Audio Tour

Welcome to the City of Columbia’s audio art tour. Each featured work of art has its own connection to Columbia’s history and is a part of our cultural legacy. This guide is meant to enhance your interaction with the art by providing additional information about the works and the artists. The audio tour was made possible by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The project was produced by The City Channel in collaboration with the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

There are two tour options: “Around Town” and “Downtown.” Locations included in each are listed below. Downloading options and instructions are detailed as well. In order to use these audio tours, you must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

The Downtown TourDownload Link
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  • Boone County Courthouse Square
    Jamboree by Jim Calvin and Andy Davis
  • Wabash Station
    Time in Transit by David Spear
    Wabash 808 by Don Asbee
  • 8th and Cherry Parking Garage
    Rolling Ahead by Ron Fondaw
  • Flat Branch Park
    Marathoners by Larry Young
  • Columbia Public Library
    Cypher by Albert Paley
    Tree of Knowledge by Joseph Falsetti
    The Shell Seeker by Sabra Tull Meyer
    La Colomba by Peter Chinni
  • Gentry City Building
    Statue of Liberty Replica
  • City Hall
    Keys to the City by Howard Meehan

    Note: This project is underway. Hear about progress here.

The Around Town Tour Download Link
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  • MKT Nature and Fitness Trail (Stadium Boulevard entrance)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial by Barbara Grygutis
  • Activity and Recreation Center (ARC)
    Taking the Plunge by Norman Courtney
  • Columbia/Boone County Department of Health & Human Services and the Family Health Center
    Art of Memory by Hugh Merrill
  • Fire Station No. 7
    In Gratitude by Jane Bick Mudd
  • Fire Station No. 8
    Network by Susan Taylor Glasgow
  • Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri campus
    Beetle Bailey by Mort and Neal Walker
  • Boone Hospital Center Medical Park
    Nexus by Larry Young
  • Stephens Lake Park
    Look Out Point by Carol Fleming
  • Oakland Aquatic Center
    Leap In To by Mark La Mair

Both Tours: Downtown & Around Town Download Link

How to Download a Tour

Note: If you have an iPod shuffle, a Motorola phone featuring iTunes, or a third-party music player, you can only add podcasts manually. For other iPod models, you can set up iTunes to automatically sync podcasts on your iPod and your computer.

Add a Tour to your iPod or MP3 Player Using iTunes 

  1. Open iTunes and select “Advanced” from the top menu, then select “Subscribe to Podcast.”
  2. Paste the feed URL (provided above) for the desired tour into the window.
  3. iTunes will download the introduction file automatically…once it has completed, double click on the newly downloaded podcast labeled either “Downtown Tour” or “Around Town Tour” to see all of the files.
  4. You can download the other stops inside of iTunes by clicking on “GET” next to each file.
  5. Connect your iPod to your computer.
  6. When the iPod icon appears in iTunes, select it.
  7. Click the Podcasts tab and then do one of the following:
    • To automatically update your iPod with all the podcasts in your Podcasts playlist, select Sync.
    • To add podcasts to your iPod manually, deselect Sync and drag podcasts or podcast episodes from your Podcasts playlist to the iPod icon in the iTunes window (below Devices).
  8. After you sync, if you add podcasts to your iTunes library before you disconnect the iPod, choose File, then select Sync iPod to add the new podcasts to your iPod.

Add a Tour to your MP3 Player without I-Tunes Download Link

  1. Click the download icon next to the tour you wish to download.
  2. Click “save” on the dialogue box that pops up.
  3. Select the location to save the tour.
  4. Double click the archive to expand it.
  5. Copy the files to your My Music folder or alternatively directly to your MP3 player.
  6. If you copied them to your MP3 Player, no further action is required.
  7. If you copied them to your My Music folder, use Windows Media Player to transfer the files to your MP3 Player.