Photo Courtesy of Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock.comUniversity of Missouri by Patrice RapleeCity Hall and the Stephens Lake ParkThe iconic Columns and Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campusFlat Branch Pub & Brewing - a Columbia favorite in The District.Overlooking 'The District' - downtown ColumbiaSunset over Twin Lakes Recreation AreaFlat Branch Park

Families will love:

  • Great for outdoor recreation
  • Free admission at many attractions
  • Most attractions near downtown

As the home to the University of Missouri, it's not surprising that many families head to this college town to enjoy all the tailgating festivities during college football season. However, Columbia, Missouri offers so much more than sports entertainment; in fact, families can take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Columbia, Missouri, as well ... more
As the home to the University of Missouri, it's not surprising that many families head to this college town to enjoy all the tailgating festivities during college football season. However, Columbia, Missouri offers so much more than sports entertainment; in fact, families can take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Columbia, Missouri, as well as fantastic dining and shopping destinations.

Although the town maintains a population of just more than 113,000, this small city is big on family-friendly entertainment. And, because family vacations can be expensive, Columbia, Missouri features a number of free attractions, as well as budget-friendly dining spots. These aspects combine to make Columbia, Missouri a great choice for family vacations.

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