Jefferson City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Jefferson City; our list of the best things to see, including McKay Park, Bennett Spring State Park and Katy Trail State Park.
  • The best place in Jefferson City: McKay Park

    McKay Park

    1700 Southridge Drive
    This park also provides picnic shelters and tables, hiking and fitness trails, basketball courts and a playground. Located off Southwest Boulevard on Sunset Lake Road
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  • Bennett Spring State Park

    Bennett Spring State Park

    The Missouri State Parks system is composed of 87 parks and historic sites managed by the Dept. of Natural Resources for the benefit of all Missourians. This forum is for speech related to Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites.
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  • Katy Trail State Park

    Katy Trail State Park

    Bicycling route between St. Charles in the east and Clinton in the west; passes by town.
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  • Roaring River State Park

    Roaring River State Park

    The Missouri State Parks system is composed of 87 parks and historic sites managed by the Dept. of Natural Resources for the benefit of all Missourians. This forum is for speech related to Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites.
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  • Katy Trail State Park

    Katy Trail State Park

    The Missouri State Parks system is composed of 87 parks and historic sites managed by the Dept. of Natural Resources for the benefit of all Missourians. This forum is for speech related to Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites.
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  • Madison's Cafe

    Madison's Cafe

    216 Madison St
    Northern Italian and American fare at its finest; a Jefferson City tradition since 1982. Casual yet elegant dining.
  • Turkey Creek Golf Center

    1616 Oil Well Road
  • Soldier's Memorial Plaza

    820 Chestnut St
    To commemorate one of the most significant and selfless acts of empowerment, inspiration, and commitment to higher education in history, Lincoln University developed, constructed and dedicated the Lincoln University Soldier’s Memorial Plaza. This monument serves as a permanent tribute to the Lincoln University founders, the brave and benevolent men of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries who served gallantly in the U.S. Civil War.
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  • Carnahan Memorial Garden

    100 Madison Street
    The garden behind the Governor’s Mansion started in the late 1930s as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project. The WPA was created in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to employ the thousands of craftsmen and the laborers out of work during the great Depression. The Governor’s Garden was renamed in 2001 as the Carnahan Memorial Garden after the death of Governor Mel Carnahan. A beautiful site for relaxing and enjoying the beauty and smell of blooming flowers. Many use the Garden as a location for weddings. To reserve the Carnahan Memorial Garden, please call (573) 751-3249.
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  • McClung Park

    930 McClung Park Drive
    On Chestnut Street near Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Contains facilities for large crowds with a covered picnic shelter, and a general purpose air-conditioned building.
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  • Oak Hills Golf Center/Hough Park

    932 Ellis Blvd
  • National Cemetery

    1024 East McCarty Street
    Burials in Jefferson City National Cemetery date to summer 1861; its original purpose was for the burial of Civil War soldiers from the surrounding area. The site of the cemetery, which local residents Israel and Mary Read sold to the government, was surveyed for classification as a national cemetery during the war. However, its official designation did not occur until 1867, after the war and approximately 350 interments were completed. Jefferson City National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 1, 1998.
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  • Viva Cuba Mural Project

    Rt
    12 Outdoor Murals along the Rt. 66 Corridor
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  • Governor's Mansion

    100 Madison Street
    The State’s first family invites you to tour their home to see its beautiful architecture and period furniture. Public tours of the first floor are conducted each Tuesday and Thursday from 10AM until 12PM and again at 1PM until 3PM, except during August and December. In December, Candlelight Tours are held on two evenings during the holiday season. Free Admission. Reservations required 24 hours in advance.
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  • Lincoln University

    820 Chestnut St
    Jefferson City’s prized institution of higher education is the internationally recognized Lincoln University. The University was formed at the end of the Civil War by officers and solders of the 62nd and 65th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiments (these units were mostly comprised of Missourians).
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  • Missouri State Highway Patrol Safety Education Center

    1510 East Elm Street
    The Center was opened to the public in April 1982. Nowhere in the State of Missouri is there such a comprehensive display of information concerning traffic safety, law enforcement, drug abuse and many items relating to the history of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Open M-F 8AM to 5PM
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  • Ellis Porter/Riverside Park

    Grant Street
    Located at the north end of Grant Street on a beautiful bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
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  • Museum of Missouri Military History

    2007 Retention Drive
    This museum is operated by the Missouri National Guard and is free of charge. It features displays about Missouri's involvement in every major military conflict since the Mexican War in 1846.
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  • Missouri State Supreme Court Building

    207 West High Street
    The Supreme Court Building in Jefferson City became a permanent home for the Court at its completion in 1907 using funds from the 1904 Worlds Fair in St. Louis. Look for the glass floors in the library. Because the building did not have lights when it was built, the glass floors allowed light from the windows to filter down to the main floor. Tours of the Supreme Court are given M-F call ahead for times.
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  • Paddy Malone's Pub

    Paddy Malone's Pub

    700 W Main St
    20 oz draughts $4-6. Extremely good food, GREAT Guinness, Irish music. Best Irish pub in the region.
  • Arris' Pizza Palace

    Arris' Pizza Palace

    115 W High St
    The OFFICIAL Facebook page for Arris' Pizza. Serving Over 20 Varieties of Greek Style Pizza and Awesome Sandwiches!
  • Oscar's Classic Diner

    Oscar's Classic Diner

    2118 Schotthill Woods Dr
    Serving home-style cooking in a classic diner atmosphere. From fried chicken to our award winning breakfast, come dine with the locals of Jefferson city!
  • El Jimador Mexican

    El Jimador Mexican

    1410 Missouri Blvd
  • Central Dairy

    610 Madison St
  • Shep's Southside

    Shep's Southside

    112 E Dunklin St
    Shep's Grills the best burgers around! We also have wonderful customizable Dinner Grills that you can Build just the way you like them. At lunch we offer easy sandwiches and burgers for the business crowd. We also have some unique Signature dishes for both lunch and dinner and we plan to serve breakfast in the coming year.
  • Arris Cafe & International Market

    Arris Cafe & International Market

    409 w miller st
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Jefferson City uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.