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University of Missouri

Take a tour of the stunning botanical gardens interspersed with the eclectic range of neo-Gothic and redbrick structures in this historic university. 

With 18 academic colleges and more than 300 degree courses, the University of Missouri is the crowning jewel of the state’s education system. Founded in the mid 19th century, the academic institute is today the largest university in Missouri, with more than 30,000 students. Stroll through the pleasant gardens of this airy campus, as you visit its historic buildings. 

Embark on a walking tour of the university with an undergraduate student guide. Make your way through the historic Red Campus section of the university for its impressive brick buildings. Gaze up at the Francis Quadrangle, which comprises six tall pillars marking the center of the Red Campus. Relax on one of the many benches adorning the adjacent lawn. 

Behind the columns stands the imposing 19th-century Jesse Hall, with its large dome that rises high from the building that supports it. Attend a concert in the auditorium, which seats 1,732 people. See the nearby redbrick Switzler Hall, the oldest educational building on campus, dating back to 1871. The Red Campus district has a total of 18 buildings.

For a change of scene, head to the neo-Gothic limestone structures of the White Campus. Gaze up at the impressive tower of the Memorial Union, built as a tribute to the fallen in World War I. 

Get a sense of daily life at the Student Center and wander through the Mizzou Student Recreation Complex. The campus also doubles as a botanical garden, with colorful flowers and intriguing plants dotted around it. 

Learn about some of the fascinating features and historic moments of the university, which set up one of the world’s first journalism schools in 1908. It also has one of the most powerful university research reactors in the world. The university is known by locals as Mizzou. 

The University of Missouri is in Columbia in the heart of Missouri. Drive to Parking and Transportation Services for a permit. While in the area, visit other attractions, including the Grindstone Nature Area, the A.L. Gustin Golf Course and Stephens Lake Park.


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$81
Wingate by Wyndham - Columbia

Wingate by Wyndham - Columbia

3101 Wingate Ct, Columbia
4.4
of 5, from 813 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Columbia, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Stephens College and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from University of Missouri. Columbia College and Museum of Art and Archaeology are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$123
The Tiger Hotel

The Tiger Hotel

23 S 8th St, Columbia
4.7
of 5, from 542 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Columbia hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Stephens College and Columbia College. Museum of Art and Archaeology and University of Missouri are also within 10 minutes.

$51
Ramada Columbia

Ramada Columbia

901 Conley Rd, Columbia
3.8
of 5, from 1,413 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Columbia, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Stephens College and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Columbia College. University of Missouri is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

$134
The Broadway Columbia - a DoubleTree by Hilton

The Broadway Columbia - a DoubleTree by Hilton

1111 E Broadway, Columbia
4.6
of 5, from 241 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Columbia, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stephens College and Columbia College. University of Missouri and Museum of Art and Archaeology are also within 15 minutes.

$48
Red Roof Inn Columbia MO

Red Roof Inn Columbia MO

201 E Texas Ave, Columbia
2.9
of 5, from 638 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Museum of Anthropology and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Columbia College. Museum of Art and Archaeology and Stephens College are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$80
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, MO

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, MO

817 N Keene St, Columbia
4.5
of 5, from 1,148 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Columbia, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Stephens College and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Columbia College. University of Missouri and Museum of Art and Archaeology are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$107
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia at University

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia at University

1225 Fellows Pl, Columbia
4.5
of 5, from 346 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Mizzou Arena and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Columbia College. Faurot Field and University of Missouri are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$104
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Columbia

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Columbia

2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia
4.4
of 5, from 548 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Mizzou Arena and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Columbia College. Faurot Field and Museum of Art and Archaeology are also within 2 mi (3 km).