2015-2016 Columbia Missouri Visitor & Area Guide

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City Basics Day Trips Shopping Antiques & Collectibles / Farmers Markets

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Dining City Parks and Trails Area Parks and Camping / Gardens Sports Facilities Entertainment Galleries & Museums History & Architecture Education Top Places for Kids Young and Old Festivals & Events Lodging Visitor Information including helpful numbers & websites, get here, get around and visitor centers 66-69 Columbia Map / Points of Interest


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city basics Population


county Boone Distance to Columbia

Incorporated 1826

Kansas City 125 miles

Higher Education


St. Louis 125 miles

colleges & universities

Chicago 386 miles

Dallas 582 miles

rankings Forbes, named Columbia in their 25 Best Places to Retire in 2015 Forbes ranked Columbia as the

3rd best city for Jobs in 2014

Livability.com consistently

lists Columbia among the Top 10 College Towns

Oklahoma City 451 miles

Omaha 313 miles

Des Moines 245 miles

Lexington 460 miles

Memphis 394 miles

Little Rock 376 miles

Average Temperature Photo courtesy Missouri Division of Tourism

City Parks & Trails

50 miles of trails 78 Parks 3,000 acres of park land

Annual Precipitation Rainfall 40 inches Snow 23 inches


January: 38°/21° February: 44°/25° March: 55°/34° April: 66°/44° May: 75°/54° June: 83°/63° July: 88°/67° August: 87°/65° September: 79°/56° October: 67°/45° November: 54°/35° December: 41°/24°

Day Trips Rocheport





Arrow Rock

15 miles from Columbia 11 mi W on I-70, exit 115, 4 mi on Hwy BB Rocheport-mo.com Visit shops and galleries, enjoy fine dining, bike and hike the Katy Trail, and explore history in Rocheport. Make a stop on the way at Les Bourgeois Blufftop Winery and Bistro. 20 miles from Columbia 20 mi N on Rte B/124 573-682-2272, centraliamo.org Explore history at the Historical Society Museum and the 1864 Civil War battlefield site of Centralia. Don’t forget to stop by Chance Gardens, home to the Rose Garden and listed on the National Historic Registry! 25 miles from Columbia 25 mi W on I-70, exits 101, 103, 106 660-882-3967, goboonville.com Boonville has over 400 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Isle of Capri Casino off of the Missouri River and Warm Springs Ranch, open April-October, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. There’s also shopping, dining, theater, and more!

25 miles from Columbia 25 mi N on Hwy 63, right on Hwy P Look through the antiques and shops in the area or visit the farms in “Amish Country” to find quilts, produce, baked goods, plants, furniture, and other items. Please respect the Amish culture and refrain from taking photos of individuals. 30 miles from Columbia 21 mi E on I-70, exit 148, 9 mi S on Hwy 54 573-642-7692, visitfulton.com Check out the National Churchill Museum, Backer Auto World Museum, Kemper Center for the Arts, Missouri Firefighters Memorial, Serenity Valley Winery and more in Fulton. 40 miles from Columbia 28 mi W on I-70, exit 98, 13 miles NW on MO-41 660-837-3231, arrowrock.org The village of Arrow Rock is a designated National Historic Landmark. You can see many historic buildings and sites here, check out the museums, look through shops, and enjoy a bite to eat. Don’t forget to catch a show at the popular Lyceum Theatre! Clark Centralia

Arrow Rock



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Jefferson City

30 miles from Columbia 30 mi S on Hwy 63 573-632-2820, visitjeffersoncity.com Take a free tour at the Missouri State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, or Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, or stop by one of Jeff City’s many other attractions – historic Missouri State Penitentiary, Runge Nature Center, Missouri Military History Museum, Central Dairy, and more.


Jefferson City


2014 Marriott Gold Circle Hotel Award for Quality & Service Marriott’s #1 Courtyard in the Central United States!

• 133 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including king suites & spas. • Indoor pool, spa & fitness center. • Outdoor courtyard area with fire pit. • Banquet & meeting space for a small board retreat or conference for up to 500 guests with meals prepared by our executive chef. • The Bistro, in the Courtyard lobby, serves breakfast, dinner, cocktails & appetizers. • Extensive Starbucks coffee menu served from 6am - 10pm daily in The Bistro.

Something good is brewing. At the n intersectio one of Grindst & Parkway 63 Highway

3301 LeMone Industrial Blvd. Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 443-8000


shopping Columbia has a multitude of shopping opportunities for the most discriminating tastes, and you’re never more than minutes away from any of the major shopping areas.

Broadway Shops and Broadway Bluffs

Highway 63 and Broadway 573-446-5500 forumgroup.com Restaurants include Applebee’s, Chipotle, CiCi’s Pizza, Culver’s, Firehouse Subs, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Houlihan’s, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas and Starbucks. Specialty stores include 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, Massage Envy, GameStop, Plato’s Closet and Paint The Town, along with many other retailers.

Columbia Mall

Forum Shopping Center

Corner of Forum and Stadium 573-446-5500 forumgroup.com Anchored by Schnucks Supermarket, the Forum Shopping Center also features Goodrich Forum 8 Theaters, I.O. Metro home furnishings and accessories, Belle Mariee Bridal, Treats Unleashed, Tuesday Morning and many other retailers. Restaurants include Chris McD’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, Subway, La Terraza Mexican and Dickey’s BBQ.

Parkade Plaza

2300 Bernadette Dr. (Just off I-70 on Stadium Boulevard) 573-445-8458 visitcolumbiamall.com Columbia Mall is anchored by Barnes & Noble, Dillard’s, JCPenney, MC Sports, Sears and Target and has more than 120 stores and 10 restaurants.

601 Business Loop 70 W. 573-442-2257 Stores and restaurants including Harbor Freight Tools, Sub Shop, Yancey Auto Parts, Kojaba, and Cosmoprof. The Parkade Center is also a great venue for private functions including holiday parties, receptions and business events.

CrossRoads West Shopping Center

The Shoppes at Stadium

2101 W. Broadway (Corner of Stadium and W. Broadway) Clothing, sporting goods and many other stores and restaurants including G & D Pizzaria, House of Chow, Orange Leaf, Petco and more.

The District

11 S. Tenth St. 573-442-6816 discoverthedistrict.com Nestled between three colleges, The District is a live/work/play neighborhood that fosters the creative, the eclectic, and the local. The District is bounded by three colleges and encompasses 50 square blocks of tradition and innovation. (see ad P. 70)


201 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-449-8323 Anchored by Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Pet Smart, also includes Bed, Bath and Beyond, Old Navy, Rue 21, Shoe Carnival, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Gap Outlet, ULTA, Chick-fil-A and more.

Holiday Inn - East 915 Port Way | Columbia, MO


Tranquility at its Finest Come and relax in one of Columbia’s newest hotels. With our soft luxurious beds, serene décor, and caring staff, your stay is sure to be an enjoyable one. • Restaurant and Lounge • Meeting and Banquet Space • Indoor Pool and Hot Tub • Work out Facility • Business Center • Complimentary High Speed Internet throughout the hotel.


antiques & collectibles Columbia Coin & Stamp

405C Bernadette Drive 573-445-1715 We buy and sell coins, stamps, gold and silver bullion and jewelry. We carry a full line of coin and stamp supplies. T-F:10am-4pm, Sa:10am2pm or by appointment.

Itchy’s Flea Market

1907 N. Providence Rd. (2 blocks north of I-70) 573-443-8275 840 SW Blue Parkway Lees Summit, MO 816-607-7024 itchysfleamarket.com You’re in for a unique experience in a nostalgic atmosphere of antiques, collectibles and fun stuff. M-Sa:10am6pm, Su:12pm-6pm.

McAdams’ LTD

1501 Old Hwy 63 S. 573-442-3151 mcadamsltd.com In business for more than 40 years, this unique store offers an extensive selection of antiques, estate and fine jewelry, gifts and bridal registry, as well as furniture, custom upholstery, lighting and accessories. M-Sa:10am5pm.

Midway Flea Market & Antique Mall 6401 Highway 40 W 573-445-0042 midwayexpo.com Quality antique furniture, art, Americana, jewelry, coins and collectibles. Over 60,000 sq. ft. and 375 booths and displays.

farmers markets Boone County  Farmers Market

Columbia Mall Parking Lot on Stadium Blvd. Sa:8am-12pm (1st Sat. in Apr. – last Sat. in Oct.) boonecountyfarmers.com A variety of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, plants and much more.

Columbia Farmers Market

Columbia Farmers Market

ARC: 1701 West Ash: Sa:8am-12pm (April-Oct), W:4pm-6pm (May-Oct) FORUM CHRISTIAN CHURCH: 3900 Forum Blvd: Th:3pm-6pm (May-Oct) WINTER MARKET: 601 W Business Loop 70 W: Sa:9am-12pm (Nov-March) Rain or Shine! 573-823-6889 columbiafarmersmarket.org Experience the taste of mid-Missouri! Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items and more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP accepted at all markets. Live music at the ARC market every Saturday!

North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market

126 N. 10th Street, farmandart.com Su:9am-1pm (Apr. 27th-Oct. 26th) Columbia’s destination for farm fresh produce, plants, unique arts and jewelry, informational workshops for adults and activities for children. Find delicious breakfast and lunch options as well as live musical entertainment.






Proud Members of the Missouri Restaurant Association CJ’s Restaurant 704 E. Broadway 573-442-7777

11Eleven 1111 E Broadway 573-875-7000

Campus Bar & Grill 304 S. 9th 573-817-0996

1839 Taphouse 212 E. Green Meadows, Suite 2 573-441-1839

Chili’s Grill & Bar 41 Conley Rd. 573-442-6067

44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Dr. 573-443-2726 Abigail’s 206 Central St. Rocheport 573-698-3000 Addison’s American Grill 709 Cherry Street 573-256-1995 Angelo’s Pizza & Steakhouse 4107 S. Providence 573-443-6100 Arris’ Pizza and Pub 1020 E. Green Meadows 573-441-1199 Bangkok Gardens 811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284

Churchill’s at the Holiday Inn executive center 2200 I-70 Drive SW 573-445-8531 (see ad P. 21)

Bek’s 511 Court Street, Fulton, MO 573-592-7117 BEngals bar & Grill 227 S. 6th St. 573-875-2337 Billiards on Broadway 514 E Broadway 573-449-0116 Bleu Restaurant & Bar 811 E. Walnut 573-442-8220 (see ad P. 39) Bob Evans I-70 and Hwy. 63, Exit 128A 573-814-3256

Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q 3804 Buttonwood Dr. 573-499-1490 Buffalo Wild Wings 505 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-441-2244

CC’s City Broiler 1400 Forum Blvd, Suite 105 573-445-7772


Country Kitchen 1712 N. Providence Road 573-875-1333 Cracker Barrel 3304 Clark Lane 573-474-9977

D Rowe’s 1005 Club Village Dr. 573-443-8004

Broadway Diner 22 S 4th St. 573-875-1173

Cafe Poland 807 Locust St. 573-874-8929

CoMO Smoke & Fire 4600 Paris Rd., Suite 102 573-443-3473

Deuce Pub & Pit 3700 Monterey Dr. 573-443-4350

Broadway Brewery 816 E. Broadway 573-449-2337

Cafe Berlin 220 N. 10th St. 573-441-0400

Coley’s American Bistro 15 S. 6th St. 573-442-8887

Culver’s 2520 Broadway Bluffs Drive 573-442-5976

Booches 110 S. Ninth 573-874-9519

Broil 4603 John Garry Dr., Suite 3 573-442-6373

Chris McD’s 1400 Forum Blvd. 573-446-6237 “As a customer of Chris McD’s for many years now, I have had the privilege of a first-class dining experience every time I walk through the door. From the fresh, creative plates to the friendly and knowledgeable staff, I recommend everyone experience Chris McD’s when coming to Columbia. Within a few miles of the stadium, Chris McD’s is perfect for any before or after game day meal.” University of Missouri Head Football Coach, Gary Pinkel. (see ad P. 19)

Domino’s Pizza 1500 I-70 Dr. SW, 416 S 9th, 1621-A Towne Dr., 3102 Green Meadows Way El Jimador 3200 Penn Terrace, Suite 101 573-474-7300 Ernie’s Cafe and Steakhouse 1005 E. Walnut 573-874-7804 Fieldhouse, Inc. 1109 E. Broadway 573-449-5780 Flat Branch Pub & Brewing 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 G&D Pizza - Steak Crossroads West Shopping Center 573-445-8336 Glenn’s Cafe 29 S. 8th St. 573-447-7100 (see ad P. 49)

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Golden Corral Family Steakhouse 3421 Clark Lane 573-814-3305 Grand Cru Restaurant 2600 S. Providence Rd. 573-443-2600 Günter Hans 7 Hitt St. 573-256-1205 Harpo’s Restaurant & Sundeck 29 South Tenth St. 573-443-5418 Heidelberg Restaurant 410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927 Honey Baked Ham 510 E Green Meadows Rd #107 573-256-4267 Hoss’s Market & Rotisserie 1010A Club Village Dr. (Corner of Nifong & Forum) 573-815-9711 hosssmarket.com Columbia’s largest specialty gourmet market. Specializing in fresh made meals for dine-in, take home and catering. Featuring: Full service deli, prime beef butcher shop, fresh seafood, exceptional wines, cheese and your MIZZOU Tailgate Headquarters. Custom Gourmet gift baskets. Home delivery through www. orderup.com. Monday thru Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm Houlihan’s Restaurant 2541 Broadway Bluffs 573-815-7210 House of Chow 2101 West Broadway 573-445-5763 or 573-445-8800 HuHot Mongolian Grill 3802 Buttonwood Dr. 573-874-2000 Imo’s Pizza 124 E. Nifong 573-817-1777 India House 1101 E. Broadway 573-817-2009 Ingredient 304 S. Ninth Street 573-442-1503 Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant 1903 Business Loop 70 E 573-449-3927 jacksgourmetrestaurant.com Hand cut steaks, seafood or table side Steak Diane or Chateaubriand with fresh vegetables. Finish with dessert martinis & tantalizing desserts: Crème Brulee, Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie or Flambé Bananas Foster. Bar lounge favorite small plates/appetizers: Crab Rangoon, Sherried Chicken Livers, Fish Tacos. Beef locally grown half pound burgers. Extensive tailgate menus available. Corporate meetings/celebration events venue: rehearsal dinners, weddings with NO room charges. Columbia’s largest caterer. Lounge opens at 4, dining room at 5, Monday - Saturday. Reservations accepted.

Jake’s 5695 E. Clark Ln., Suite 1 573-474-0999 Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen 217 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-443-5299 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops 1019 E. Broadway 573-815-0043 912 A Rainforest Prkwy 573-256-7600 212 Corporate Lake Dr. 573-499-4442 4008 W. Broadway 573-256-1661 5580 Bull Run Dr 573-777-5566 Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro 2200 Forum Blvd. Suite 109 573-446-5462 JJ’s Café 600 Business Loop 70 W 573-442-4773 La Siesta 33 N. 9th St. 573-449-8788 Les Bourgeois Vineyards Rocheport 1-800-690-1830 missouriwine.com Winery, Wine Garden & Bistro, Gift Shop located 12 miles west of Columbia at I-70 & Route BB. Offering a wide variety of award-winning wines, great lunch & dinner menus & a spectacular blufftop view of the Missouri River. Join us at the blufftop Winegarden & Bistro just 1 mile N on Route BB. Open Tue-Sat 11 am-9 pm; Sun 11 am-3 pm. MC, Visa, Discover. (see ad P. 17) Longhorn Steakhouse 31 Conley Rd. 573-874-3000 Lucy’s Corner Cafe 522 E. Broadway 573-875-1700 Lutz’s Famous BBQ 200 E. Nifong 573-443-4227 Main Squeeze 28 S. 9th St. 573-817-5616 midway diner 6401 W Hwy 40 573-445-1211 Murry’s 3107 Green Meadows 573-442-4969 New York Deli 1301 Vandiver Dr. 573-886-3354 Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1300 I-70 Drive SW 573-443-2082 Osaka Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar & Hibachi Steak 120-A Nifong Blvd. 573-875-8588


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Proud Members of the Missouri Restaurant Association

The Pasta Factory Restaurant & Bar 3103 W. Broadway 573-449-3948 (see ad P. 53)

Taco Bell 2009 Bernadette; 3301 Clark Ln.; 411 S. Providence Rd.; 220 Business Loop 70E; Columbia Mall; 508 E. Nifong

Pickleman’s Gourmet Café 1106 E. Broadway 573-875-2400 2513 Old 63 S. 573-886-2300 3103 W. Broadway #105 573-875-0400

Teller’s 820 E Broadway 573-441-8355

Red Lobster 1716 I-70 Drive SW 573-445-8324 Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 3306 Business Park 573-445-2946 Room 38 38 N. 8th St 573-449-3838 Saké 16 S. 10th St. 573-443-7253 (SAKE) Shakespeare’s Pizza 220 S. Eighth 573-449-2454 3304 Broadway Bus. Park Ct. 573-447-1202 3911 Peachtree Dr 573-447-7435 Shiloh Bar & Grill 402 E Broadway 573-875-1800 Smokin’ Chick’s BBQ Restaurant 3301 W Broadway Business Park Ct #A 573-256-6450 Sophia’s 3915 S. Providence 573-874-8009 Southside Pizza 3911 Peachtree Dr., Suite H 573-256-4221 Stadium Grill 1219 Fellows Place 573-777-9292 Steak ‘n Shake 1912 W. Worley 573-445-3097 3004 Clark Lane 573-886-8535 Sub Shop 209 S. 8th St. 573-449-1919 212 Green Meadows Rd. 573-449-1919 2105 W. Worley 573-449-1919 601 W Business Loop 70, St 203 573-449-1919 Sycamore 800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090 Sycamore provides seasonal cuisine and an eclectic beer and wine list. James Beard semi-finalist, Chef Mike Odette, features a menu made from scratch, with an emphasis on local produce, meats and cheeses. Locally owned, Sycamore offers a comfortable and stylish downtown location with an open kitchen and spacious dining room. T.G.I. Friday’s 3030 I-70 Drive SE 573-817-2440


The Black & Gold Bar 2012 Business Loop 70 East 573-823-6340 Thirsty Turtle 914-916 Business Loop 70 East 573-443-4350 Tropical Liqueurs (Trops) 515 E. Broadway 573-442-8098 3805 S. Providence Rd. 573-256-7141 www.2trops.com Tropical Liqueurs has been serving its unique frozen exotic cocktails in Columbia for over 30 years. Come try our signature flavors like the Tiger Paw, Toasted Almond, “57 Chevy, and many more. Tropical Liqueurs – Where it’s always 85 and sunny. Trumans Bar & Grill 3304 W. Broadway Business Park Ct. 573-445-1669 Umbria Rustic Italian 904 Elm St. #108 573-447-8627 Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe 3107 Green Meadows Way 573-874-4044 Vault 23 S. 8th St. - Lower level of The Tiger Hotel 573-875-8888 thetigerhotel.com Open Monday-Saturday from 5pm1:30am and Sunday from 4pm-12am. A speakeasy style lounge featuring a menu of hand muddled drinks, fantastic hors d’oeuvres and artisan sandwiches. Happy Hour martini specials from 5pm-8pm everyday! Available for private parties. (see ad P. 49) Velvet Cupcake 23 S. 8th Street 573-875-8888 thetigerhotel.com Open Sunday-Thursday 7am-7pm and Friday-Saturday 7am- 9pm Columbia Missouri’s first and only specialty cupcake shop, featuring hand made cupcakes, candies and custom wedding cakes. We also offer assorted breakfast items, tea and Starbucks Coffee. We have the treat to satisfy every craving! Ask us about delivery! (see ad P. 49) Willie’s Pub & Pool 1109 East Broadway 573-499-1800 (see ad P. 27) Wine Cellar & Bistro 505 Cherry St. Downtown 573-442-7281

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11505 Smith Hatchery Rd, 573-657-2544 cooperslanding.net 5170 Oakland Gravel Rd., 888-303-3313 cottonwoodspark.com

6700 West Route K, 573-446-6743 mdc.mo.gov 1505 E. Peabody Rd. 573-443-5315 mostateparks.com

8825 Sarr St Huntsdale, MO, 573-445-0047 katfishkaty-campground.com

Clinton, MO to Machens, MO, 573-449-7402 bikekatytrail.com

3900 Clark Lane, 573-474-4412, www.pinegrovemhc.com 15 miles N. off US Hwy 63 573-449-7946, mdc.mo.gov

Rock Bridge Mem. State Park 5901 S. Hwy 163, 573-449-7402 mostateparks.com

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gardens Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden

800 S. Stadium Boulevard 573-874-7460 Located next to the MKT Trail, these landscaped gardens with walkways & benches provide a quiet setting. The writings of Dr. King are displayed as part of a sculptured amphitheater with eight triangular upright columns.

Shelter Insurance Gardens

1817 W. Broadway 573-445-8441 shelterinsurance.com Award-winning five-acre garden with more than 300 varieties of trees and shrubs and 15,000 annuals and perennials. Features a replica one-room schoolhouse, garden for the visually impaired, waterfall and stream, rose garden, desert garden and memorial to Vietnam Veterans.

The Mizzou Botanic Garden

573-882-4240 gardens.missouri.edu The Mizzou Botanic Garden is located within the 735 acre University of Missouri campus. Since its inception, the garden has become a living museum of thousands of plants displayed amongst famous icons, such as Jefferson’s original grave marker and the Columns of Academic Hall.


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sports facilities For more information on any P&R facilities please contact the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 573-874-7460 or visit their website at gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec.

ARC (Activity & Recreation Center)

1701 West Ash St. 573-874-7700 gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/ARC 73,000 sq. ft. facility featuring an indoor leisure pool, gymnasium, exercise equipment, indoor track, and group exercise classes. Pool includes water slide, lazy river, vortex and zero depth entry.

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entertainment The Blue Note

17 N 9th Street 573-874-1944 thebluenote.com The cornerstone of arts and culture in CoMo is The Blue Note, drawing some of the biggest names in music and comedy to Columbia on a regular basis. Perfectly situated in the heart of downtown, this century old vaudeville theater went through an extensive remodel in 2015 and is sure to leave a lasting impression. The Blue Note is an ideal destination for a unique, one of a kind private or corporate event. Visit the website for events and contact information.

The Bridge

1020 East Walnut 573-442-9627 thebridgecolumbia.com The Bridge is a venue built by musicians for musicians and provides live music that features local, regional and national music acts. They provide quality acts and superior sound in a relaxed, yet upscale environment.

Columbia Civic Orchestra

P.O. Box 7119 573-442-1042 cco.missouri.org Columbia Civic Orchestra is a group of community musicians dedicated to providing enjoyment for its members and audiences with the preservation of high-quality symphonic music.

Columbia Entertainment Company

1800 Nelwood Drive 573-474-3699 cectheatre.org Community members of all ages performing plays and musicals like


Mary Poppins (9/2015), Chorus Line (2/2016), Music Man (6/2016) and more!

Déjà vu Comedy Club 405 Cherry Street, 573-443-3216, dejavucomedy.com The Vu provides nationally acclaimed live stand-up comedy, a 10,000 square foot nightclub with four rotating house D.J.’s, live bands on the patio, big screens in the comedy room and incredible promotions for everyone at the three separate bars and two levels of nightlife.

The Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville, MO

100 Isle of Capri Blvd, 1-70 Exit 103 1-800-THE-ISLE isleofcapricasinos.com The Isle of Capri Casino is your getaway for fun and excitement. The casino action is red-hot, comfortably spread out over 28,000 square feet of space. The casino features all your favorite slot machines, action packed table games and 3 fabulous restaurants. (see ad P. 71)

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre

2900 E. Nifong 573-227-2276 maplewoodbarn.com The Maplewood Barn Community Theatre provides high quality, live community theatre to mid-Missouri audiences in an informal, family friendly, outdoor setting in historic Nifong Park. Visit the website for information on upcoming events and tickets.

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entertainment Missouri Symphony Society

203 South 9th Street, PO Box 841, 573-875-0600 mosymphonysociety.org The Missouri Symphony Society produces Hot Summer Nights annually every June and July, the heartland’s largest classical and pops summer music festival. The Festival features the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, mid-Missouri’s 55-member resident, professional orchestra. The Missouri Symphony Society also operates the Missouri Symphony Conservatory, The Joy of Music Summer Camp and the Annual Piano Student Showcase.

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The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar

1025 East Broadway, 573-449-8005, penguinpianobar.com The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar is unlike any other nightclub - the piano players are your personal jukebox for the evening. A live mix of requestbased music keeps the show evolving every weekend. The entertainers can play any genre of music from past to present, and singing and clapping are sure to take over the evening. Open Thursdays – Saturdays.

form and to stimulate discussion and inspire change. Ragtag regularly hosts filmmakers to attend screenings and engage in interactive discussion with the audience. Ragtag is located in the Hittsville building along with Uprise Bakery. Cinema patrons are welcome to take food and drinks from the Uprise kitchen or bar into either of the two theaters.

Rose Music Hall

1013 Park Ave., 573-874-1944 rosemusichall.com Located on the northern edge of downtown, Rose Music Hall is the perfect place to check out up-andcoming bands from across the world, as well as the best that CoMo has to offer! During the summer, the music moves outside into the beautiful and spacious Rose Park - Columbia’s best and biggest outdoor beer garden. Enjoy lawn games, live music, cold beer and the best tacos in town. Rose Music Hall and Rose Park are also available for private parties and corporate events. Visit the website for events and contact information.

Stephens College Playhouse and Warehouse Theatre

100 Willis, Stephens College Campus 573-876-7199 stephens.edu/performingarts The Stephens College School of Performing Arts offers a full schedule of theatre, dance and music performances throughout the academic year. Performances feature students and faculty from Stephens’ theatre program – ranked 12th in the country by The Princeton Review – as well as guest artists.

Ragtag Cinema

10 Hitt Street 573-441-8504 ragtagcinema.org As Columbia’s only art house movie theatre, Ragtag Cinema exhibits independent international and documentary films 365 days a year, on two screens. As a 501c3 arts organization, Ragtag’s mission is to foster an appreciation of film as an art


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210 St. James St. 573-268-1381 talkinghorseproductions.org Talking Horse Productions (THP) is a live theatre company located in the North Village Arts District. THP produces plays in a variety of genres: dramas, comedies, and musicals. Check our website for a listing of shows, descriptions, audition dates, and a link for online ticket sales. Our theatre is intimate (60-70) and provides a unique experience. Come see a show!

University Concert Series

203 S. Ninth Street, Missouri Theatre (Box Office) 573-882-3781 concertseries.org The University Concert Series brings world-class performing arts events to mid-Missouri. Opera, ballet, orchestra, chamber, jazz, pop, modern dance, Broadway shows, family events and nationally known performers are all a part of the Concert Series tradition. Box office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday. Ticket prices range from $10 to $55. (see ad P. 55)

University of Missouri Dept. of Theatre at Rhynsburger Theatre and Corner Playhouse

129 Fine Arts Bldg, MU 573-882-7529 theatre.missouri.edu/onstage Bringing the best in original, innovative and classical theatre to Columbia throughout the year, including Summer Repertory during the summer months. Admission: $12 General Public, $10 for students and seniors 60+. Call for box office hours. Group discounts available.

The “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series

21 N. 10th St. 573-449-3009 wealwaysswing.org A concert-producing and educational nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting the world’s finest jazz musicians, as well as providing educational opportunities for all ages including a free 7,000 title jazz library.

galleries & museums For complete information on Columbia’s Publicly Accessible Art, visit gocolumbiamo.com/Arts/Public_Art

Artlandish Gallery

1019 E. Walnut St. 573-442-2999 artlandishgallery.com Artlandish Gallery is full of strange and wondrous things from over 60 local and regional artists. We’re chock full of unique gifts, fine craft, fine art, pottery, glass, jewelry, and wearables - all handmade by local artists. We offer events and workshops monthly and strive to give exposure to artists who show creative spirit and make unique oneof-a-kind artworks. Open T–Sa:10-5 pm, Su:11-4 pm. Summer hours 9-2 pm.



Bluestem Missouri Crafts

13 S. 9th St. 573-442-0211 bluestemcrafts.com This unique gallery features an eclectic collection of traditional and contemporary fine crafts from Missouri and the eight neighboring states. Bluestem represents nearly 300 artists. (see ad P. 31)

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Columbia Art League 207 S. 9th St. 573-443-8838 columbiaartleague.org A contemporary non-profit gallery, founded in 1959 and known throughout the state for its displays of fine art submitted by professional, non-professional and locally and nationally acclaimed artists. There are 6 exhibitions a year; entry to the gallery is free of charge and artwork is available for purchase. Open T-F: 11:30-6 pm, Sa:11-5 pm.

Orr Street Studios

106 Orr Street orrstreetstudios.com An artistic cultural center featuring national and regional artists as well as unique programs to foster discussion in a salon-like atmosphere. Known for the sixteen 6’ x 9’ doorways designed and built by Chris Teeter.


920 E. Broadway 573-442-3223 poppyarts.com Handcrafted jewelry, gifts for babies and children, greeting cards, functional art, fine art and furniture from over 200 established local, regional and national artists. Voted Inside Columbia’s 2012 “Best Place to Buy a Gift.”

Sager | Braudis Gallery

1025 E. Walnut 573-442-4831 sagerbraudisgallery.com Sager | Braudis Gallery features rotating exhibits of local, regional and national artists in all mediums, including jewelry. Located in the Heart of the North Village Arts District, Sager | Braudis Gallery is available to rent for your next event.

Boone County Museum & Montminy Art Gallery

depicting events & life in early Boone County. The adjacent 4,000 square-foot Montminy Art Gallery features works of local and regional artists and is home to John W. “Blind” Boone’s 1891 grand piano. Also in Nifong Park, the museum curates the historic 1877 Maplewood House and four historic buildings in ‘Boone Village.’ olumbia College features C galleries & museums including:

Greg Hardwick Gallery

Brown Hall on Columbia College Campus 573-875-7517 Features exhibits by students, faculty and professional artists. Call for hours.

Sidney Larson Gallery

Brown Hall on Columbia College Campus 573-875-7517 Features exhibits by students, faculty and professional artists. Call for hours. Stephens College features galleries & museums including:

Stephens College Costume Museum

6 N. College Ave., Lela Raney Wood Hall 573-876-7233 stephens.edu/services/costumemuseum-and-research-library/ The Historic Costume Gallery features rotating fashion exhibits from the Costume Museum & Research Library, which includes more than 13,000 garments donated by alumnae, friends and designers dating back to 1730. The Gallery holds public exhibits on the mezzanine floor of Lela Raney Wood Hall. View website for exhibit schedule.

3701 Ponderosa 573-443-8936 boonehistory.org Located in Nifong Park and highlighting the history of Boone County, the museum features 6,000 square feet of exhibit space with changing exhibits


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galleries & museums The University of Missouri features numerous galleries & museums including:

Geology Exhibits

101 Geological Science Building, UMC 573-882-6785 geology.missouri.edu Large selection of specimens: rocks, minerals and fossils.

George Caleb Bingham Gallery

A125 Fine Arts Center, UMC 573-882-3555 binghamgallery.missouri.edu An impressive gallery with a sampling of works by faculty, students, national and international artists in all media.

Glen Smart Waterfowl & Upland Game Bird Collection

School of Natural Resources, 103 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building 573-882-7045 snr.missouri. edu/about/exhibits An extensive collection of over 200 waterfowl and upland game specimens from around the world. Open during normal business hours.

Museum of Anthropology

Mizzou North 115 Business Loop 70 W anthromuseum.missouri.edu Permanent exhibition gallery includes Native American artifacts, Missouri history and prehistory and the Grayson Collection of Archery. Temporary exhibits rotate several times a year.

Museum of Art & Archaeology

Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70W, UMC 573-882-3591 maa.missouri.edu Mid-Missouri’s only accredited museum, containing masterworks from seven millennia and six continents; art from ancient through Renaissance to modern, artifacts and archaeology.


Reptile Exhibits

202 Stewart Hall, UMC 573-884-7279 Exhibit includes live reptiles found in Missouri. Come watch these reptiles and amphibians being fed on Fridays at 9:30 am! Open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.

The State Historical Society of Missouri

Research Center - Columbia Hitt Street at Lowry Mall, ground floor Ellis Library, MU Campus 573-882-7083 shs.umsystem.edu SHSMO holds collections of paintings by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, including Bingham’s Civil War-related Order No. 11 and Benton’s provocation WWII paintings series, Year of Peril. Additional Missouri artists are represented with rotating exhibits in the galleries. An extensive editorial cartoon collection, large number of images and photographs chronicling all periods and regions of the state, and an array of historical records – newspapers, manuscripts and secondary sources – offer researchers a wide selection.

Wilbur Enns Entomology Museum Room 3-38 Agriculture Building, UMC 573-882-2410 museum.insecta.missouri.edu Research Museum with over 7 million specimens of insects, arachnids and fossils from the Ozark Plateau, Midwest, and some exotic specimens - a small number of which are on display. Call for museum hours and group tour appointments.

Yeckel Collection

School of Natural Resources 103 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, UMC 573-882-7045 snr.missouri.edu/about/exhibits Contains 44 species from Africa, Eurasia and North America; some listed as rare or endangered. Open during normal business hours.

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history & architecture Avenue of the Columns - 8th Street

Looking south down Eighth Street, one can see the columns from the University of Missouri’s original administration building that burned down in 1892. When looking north one can see the pillars of the original courthouse built by William Jewell in 1846.

Columbia Cemetery

30 E. Broadway 573-449-6320 columbiacemetery.org We are Columbia’s historic cemetery, with pioneer families of the city buried alongside university presidents, professors and other prominent Columbia citizens. We have veterans of every war since the Revolution. The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Firestone Baars Chapel

Located on Walnut, Stephens College Campus 573-876-7207 (Tours) St. Louis Arch architect Eero Saarinen also designed the chapel, which features a 4-foyer design. Firestone Baars Chapel has been ranked one of the top 50 college wedding venues in the country by College Ranker.

Francis Quadrangle 8th & Elm Street, 573-882-6333 for tours missouri.edu/visitors Francis Quadrangle captures the spirit and tradition of MU. The quad includes numerous buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Residence, where university presidents and chancellors have lived since 1867.

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site

Adjacent to 2805 S. Providence 573-449-7402 mostateparks.com Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site contains the grave of Missouri’s 22nd governor (1875-1877), Charles Hardin, along with descendants of George Jewell. A Burial site of former slaves is also preserved and protected here. The most well-known member of the Jewell family buried in the cemetery, William Jewell, died while establishing a college in Liberty, MO that bears his name.

Missouri Theatre

203 S. Ninth Street 573-882-3200 eventpros.missouri.edu Built in 1928, the Missouri Theatre is mid-Missouri’s only pre-Depression era movie palace/vaudeville stage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Beautifully renovated in 2008, this “gem of a show palace” features elegant décor.

The State Historical Society of Missouri

Ellis Library, MU Campus 573-882-7083 shs.umsystem.edu The SHSMO houses a vast art collection featuring George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as 3,500+ titles of historic Missouri newspapers, 100,000+ photographs, 4,000+ maps, and much more.

Stephens College Historic Quadrangle

Corner of Broadway and College Avenue, Stephens College Campus 573-876-7207, stephens.edu The Stephens College Historic Quadrangle, located at Broadway and College Avenue, comprises Columbia, Wood and Hickman Halls, the President’s Home and Historic Senior Hall.

The Village at Boone Junction and Historic Maplewood House

3801 Ponderosa 573-443-8936 boonehistory.org Boone Junction is a collection of four historic buildings relocated to Columbia’s Nifong Park and features the fully-furnished 1822 Gordon Log Cabin and the 1920’s era Easley Country Store. The McQuitty House and the Victorian-era Ryland farm house complete the village. North of the village sits the Historic Maplewood House, built in 1877 and on the National Register of Historic Places. This fully restored house was the home of Slater and Margaret Lenoir and later their only daughter Lavinia and her husband, Dr. Frank Nifong. Open for tours April through October by appointment only. Tour fees apply.


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education Colleges In Columbia, higher education plays a major economic and social role.

Columbia College

573-875-7352, CCIS.edu Founded in 1851 in Columbia, MO, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. Columbia College educates nearly 30,000 students each year and has more than 84,000 alumni worldwide.

Stephens College

1-800-876-7207, stephens.edu Stephens College, founded in 1833, offers innovative, career-focused programming sound in the liberal arts with an emphasis in creative arts and sciences. The College teaches bold women with bright dreams to go after the life they want. A private women’s college, Stephens also provides graduate and certificate programs for both women and men.

prestigious Association of American Universities, MU has 35,441 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. Public Schools

Columbia Public Schools

1818 West Worley, 573-214-3400, cpsk12.org Columbia Public Schools are fully accredited and receive honors for excellence in education. For information on the public schools, contact the Administration Building. Libraries

Columbia Public Library

Daniel Boone Regional Library System Hours: 9am-9pm Monday – Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 1-5pm Sunday 100 West Broadway 573-443-3161, dbrl.org The library houses current fiction and non-fiction books, popular magazines, a variety of newspapers, music CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and more. Many research, student assistance and periodical accessories available online. Also holds numerous programs on a variety of topics for adults, teens, children and families. Beverages and snacks for sale in lobby.

University of Missouri

573-882-2456, missouri.edu The University of Missouri was founded in 1839, representing the birth of public higher education west of the Mississippi River. The 1,262acre campus is the state’s flagship university, combining the resources of a comprehensive research institution and a state land-grant university. MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools and is one of only six institutions nationwide that can claim a medical school, a veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus. A member of the


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top places to visit for kids

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AMF Town and Country Lanes

1508 N. Providence Rd. 573-442-4729 amf.com/townandcountrylanesmo AMF Town & Country Lanes offers traditional bowling on 32 lanes. A separate bar area with ample seating is available to take a break or you can challenge your friends to some video games or air hockey in the game room.

The ARC (Activity & Recreation Center)

1701 W. Ash 573-874-7700 gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/ARC Modern recreation facility with indoor leisure pool (triple loop water slide, lazy river, interactive water play feature, hydro therapy pool and lap lanes), gymnasium, indoor track and cardio/strength training zones. Pass holders (annual, multiple and daily) will also have access to a variety of group exercise classes such as step and/or body conditioning, as well as basic aquatic fitness classes.

The Candy Factory

7th & Cherry 573-443-8222 thecandyfactory.biz Columbia’s hometown candy shop where chocolates and other confections are made fresh daily. Bring your family and watch candies be made in the production facility and take pictures in front of the “Candy Land” like paintings in our viewing room.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

2003 W. Worley 573-445-1728 chuckecheese.com A safe, wholesome environment with games, food and fun for kids of all ages. Group parties by arrangement.

Columbia City Parks & Trails

573-874-7460 GoColumbiaMo.com Bicycle rentals available at Cyclextreme. 19 S. Sixth St. 573-874-7044 cyclex.com Over 3,100 acres of park land and 78 sites. Cosmopolitan Park at Stadium Blvd N. and Bus Loop 70 W. is Columbia’s largest park

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with an extensive playground, skate park, roller hockey rink, mountain bike trail, fitness trail, tennis courts, ballfields and more. Twin Lakes Recreation Area at 2500 Chapel Hill Road includes a water playground for younger children and a dog park. Stephens Lake Park at Broadway and Old Hwy 63 has an unguarded swim beach, sprayground, 2.3-miles of paved walking/biking trails and 3 playgrounds. Nifong Park features the Boone County Historical Museum, historic Maplewood Home and village. The MKT Nature and Fitness Trail is an 8.9-mile historic, rail-trail with multiple trail heads – downtown location at Flat Branch Park. Begin your weekend cycling journey from one of Columbia’s hotels and ride the MKT to the 240 mile Katy Trail State Park.

Columbia Public Library

Daniel Boone Regional Library System 100 W. Broadway 573-443-3161 dbrl.org State-of-the-art library with extensive children’s area, special programs, story times, and an early learning activity center.

Empire Roller Rink

1305 Business Loop 70 East 573-443-7375 empirerollerrink.com This rink is sure to bring hours of fun. Group parties by arrangement.

Going Bonkers

3812 Buttonwood 573-499-0366 goingbonkers.com/bonkers_mo Family fun center with food court, arcade, indoor playground and special play area for toddlers. Group parties by arrangement.


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1209 Forum Katy Parkway 573-445-7469 gqti.com Movie theatre with 8 screens and stadium seating, featuring free family matinees for nine weeks in spring and fall. Group parties by arrangement.

Kidz Court & Carousel at The Columbia Mall

I-70 & Stadium 573-445-8458 visitcolumbiamall.com Soft play area for children and the only grand carousel in mid-Missouri. Café Court, family restroom, shops and more.

Lazer Lanes

3412 Grindstone Pkwy 573-447-6021 lazerlanes.com Lazer Lanes is a locally owned family entertainment center, featuring eight bowling lanes, arcade with full redemption center, laser tag, billiards, a full 18-hole mini golf course, and a bar. Group parties by arrangement. (see ad P. 43)

The Mud Room

1103 E. Walnut 573-441-1683 mudroomstudio.com Ceramics studio designed for artists and non-artists alike. Classes are available for children and adults. Make your own pottery or paint on hundreds of pre-made ceramic pieces. Walk-ins welcome. Located in The District inside the Central Missouri Computer building.

Perche Creek Golf Course

I-70 West Exit 121 573-445-7546 A year round 18-hole golf facility and a par 72 miniature golf course, batting cages, driving range with 100 hitting stations, go-karts, discount golf pro shop, and limited snack bar. Group parties by arrangement.

Regal Stadium 14 Theaters

2800 Goodwin Pointe Dr., Stadium & Hwy 63 573-817-0770 regmovies.com Movie theater with full arcade and private parties by arrangement.

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ROCK BRIDGE MEMORIAL STATE PARK 5901 Missouri 163 573-449-7402 mostateparks.com Explore scenic Rock Bridge State Park’s numerous trails including one planked trail, formations such as the rock bridge and Devil’s Icebox Cave, streams, grasslands, and more in the park’s 2,273 acres.

Shelter Insurance Gardens

1817 W. Broadway 573-445-8441 shelterinsurance.com/aboutshelter/ events/ Award-winning 5-acre garden with a one-room schoolhouse, giant sundial, sensory garden, Japanese Koi fish ponds and more.

Shryocks Callaway Farms

2927 County Road 253 573-592-0191 callawayfarms.com Located in Callaway County, Missouri, this working family farm is the perfect fall get-away for family and friends. Make plans now to visit the farm and enjoy the life-size corn maze, group hayrides, roaring campfires, pumpkins, and the infamous gumball coaster! Open 8 weeks following Labor Day.

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Tiger Bounce

3601 Buttonwood Dr. 573-303-3695 tigerbouncehouse.com Columbia’s only indoor inflatable children’s entertainment center! Tiger Bounce has wall to wall inflatables, arcade games, full concessions and private party rooms designed for children 12 years and younger. Come see us for daily open admissions, private party reservations, parents’ night out, and youth nights.


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festivals & events

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A Guide to Festivals and Cultural Events in Columbia & Surrounding Areas VisitColumbiaMo.com | info@GoColumbiaMo.com To access the Office of Cultural Affairs and Parks & Recreation, visit the City’s website at GoColumbiaMo.com

First Fridays in the North Village Arts District 1st Friday of the month 6pm-9pm 573-864-6641 northvillageartsdistrict.org First Fridays is a free art crawl on the first Friday of each month from 6pm to 9pm in the North Village Arts District. Galleries, shops and businesses will be open with music, art demonstrations, children’s activities, refreshments and more.

Family Fun Fest

Presented by Columbia Parks & Recreation may - September, 2015 3rd Wednesday of the month 6pm-8pm 573-874-7460

Family Fun Fest

Mark the third Wednesday of the month on your calendar! This family event transforms Cosmo Park into fun central with a new theme each month. Entertainment for the entire family will feature music, special performances, art activities, hands-on activities and guaranteed fun for all ages.

Shelter Insurance Gardens Concert Series Sunday evenings in June and July 1817 W. Broadway, 573-445-8441 shelterinsurance.com/SPS/public/about_events This concert series has delighted local families for many years and offers a wide variety of performances on Sunday evenings in June and July. The free concerts are held in the Shelter Insurance Gardens. Bring a chair or blanket and 46 enjoy.

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Missouri State Senior Games and Show-Me State Games of Mid-America JUNE 12-14, 2015 SHOW-ME STATE GAMES WEEK 1: JULY 17-19, 2015 SHOW-ME STATE GAMES WEEK 2: JULY 24-26, 2015 573-882-2101 smsg.org The Show-Me STATE GAMES (SMSG) is an Olympic-style sports festival with more than 40 sports for all ages and ability levels. In addition to the summer games, the Show-Me STATE GAMES offers events throughout the year to promote health, fitness, family and fun. Thousands come together to participate in the Show-Me STATE GAMES each year.

Boone County Fair JULY 21-25, 2015 573-474-9435

Boone County Fair

Held yearly in mid-July at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Located a few miles north of the intersection of I-70 and U.S. Highway 63, the Boone County Fair tradition began in 1835. The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups. Featured attractions include truck and tractor pulls, livestock shows, a demolition derby, talent competition nights, a family-oriented carnival, musical acts, clowns, the Boone County Country Ham Breakfast, Dock Dogs, and more. Admission is inexpensive; most activities are free with ticket to fairgrounds.

2015 Mid-Missouri PrideFest AUGUST 22, 2015 Downtown Columbia midmopride.org Mid-Missouri PrideFest is an annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally community in Mid-Missouri. This familyfriendly event includes entertainment, food, vendors, information on community organizations, children’s activities, live performances and more. Event is free and open to the public!


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festivals & events 38th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2015 10 am to 5 pm Historic Nifong Park, (Hwy 63 S & Grindstone Pkwy exit west) 573-874-7460 www.GoColumbiaMo.com (search Heritage Festival) Visitors will be taken back to the traditions of the past. Listen, learn and see history as it comes alive. Enjoy entertainment, including traditional and roots music, and American Indian, German and folk dance. See artisans Heritage Festival, photos courtesy and tradesmen demonstrate “lost arts,” and shop Missouri Division of Tourism for handmade crafts. Kids will have a great time in the Fun For Young’ens area or listening to Ghost Stories Saturday eve from 8-9:30 pm. Tour the Historic Maplewood Home, Boone Junction Village, and the Walters Boone County Historical Museum. Great food and a beautiful park setting will make the Heritage Festival a family tradition!

The 9th Annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2015 STEPHENS LAKE PARK rootsnbluesnbbq.com The nationally recognized Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival features over 30 artists representing the genres of roots, blues, gospel, country, folk and soul. American Blues Scene Magazine called it “One of the most prominent festivals in the country!” As well as live music, fans enjoy delicious BBQ from local and national vendors. The festival is a fun, true and unique celebration of music, food and culture. For more festival information visit rootsnbluesnbbq.com.

David Wax Museum - Roots N Blues Photo courtesy Sam Mead

Roots N Blues Half Marathon and 10K SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 AT 7AM Flat Branch Park Register online at rootsnbluesnbbq.com

Roots N Blues Half Marathon and 10K


Love to be active? The Roots N Blues N BBQ ½ Marathon provides a healthy and fun event for fans to take part in during the festival. Since its debut in 2009, over 5,000 runners have taken part in the race. As a participant, you’ll enjoy a scenic run through Columbia and across the MKT Trail while experiencing the music of local Roots N Blues musicians along the way. There are 2 course options for the race: 10K and ½ Marathon.

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festivals & events Artrageous OCTOBER 9-11, 2015 www.artrageousweekends.org As a free event in Columbia, it is the vision of Artrageous to contribute to and inspire our community through the power of the arts. Enjoy festivities, educational opportunities and interactive experiences in The District and the adjoining North Village Arts District as we celebrate our local artists and the organizations that support them. Orr Street Art Studios Photo courtesy Sam Mead

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival OCTOBER 10-11, 2015 hartsburgpumpkinfest.com The charming river town of Hartsburg hosts thousands of visitors during this annual festival on the second weekend in October, which features 150 craft vendors, petting zoo, pony rides, food booths, pumpkins galore and a variety of pumpkin activities for the whole family.

Citizen Jane Film Festival OCtober 22-25, 2015 citizenjanefilmfestival.com The Citizen Jane Film Festival showcases independent films by independent women. Join us in celebrating the best in films made by women during one long weekend of movies, workshops, parties, the CJ Summit and so much more.

Living Windows Festival DECEMBER 4, 2015 573-442-6816 discoverthedistrict.com On the first Friday of December, shopkeepers throughout The District move all the merchandise out of their front windows and stage live holiday performances for onlookers. Merchants go to great lengths to outdo one another, making each year’s displays even more impressive than before. Open houses, strolling carolers, holiday treats and visits with Santa, all against a backdrop of holiday lights.


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festivals & events COLUMBIA EVE FEST DECEMBER 31, 2015 573-874-7460 columbiaevefest.com A celebration of the Arts on New Year’s Eve that includes music, dance, art and magic throughout 10 venues, downtown Columbia, in The District. Culture and diversity is celebrated and community is created. Ring in the New Year at this family friendly, alcohol-free, block party with music, art, ritual, and festivity.

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True/False Film Fest MARCH 3 - 6, 2016 truefalse.org Entering its thirteenth year, the True/ False Film Fest joins smart, impassioned and forward-thinking filmmakers with the best audiences in the world. T/F is a magical Columbia experience, offering four days of the newest and most compelling documentary films, True/False Film Fest each accompanied by the director, Photo courtesy Scott Patrick Meyers plus dozens of bands playing before screenings and at concerts all weekend. There are also art installations throughout downtown, a legendary live gameshow, and the March March parade to kick it all off.

28th annual Salute to Veterans Celebration MAY 28-29, 2016 SALUTE TO VETERANS AIRSHOW MAY 30, 2016 - PARADE Columbia Regional Airport and Downtown Columbia, salute.org This FREE annual Two-Day Air Show and Parade is presented every Memorial Day Weekend by Salute to Veterans Corporation to: “Honor and Remember Those Who Serve, Those Currently Serving in Our Armed Forces, Guard, Reserves and Our Allies.” The FREE (no admission fee, no parking fee) Air Show, which is at Columbia Regional Airport, showcases over 40 military aircraft from WWI to the present on the tarmac and flying, plus USA, USAF, USN and USMC Demonstration Teams, aircraft and static displays. The Salute to Veterans Parade on Memorial Day is “jump-started” by the USA Parachute Team prior to the 165-units moving down Broadway. It includes veterans, bands, military reunion groups, and Honored Military Guests, while the planes from the Airshow fly overhead to honor fallen comrades. It ends at the Boone County Courthouse where a military ceremony is held and a speech on the meaning of Memorial Day is given by the ranking military Honored Guest.


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festivals & events Centralia Anchor Festival June 3-5, 2016 centraliamochamber.com

The city of Centralia hosts the Anchor Festival annually on the beautiful downtown city square. Activities include crafts and concessions, continuous entertainment, carnival, parade, 3 on 3 basketball, tractor show, softball tournament, car show, community worship, a fun run and anchor driving contest.

Art In The Park JUNE 4-5, 2016 Stephens Lake Park 573-443-8838 columbiaartleague.org artintheparkcolumbia.org

Art in the Park, photos courtesy Jonathan Steffens

Begun in 1958, Art in the Park is the oldest and largest fine arts festival in mid-Missouri. The festival features more than 100 visual artists from across the United States, displaying a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, pottery, jewelry, fibers, sculpture, wood and glass. Enjoy engaging hands-on activities, roving magician and children’s entertainment and a creative environment that the whole family will love.

Hot Summer Nights Music Festival JUNE 6 – JULY 16, 2016 573-875-0600, Box Office 573-882-3781 mosymphonysociety.org Hot Summer Nights is six weeks of fabulous music – classical and pop – with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra in the exquisitely-renovated, historic Missouri Theatre. Guest artists from concert halls all over the world join Columbia’s summer resident, professional orchestra to entertain music lovers of all ages with a diverse repertoire. Tickets for the June and July concerts are very affordable at $5 - $32.

Fire in the Sky July 4, 2016 The District 573-874-7460 GoColumbiaMO.com Celebrate the 4th of July at the City of Columbia’s Annual Fire in the Sky with free activities and entertainment for the whole family. Find children’s activities at Flat Branch Park, live music at Peace Park, and later, watch fireworks choreographed to music simulcast on KBXR. Concessions available and free parking downtown and on MU campus.


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Home to the University of Missouri, Columbia College, and Stephens College, Columbia is a vibrant college town with urban amenities. It is centrally located in the heart of mid-Missouri with Interstate 70 providing an easy route to both Kansas City and St. Louis. Columbia’s central location results in higher attendance for you. Columbia Regional Airport is serviced by American Airlines, offering daily flights connecting from Dallas and Chicago. Kansas City (KCI) and Lambert-St. Louis airports are each located two hours away from Columbia. Ground shuttle is available from both major airports.


With 38 hotels representing more than 3,700 rooms, our lodging options can accommodate any budget. In addition to an array of hotel options, Columbia has more than 200 restaurants, many of them uniquely local. Our dynamic restaurant community and fantastic shopping opportunities make Columbia what you unexpect!


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City Hall Visitor Center Volunteer Staffed Open: 8-5, Monday - Friday 701 East Broadway


Missouri Highway Patrol.........................................................................................573-751-3313 Road Conditions....................................................................................................1-800-222-6400 Non-Emergency Police...........................................................................................573-442-6131

General Information

Columbia College ccis.edu....................................................................................1-800-231-2391 Columbia Public Library dbrl.org.............................................................................573-443-3161 Parks & Recreation gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec............................................ 573-874-7460 Cancellation Hotline.................................................................................................573-874-7663 Regional Economic Development columbiaredi.com ......................................573-442-8303 Stephens College stephens.edu..................................................................................573-442-2211 University of Missouri missouri.edu..........................................................................573-882-2121 Athletic Ticket Office/Mizzou Arena...............573-884-PAWS / 1-800-CAT-PAWS

Disabled Information

Services For Independent Living silcolumbia.org................................................573-874-1646

Physician Referrals

Boone Hospital Center boone.org..........................................................................573-815-8000 Ellis Fischel Cancer Center muhealth.org..............................................................573-882-2100 Truman VA Hospital columbiamo.va.gov.................................................................573-814-6000 University Hospital muhealth.org...............................................................................573-882-4141 Women’s and Children’s Hospital muhealth.org..............................................573-875-9000

Visitor Services

Chamber of Commerce columbiamochamber.com .............................................573-874-1132 City of Columbia gocolumbiamo.com.........................................................................573-874-7111 Convention and Visitors Bureau visitcolumbiamo.com......................................573-875-1231 Missouri State Parks mostateparks.com .............................................................1-800-334-6946 Mid-Missouri Tourism Council midmotourism.com Missouri Division of Tourism (Travel Info) visitmo.com ................................573-751-4133 Missouri Department of Transportation modot.mo.gov..........................1-888-275-6636 The District discoverthedistrict.com ..............................................................................573-442-6816


AMTRAK (Jefferson City) amtrak.com.................................................................1-800-872-7245 Celebration Limousines enviteme.com...................................................................573-489-9070 COMO Connect (Bus Line) comoconnect.org.......................................................573-874-7282 Columbia Regional Airport flymidmo.com...........................................................573-874-7508 Economy Cab economycab.com..................................................................................573-886-2233 EZGO Bus (St. Louis) ezgobusmo.com......................................................................573-817-1000 Greyhound Bus Lines (to Kansas City & St. Louis daily) greyhound.com......573-449-2416 Mega Bus (Chicago, St. Louis & Kansas City) us.megabus.com......................1-877-462-6342 Metro Taxi......................................................................................................................573-777-4708 MO-X Airport Shuttle/Doc and Norm Direct moexpress.com..........1-877-669-4826 Rick’s Taxi.......................................................................................................................573-449-6282 Taxi Terry’s....................................................................................................................573-441-1414 White Knight Limousine gowhiteknight.com...........................................................573-814-5466




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who: • Frontline employees who interact with visitors (hotel desk agents, taxi drivers, restaurant servers, volunteers and more) and their employers. • Citizens interested in making every visitor’s experience outstanding!

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