FROM READERS: What to do when visiting Columbia for the first time

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Melinda Schnyder is a former Columbia resident who currently lives in Wichita, Kan. She tapped 23 years of living in Columbia and the past 18 years as a frequent visitor to compile a guide to first-time visitors. She wrote this post, which was originally published on her blog, for those who already love Columbia to share with those who don’t know they love it yet.