Missouri State Penitentiary, Jefferson City

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  • I purchased the 3-hour ghost hunting tour as a birthday present for my boyfriend in late October. They were all booked up and getting ready to close for the season but I sent a quick email, and I beli...  more »
  • Have always been interested in the Missouri State Penitentiary tours. My college daughter booked it for a group of students and parents. It was so informative and interesting without bias or political...  more »
  • It was so cool walking the halls, and hearing story after story of riots and like over the 160 + years. It would be great for anyone to go on even if you don't like history. Also reminds us of how luc...  more »
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  • This is definitely a tour worth taking. I thoroughly enjoyed it and our guide clearly loves what she does, she presented all the history in a way that made it very interesting and had a lot of great stories to back it up. I might go again someday for the 3 hour haunted tour. Even If ghosts aren't your thing this place is worth going to visit just for the history and just to see the inside of such a place.
  • We took a two hour information tour today and it was fantastic. Information wise we learned a lot and had a few laughs thanks to our awesome tour guide Mr. Green. The lovely lady who was corralling our group was also very pleasant and helped us out with some great picture spots and info. The architecture and age of the prison is amazing. Absolutely a ton of information. We strongly recommend anyone interested in photography, architecture, history, and just cool places to check this out! We went in to the two hour tour to take pictures. Information wise the tour is perfect. If you're going to get good shots you should definitely do the photo tour (sold out this weekend or we would of.) This is not a complaint but a suggestion.
  • Was a great experience 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
  • I would've liked to have had a smaller group and had more time to just sit and observe things. Overall it was an interesting and fun experience. This was my second time.
  • Fun tour! It was very spooky and the tour guide was great. Would definitely recommend this place.

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