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The Other Columbia

Columbia, S.C., locals recommend hot spots to Columbia, Mo., visitors.

University of South Carolina football stadium

Williams-Brice Stadium, formerly Carolina Stadium, was built in 1934 and has a capacity of 80,250.

That name sounds familiar…

The Tigers take on the South Carolina Gamecocks for Mizzou’s first road trip as a member of the Southeastern Conference at 2:30 p.m. central time Sept. 22, 2012. Like our own favorite college town of the same name, Columbia, S.C., is an energetic and eclectic city brimming with art, culture and great food.

If you’re planning on joining the team down south, you’ll be looking for some tasty and touristy destinations. Here are a few recommendations and links courtesy of the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism in South Carolina.

(Staying home? Catch the Tigers nationally on CBS for the first time since the 2006 Sun Bowl.)

With locations throughout South Carolina, Liberty Tap Room & Grill features handcrafted beer and a laid-back atmosphere.

Get Fed
Here is a sampling of some local dining favorites in the Columbia, S.C., region for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner.
Café Strudel
116 State
Doc’s Barbeque
Palmetto Pig Barbecue
Pawley’s Front Porch
Hunter Gatherer Brewery
Cola’s
Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Gourmet Shop
Rosso Tratoria Italia
Za’s Brick Oven Pizza
Liberty Tap Room & Grill

downtown shopping in Columbia, South Carolina

There’s plenty of outdoor shopping at the Village at Sandhill, located in northeast Columbia, S.C.

Get Cultured
The local art and culture scene in Columbia is rich and vibrant.
Columbia Museum of Art
The Nickelodeon

Get Wild
The weather in South Carolina is beautiful in the fall.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Congaree National Park
Congaree River

Get Schooled
Opportunities abound to learn about this capital city’s history.
SC State House
Historic Columbia Foundation
SC State Museum

Pick up a visitors guide to the Columbia, S.C., region, or follow the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism on Twitter, @columbiasc, for all the latest updates on events and happenings.