GETTING TO COLUMBIA
With connections through Chicago and Dallas/Forth Worth offered by American Airlines, and Chicago and Denver from United, flying into Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is more affordable and convenient than ever. The airport is just 10 miles south of town, with inexpensive taxi service available to all festival hotels; many hotels also offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport. We’re proud of our hometown airport and recommend it as the best way to fly to True/False.
For those who’d rather fly non-stop, Columbia is smack dab between two major airports: Kansas City International (MCI) or St. Louis International (STL) airport. Shuttles serve both airports, providing ground transportation from the airport to Columbia (approx. 2 hour drive). Schedule and rate information can be found on the MO-X website.
HOTELS AND LODGING
There are many of wonderful places to stay in Columbia and the surrounding area.
True/False encourages our guests to stay with one of our partnering hotels:
PARKING & SHUTTLES
There is no general event parking available directly at the park. There are limited accessible spots available with an ADA hangtag. There are several parking garages within walking distance of True/False shuttle stops downtown as well as ample on-street, metered parking throughout downtown. Meters are free before 9am, after 7pm, and all day on Sunday. Garages are your best bet for affordable, long-term parking and a great way to park once and walk to multiple destinations. The first hour in a garage is FREE! You can park in the garages as long as you need and anyone can park in permit spaces at night and on the weekends (permit spots are only held Monday-Friday from 8am to 6pm).
SHUTTLES will be running from downtown to the park throughout the duration of the Fest and parking is available in City garages. Shuttle pick up and drop off points downtown include: Rose Music Park, (1013 Park Ave), N. 5th St & E. Walnut St Parking Garage, Cherry & 8th, and Ragtag Cinema (10 Hitt Street). Shuttle pick up and drop off points at the park are the Old 63 Parking Lot and Riechmann Pavilion. Shuttles will begin two hours before the first scheduled event and will complete one hour after the last event ends each day.
RIDESHARE & TAXI Hail a rideshare or taxi throughout downtown or from the Old 63 parking lot at the Park. Call ahead to Taxi Terry’s (573.441.1414) or 5 Star Taxi (573.449.7827).
WALKING Hoofing it the old-fashioned way is definitely doable and will be the best way to get around the park. The most far-flung stops in the T/F Footprint — CoMo Square to Twelve Point — are about a 15 minute walk. For a breakdown of all venue walking times, reference the schedule grid insert.
BIKING Pedal power will get you around the festival quickly and easily while avoiding parking headaches and keeping the air cleaner. There are lots of trails that lead to the park thanks to our friends at Parks and Rec. The exterior pathway of the park is open to bikes while interior paths of the park are pedestrian only. Walnut Street will be limited to local residents, permitted vehicles, and cyclists with proper front/rear lighting. Bikes with proper lighting will be permitted onto Walnut at night. Bike parking is provided near shuttle stops and south of CoMo Square. Need a bike? Rent one at Walt’s Bike Shop (573.886.9258) and Pedego Columbia (573.355.3248).
Walt’s Bike Shop will offer a free Bike Inspection & Tuneup station near the Old Highway 63 shuttle stop from noon – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. Pedego Columbia will have a booth in CoMo Square with info on electric bikes and cleaner transportation sustainability programs at PedNet, the MO Bike Federation, City of Columbia and MU.