- TripBuzz found 24 things to do with kids in or near Jefferson City, Missouri, including 9 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fulton, Columbia and St. Louis.
- From Ice Arena-Washington Park to Sk8 Zone, the Jefferson City area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Theaters, National & State Parks and Skating Rinks.
- Missouri's capital city, Jefferson City, is the fifteenth largest city in the state and a thriving business and residential community. Rand McNally named it America's 'Most Beautiful Small Town' in 2013. Lush greenery and stately historical architecture paint the picture of the town that offers shopping, entertainment and sports recreation.
For ice-skating and hockey, the Ice Arena-Washington Park is a family friendly place for fun. The concession stand sells inexpensive snacks and hot chocolates and there is a warming area and music as you play.
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115 Lafayette St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 MoreLess Info
Since the Missouri State Penitentiary first opened in 1836, the 47 acre prison has seen many felons including the assassin that killed Dr. Martin Luther King, and the first train robber. On a tour of the penitentiary, visitors can learn about these felons, the 1954 riot, and the great escapes.
The Runge Nature Center is a 100 acre nature center featuring 2.4 miles of walking trails. Visitors will also find a visitor center, complete with exhibits and live-animal displays. The center hosts a variety of education programs and special events.
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2007 Retention Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101 MoreLess Info
Visitors enjoy a variety of exhibits and interactive displays at the Museum of Missouri Military History. The museum resides on the National Guard Complex and features artifacts from several wars.
Cole County was one of the first seats of government in Missouri. At the Cole County Historical Museum, visitors can see exhibits related to that early history including inaugural gowns of governor's wives, along with paintings, pictures, and archival records.
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201 W Capitol Ave Stop 13, Jefferson City, MO 65101 MoreLess Info
The Missouri State Museum showcases the 'Show Me State' with artifacts and exhibits of the state's history. The staff offers tours of the Capitol building and the museum has recently received a Heritage Advocate Award.
Offering a wide array of outdoor activities, Finger Lakes State Park includes an ATV park, where off-road vehicles can take on a network of trails, a campground, mountain biking trails, and boating and fishing areas.