Get an inside look at the “Pros and Cons” of Missouri’s capital in Jefferson City during a day trip on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Offered by St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, this motorcoach tour will take you behind the walls of the 1836 Missouri State Penitentiary and through the corridors of the Missouri State Capitol.
A former Union General, the first train robber, 1930s gangsters, world champion athletes and the assassin that killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. all spent time at the Missouri State Penitentiary. It was once the largest prison in the U.S. with 5,200 inmates. Learn what life was like inside the walls of the oldest prison west of the Mississippi River.
Enjoy lunch at Prison Brews, a unique brewpub in Jefferson City’s historic east side, before the tour heads down the road to the impressive Missouri State Capitol, home to the state’s lawmakers. Take in the Capitol’s history, beautiful architecture and magnificent view from the bluffs of the Missouri River.
Before returning to St. Peters, the tour stops at the iconic Central Dairy ice cream parlor, where you can treat yourself to a cool delight.
The motorcoach tour bus departs from the west parking lot of St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., at 8 a.m. and returns at approximately 5 p.m. This tour involves quite a bit of walking, but mostly at your leisure. The cost is $91 and includes transportation, admissions, lunch and gratuities.
CLICK HERE for more information on this and other day trips offered by the Cultural Arts Centre, or call 636-397-6903, ext. 1624.