See Jefferson City and the Katy Trail…the best way! The Red Wheel Bike Shop offers hybrid bicycles perfect for exploring Jefferson City’s sites, the bike trails and the city’s parks and lakes. Begin on the Edgewood trail and ride throughout the city or cross the bridge to ride on the Katy Trail. Bicycles come fully equipped and ready to ride. Call ahead (573.638.2453) to reserve a bike!
½ day/4 hours or less: $20
Full day (up to 24 hours) $35
(return on Monday) $40
BOB Yak trailer $10
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bikes must be returned during office hours.
The 15-mile walking and biking trail brings easy access to many sites throughout the city. Go to visitjeffersoncity.com.
Cross the Missouri River Bridge and take a leisurely ride on Missouri’s most popular outdoor tourist attraction. The trail offers tree-shaded areas, impressive Missouri River bluffs and quaint communities along the way.
Enjoy lunch at one of the many sidewalk dining venues and coffee shops, check out the unique shopping boutiques, and visit the downtown historic buildings. Call 573.632.2820 or go to visitjeffersoncity.com.
201 West Capitol Avenue
Inside the Capitol you will find the Missouri State Museum which features exhibits of outstanding historical significance.
115 Lafayette Street
Decommissioned in 2004, the Missouri State Penitentiary is now open to the public for a variety of tours, including history tours, ghost tours and specialty tours. Advanced reservations are required.
Call 573.632.2820 or visit www.MissouriPenTours.com.
For a refreshing break anytime, stop in at Central Dairy for legendary ice cream treats. The dairy is known as a longtime favorite of locals and tourists.
Take a leisurely stroll around the 8-acre lake. Take the Greenway Trail going west from the Bike Shop; the park is near the fairgrounds off Country Club Drive.