Walking tours of the University of Missouri are available and are hosted by members of the Mizzou Tour Team, undergraduate students from all over the state of Missouri. It takes approximately one and a half hours to visit the main areas of campus. In most cases of inclement weather, tours proceed as scheduled. Tour guides will provide umbrellas or offer a slide show presentation of campus. Tours are arranged on an individual basis Monday through Friday but must be prearranged. To schedule a campus tour, please contact the Office of Visitor Relations (111 Jesse Hall) by calling toll-free 1-800-856-2181 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Self-Guided audio tours of campus are also available through your cell phone. You can choose from 2 different routes and are able to set your own pace, call as often as you’d like, and in any order. For more information, visit: http://mizzou.com/s/1002/index.aspx?sid=1002&gid=1001&pgid=293.
Here’s how It works:
1. Visit any of the locations listed on the map and look for an “Audio Tour” sign next to the selected attraction.
2. Dial 573-629-1364
3. Enter the prompt number for the location you want followed by the # key.
For instructions, press the * key. Enter another location number anytime you want. While the audio tour is free, you will use your cell phone minutes while you are connected.
Mizzou Botanic Garden Tours
Enjoy three different “loops” to explore the Mizzou Botanic Garden where you’ll enjoy thousands of plants displayed amongst famous icons, such as Jefferson’s original grave marker and the Columns of Academic Hall.
Visit http://gardens.missouri.edu/gardens/Map to access maps of the Jesse Hall Loop, through the historic Francis Quadrangle; the Lowry Mall Loop, centering on Ellis Library and areas popular with students; and the Memorial Union Loop, which meanders among early 20th century white limestone buildings.
City of Columbia Public Art Tour
No special outing must be planned to enjoy this museum — it is open every day, has endless hours and charges no admission fee. Each work of art in this guide has its own connection to Columbia’s history and is a part of our cultural legacy. Take the tour: https://www.como.gov/arts/public_art/