Columbia Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Columbia is a city in Missouri and the county seat of Boone County in the United States. It is also known as the ‘Athens of Missouri’ for its classic beauty and a college town that is benignly focused on politics, public arts and journalism. Columbia is situated near the Missouri River, between the Ozark Plateau and the Northern Plains; and is consequently a scenic bracket of oak, maple, hickory, eastern redbud, serviceberry, and flowering dogwood trees. With its prolific offerings in art and architecture too, the city checks all boxes that a visitor would come looking in a typical Midwestern city and his search ends with Columbia vacations.
Best termed as a year round destination, Columbia experiences a tremendous surge in tourism influx during the summer season. Your Columbia vacations should hence last from May to September, during this time, you can enjoy sightseeing and cultural events. You can also choose from Columbia travel packages to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices.
Places of Interest in Columbia
Museum of Art and Archaeology
Founded in 1957, the Museum of Art and Archaeology is the art museum of the University of Missouri in Columbia. It is home to a remarkable collection of more than 14000 works of art and archaeological objects related to Greek, Roman and Eastern art works. A star attraction here is a collection of American and European art works that dates back to 15th century.
David R. Francis Quadrangle (or the Quad)
David R. Francis Quadrangle is the historical center of the University of Missouri in Columbia. It is an example of Thomas Jefferson's academic village concept and is named after the former state governor, David R. Francis. After most of it was lost to a fire in January 1892, it is now survived by only six columns standing in the center. This quadrangle also includes the final resting place of one of the Founding Fathers of America, Thomas Jefferson.
Stephens Lake Park
Stephens Lake Park is a year-round delight and the centre of winter sports in Columbia. Visitors can enjoy swimming and fishing in summer, and sledding, ice fishing and ice skating during winter season here. Other notable highlights here are the Darwin and Axie Hindman Discovery Garden, nearly 2.5 miles of trails and free Wi-Fi access.