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Bur Oak

Take a look at some of our favorite Instagram shots from the past week –

This great snowy shot of Memorial Union –
opens in a new window@koryhayward I just finished my last final and walked out to realize I’ve only one semester left at this institution with its iconic traditions and impactful individuals. Here is to you, @mizzou.”

Beer from our local Bur Oak Brewing Company at Cafe Berlin –
opens in a new window@cafeberlincomo On special tonight…. Bur Oak Brown Ale. @patthrash will be slinging em gently. #drinklocal”

Brunch from Broadway Brewery –
opens in a new window@broadwaybrewery Corned beef hash with two eggs and topped with hollandaise! Sunday Funday has begun. #eatlocal #happystomachs”

Delicious-looking treats from Uprise Bakery –
opens in a new window@hallerik Dessert. #FridayNight #CoMo #TurtleBrownie #HotChocolate @bmaningat”

Check out these Instagram users and follow us ( opens in a new window@VisitColumbiaMO) for photos from CoMo!

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Uniquely Columbia: The Bur Oak

Down a quiet road just a few miles south of Columbia is a local treasure. At over 350 years old, the largest bur oak tree in Missouri is a beautiful spot that you shouldn’t miss on your next visit.

The tree stands 90 feet tall and has a stately spot in the middle of a field between the tiny spots of McBaine and Huntsdale. One of the most popular places for photos in the area, ‘The Big Tree’ even has its own opens in a new windowFacebook page. Beautiful in the spring and sometimes haunting in the winter, the tree is a majestic sight.

To reach the tree, head south on Providence Road and just keep driving. And driving. As the houses become farther and farther apart, you’ll know you’ve almost reached your destination. You can also reach the tree easily from the Katy Trail trailhead at McBaine, where Columbia’s MKT Trail joins with the Katy. Rain or shine, the tree is a uniquely Columbia gem.

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