Trip Ideas: Way of the Tiger
The University of Missouri-Columbia boasts a beautiful campus with world-class attractions, including museums. Columbia offers a great mix of dining, retail and nightlife options.
Morning
Start your trip around campus at this museum. Collections span seven millennia, covering six continents. Galleries include ancient European, American art, modern art and special exhibitions. Located in Pickard Hall.
1 Pickard Hall, Columbia MO 65211, 573-882-3591
Hours: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Learn more about the world's cultures at this museum, where permanent exhibits focus on American Indian cultures from throughout North America. The Museum's archaeological collection, the largest holding of prehistoric Missouri artifacts in the world, includes millions of items dating from 9,000 B.C. to modern times.
100 Swallow Hall, Columbia MO 65211, 573-882-3573
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Evening

Boasting delicious food, friendly bartenders, and that down-home sports bar atmosphere for more than 40 years. With more than 13,000 total square feet, including 100 feet of bar space, spread amongst five fully stocked bars. Full lunch and dinner menus. Rooftop “Sky Bar.”

Stay up-to-date on our events, music schedule, menus, and specials by visiting our website often. Two week notice appreciated for large groups. Motorcoach parking is not available on-site.

29 S. 10th St., Columbia MO 65201, 573-443-5418
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-1:15 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Afternoon
The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center-Columbia offers a reference library, manuscript collections, and art galleries. The gallery is located in Ellis Library, on the University of Missouri campus. The Main Gallery and Corridor Galleries feature rotating exhibits, with selected paintings by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton on permanent display.
1020 Lowry St., Columbia MO 65201, 800-747-6366
Hours: Tue.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Situated between three colleges, The District (43 not-so-square blocks downtown) is a hip, active and artistic area. The District's friendly and energetic vibe is up early and stays late, with a lively mix of historic architecture, sidewalk cafes, retail shops, and restaurants.

With 110 unique shops, 70 bars and restaurants, and nearly 45 live performances every week, you’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy.

Discover what you've been missing. Discover The District.

11 S. 10th St, Columbia MO 65205, 573-442-6816
Hours: 24 hours