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Our beloved CoMo: Columbia's best


This section details a little city in the heart of the country called Columbia, aka Collegetown USA. It’s a great place to live if you like being equidistant between research labs and rivers, professors and football players, and St. Louis and Kansas City. Mizzou is Columbia and vice versa. It’s hard to tell where the university leaves off and the city begins, and that’s partly why Columbia figures so large in the memories of alumni. Below, the MIZZOU magazine staff has assembled personal picks of Columbia’s quintessential bits. We favored places and events that have been around awhile but broke that rule a few times.

nature icon Nature and wellness: Need some fresh air? Columbia's parks and recreational activities will get you up, moving and in the great outdoors.

food icon Food and dining: There are some newcomers to Columbia's restaurant scene but when it comes to all-time favorites, staying power (think Shakespeare's and Booche's) counts.

arts icon Arts and entertainment: Looking for a little culture? In Columbia, whether you're on campus or around town, there's no shortage of things to do and see.

lifestyle icon Living and lifestyle: From libraries to road trips to historic architecture, here's what you need to know to make Columbia your home away from home.

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