Columbia MO Tourist Attractions & Things to Do
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Mizzou Arena UM’s Mizzou Tigers play in this arena, fitted with 15,000 seats and 26 luxury suites – wow! Just 3 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia, you’ll be close to all the basketball action.Find out more at www.mutigers.com/facilities.
Hearnes Center UM arena for gymnastics, wresting and volleyball, the Hearnes Center is an $11 million competitive facility located 3 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia. Find out more at www.mutigers.com/facilites.
Show-Me State Games Every summer in June and July the Show-Me State Games are held right here in Columbia. Three miles from Wingate Inn Columbia, these Olympic-style sporting competitions are held in more than 40 different events, for everyone aged kids through adults and all ability levels. Find out more at http://www.smsg.org.
Faurot Field Our own MU’s Mizzou Tigers play football at Faurot Field. Wingate Inn Columbia is less than 5 miles from the field, so you can easily travel between the hotel and the Field on game days. Find out more about schedules, tickets and more at www.mutigers.com/facilities.
MSHSAA Athletic Events If you’re in Columbia for the Missouri State High School Activities Association, book your team’s rooms at Wingate Inn Columbia. We are just 3 miles from these annual events held October through December, and you can find out more by visiting www.mshsaa.org.
University of Missouri Our state university’s campus is 4 miles from the Wingate Inn Columbia and is a top-ranking research facility that has earned much national recognition. With 32,000 students from Missouri, the US and the world, you can find out more at www.missouri.edu.
Stephens College This private women’s college is 2.5 miles from the Wingate Inn Columbia. Its students receive a challenging education in performing arts, liberal arts and other pre-professional programs. And they land great internships and jobs after graduation. Find out more at www.stephens.edu.
Columbia College We’re 3 miles from this private educational institution, where small class sizes don’t tell the whole story: there are over 10,000 students nationwide – most enrolled online. If you’re looking for a hotel close to Columbia College, book your rooms at Wingate Inn Columbia, and visit www.ccis.edu to learn more about this local campus.
Shelter Insurance Corporate Headquarters Are you in Columbia on business with Shelter Insurance? We are just 5 miles from the corporate headquarters. Find out more at www.shelterinsurance.com/SPS/public/default.
University of Missouri Hospitals With 7 hospitals and numerous clinics, this University health system treats patients from all around Missouri while providing medical education to our future practitioners and participating in a wide variety of research programs. Find out more at www.muhealth.org, located just 3 miles from the Wingate Inn Columbia.
Columbia Regional Hospital (University Hospital) The Women’s and Children’s Hospital is right across the street from Wingate Inn Columbia. But that doesn’t tell you the whole story about this great facility’s medical campus in Columbia. As a world class care provider to Missouri women and children, they also offer over 30 pediatric specialties. Visit the hospital online at http://www.muhealth.org/default_wch.cfm?id=73.
Downtown Columbia District You’ll love the focus on museums, entertainment, history and art in Columbia’s downtown district. Just 3 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia, you’ll want to visit www.discoverthedistrict.com to find out what’s going on downtown while you’re in town.
True/False Film Festival One of the most successful local film festivals, the True/False Film Festival has grown to over 20,000 fans in less than 6 years! Its focus on international nonfiction film continues to increase attendance every year, so find out what’s at this year’s festival by visiting www.truefalse.org. And Wingate Inn Columbia is just 3 miles from this annual event.
RootsNBluesNBBQ Festival If you’re looking for the quintessential local blues festival, look no farther! This festival draws over a quarter millions blues fans every year. But you will be even more amazed to find out this event was instituted to help raise money for local music education. The Festival is held 3 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia, and you can find out who’s playing this year at www.rootsnbluesnbbq.com.
The Blue Note You can hear just about anyone sing the blues at the Blue Note, where tickets start at $5 a seat. With Wingate Inn Columbia’s doors just 3 miles from our popular blues venue, you’ll want to visit www.thebluenote.com to find out more when you’re here.
SOCO Nightclub Voted one of the best places to dance in Columbia, the SOCO Club is more than a dance hall. It’s a club, it’s a lounge – and it’s a bar! You’ll have a blast watching live shows, playing trivia or grabbing the mike during karaoke. SOCO also hosts fundraisers for the annual MidMo Pride Fest. Find out more at www.sococlub.com, just 4 miles from the Wingate Inn Columbia.
Isle of Capri Casino The Booneville Isle of Capri Casino is 20 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia, and full of all the excitement, entertainment and great food all the Isle of Capri casinos offer. Visit www.booneville.isleofcapricasinos.com to find out more.
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Not just another vineyard, Les Bourgeois is an experience to be remembered, a cultural and recreational attraction just 15 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia. Find out what all the excitement’s about at http://www.missouriwine.com.
Boone County Fairgrounds Just one mile from Wingate Inn Columbia, the Boone County Fairgrounds are bursting with county fair fun every July. Rides, foods, music, clowns, fireworks, animals, competitions and much more! Find out more at www.boonecountyfairgrounds.com.
Katy Trail State Park Biking, hiking, running, even horseback riding on sections – all 2 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia! If you’re looking for a trail system for your outdoor excursions, Katy Trail may turn out to be your favorite. Over 200 miles of established trails winding across most of the state, with over half following the original Louis and Clark path up the Missouri River. Follow other trails through Midwest farmlands and around small towns. Find out more at www.bikekatytrail.com.
Columbia Mall We wouldn’t include just any mall on our list of places to visit in Columbia, and that’s why Columbia Mall made the list. With a full carousel, Kidde Rides and Kidz Court for the younger set and soft seating throughout the mall for the adults, your whole family will finally enjoy a trip to the mall! Located 4 miles from Wingate Inn Columbia, you can find out more at www.visitcolumbiamall.com.
There’s so much to see and do in Columbia. Even if you’re only passing through or here for business you may not be able to resist enjoying other aspects of Columbia – just because they’re here! Would you like to know more about Columbia and our great state? You can find out much more by visiting any of these online sites:
- Columbia Tourism http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com
- Columbia Chamber of Commerce http://www.columbiamochamber.com
- University of Missouri http://www.missouri.edu
- Historic Downtown Columbia http://www.discoverthedistrict.com
- University of Missouri Health System http://www.muhealth.org
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