Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau | Lewis And Clark Monument At The Lewis And Clark Trailhead Plaza
Lewis & Clark Monument at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead Plaza Lewis & Clark Monument at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead Plaza

Corner of Capitol Ave & Jefferson St, Jefferson City MO 65101

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Corner of Capitol Ave & Jefferson St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Outdoor Attraction

A Lewis and Clark monument next to the Missouri State Capitol recognizes the city's connection to the historical expedition made by Lewis and Clark. The monument is near the corner of Jefferson Street and Capitol Avenue on the capitol grounds overlooking the Jefferson Landing Historic Site and the Missouri River. Dedicated on June 4, 2008, the plaza includes Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, York, George Druillard, and Seaman. The sculpture commemorates the date of June 4, 1804 when the Corps of Discovery encamped in the area which eventually became the state capital. In addition to the statues, several waterfalls, walkways and benches are located within the plaza creating a beautiful landscape. Open 24 hours. If your group is looking for an "insider" account, you can schedule a docent session by contacting Jefferson City Parks and Recreation at (573) 634-6482.  This informative presentation about the history of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery lasts approximately 15 minutes, providing information that may not generally be known by most visitors.

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