May 21, 1856

The Missouri State Teachers Association was founded in Columbia. It was one of the nation's first organization for teachers.


Create a Feast in Columbia

Are you having fun with your food? Columbians are, and you will, too, when you visit these delish destinations for foodies.


Performing Live!—in Columbia

Columbia hits all the right notes when it comes to live music venues.


Columbians’ Green Thumbs

The four-season beauty of Columbia can be found throughout the town in its private lawns and public gardens. Here’s where the green-thumbed go to find inspiration.


Woody Adkins Puts Traditional Country Music on the Air in Columbia

For the last 17 years, Woody has hosted country music programs on KOPN. He began his Midnight Country show, which aired Sundays from midnight to 3 AM, in 2000. He gained a loyal following of listeners all around the United States and abroad.


Columbia’s Museums Will Amaze

Boost your cultural IQ and have a great time while doing it at Columbia’s museums.


January 25, 1871

The very talented sculptress from Christian College in Columbia, Vinnie Ream, at age 18 was given the commission by Congress to sculpt the statue of Abraham Lincoln to stand in the National Capital Rotunda.


Columbians [Heart] Art

Artists have been leaving their imprint on Columbia since the first settlers rolled into the region. Here in this creative city, you’ll find historical masterpieces and fresh contemporary works. You’d expect to find amazing art in local galleries—and you won’t be disappointed—but in Columbia, art also enhances the town’s public spaces.


6 Stellar Restaurants Columbians Know

Columbians know where to go for great food for special occasions, but there’s no need to wait! Any day is worth celebrating when you dine at one of these acclaimed restaurants.


Nature-bathing in Columbia

You can get away without going far when you explore the trails of Columbia.