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Things To Do In Mid-Missouri During Winter Months

Being a new parent, I’m now starting to understand the struggle of keeping your kids preoccupied during the winter months. Thankfully, Clear Country helped out with some great ideas!

We decided to come up with a list of fun stuff to do to get you through the winter blues with the kiddos. Thanks to your help on the Clear 99 Facebook page, I think we have a pretty solid list so far.

Please feel free to keep adding other suggestions in the comment section below. 

Things To Do In The Winter Months In Mid-Missouri 


Volunteering at an animal shelter (Kids love animals, and these puppies/kitties definitely need some lovin’: 

Indoor Recreational Activities: 

Outdoor Activities: 

Learning Activities: 

Museums and Historic Monuments:  

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
573-449-7402
Providence Road (Off Highway 163), Columbia, MO 65203
Between Green Meadows & Stadium Boulevards
This cemetery is the finally resting place of Missouri’s 22nd governor, Charles Hardin; more than 40 descendants of George Jewell and more. 

State Historical Society of Missouri
573-882-7083
1020 Lowry, Columbia, MO 65201
Columbia, Missouri
Great place to go. Includes reference and newspaper libraries. more info map

Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art
660-248-6324
411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248
Located on the 1st Floor of Cupples Hall at CMU
A collection of oil paintings, lithographs, drawings and acrylics mainly done by American Regionalist artists are on display 

Bluestem Missouri Crafts
573-442-0211
13 South Ninth Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Visit this local gallery representing over 250 of the state’s finest craft artists. more info map

Columbia Art League Exhibitions
573-443-8838
1013 East Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201
The exhibitions offered by the Columbia Art League feature visual artists from around the nation. more info map

Missouri Children’s Museum 573-886-7529
8700 I-70 Drive Southeast, Columbia, MO 65201
A hands-on learn-through-play children’s museum in mid-Missouri. 

Museum of Art and Archaeology
573-882-3591
1 Pickard Hall – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
This museum is the largest art museum in mid-Missouri. 

Stephens Museum
660-248-6370 or 660-248-6334
411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248
Located in T. Berry Smith Hall at CMU
The third oldest museum in Missouri, the Stephens Museum houses historical artifacts and papers, natural history objects and animal specimens and a mammal collection. 

University of Missouri-Museum of Anthropology
573-882-3764
100 Swallow Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Visitors of all ages enjoy the interesting tours and variety of anthropological exhibits at this museum. 

Walters-Boone County Historical Museum
573-443-8936
3801 Ponderosa Street, Columbia, MO 65203
This museum contains history and art exhibits and offers educational tours of the building and displays. 

Martin Luther King Memorial Garden
573-874-7460
800 South Stadium Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201
A public work of art with Dr. King’s writings, landscaped gardens, gathering place next to MKT Trail. 

If we missed anything (we’re sure we did), then please feel free to comment with it below. 

Thanks for reading! 

Jamie Mac

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