Cathy from Jefferson City on 4/30/2013 11:09:05 PM:
Welcome to Jefferson City Mr. Z! I would try and talk you into spending an extra day here, but it looks like rain is in the forecast for Thurs. and beyond, so I suspect you will want to get back on the trail and make whatever progress you can before bad weather hits. But, if you end up in Jefferson City tomorrow or beyond, I suggest the following: See the Capitol! They do tours hourly (maybe every 30 minutes, from about 9 am to 4 pm daily. The art in the building is fantastic, be sure to see the Thomas Hart Benton Mural in one of the lounges (Senate or House of Reps, I never remember which). With legislation in session the Capitol is somewhat disfunctional, and interesting at the same time. The statues of Lewis and Clark are close by the Capitol, so you could walk and see those. There is an exhibit at Jefferson Landing, again, walking distance from the Capitol, I haven't been yet, but it may be worthwhile. our downtown is quaint, you may enjoy walking on High St. and enjoying it, again walking distance from the Capitol. And be sure to have ice cream at Central Dairy. They close at 5, so get in before then. I don't know what your budget is, but since you are on foot, it will require a cab from the Truman Hotel to the Capitol complex.
Glad to hear your journey is going ok so far.