Speak to one of our Reservations Representatives about a Columbia Star Dinner Train Tour Package. Complement your dinner train experience with an extended stay in Columbia. We have partnerships with a fine local hotel, transportation providers and several local attractions to offer your group with great “mini” vacation in Columbia Missouri. These packages are great for couples who just want to spend a weekend together just doing something different.

We have partnered with the Country Inn & Suites to offer our guests with pleasant overnight accommodations and a morning breakfast for the special rate of $64 per night (plus taxes-excluding home college football nights). We have arranged local transportation to and from the hotel and train and to and from the hotel and local attractions, as well as, to and from the local airport and the AMTRAK Passenger Station located in Jefferson City Missouri.

Make your mini vacation to Columbia and the Columbia Star Dinner Train complete with a visit to any one of a number of attractions and points of interest.

Visit the local art museums and galleries, including the Museum of Art and Archeology, the George Caleb Bingham Gallery and the 28 points of public art located throughout the city. The University of Missouri Campus houses the State Historical Society of Missouri in its Ellis Library, the Museum of Anthropology, a reptile Exhibit, an Observatory and a Life Sciences Center.

Perhaps you will want to make a stop at the Bass Pro Shop before heading to the great central Missouri outdoors. You may be surprised to learn that Missouri was named the best trail state in the U.S. and while in Columbia you can experience the KATY Trail and the KATY State Park and surround yourself with some great railroad history. Don’t forget the Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail or the beautiful and very popular Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. You can canoe the Missouri River. If you don’t want to hike or canoe, there is plenty of golf to keep you in the outdoors.

And who doesn’t like the world famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses, all raised and trained at their Warm Springs Ranch located 25 miles from the Columbia Star Dinner Train. Missouri’s State Capital and other historic buildings are located on the famous Jefferson City riverfront, a short distance from Columbia. There is also the Lake of the Ozarks region, Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, Theaters, the Les Bourgeois Vineyards, the Stone Hill Winery……………. WAIT!

Is there any reason NOT to make a weekend get-a-way or mini vacation to the Columbia Star Dinner Train and the other local attractions in the area?

Among our tour packages are:

“AVOID THE STRAIN, TAKE THE TRAIN”: Take AMTRAK from any of its origins to Jefferson City Missouri where the Columbia Star Dinner Train will arrange for transportation to and from the station and the Country Inn & Suites and to and from the hotel and our train. The train station is about thirty miles away. Other local destinations, shopping, and attractions can be added to this tour package combining for an unforgettable weekend. We could also refer to this tour package as “I left my car in Kansas City” or “I left my car in St. Louis” as AMTRAK offers two trains daily departing both from St. Louis and Kansas City making their stop to a charming train station in Jefferson City right on the Missouri River.

“FLY INTO COLUMBIA WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES”: Beginning April 2, 2014, AMERICAN AIRLINES will be offering two flights into the Columbia Regional Airport (COU) from Chicago (ORD) and two flights out of COU to ORD, seven days a week. Don’t hoard up your airline award miles forever, take a trip to Columbia Missouri and experience the Columbia Star Dinner Train. We are about eighteen miles from the airport and the hotel is in between. In addition to arranging transportation and lodging, see the other local attractions that can be added for an unforgettable weekend.