Brush Up on History in Jefferson City, Missouri

Hit the Katy Trail after you explore the grounds around the Missouri state capitol, Jefferson City.

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Jan 2019

Missouri State Capitol Building
Photo courtesy ShutterstockThe Missouri State Capitol building in downtown Jefferson City.


Central Dairy

The weather does not need to be sweltering for you to enjoy an ice cream cone from Central Dairy. The parlor is a popular historical Jefferson City staple and famous for its banana splits. If that’s not your thing, try one of the ice cream dishes, sodas, malts, shakes or sundaes.

Missouri State Capitol Building
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Take a free guided tour of the capitol over the weekend.

Bridge over the Missouri River
Photo By Mark Bosky

Bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City, MO.


The Missouri State Capitol 

Explore the Missouri State Capitol covering approximately three acres of downtown. Free guided tours by the Missouri State Museum are offered throughout the weekend (about 45 minutes long) and while you’re there, you can even set up an appointment to meet a representative and walk on the senate floor. 


Victoria's Place by the River 

Formerly known as Cliff Manor Inn is Victoria’s Place by the River. It has four rooms to choose from, located near downtown Jefferson City and within walking distance of the Katy Trail. Fun fact: The first portion of the house was built in 1861 and the second half in 1866.  

More to Explore


Interested in making the trip? Learn about everything that Jefferson City, Missouri has to offer!