Jefferson City Flights:
Flights to Jefferson City
Missouri’s capital city is named after the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The city is on the southern banks of the Missouri river. Famed explorers Lewis and Clark passed by the bluff where the capitol building now stands, on their historic trip across the continent.
International flights to Jefferson City are served by the Lambert St. Louis International Airport (airport code: STL) in St. Louis, about a 2 hour drive from Jefferson City. Closer airports do not have major carrier service. Flights to Jefferson City from South Africa will be indirect with at least one connection. Delta Air Lines provides travellers with one stop flights to Jefferson City via Atlanta. United Airlines, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and British Airways offer flights to Jefferson City from South Africa via two stops.
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The Tourist Attractions in Jefferson City:
If there’s one thing that Jefferson City is not short of it’s museums. There’s an unusual mixture of museums here including the following:
Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation Museum
Here’s a change from the typical state museum. The Missouri Veterinary Medical Museum in the only one in the country that is dedicated to the history of veterinary medicine. Exhibits include antique equipment and instruments, and can be viewed Mondays to Fridays.
Cole County Historical Museum
Take a look at the history of Cole County, where Jefferson City is located, as well as the history of the entire state. The museum building was built in 1871, and has been restored and filled with antiques and documents from local history. They are particularly proud of their one-of-a-kind display of First Ladies inaugural gowns. The Museum is on Madison Street, and there is an admission fee to enter.
Missouri State Museum
For another view of Missouri history, take a tour through the Missouri State Museum. It’s on the main floor of the State Capitol Building and tours are available at no cost every hour. The displays change from time to time to highlight different eras in Missouri history.
Runge Nature Centre
You can explore the various habitats that make up the Missouri landscape, including wetlands, caves, ponds, and prairie fields. There are many hiking trails to choose from. Educational demonstrations and events take place all year long, both indoors and out. Runge Nature Centre isn’t far from downtown Jefferson City, to the west.
The best-known ice cream shop in town, and possibly all of the Midwest is Central Dairy. It’s on Madison Street and has been serving up ice cream to Jefferson City since 1933.You can choose from 58 flavours of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sherbet. They serve more than just ice cream, and it makes a tasty stop after visiting the nearby Capitol Building. Great for kids and adults alike the Central Dairy is open 7 days a week.
When Should You Visit?:
Summers in Jefferson City can reach 38C (100F), though the average temperatures in July are around 27C (80F). Spring can be rainy, and there is some snowfall through the winter. Tornadoes are a possibility in the region as well, meaning that late summer and autumn are probably the best months to spend some time in Jefferson City.