Columbia, Missouri, is a vibrant college town located halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis.
Read some of the highlights of Columbia, or watch videos about what it's like to live and work here.
Midwestern College Town
Columbia is No. 5 in the 2019 College Football's Greatest College Towns list, according to Sports Illustrated.
Home to a long and diverse list of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries, downtown Columbia is fun for everyone in the family.
Fun and Entertainment
The entertainment never ends in Columbia, with more than 45 live shows performed weekly in an eclectic mix of local venues.
From baseball to basketball and soccer to softball … there’s always an opportunity to cheer the Mizzou Tigers on to victory.
Columbia has a delicious selection of dining options available to please every appetite in town.
Art and Culture
Artists from across the state can showcase their art, films, and music at one of the many festivals held throughout the year in Columbia.
The Show-Me State
With its beautiful lakes, towering bluffs, rolling hills, and abundant wildlife, Missouri offers stimulating experiences for every outdoor enthusiast.
Health and Fitness
Joggers, walkers, and bikers can enjoy many trails in town, including the MKT Trail, a 4.7 mile walkway through Columbia’s greenbelt.
The University of Missouri Student Recreation Complex was voted the top recreation center in the country by Sports Illustrated on Campus.
Columbians can walk, play, or picnic in any of the 2,800 acres of park land and 72 parks maintained by the city.