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Beyond the Capitol...

are family memories to be made!

With smiles and sweet treats.

Jefferson City isn’t only for adults – families are welcomed, too! We’ve gathered activities that are family friendly and pique a variety of interests. From tours, to crafts, to indulging in sweet treats, we’ve made it easy to plan your next family outing.


Cork and BoardJay Pelzer

Cork & Board

Cork & Board is Jefferson City's one and only board game pub featuring 150 curated board games for play. Stay as long as you like and play as many games as you want. “Game Gurus” are at your service to help you pick out and set up your games, or you may select and play without assistance. While you’re playing, the Gurus are there to serve you drinks and food to your heart's content. ​



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Create your own frozen yogurt masterpiece with eight flavors and more than 40 toppings to choose from, including fresh fruit, fresh-baked brownies, homemade cookie dough, hot fudge, and more. Make sure to contribute to their seasonal/holiday conversation wall and leave a sticky note with your thoughts!



Sk8 Zone

Donning the same classic vibe since the rink’s opening in 1982, Sk8 Zone is a fun space all are welcome to enjoy. Rent a pair of skates or bring your own to circle laps on the floor and break out some dance moves to the overhead tunes!


Ice cream factory

Ice Cream Factory

Ice Cream Factory

At Ice Cream Factory, they take pride in providing a place and experience for families to create the perfect memories. They know how important it is for families to spend time together, and they think it's easy to come together around ice cream. Scoop up some of their fan-favorite flavors like blackberry cobbler, rocky road, or gooey butter cake!



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The word “boring” isn’t in Strikers’ vocabulary, as there’s no such thing as a boring night here. In addition to several bowling lanes, you’ll find more than 50 arcade games and HD simulator studios with access to 30+ sports and 120+ games for all to enjoy. Grab a bite between games and fuel up with pizza, burgers, appetizers and more from the in-house restaurant.


Central Dairy

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Central Dairy Ice Cream Parlor

A Jefferson City staple since 1933, the Central Dairy Ice Cream Parlor offers more than 40 flavors of ice cream and sherbet for a refreshing break. Known for its iconic red-and-white striped awnings, old-fashioned parlor, and wallet-friendly prices, this ice cream shop is a longtime favorite of locals and many others throughout the Midwest.


Washington Ice Arena

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Washington Park Ice Arena

The perfect parks day is just inside the Washington Park Ice Arena! Enjoy a public or figure skating freestyle session. You can also drop in for hockey, speed skating, and stick and puck. The arena is open almost daily to the public, so check out their calendar to find out when you can hit the ice!

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