Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City

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  • We took the two hour tour on a whim as we were in the area for the day. This was probably the most interesting tour I've taken. The architecture alone was completely fascinating as you could literally...  more »
  • This is a great example of living near a fascinating, historical landmark and not ever visiting it. Fortunately, three of us made the 30 mile drive and took the 2 hour tour. The tour organization is e...  more »
  • I rarely give five bubble ratings on TA however this time it is well deserved. Thanks Tom for a wonderful evening paranormal tour. Seeing the Penitentiary in the dark gave it a different perspective a...  more »
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  • Great historical site and a fun little excursion. Our guides Ray and Aloha were very friendly and knowledgeable. Walking into a cell just puts a little chill down your spine. The gas chamber building was interesting and the historical figures that were once residents here was fascinating. I commend the citizens who work hard to preserve this facility and offer it to the public. Highly recommend this to any visitor.
  • Loved it! So much history! We did the 2 hour tour and will definitely be going back for the extended more in detail tours. It is quite a bit of walking, and there are frequent moments outside. Also no air conditioning in any building, so dress accordingly!
  • Was a great exsperiance getting to walk around and look at the cell blocks. Me and my friend were the only ones on the tour so we got to see more than most people. The guides were very nice and friendly and kept us well informed. I highly suggest visiting it takes about 2 hours for a normal tour and only costs $15
  • It was the most amazing place I have EVER been! Learning about the things that have happened there, and getting to explore and check out everything was sooooo fun. I DEFINITELY recommend going. ~The Hippie Ghost Hunters­čĺť
  • We did not tour yet. However, I love this place as my fiance worked there and has so many stories to tell. It also looks majestic yet creepy!

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