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Columbia Highlights

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     A city with a small town feel. 

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     The area is sometimes known as "Little Dixie" 

  • In a nutshell
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     A nice place to raise a family 

Columbia Things to Do

  • University of Missouri

    The best and biggest school in the state. The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. It has continued to grow and expand. It's noted for it's School of Journalism. The school also has 3 other campuses, Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. There are evening program...

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  • Mizzou Football Games

    Big Twelve football is even more intense in person. Everyone wearing black and gold, tailgating all morning, and chearing on the Tigers. Can't wait to experience SEC football in 2012!

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  • University of Missouri

    The best and biggest school in the state. The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. It has continued to grow and expand. It's noted for it's School of Journalism. The school also has 3 other campuses, Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. There are evening program...

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  • Columbia College of Missouri

    Established in 1851, it was the 1st Womens college west of the Mississippi River. A private co-educational liberal arts university in Columbia, Missouri. They offers classes on the Columbia Campus, plus on its nationwide campuses. It has ties with US military bases (including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba), and online courses. While the College is...

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  • Stephens College

    Founded on August 24, 1833 as the Columbia Female Academy. In 1856, David H. Hickman turned it into a college, The Columbia Female Baptist Academy. It was later renamed Stephens Female College. The campus in on the east side of town and reflects a relaxed atmosphere.

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  • When in Columbia you have to...

    When in Columbia you have to visit the University of Missouri...Mizzou. It is a beautiful campus that is full of history and lots of fun. This is a school that likes to party and have a good time. There are lots of local bars to visit.Mizzou has a great broadcasting school. Brad Pitt went to school here.

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Columbia Restaurants

  • The World's Most Famous Local Pizza

    Ask any Columbian about Shakespeares and they'll smile. Shakes is an institution. It's original location just up 9th Street from the University of Missouri makes it a favorite for students and locals alike. Shakespeares is famous for its white and wheat crusts, and its generous portions of quality toppings (for example, their pepperoni is shipped...

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  • Great Food, Awesome Ambiance

    The original CC's City Broiler is located inside what used to be the Trailways Bus Terminal in Columbia Missouri at 131 S. 10th St. The building has been completely renovated into a first-class restaurant, and the breezeway through which passengers once walked to get to their bus is now an outdoor patio complete with patio heaters to provide...

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  • Wonderful restaurant

    This restaurant is just great. One of our favorites in Columbia. The service is always fast and friendly. And the FOOD! It is just wonderful. My hubby loves the fish & chips, but I love their specials. They even have fresh swordfish and oysters. You must try this restaurant! You won't be sorry. Swordfish, cracker crusted halibut, crab legs,...

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Columbia Nightlife

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    by MRobertson Written Aug 26, 2002

    A breeding ground for local and regional blues and alternative musicians. It has held this tradition across several names and owners for close to 25 years now. A little rustic and always comfortable, the local cognoscenti have been gathering here for generations.

    Dress Code: Are you kidding? Leave your ties at home. Bring the kids. Chat up the locals. A fine place to blend in and absorb the local culture.

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Columbia Local Customs

  • How to Pronounce Missouri

    If you are visiting the bigger cities (St. Louis or Kansas City), then most people will pronouce it as "MissourEE". If you are in the outstate portion, especially in the southern part of the state, they all pronounce it "MissourAH" or "MissourUH".And for God's sake, if you are in St. Louis, do NOT call it "Saint LouiEE". Nobody says that and if you...

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  • The Real truth on how to say Missouri!!!

    Hi,As a Life long resident of Columbia,as a son of a Columbia School Teacher for over 30 years.Mgard27 post is incorrect ....Sorry but a professor at the University of Columbia where both my mother and brother graduated anounced some years back that both ways of saying missouri is correct both.. miss-oree or miss-ori is correct.i.At different times...

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Columbia Off The Beaten Path

  • Cooper's Landing is Quirky, Unique, and...

    You can get there via the Missouri River, the Katy Trail, or even by a conventional road. Isn't that neat? See the website for driving directions, calendar of events, dog policy and more (it may just be my browser, but you may need to scroll around to see the info--it's worth it!).Primitive camping, but with Wi-Fi. The river valley is a few degrees...

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  • Cooper's Landing

    Just south of the city on the Missouri River is a little gem of a place. They sell beer, snacks, BBQ, and sometimes Thai food. This business is located directly on the river and the Katy Trail (a converted railroad that is a bike trail that runs the width of Missouri). A great place to people and nature watch. You will find live music Friday...

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  • Museum of Art and Archeology -...

    Museum of Art and Archeology - On the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. A small but good art museum. A good permanent collection and lots of good temporary exhibits. They have lunch time lectures on art every week.Bear Creek Trail - Columbia has great parks in general, but the Bear Creek trail has better scenery and fewer people than the MKT...

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Columbia Sports & Outdoors

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    by dewclaw Written May 10, 2005

    Columbia has two great disc golf courses.

    http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Documents/indianhills_discgolfmap.pdf

    http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Documents/oaklanddiscgolfmap.pdf

    Equipment: Bring your own discs or buy some at Play it Again sports:

    1206 BUSINESS LOOP 70 WEST SUITE N COLUMBIA MO 65202

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