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Jefferson City Tourism & Sightseeing

Jefferson City Tourism and Sightseeing
Jefferson City is the Capital City of Missouri, located on the banks of the Missouri River amidst rolling hills, majestic architecture and towering river bluffs in a small-town setting filled with historic charm. Its central location and affordability make it a popular destination for family and business travel alike. Visit one of Jefferson City's most popular attractions and get locked up in Jefferson City's history. The decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary (http://www.MissouriPenTours.com) is open for history and ghost tours. Experience what it's like inside the walls of this historic prison that was 100 years old when Alcatraz opened its doors. Take a tour of the Missouri State Capitol (http://www.MOCapitolTours.com), ranked the most beautiful capitol on the interior among all 50 state capitols. Another great place to visit in Jefferson City is Central Dairy (http://www.CentralDairy.biz). This old-fashioned ice cream parlor serves a wide variety of flavors in heaping portions, and it's really cheap! A huge ice cream cone only costs about $2.25.

Top Jefferson City Attractions




Missouri State Penitentiary
Runge Nature Center
Jefferson Landing
Soldier's Memorial Plaza
Missouri Governor's Mansion

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Top Places to Stay in Jefferson City


Stay at the best rated hotels in Jefferson City. We only send customers a survey once they have completed their stay at a specific hotel. This ensures that our Jefferson City, MO customer reviews are accurate! The below places to stay in Jefferson City, MO scored the best by our customers. View the hotel to see the pros and cons as reported by our customers. With over 37,000 reviews of places to stay in Missouri alone, you can't go wrong!

Candlewood Suites Jefferson City
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.


Days Inn Jefferson City
Guest Score:
From $47 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jefferson City
Guest Score:
From $104 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
Hampton Inn Capital Mall
Guest Score:
From $94 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express Jefferson City
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.


Free Breakfast.

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Best Time to Visit Jefferson City


The best time to visit Jefferson City is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Jefferson City


Month Low Avg High
January 17.7 28.2 38.6
February 22.2 33.7 45.1
March 31.7 43.8 55.9
April 41.9 54.3 66.6
May 52.1 63.7 75.3
June 61.4 72.7 83.9
July 66.3 77.9 89.4
August 64.1 76.2 88.3
September 55.0 67.7 80.4
October 43.3 56.4 69.5
November 32.6 43.7 54.8
December 22.4 32.6 42.8

Jefferson City Weather


More Information


Find more information about Jefferson City by visiting the local visitor bureau (Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau) or request a visitor guide to be mailed to you!


Jefferson City Visitor Bureau


Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau


Free Jefferson City Visitor Guide


Jefferson City Visitor's Guide

Jefferson City Visitor's Guide


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