneadSweets 808 Cherry St. 573-777-8808 This bakery has an international flair with a wide variety of pastries and desserts.

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SHOP ’TIL YOU DROP Ninth Street and Broadway provide tons of shopportunities for visitors and students. Swing by these boutiques for clothing, gifts and more. There are plenty of places to stock up on black and gold Tiger gear.

The Mizzou Store (formerly University Bookstore) 911 E. Rollins Road 573-882-7611 Your one-stop shop for Mizzou gear, school supplies, snacks, makeup, computer and software needs, and books.

Tiger Spirit 111 S. Ninth St. 573-449-0608 This Mizzou apparel shop has been stationed on the southwest corner of Ninth and Cherry streets since 1988.

Rally House 808 E. Broadway 573-397-5033 If you’re cruising down Columbia’s main drag, hit up this black-and-gold emporium for sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats and more.

Makes Scents 19 S. Ninth St. 573-445-1611 Follow your nose to this boutique, where they make and sell unique and even custom-made fragrances.

Poppy 920 E. Broadway 573-442-3223 Featuring the clay, fiber, metal, wood and glasswork of artisans across the country, Poppy adheres to its philosophy, “art is for everyone.”

Elly’s Couture 914 E. Broadway 573-499-4401 Chic and affordable women’s fashions are always on display.

Alpine Shop 1102 E. Broadway 573-817-2955 Columbians love spending time outdoors, and this shop is a great place to gear up.

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American Shoe 816 E. Broadway 573-442-6811 Variety is the order of the day, from fancy to athletic to rugged.

Tallulah’s 812 E. Broadway 573-874-8764 You’ll find trendy and adorable kitchen gifts and gadgets at this colorful shop.

Calhoun’s 911 E. Broadway 573-443-3614 This bright and lively gift shop is a great place to find novelty items, cards, kitchen items and kids’ stuff.

MUSTARD SEED FAIR TRADE 25 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6166 A self-proclaimed “locally planted” nonprofit organization, the Seed sells handcrafted goods that are purchased from fair trade organizations.

Candy Factory 701 E. Cherry St. 573-443-8222 You can cover just about anything in chocolate. For more than 30 years, this has been CoMo’s favorite chocolatier.

Rock Bottom Comics 1013 E. Walnut St., Suite 101 573-443-0113 If your Spidey sense is tingling right now, chances are you know about Columbia’s leading comic book store. Opened in 1973 a few doors east of its current location, geeks gather here for Magic: The Gathering cards, action figures and graphic novels.

Bluestem 13 S. Ninth St. 573-442-0211 Featuring the work of more than 300 artists from Missouri and its eight neighboring states, Bluestem carries only handmade products, from delicate blown glass to intricate metal sculptures.


University Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Columbia Mo. Call (573) 499-1920 to book your visit to Mizzou today.

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PLACES TO GO, mUSIC TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO Columbia is a haven for art, artists and fans of both. You’ll find concert halls, galleries, movie houses and craft shops around every corner.

Missouri Theatre 203 S. Ninth St. 573-882-3200 MU leased the classic venue from the Missouri Symphony Society starting in August 2011. Now the ornately furnished downtown destination hosts national acts, MU School of Music performances and opening night for the True/False Film Fest.

Ragtag Cinema 10 Hitt St. 573-443-4359 This one-of-a-kind movie experience shares a building with Uprise Bakery and 9th Street Video, and it features two theaters with a hodgepodge of comfortable couches and chairs. You can grab a bite to eat at the café and take your beverage with you to view the always thought-provoking films.

The Blue Note 17 N. Ninth St. 573-874-1944 Columbia’s premier live music venue is a great place to see a show. Its historic balcony has witnessed acts including Ana Popovic, Love & Theft and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Mojo’s 1013 Park Ave. 573-875-0588 Another intimate venue to hear local, regional and national music acts. The tunes are loud, and the expansive deck out front is a crowd pleaser.

North Village Arts District 573-442-2999 Around the intersection of Walnut and Orr streets resides Columbia’s foremost community for artists and art-related businesses. Artlandish Gallery, Monarch Jewelry, Orr Street Studios and other establishments display and sell art and art supplies, and provide studio space for artists.


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THINGS ARE NEVER SLOW-mO IN COmO Festivals and gatherings are a yearround phenomenon in Columbia. Music, art, film — you name it — this college town’s tastes are as eclectic as the population.

Roots N Blues N BBQ

Sept. 20–21, 2013 The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival features award-winning music acts from around the country and smokin’ barbecue of all types.

True/False Film Fest

Feb. 27–March 2, 2014 The True/False documentary film festival runs annually in late February and/or early March, and celebrates some of the world’s best nonfiction cinema.

Citizen Jane

Oct. 4–6, 2013 True/False’s “sister” film festival, Citizen Jane, showcases films produced and directed by women.

Earth Day Festival

April 2014 The Earth Day Festival, held each April on the Sunday closest to the holiday, features performers, educational exhibits, a street fair and children’s activities to celebrate the planet.

Art In The Park

June 1–2, 2013 On the shores of Stephens Lake, you’ll find Art in the Park, the oldest and largest fine arts festival in mid-Missouri.


Hosted by the Blue Note, Columbia’s most popular downtown music venue, Summerfest brings national music acts to town for a huge block party on Wednesday evenings starting in May. From Broadway to Walnut, Ninth Street is closed to automobile traffic while acts such as Wilco, the Wallflowers and Willie Nelson fill the mid-Missouri night sky with music.

University Concert Series

409 Jesse Hall and 203 S. Ninth St., 573-882-3781 With its mission of bringing affordable and entertaining performances to Columbia, the series has hosted acts such as Kathy Griffin, David Sedaris and musicals including In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast and My Fair Lady.


JUST AROUND THE BEND There is plenty more to see and experience mere minutes from Mizzou. Whether you seek the bluff tops near Les Bourgeois Vineyards, the scenic trails of Rock Bridge State Park or the fragrant blossoms of Shelter Gardens, don’t forget your hiking boots and camera!

MKT Nature and Fitness Trail 501 S. Providence Road Built over the old rail bed of the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) Railroad, the gravel MKT Trail is 10 feet wide and stretches across Boone County. There are five points of access in Columbia, including a gateway on the west edge of campus at Stewart and Providence roads. The trail also connects to Missouri’s Katy Trail, which extends more than 200 miles across the state.

Perche Creek 5500 W. Van Horn Tavern Road No matter the occasion, there’s always time for go-carts, batting cages and miniature golf. It’s just a four-minute cruise from the Columbia Mall west on I-70. For the big golfers, there’s a par-3 course and a driving range.

Rock bridge State Park 5901 S. Highway 163 Fifteen miles of trails span the 2,273-acre park south of Columbia, with spectacular views to be enjoyed from horseback, mountain bike or hiking boots.

Shelter Gardens 1817 W. Broadway The Shelter Gardens, part of Shelter Insurance’s corporate office, is open to the public for relaxation, a picnic or a quiet stroll. The five acres contain many soothing features, including waterfalls and a garden for the blind. In June and July, the park hosts free concerts Sunday evenings.

Les Bourgeois Vineyards 14020 W. Highway BB, Rocheport, Mo. The Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, Mo., just west of Columbia on I-70, sits on a rocky bluff with scenic views of the Missouri River. Opened in 1974, the family-owned winery is the third largest in the state. The company’s 35-acre property includes an outdoor wine garden, fishing pond, A-frame restaurant and six acres of vineyards.

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Shryocks Callaway Farms 2927 County Road 253 Located 20 minutes east of Columbia on I-70 in Callaway County, this fun getaway features a 17-acre corn maze with a different pattern every year. Take a hayride across the scenic mid-Missouri countryside, and afterward enjoy refreshments inside the iconic red and green barn. There’s also a souvenir shop and a three-story gumball coaster.

Warm Springs Ranch 25270 Highway 98, Boonville, Mo. Come visit the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at this state-of-the-art breeding facility located west of Columbia in Cooper County (near Boonville). The ranch features a mare, stallion and foaling barn; a veterinary lab; and 10 pastures, each with a customized walk-in shelter. Reserve a tour of the 25,000-square-foot facility and look across 300 acres of pastures. Meet Hope the filly (pictured), featured in the 2013 Budweiser commercial.

COOPER’S LANDING 11505 Smith Hatchery Road Sip a summertime beverage, tap your foot to live music and watch the Missouri River roll by at this popular outdoor venue. Just off the MKT Trail south of Columbia, be sure to try Chim’s Thai Kitchen on site — an unexpected but tasty tradition.

Stephens Lake Park 2001 E. Broadway With 116 acres of lawn, hills, ponds, trees, paths and, of course, the lake, this is a great place to toss a Frisbee or have a picnic. There’s even a swimming beach, and fishing is allowed on the east side of the boardwalk. It’s located at East Broadway and Old Highway 63, east of the MU campus and downtown Columbia.


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BUSINESS INDEX COMMUNITY City of Columbia Utilities 701 E. Broadway 573-874-7380 (See our ad on page 26)

Columbia Art League 207 S. Ninth St. 573-443-8838 (See our ad on page 26)

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau 300 S. Providence Road 573-875-1231 800-662-0987 (toll free) (See our ad on page 14)

North Village Arts District 573-442-2999 (See our ad on page 14)

Financial Institutions Boone County National Bank 720 E. Broadway 573-874-8535 (See our ad on page 26)

US Bank 911 E. Rollins St. 573-441-0809

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Golf Course A.L. Gustin Golf Course 18 Stadium Blvd. 573-882-6016 (See our ad on page 28)

LODGING The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast 606 S. College Ave. 573-443-4301 thegatheringplacebedand (See our ad on page 22)

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Stoney Creek Inn 2601 S. Providence Road 573-442-6400

Lakota Coffee 24 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2852

University Avenue Bed and Breakfast 1315 University Ave. 573-499-1920 800-499-1920 (toll free)

Les Bourgeois Winery 14020 W. Highway BB, Rocheport, Mo. 800-690-1830

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Publishing Maximum Media 573-875-8955 800-795-5207 (toll free) (See our ad on page 28)

Restaurants & Wineries Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant 1903 Business Loop 70 East 573-449-3927 (See our ad on page 28)

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University Departments Bond Life Sciences Center 573-882-4544 (See our ad on page 6)

Mizzou Advantage 573-884-6197

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Mizzou Botanic Garden 573-882-4240 (See our ad on page 6)

MU Health Care 573-882-1053

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The Mizzou Store 911 E. Rollins 573-882-7611

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University of Missouri Licensing and Trademarks 319 Jesse Hall 573-882-7256 (See our ad on page 22)

mIZZOU CONTACTS Main website Directory assistance 573-882-2121 Campus map Admissions Prospective student visits to campus: 573-882-2456 or 800-225-6075 (Call toll free in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri) Athletics 573-882-6501 or 800-CAT-PAWS (tickets) Calendars Campus events: Academics: Student events: Alumni events:

Mizzou Alumni Association 573-882-6611 or 800-372-6822 Mizzou Online 800-545-2604 MU Extension MU Health Care 573-882-4141 MU Police Department Nonemergency: 573-882-7201 News & social networks

Class registration & records 573-882-7881

Parent RELATIONS 573-882-5539 or 888-631-1098

Disability Services 573-882-4696, TTY: 573-882-8054

Parking and Transportation Services 573-882-4568

EMERGENCY INFORMATION Financial aid & scholarships 573-882-7506 or 800-225-6075 (Call toll free in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri) Giving to Mizzou 573-882-6511 or 877-738-6108 Graduate School 573-882-6311 or 800-877-6312 Libraries 573-882-4701

Student Affairs 573-882-6776 The Mizzou Store (formerly University Bookstore) 573-882-7611 or 800-827-8447 Veterans center 573-884-4383 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital 573-882-7821 Visitors General public visits to campus: 573-882-6333 or 800-856-2181 CONTACTS 33

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