Midwestern Warmth Meets College Town Cool
Home to the University of Missouri, Columbia is located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City in the “Show Me State.” The quintessential college town, this city of 115,000 residents pairs small-town comfort and community spirit with activities and cultural diversions more commonly found in bigger cities. Major consumer magazines, including Money, Fortune and U.S. News & World Report, have named Columbia one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Some of our favorite attractions in and around Columbia include:
North Ninth Street Historic District
Known as “The District,” this historic district in downtown Columbia has long been the city’s center of commerce, recreation and culture.
The Blue Note
Located in The District, The Blue Note has been the Columbia home of top touring musicians for more than 30 years.
Museum of Art and Archaeology
Located in Pickard Hall, the university’s impressive collection spans seven millennia and six continents, with galleries including ancient European, American art and modern art.
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
Recently restored to its 1938 grandeur, the Missouri Theater Center for the Arts anchors the city’s vibrant cultural scene, hosting major entertainers and local talent.
An array of independent and international films are screened in this beloved downtown cinema. Don’t miss the True/False Film Festival.
Located adjacent to the hotel, Columbia’s largest mall measures 2,740,000 square feet and houses 140 retailers, including Target, H&M and Dillard’s.