It’s today! (June 21st) The day we take fun (and sometimes awkward!) public photos because it’ll look perfect on our Snapchat story or Instagram timeline. It’s NATIONAL SELFIE DAY! So throw caution to the wind and take those selfies all day long. Here is a list of the must-have selfies to snag when visiting Columbia throughout the year.
Photo from Mallory Scherer, Mizzou Class of 2020
Destroyed by a fire in 1892, Academic Hall left behind six symbols of strength on the David R. Francis Quadrangle at the University of Missouri. The columns are a favorite of locals, Mizzou students & alumni, and visiting families as they stop through Columbia. More history can be found here.
The Pinnacles or Rock Bridge State Park
Photo from Instagram user @pharmagal
Located in Boone County, The Pinnacles is a great way to explore Missouri’s diverse geological formations. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is also a favorite of many because of its family-friendly trails and Devil’s Ice Box rock formation.
With a Slice of Pizza
Photo from Pizza Tree Facebook
Columbia has plenty of options for a great slice, and a must-have selfie is a picture of you just before you devour yours! Looking for your next great slice? Check out this list.
The Roof on top of The Broadway
Photo from Instagram user @gaby1b
This establishment is a nice place to stop by with friends or a special someone for a drink and a bite to eat. It’s the perfect spot to snap a sunset selfie as you watch the Columbia sky change colors.
Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field on Gameday or with Truman the Tiger
An iconic pair that are favorites of many. If you’re in town catching the game or see Truman on one of his many adventures around town, make sure to snap a quick picture to share.
The Keyhole at City Hall
Photo from City of Columbia, Missouri (Gov’t. Page) Facebook
Surely to be the ‘key to your heart,’ stop by City Hall for this iconic selfie located in The District.
Harlan the Big White Dog
Photo from Steven Ziegler, Mizzou class of 2018
You might think you’d stepped into another region when you see this smiling creature as many compare his appearance to a polar bear. Harlan is the remaining half of an iconic pair that greets people with gentle love. Harlan and Cris, his owner, can be spotted walking in The District or sitting in Speakers Circle, and Harlan welcomes hugs and scratches behind the ear. More information about Harlan can be found on his Facebook profile.
Blog written by Convention and Visitors Bureau intern, Grace Bommel