MISSOURI RIVER BLUFFS 170 MILES • Hwy 50, 63; Rtes 100, 47, 94,
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from Central Dairy Ice Cream. There’s plenty more to discover at attractions such as the Governor’s Mansion and Cole County Historical Society Museum, along with panoramic views of the city from the pedestrian/bike path attached to the Highway 54 Missouri River Bridge. From Jefferson City, take Highway 50 east. Just past where the highway crosses the Osage River, you can choose either Route A or Route 100. Route A sticks closer to the banks of the Missouri River and eventually doubles back to Route 100 just west of Chamois. Continue on Route 100 through Gasconade to Hermann. At Washington, cross the Missouri River on Route 47, then it’s back west along Route 94 on the Missouri’s north bank. Take Highway 63/54 back into Jeff City. Dinner at Spectator’s Bar and Grill and a nightcap at Twin Bridges are the perfect way to end the evening before resting your head at one of the many convenient hotels.
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THIS LONG LAP of Missouri wine country follows the Katy Trail for much of its length, making it accessible for hiking. Missouri River Bluffs traces the Missouri River, passing through historic Jefferson City, Chamois, Hermann, New Haven, Washington, and others. When you arrive in Jefferson City, begin your day exploring the history of Missouri’s capital. Head to the quaint, tree-lined streets of downtown for a coffee and breakfast from Coffee Zone. Explore the lush grounds surrounding the Missouri State Capitol and check out the famous Thomas Hart Benton murals or the State Museum inside the dome. Take a tour to learn what life was like behind the walls of the Missouri State Penitentiary tour. Then venture over to the museum to see artifacts handcrafted by inmates along with other prison memorabilia. Keep the jail theme going, and grab a bite at Prison Brews Microbrewery. Leave room for dessert with a special treat
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