Just returned from a wonderful trip to Columbia. Stayed at Hampton Inn on Clark St and it was very clean and great free breakfast. Saw Weird Al at the outdoor Blue Note concert which was fabulous. Ate at Shakespeare Pizza (delicious) after viewing the wonderful MU Art museum. The next morning we hiked at the Rock Bridge State Park (amazing) and the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (saw loads of herons, cranes, turtles, and other birds).
We had a wonderful time(even as born & raised Jayhawks, ha ha) in Columbia. We will definitely return. The city is easy to get around in and the old downtown area has some interesting architecture to see and great shops.