We offer no shortage of things to do upon your arrival. Historic landmarks, vibrant art and dinner theatres, shopping sprees, and the great outdoors invite you to stay and play. The patterned, tree-lined streets of downtown are full of trendy boutiques and unique retailers while surrounding areas showcase casual storefronts and antique outlets. With so many options to choose from, we guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed. Jefferson City’s history can be studied through various works of art showcased throughout the city. The Missouri State Capitol boasts some of the finest collections including the famous Thomas Hart Benton murals in the House Lounge and Three Point Perspective paintings scattered in the hallways. Local galleries aim to inspire artistic expression with exquisite exhibits. For a bleak perspective, visit the Missouri State Penitentiary Museum to see original artwork and paintings by talented inmates, then take a tour of the decommissioned prison for a glimpse of the penitentiary’s grisly past. Catch a classic at downtown’s intimate cinema or spend summer nights dancing in the streets or watching flicks on the capitol lawn. Whether seeking a fun night out with friends or creating colorful memories with family, numerous venues offer live music, painting classes, comedy shows and more.