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Missouri State Penitentiary

Missouri State Penitentiary

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lat: 38.5739933 long: -92.1601816

When the Missouri State Penitentiary was decommissioned in 2004, it became a historic landmark in the state’s capital of Jefferson City. There are a variety of tours from which guests can pick to spend their time, such as the historic tour, a ghost tour, or a photography tour. Guests will walk¬†through several historic housing units, the outside yard of the prison and the gas chamber where 40 men and women were executed. Fans of paranormal investigators will appreciate stories of the first hand ghostly sightings at Missouri State Penitentiary.

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Trail of Tears Access

A boat ramp that allows visitors to access the Trail of Tears

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Noren Access Path

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Taylors Landing

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Bean Lake Natural Area

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Trail of Tears Nature Trail

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Tower Rock

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Trail of Tears to Cairo

The path taken by Chief John Ross on his way to Cairo. (https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=161480)

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Katy Trail Trailhead

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Red House Path

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Jefferson Mounument

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Trail of Tears Memorial

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Chamoise to Klondike MO

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