Getting Out & About

Keeping our small town charm and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, Marshall has much to offer. See a movie, visit our aquatic center or golf course at Indian Foothills Park, shop the local businesses, or choose from a number of popular dining options! We are just a quick 10 minutes from I-70, providing you the opportunity to easily connect with nearby cities like Columbia and Kansas City. In addition, we offer a number of student activities that help you experience the local community and surrounding areas. Some activities include our MVC Movie Night at the Marshall Cinema or a night out at an MLB game!

Nearby Cities

  • Kansas City – 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Springfield – 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Jefferson City – 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Columbia – 55 minutes
  • St. Louis – 2 Hours 41 Minutes

Shuttle Services

We have a number of ways to help you discover Marshall, and one way is through the Viking Shuttle service. The Viking Shuttle runs a couple days a week and will take you anywhere inside the Marshall city limits!

  • Viking Shuttle

    Every Tuesday and Sunday you can ride the Viking Shuttle to destinations throughout Marshall. This FREE student service provides you rides to visit local shopping destinations and eateries. The Viking Shuttle runs Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Sundays from 3:00pm –5:00pm.

    Need a ride? All you need is your Student ID! To ride the shuttle, just meet at the columns, located along E. College Street, between the Murrell Memorial Library and Tech Center.

    Questions? Contact Student Affairs at or (660) 831-4086.

  • Break Shuttle

    During breaks, we offer a shuttle service to and from Kansas City International Airport. You can see the availability and sign-up for this service by visiting

  • Other

    Do you need a ride somewhere else or at different times than provided? Contact our Student Affairs Office at or (660) 831-4086.