Area & Travel Information

Central Methodist University is located in the heart of Fayette, Mo. – a beautiful town featuring rich history, eye-catching scenery, and approximately 2,600 friendly neighbors. The city’s community displays its pride in charming, around-the-corner places including local art galleries, parks, lakes, restaurants, tree-lined neighborhoods, and historic homes and buildings. Many of the town’s buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including the CMU campus.

Fayette is conveniently located approximately 25 miles northwest of Columbia (pop. 120,000). Beautiful wooded areas and rolling hills of farmland line the scenic highways to Fayette, delivering a peaceful and enjoyable driving experience. Multiple airport options are available for out-of-state travelers.

Area Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts


  • Silver Bell Motel, 660-248-3335


  • Drury Inn 573-445-1800 (See our discounted rate!)
  • Baymont Inn & Suites 573-445-1899
  • Comfort Inn 573-443-4141
  • Courtyard Marriott 573-443-8000
  • Extended Stay America 573-445-6800
  • Fairfield Inn 573-814-2727
  • Hampton Inn 573-886-9392
  • Hilton Garden Inn 573-814-5464
  • Holiday Inn Express 573-449-4422
  • Holiday Inn Select 573-445-8531
  • Residence Inn by Marriott 573-442-5601
  • Wingate Inn 573-817-0500


  • Rivervilla, 660-338-2771



Fayette Restaurants

  • The Savory Bakery
  • Casey's Pizza
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dos Primos


Regional Airports