Blog Post

Happy New Year! As happy as everyone is to leave 2017 behind and start fresh with 2018, we couldn’t resist taking a look back at our most popular Instagram photos from the past year. Looking through these photos, it’s clear that our followers love trails, trees, and sunsets:

January

dog sitting on a snow-covered bridge on one of Columbia's trails

@nelletheaussie enjoyed a snowy walk on one of Columbia’s many trails.

February

nighttime photo of The Big Tree

The Big Tree is a popular spot for both visitors and locals. This shot was captured by @zachev7.

March

cloudy day shot of The Big Tree surrounded by purple honeysuckle

Everyone loves to Instagram The Big Tree. Photo from @alissabriannephotography.

April

nighttime shot of The Big Tree

Seriously… you all REALLY like The Big Tree. Photo by @haley.robison.

May

photo of the natural Rock Bridge at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park with extremely flooded creek

A unique photo of a flooded rock bridge at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Photo captured by @wrumpf.

June

sunset over the Katy Trail

Our Instagram followers love trail shots and sunsets – this post of The Katy Trail is the perfect combo. Photo from @kim_horgan.

July

stormy sunset over Columbia MO

This stormy summer sunset was captured by @duyhauvn, who has awesome Columbia photos.

August

solar eclipse photo with sun peeking out from behind the moon

Let’s not forget about the once-in-a-lifetime event that occurred in August – a total solar eclipse right over Columbia! We had visitors from all over the world, and the experience was truly amazing. Photo by @rgriffin89

September

Exterior of Fretboard Coffee building in the North Village Arts District of Columbia, MO

Fretboard Coffee, one of Columbia’s popular coffee shops, is hidden away in the North Village Arts District. Photo from @younggloomy_.

October

trees showing off their fall colors over the MKT Trail in Columbia MO

The trees really showed off their colors during the fall. This photo of the MKT Trail was taken by @allietea.

November

the Magic Tree, covered in holiday lights at the Village of Cherry Hill in Columbia, MO

We love our trees here in CoMo. This is the original ‘Magic Tree,’ located at The Village of Cherry Hill. Photo taken by Visit Columbia team member, Sandi Peters. 

December

huge 'magic tree' covered in holiday lights at The Crossing church in Columbia, MO

The Crossing Church introduced a new ‘Magic Tree’ to Columbia in 2017, and it is huge! The tree is 85 feet tall and was covered in 200,000 lights. Photo taken by Visit Columbia team member, Sandi Peters. 


Use the tag #ShowMeCoMo on your Columbia photos, and we might ask to share it with our followers!