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Jefferson City, Missouri

As you drive south toward Jefferson City, the dome of the majestic Missouri State Capitol building stands out against the skyline.

The historic downtown area has many interesting specialty shops and restaurants. The Missouri State Capitol, Missouri Governor’s Mansion and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site offer free tours. The historic Missouri State Penitentiary is open seasonally for tours. Jefferson City has many other attractions such as the Runge Nature Center, Missouri State Highway Patrol Museum, Missouri Military History Museum and many more.

[35 minutes from Columbia]