262. Jefferson City, Missouri USA

September 19, 2017.kerwin.3 Likes.0 Comments

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Why

Jefferson City, Missouri USA is a university town (Lincoln University) located in the Midwest of the country.  With a vibrant downtown and many historic buildings, its worthwhile visiting. It is also the state capital, so you can explore the Capitol Building which is just next to the Missouri River. Plus its got an old prison you can visit too.

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - State Capitol

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – State Capitol

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - State Capitol and Church

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – State Capitol and Church

Where

Jefferson City is located in the state of Missouri in the United States of America. It is the state’s capital city located north of Springfield, Missouri and between Kansas City and St. Louis, both also in Missouri. The Missouri River also runs next to the city.

How To Get Here

As its a college town and the state’s capital, its easily accessible by multiple modes of transportation.

By Train

The service is provided by Amtrak. The station sits not far from the state’s capitol building.

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Amtrak Station

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Amtrak Station

By Plane

The closest airport to Jefferson City, Missouri is Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

The following airlines has service to the Columbia Regional Airport (COU):

American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA).

There is also service to Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO. It’s about a three-hour or so drive though.

The following airlines has service to the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF):

Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL) and United Airlines (UA).

By Bus

The areas is served by Greyhound.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

Jefferson City has a fair share of hotels to choose from. I must say that service at the Candlewood Suites from IHG is quite good and located about a 7-minute drive from the city. There are plenty of city options as well.

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Capitol Plaza Hotel

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Capitol Plaza Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

Ah, this city has many, may places to eat. You can find places in the city center or along what I call the Food Mile, Missouri Boulevard. I think every fast food chain or restaurant in the U.S. has a location on this street :-).

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Bandana's BBQ Restaurant Meal

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Bandana’s BBQ Restaurant Meal

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Bandana's BBQ Restaurant

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Bandana’s BBQ Restaurant

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Missouri Street Restaurants

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Missouri Street Restaurants

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

You can visit the State Capitol Building as well as several Museums around the area. There’s also the Governor’s Mansion which is located within walking distance to the State Capitol. I wonder if the governor walks to work?

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - State Capitol

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – State Capitol

 

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - State Capitol Dome Night

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – State Capitol Dome Night

 

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - State Capitol and Governor's Mansion

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion

 

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Governor's Mansion

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Governor’s Mansion

One unique item is the Old State Prison. It’s located just at the edge of the city across from the Tourist Info Center which itself is in a beautiful old building.

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Old Missouri State Penitentiary

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Old Missouri State Penitentiary

 

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Tourism Office

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Tourism Office

If you like nature, then be sure and visit the Runge Conservation Nature Center, just outside of the city.

Jefferson City, Missouri USA - Runge Nature Park

Jefferson City, Missouri USA – Runge Nature Park

It’s Missouri so there has to be a Lewis and Clarke Monument and yes, there’s one between the Governor’ Mansion and the Sate Capitol.

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>>Check out some tours from Viator.

 

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: USD

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