When you have a friend or family member in town, you want to make sure they are getting the full Mizzou and Columbia experience. Here are some top ten places to take your family or friends that exemplify true Columbia and Mizzou essence.

  1. Ernie’s Café – Start off your day right with a cup of coffee and some wonderfully batched up pancakes served by nicest and most welcoming staff.

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    Ernie’s Cafe

  2. Katy Trail - Get your exercise in for the day by taking a stroll along the scenic Katy Trail that stretches across the state of Missouri.

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    Katy Trail

  3. Mizzou Store -  Get in tiger spirit by stopping off at the Mizzou Store on Rollins St. where you can find the latest in Mizzou apparel.

    Mizzou Store

    Mizzou Store

  4. Booches - Come to this iconic burger joint to enjoy a beer and a burger. Don’t forget cash at this cash only establishment.

    booches

    Booche’s

  5. Tiger Plaza - Make sure you bring your camera for the infamous ride the Tiger tradition located on Rollins St. This gives you the opportunity to check off one of the seven Mizzou traditions.

    Tiger Plaza

    Tiger Plaza

  6. Shopping - Since we have entered the SEC, we need to look our best for gamedays. Check out Swank and Elly’s Couture for girls with southern style along with Bingham’s for our sharp looking men.

    Bingham's

    Bingham’s

  7. Dinner - For an upscale dinner, CC’s Broiler off of Forum blvd. offers a variety of steaks and seafood. If you are looking more for a casual setting then 44 Stone Public House is the place for you. This casual pub has a great patio for socializing and amazing international food.

    CC's Broiler

    CC’s Broiler

  8. Harpos - For the iconic college bar experience, stop by Harpos for a beer and reminisce on your college days.

    Harpos

    Harpos

  9. Late night craving - Craving something sweet? End the night with a stop at Sparky’s ice cream for their exceptionally colorful flavors that will keep you wanting another scoop.

    Sparky's

    Sparky’s

  10. The Quad/Columns - Bring your ice cream to a bench while looking at the beautiful columns lit up at night. This historic quad is something you can’t pass up.

    MU Quad and Columns

    MU Quad and Columns

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