University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

1 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO 65212, USA

The University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology could easily get overlooked amid the myriad restaurants and bars of surrounding Columbia—but it shouldn’t. The fascinating museum boasts works from over 6,000 years of human history, plus a collection of more than 15,000 historical objects. The Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern artifacts are particularly impressive, as are the holdings from ancient Egypt and Byzantium. Also worth checking out are the Asian, African, American, and European artworks, dating from the 15th century to the present. After touring the museum, take a spin around Mizzou’s scenic campus, which is particularly pretty in the fall when the leaves start to change colors.

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