Welcome Back Students – Connect with Columbia!

Today is the day! We wanted to welcome students from Columbia College, Stephens College and the University of Missouri back to Columbia. We’ve missed you!

Now that you’re here, we invite you to connect with the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Whether it’s your first year at school or you’re finishing up that Master’s, connecting with the CVB is a great way to stay in the know about dining, shopping, festivals and more. You’ll find new things to do with your friends and ways to impress the parents when they visit.

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On Twitter: @ColumbiaMOCVB

On Facebook: Columbia Missouri CVB

On Pinterest: Visit Columbia MO

On our blog: Gotta Go CoMo

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Get Your Gameday Gear!

One of the main traditions at Memorial Stadium is to Wear Gold. We all have that favorite black and gold sweatshirt, but maybe it’s time for some new game day gear.

The first stop you should make (online or while you’re in Columbia) is the Tiger Team Store. The physical location is adjacent to the football stadium and is open on game days, but you can also get a huge variety of items online to pack and bring with you.

Ranging from simple:

To Flashy:

And from dapper:

To those in diapers:

Also in Columbia is Tiger Spirit, Jock’s Nitch and Rally House…all stocked from top to bottom with Mizzou game day gear. You can also check out our Pinterest ┬áto explore our Tiger themed boards. No matter where you do your shopping, get your gold on and be ready to cheer loud!

How To Get Here!

If you’re from out of town, and especially if you’ve never headed to Columbia before, this post is for you! Sure you have your tickets, but now you have to make your travel plans. So just how do you get here? We’re glad you asked.

By Land

Columbia is conveniently located right in the center of Missouri. We’re an easy two-hour drive from either St. Louis or Kansas City and the stadium is easily accessible from both Interstate 70 and Highway 63. If you’re flying into St. Louis or Kansas City, it’s easy to rent a car and make the trip! Then, bam….you’re in Tiger country.

In the Air

Columbia Regional Airport is located a fast 10 miles south and has Delta service through both Memphis and Atlanta. Every day it gets easier to fly right into Columbia and get your weekend started!

Of course, you can also fly into St. Louis or Kansas City, both of which are home to international airports. If you’d rather not have to navigate Columbia, MO-X Shuttle will take you from the gate straight to your hotel. These easy options make getting to Columbia a breeze!

By Sea

Ok, so you can’t really get here on the water. But if you want to learn how to navigate the sea of people (see what we did there?) on game day, check back next week for our post on getting around once you’ve arrived. See you then!

Welcome to Gameday!

Welcome to Gameday in Columbia!

Here in Columbia, MO, the days getting cooler means it’s time for Mizzou Tiger Football. This season is one of the most anticipated in recent memory, with teams like Georgia and Alabama coming to ‘The Zou’ during Mizzou’s first year in the Southeastern Conference.

Welcome to the Zou! Memorial  Stadium.

Columbia is exceptionally excited to welcome lifelong and first time fans to town for what promises to be an amazing season. Whether you wear black and gold or the colors of another school, we’re excited to welcome you and show you that Columbia is a desirable destination year round.

Come for the football. Come back for the Pizza.
Photo by Tom Plant.

From Mizzou traditions and tailgating to game day details and transportation information, we’ll bring you everything you need to make sure you enjoy your time in Columbia and even help you plan a return trip! You’ll learn about great places in our downtown area, The District, learn more about the nation’s first homecoming and get insider tips on where the locals eat and hang out. Plus, we’re always here on Twitter and Facebook to answer all your questions…football related or not. Just don’t ask us too much about the spread offense.

Also, if you’re a Tiger fan heading to away games this season, we’ll be reaching out to our fellow SEC Convention and Visitors Bureaus to give you the inside scoop on what you can do in their cities. Stay tuned for those posts as the games get closer.

Tiger fans, Tide fans, Bulldog fans, any fans! We hope you’ll find this helpful in planning your Columbia trip. We’re so excited to welcome you here!