Jefferson City Landmarks

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Jefferson City Landmarks

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  • Hellen A
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great tour of the old Missouri Penitentiary in Jefferson City! We did the 2 hour tour with Larry and James. They did an excellent job of story telling and answering questions. Both had worked in the penitentiary when it was still a working facility and were very knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining. So much history in this place. If you enjoy history- go visit. We went with family (all adults) an we all enjoyed it. It’s June 21 - so it was hot and it has lots of stairs. Although you could skip some of those. Come see for yourself before any more of it is gone. They said a couple of the buildings that were damaged by a tornado in 2019 are to be torn down soon.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Miller256
    Norway, MI87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capitol tour was nice. We had to do our own tour which is fine. We didn't notice you would need a 24 hr notice. We have seen the Minnesota and Madison Capitols, which do not require a 24 hr notice. Capitol is amazing though with the architecture and beauty of the layout. Highly recommend 👌.
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • skipsaundra
    Kansas City1,486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We only saw the first floor but it is very nice. There are portraits of first ladies of Missouri. The docents were dressed up in costume and showed us around. Quite spacious and well decorated.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • JeffBreedlove
    Atlanta, GA4,529 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What Lewis and Clark accomplished was transformational - they, literally, changed history

    This monument is beautiful and a must stop on your visit to Jefferson City

    Go Enjoy
    Written January 1, 2023
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  • Ellen R
    Jefferson City, MO41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Carl R Noren Access located below the US 54/63 HWY Bridge that crosses the Missouri River. There is ample parking, access to the walkway across the bridge, and also has walking trails along the riverbank.
    Written July 23, 2022
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  • Herman02
    Phoenix, AZ395 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only one was open when I was there and it was the old store. Very neat with a small museum and a good look see of the landing prior to much there..
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Herman02
    Phoenix, AZ395 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You must part on the street, but it is open for foot traffic. Some really really old grave sites. It was a pretty place.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • parksenthusiast
    Missouri132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was in Jefferson City for a conference at the Capitol Plaza, and I decided to make a quick visit to the Supreme Court building, which is just down the street. The building is open to the public throughout the week. You just go in the front door, and then you have to clear security. Security was not a big problem, but they make you check your cell phone at the door before they allow you access to the building. If you want a tour, you head upstairs to the law library. The tour guide was out on the day I visited, but the state law librarian gave me a very informative tour of the building. The experience was interesting, but if you are new to Jefferson City - or especially if you are bringing kids to Jefferson City - do the Capitol first, and maybe even the Governor's Mansion. The Supreme Court building is interesting, but probably not as engaging or as important as those two places.
    Written July 23, 2018
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