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Our Town is the Tribune`s [url=http://www.corsets-wholesale.com/]corsets wholesale" target="_blank" >Clicca qui comprehensive guide to all things Columbia. Check out the list of yearly festivals, and info about arts, entertainment and dining, sports and more. It`s published annually in June and is available online year-round.

More than [url=http://www.longgowndress.com/]long gown dress" target="_blank" >Clicca qui 111,000 people call this city home. Halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City and just a half-hour drive from the state capital, the central location is a plus for lots of residents and visitors.

The flagship University of Missouri campus is a major factor in everything from jobs to entertainment to sports, but there`s more to the city beyond campus. There are about 3,700 rooms available in about three dozen hotels and motels. Restaurants number more than 250.

Some yuyiyrtyretr prime areas for visitors and natives alike:

Downtown Columbia: Just north of the MU campus is the city`s 43-square-block downtown. You`ll find lots of shopping options here ` vintage stores, trendy boutiques, gifts and home d`cor, candy and costumes, among other things. Restaurants and bars can be found pretty much on every block (see map on pages 16-17), and there`s a comedy club, several live-music venues and galleries. The area is easily walkable and features parking garages and on-street metered parking. Garages are free on weekends, but meters charge Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Several times throughout the year, the downtown is host to festivals and special events. Some of the most popular are the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival and True/False Film Fest, plus the occasional Summerfest outdoor concerts and Artrageous Fridays gallery crawls (see list on page 22).

Stadium corridor: If you come into Columbia via Stadium Boulevard at the Interstate 70 exit, you might encounter some traffic. There`s a good reason for that ` the blocks from I-70 south to Broadway on Stadium are home to some of the city`s biggest shopping draws. The Columbia Mall is on the west side of Stadium off Bernadette Drive, and just south of that is the Shoppes at Stadium, an outdoor complex of shops and restaurants. Big-box stores and chain restaurants also line the east side of Stadium, a quick draw for interstate traffic. One hidden gem amid this concrete jungle is Shelter Gardens, an oasis of plant life and water features at 1817 W. Broadway, next to the Shelter Insurance corporate office. The gardens are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Grindstone area: Another heavy shopping corridor runs on Grindstone Parkway between Rock Quarry and Providence roads on the south side of town. Grocery and mass retailers are found in this area amid a number of smaller shops and eateries.

Have a nice fall

Columbia`s climate is generally comfortable in the fall. In September, the average high is about 75 degrees. By October, it`s around 69 degrees, and in November, 53 degrees. It tends to be a little drier in the fall than in spring or summer.

Summertime generally sees at least a few days with 100-degree-plus temperatures, and winters can be fairly cold and even snowy. Overall, Columbia averages about 40 inches of rain per year and 20 inches of snow. August is the warmest month on average; January is the coldest.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Columbia was 113 degrees on July 12 and 14, 1954. The coldest? We go way back for that one: It came on Feb. 12, 1899, when the temperature bottomed out at 26 below.

Mizzou at a glance

The University of Missouri, also known as MU or Mizzou, is the flagship campus in a four-campus UM System. The mascot is the Tiger, and colors are black and gold.

Last year`s enrollment was nearly 34,000, including more than 26,000 undergrads. About 25,000 of those were in-state students. There are more than 13,000 faculty and staff members ` Columbia`s largest employer by a long shot. The university has a health care system with multiple hospitals and clinics, as well as a top journalism school, a law school and a veterinary medicine school among its offerings.

Famous grads/former students include Sheryl Crow, Jon Hamm and Brad Pitt (he never graduated).

COLLEGE TOWN

Going to college in Columbia doesn`t only include MU. Also in town are:

Columbia College, a private, not-for-profit school that serves more than 4,000 students in Columbia with day and evening undergraduate and graduate programs and more than 28,000 students through extended campuses and online. The local campus is just north of downtown, generally along Rogers Street.

Stephens College is a private four-year women`s college with more than 1,000 students. It`s best known for its theater, dance and fashion design programs. The campus is on the eastern edge of downtown, covering several blocks in the area of College Avenue and Broadway.

Schools that aren`t based here but have local campuses include Central Methodist University, William Woods University, Moberly Area Community College and Bryan College. Clicca qui Clicca qui Clicca qui Clicca qui Clicca qui
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