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 are several parking garages within walking distance of True/False venues as well as ample on-street, metered parking throughout downtown (most meters have a two-hour limit). Meters are free before 9am, after 7pm, and all day on Sunday. Parking in city-owned downtown garages is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. The Tenth & Cherry garage is restricted to permit-only parking on the second and third levels; the restriction is only in place Thursday and Friday of the Fest. Hourly parking at the Short Street garage is available in metered parking spaces only during all of T/F 2022. Spaces marked as “Reserved” are designated as such 24/7 and should not be used. Meters with cloth bag covers in the downtown area are often for T/F staff loading and unloading; please refrain from parking in those spots, even on the weekend.
RIDESHARE & TAXI Hail a rideshare or taxi throughout downtown. 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 at Ninth & Cherry St. (just down from Pizza Tree) from noon – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.