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We decided to celebrate the arrival of 2016 by looking back at 2015 (our Instagram photos from 2015, anyway) – here are the fan-favorite photos:

January 29, 2015

Mizzou 1926

“An aerial view of the University of Missouri before the student union was added to Memorial Tower, 1926.”

February 10, 2015

Rock Bridge Trail

“Name this park! Columbia is lucky to have such a beautiful and unique state park. Photo by Jennifer McGovney.” [Rock Bridge Memorial State Park]

March 24, 2015

Mugs Up

“It may not look like much but Mugs Up has been a CoMo favorite since the 1950s! It’s open for the season so swing on by for lunch today.”

April 2, 2015

TBT Billboard

“An early “Visit Columbia” sign from the 1950s – what do you think? Would you visit? Photo courtesy of the State Histortical Society of Missouri.”

May 29, 2015

Memorial Union 2

“Flashback to fall at Mizzou. Columbia sure is quiet with the majority of students gone – see you in August!”

June 18, 2015


#regram “ opens in a new window@derekhartley91: So over this rain but the sunset was pretty.”

July 15, 2015

like if you love como

“‘Like’ if you <3 CoMo!”

August 17, 2015

welcome back

“Students have been trickling back into town, and we’re so excited to have them back! Have a great school year, students! Don’t forget to tag your great CoMo pics with #columbiamo.”

September 23, 2015

downtown sunrise

“A beautiful sunrise in downtown Columbia. Thanks for sharing, opens in a new window@weavrg!”

October 23, 2015

fall creek from thewickedgenius

“We are loving everyone’s CoMo fall photos! Thanks to opens in a new window@thewickedgenius for sharing this colorful shot”

November 20, 2015

rainy downtown

“Great rainy night shot of 8th Street from opens in a new window@wenbozzz. Thanks for sharing! Remember to tag us in your photos or use #columbiamo if you want us to see and share your CoMo photos!”

December 1, 2015

magic tree downtown

“It’s December! We have two tree lightings this week [Magic Tree and Shelter Insurance Tree]. Check our calendar of events for more information. This tree is located downtown in The District. Photo from opens in a new window@ms.maul. Thanks for sharing!”

Follow us opens in a new window@VisitColumbiaMO, and as always, don’t forget to tag your photos #ColumbiaMO – we love to see them! Happy New Year!

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Here’s a look at some of our favorite CoMo Instagram photos so far this month –

We love our Columbia trails
opens in a new window@tamarice: Yestuhday. #KatyTrail #MKTtrail #ColumbiaMo #Schwinning #saddlesore #beenawhile #gnatseverywhere”

Surprise! Free concert!
opens in a new window@erinlburris: You know it’s a solid summer night when you stumble upon a random free concert downtown. It’s always an adventure with @ opens in a new windowhopekirwan, so happy I could come hang out with weekend ????”

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream – a summertime favorite
opens in a new window@gracecar15: Summer adventures continue in CoMO #Sparkys #OREOspeedwagon”

Art in the Park, CoMo’s annual art festival at Stephens Lake Park
opens in a new window@annie.simon: Beautiful sights at #artinthepark #columbiamo”

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

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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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I think by now you know that opens in a new windowwe heart Columbia. It’s the place we love to live and the place you love to visit. One of our favorite things is how beautiful Columbia is…from a tree on a trail to an audience of thousands at a festival. Here are a few of our favorites…

Mouthwatering Shakespeare’s Pizza. We can almost taste the goodness. Photo by Tom Plant.

The David Wax Museum performs at the 2011 Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival. Photo by Sam Mead.

A beautiful view of a trail in Rock Bridge State Park. Photo by Jennifer McGovney.

Photos from the thrilling to the serene make up the best of Columbia. Now we want to know…how do you see Columbia? Throughout June, we’re asking you to submit your favorite Columbia photos!

Your favorite Columbia spot? Take a photo!

Your favorite Columbia park or trail? Take a photo!

Your favorite Columbia ANYTHING? Take a photo!

Once you’ve picked your best shot, there are a few ways you can get it to us…

Post it as a comment to this very blog post.

In the beginning of July, we’ll give all of our CoMo fans on Facebook a chance to pick their favorite shot and you could be the winner! So grab your camera or your iPhone and get started!

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