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In 1821, a centrally located site along the bluffs of the majestic Missouri River was chosen as the state capital and named the City of Jefferson.
Commonly referred to today as Jefferson City, the capital’s beauty shines not only through its natural landscape, but through the many historic buildings and special landmarks. The Missouri State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, and Missouri State Penitentiary are just a few of the architectural treasures that anchor this unique community, a real gem tucked away in the heart of the nation.
The patterned tree-lined streets of downtown are full of boutiques and unique retailers, while surrounding areas showcase casual storefronts and antique outlets. Sidewalk cafes with mouthwatering dishes present a taste of the city’s cultural identity while rich aromas from locally-owned coffee shops invite you to sit and enjoy the scenery.