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Need inspiration for trips in Jefferson City? Looking to see historic attractions, explore our food scene, take in a play, or shop until you drop?  Take a look at our blog to get an insider look at all JCMO has to offer. Discover what makes our city unforgettable! 

A Hot Cup of Joe: The Cheery Side of Prison Life

Is there a cheerier side to life behind bars? Former maintenance staff member Larry Neal thinks so. As a longtime employee of the former Missouri State Penitentiary, Larry witnessed plenty of grim and gruesome occurrences. However, he prefers to focus on the more lighthearted encounters he…

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Historic Figures: Harry Snodgrass, "King of the Ivories"

Early in the penitentiary system, reform advocates operated on the theory that with the right training and programs, individuals could become productive members of society despite their crimes. Reflection was the original method of choice, as officials believed it would lead to creating remorse…

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Ride the Amtrak Missouri River Runner: Holiday Festivities

Welcome to Missouri’s historic capital city! Jefferson City is the heart of the Amtrak Missouri River Runner route with the station’s location ideal for those planning a trip to explore downtown Jefferson City on foot. Here are upcoming holiday events you won’t want to miss! Sip & Shop – Saturday…

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A Perfectly JCMO Halloween

It’s time to get spooooky and there are tons of fun events this week in JCMO! Gather the kids in their best kooky costumes and make sure their candy buckets are big enough for a hauntingly good time this Halloween. Costumes are encouraged for all events! Know of events not mentioned below? Let us…

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Find a Spooky Good Time in JCMO this October 🎃

Fischer Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze, animals, hayrides, fresh produce, a 40+acre pumpkin patch, mums, and a corn pit. Spend some time on the farm and make lasting memories! When: Through October 29, 4 - 9 p.m. on Friday and 12 - 6 p.m. Saturday/Sunday Where: Fischer…

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Toddler Takeover | Fall in JCMO

The change of season brings us pumpkin patches, fall flavors, and outdoor playtime. Check out some toddler-approved things to do in JCMO this fall! Rhymers Ridge Harvest Festival Rhymers Ridge Harvest Festival was an absolute blast! Children of all ages can enjoy the farm and experience all the…

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Ride the Amtrak Missouri River Runner: Arts and Entertainment

Welcome to Missouri’s historic capital city! Jefferson City is the heart of the Amtrak Missouri River Runner route with the station’s location ideal for those planning a trip to explore things to do in downtown Jefferson City. Here are some activities within walking distance you’ll enjoy! Capitol…

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Ride the Amtrak Missouri River Runner: Historic Attractions

Welcome to Missouri’s historic capital city! Jefferson City is the heart of the Amtrak Missouri River Runner route with the station’s location ideal for those planning a trip to explore downtown Jefferson City’s attractions on foot. Here are historic staples you can’t miss. Visitors arriving will…

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Fall for JCMO This September 🍂

Fab Four at the CRMU Amphitheater The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And…

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