Columbia was established in 1821 in central Missouri. Dubbed "a center of learning", Columbia established three colleges shortly after its establishment between 1833 and 1851. This city has plenty to see and plenty to do! The Rock Bridge Memorial State Park offers an array of activities! From hiking and biking to exploring caverns and springs, this beautiful park is full of adventure. Immerse yourself in a variety of different cultures, old and new, at the Museum of Art and Archaeology - re-opening in 2023 at MU. If relaxation and nature is what you crave, enjoy the calming botanical gardens at Shelter Gardens. Looking for musical entertainment? Dueling Pianos International is available for show bookings in Columbia, Missouri and the surrounding area!