As the capitol of Missouri, Jefferson City is full of diverse activities. With its combination of outdoor activities, tours, and cultural experiences, you’ll be sure to enjoy your visit.
Tour the Governor’s Mansion and the beautiful Carnahan Memorial Garden that lies just beyond. For a treat, stop in at Central Dairy for their legendary ice cream. Then head to the Missouri State Capitol, which includes the fascinating Missouri State Museum. It houses approximately 93,000 artifacts covering the state’s political and natural history, including an impressive collection of Civil War battle flags.
Visit the Lewis and Clark Monument, which will take you right to the entrance of Katy Trail State Park. With its beautiful hikes and bike paths, this destination is a great respite from the bustling city. For some darker thrills, try a hard hat tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary Center, opened in 1836,and called “The bloodiest 47 acres in America” by Time Magazine.
When you’ve had your share of historical sites, you’ll also find wonderful shopping districts, wineries, and entertainment in Jefferson City. An IHG hotel becomes your home away from home as you explore this beautiful and dynamic city. From comfortable, affordable rooms to world class amenities, IHG is committed to helping you find everything you need during your stay.