- Our list of the best things to do in Jefferson City, Missouri, features the top 28 nearby activities — including 9 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Jefferson City, MO has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Amusement, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 19 things to do within the city of Jefferson City, MO , followed by 10 popular activities in nearby cities, including Fulton, Columbia and St. Louis
Bravo Performances 4907 Brookview Dr, Jefferson City, MO MoreLess Info
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93% 364 votes
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 Conservation Nature Center is a state operated wildlife and forest preserve that features several hiking trails, as well as a building with classroom and auditorium facilities. Throughout the year, programs in nature conservancy are offered at the facility.
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.
81% 16 votes
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.
Situated next to Turkey Creek, which empties into the Missouri River, Carl R. Noren River Access provides visitors with an area to relax and watch the river. There is a pedestrian bridge that visitors can cross over.
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.
88% 8 votes
501 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101 MoreLess Info
A converted building that was once a junior college, the Miller Performing Arts Center features an art gallery with a variety of exhibits, and hosts an array of theatrical, dance, and other performances.
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.