Jefferson City, centrally located in the heart of the country, captivates visitors with its historic heritage and scenic views overlooking the Missouri River. Groups won’t want to miss the significant landmarks, fine dining and one-of-a-kind attractions.
“Perfectly aligned in the middle of the state, Jefferson City is the ideal destination for groups,” said Marianne Thies, group sales manager at the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Its close proximity to many Missouri cities allows travelers the opportunity to visit the historic city as a quick getaway or a hub-and-spoke destination. We offer groups unique and exciting itineraries that can be customized to their interests, and will work with other cities to ensure an enjoyable and stress-free experience.”
Missouri State Penitentiary
Tour the oldest continually operating prison west of the Mississippi. The Missouri State Penitentiary was decommissioned in 2004 and now serves as a historic landmark. On history tours, groups can learn about the 168-year history of the prison. Ghost tours and paranormal investigations allow groups to hear about ghostly sightings and hunt for supernatural activity.
Missouri Governor’s Mansion
The Missouri Governor’s Mansion is one of the oldest and most beautiful governors’ homes in the United States, and the public can enjoy the rich, detailed history showcased within its walls. Groups have the opportunity to step back in time and learn about Missouri’s history from docents dressed in period costume.
For a refreshing break at any time of the day, stop by Central Dairy for its legendary, frosty ice cream treats. With its unique vintage decor and old-fashioned atmosphere, groups won’t want to miss out on this historic, yet tasty attraction. The ice cream shop is known as a longtime favorite among Jefferson City locals and visitors throughout the Midwest region.
Missouri State Capitol
While in Jefferson City, groups can’t forget to visit the Missouri State Capitol. Chosen as the “Most Beautiful Interior” by USA Today, the capitol building features stunning architecture and a magnificent rotunda that will leave groups in awe. Artwork in the capitol includes pieces by notable artists like Thomas Hart Benton and Sir Frank Brangwyn.
Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau