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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! 

The Marmaduke House: A History

Sitting atop the hill at the corner of Lafayette and Capitol Avenue, the Colonel Darwin W. Marmaduke House is home to the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Missouri State Penitentiary Museum. But aside from welcoming visitors, the walls of the mansion hold a vast history, serving…

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For the People Pow Wow

May 25-26, 2024 at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds Pow Wows are the Indigenous people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones. Events such as these are meant to renew and preserve the rich heritage and culture of the…

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Soak Up the Sun on these JCMO Patios

Spring is here and you know what that means: it’s ✨patio season. ✨ The sun is out, and it’s time to take in some fresh air and vitamin D while you enjoy delicious snacks and your favorite beverage of choice. Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant Lunch with a view? Yes, please! Enjoy delicious wine…

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Spring in JCMO: May Events

Ford Enthusiast Nationals & Shelbyfest The Saturday show and shine is like no other as the city streets of downtown Jefferson City bloom bright with beautiful dogwood trees and the river city architecture of Missouri's state capital is a true feast for the eyes. The show opens bright and early at…

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Beyond the Capitol: Historic Tours and Museums

Beyond the Capitol are historic tours and museums, where Missouri's stories are preserved and new ones are in the making. Tyler Beck Photography Missouri State Museum The Missouri State Museum allows visitors to immerse themselves in the history of the Show-Me State. Located in the state Capitol…

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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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