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Best things to do in Columbia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Grocery or Supermarket
“Fun store with good beer on tap and wine for a "sip while you shop" experience. ”
19 locals recommend
Park
“Another great place to walk or fish, swim, or picnic. There's a playground for children. Also where the Roots 'n Blues Fest is held every year. About a 15 minute walk from here. ”
18 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“There is a café, bar, cinema, and record store in one spot! Great place to hang out!”
25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Murry's is a staple of Columbia, it's got the perfect ambiance and is great anytime of the day for a glass of wine and lunch/dinner. Everything on the menu is fantastic so you cant go wrong! I highly recommend the fried oysters, if you fancy them! The filet is also amazing.”
25 locals recommend
Bar
“Kid/Dog-friendly with lots of fenced outdoor space. No menu but Food Trucks on regular schedule”
20 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Good spot for breakfast or lunch. Also has live music in the evenings commonly. ”
26 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This place is nationally known as a pizza great. If you haven't had it you must. Be forwarned delivery on game days can be hours...but order early and wait. It is worth it and you can't visit Columbia without having a slice. I'm torn between the deluxe and the pepperoni as my favorite. The deluxe is so chock full of veggies and meat that there isn't a lot of space for the elasticy mozzarella cheese, for the ultimate cheese fix the pepperoni with extra cheese is AWESOME. Pepperonis are hand sliced in house for a thicker cut. If you dine in they will toss pie dough to kids, for entertainment while you wait. I love pairing my pizza with their Luigi Salad. ”
19 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Columbia's original music venue. Old gilded theatre, lots of great acts here. ”
16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Microbrewery with varied menu and good food. First microbrewery in Columbia. Very busy on weekends. Does not take reservations. Outside patio as well as inside dining. TVs in bar for watching sports.”
17 locals recommend
Park
“There are numerous trails that wonder through Rock Bridge State Park, but the best and most popular is the Devil's Icebox Trail. This trail will take you down into a sink hole and cave. It's constantly cool down there, so this is a great place to go during the summer. If it's hot out, or if you want to see another great geological feature, visit the park's name sake rock bridge. A stream flows through under the rock bridge, so this is another great place to keep cool. The rock bridge and Devil's Icebox are both accessible from the same parking lot in Rock Bridge State Park.”
13 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Downtown Columbia has a mix of different cultures. You will find a lot of art shops and clothing stores , mixed amongst the coffee shops and fine dinning.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Craft beers and full bar combined with restaurant utilizing regional and sustainable food-sourcing. Live music some nights.”
20 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Live Music Venue with an excellent outdoor area for happy hour or a fun family evening.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Eclectic menu. Nice drinks. Nicer place, but casual, probably not for kids. ”
11 locals recommend
University
“To fully appreciate this campus, schedule a walking tour, go to a game and help Truman cheer on the Tigers, experience Homecoming, Attend a Show a Jesse Auditorium”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“So good...Many vegan/vegetarian options. The smoothies are great and the one love burger and petruska are to die for. ”
17 locals recommend