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Natural Beauty, Fine Dining, Parks, Wineries & Breweries, Scenic Drives, Historic Sites, and so much more ......


All of these things can be found in Jefferson County, Missouri

Fall is here and what a better way to escape our daily routines than getting out to explore nature right here in Jefferson County!  Check out some of the day trips we have planned that are sure to brighten your day.
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Enjoy an adventurous nature hike, delicious lunch then popcorn and movie to end the day!


Breakfast, antique shopping, and a trip to the winery for a drink and dinner all while taking in the breathtaking views!


Shopping on Main Street, enjoying a delicious lunch and brew, off to the park for some family fun and end the day with frozen custard!


A fun day of play for the kiddos on a state of the art playground, venture on a nature hike, then learn a bit of history while overlooking the river and finish the day with some tasty mexican food!


Start your day on a nature hike, round of golf or scenic balloon ride then enjoy dinner and a trip to the Brewing Co. for a cold one!


Breakfast, a day of exploring a few historic sites such as the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge then on to wine tasting and dinner!


Lunch, site seeing at Mastodon State Historic Site and custard for dessert!
Golfing, BBQ for dinner and a night at the raceway!

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Please donate today and help make Jefferson County the place of choice to dine, explore and stay.  Your donation can make a huge difference in bringing awareness to Jefferson County. Included with your donation, the JCTC will list your name/business logo on our website in rotator ads and on our Facebook page showing your support. Check out the advertising section under resources for more advertisement opportunities, or simply make a donation by clicking the Donate Here button below!



Learn about the Jefferson County Tourism Commission

Listen to JCTC President, Scott Seek discussing the formation and plans for the newly formed Jefferson County Tourism Commission at the 2021 State of the County Address.

The Jefferson County Tourism Commission would like to take this opportunity to thank the Arnold Tourism Commission, Festus Tourism Commission and the Pevely Tourism Commission for their support in the start up of the JCTC. We would also like to thank the Jefferson County Growth Association for their continued efforts and support through these last few months in helping to form the JCTC. This plan has been in the works for many, many years now. A lot of thinking and planning by many JCGA Board Members has gone into this venture which has finally become a reality. We look forward to the road ahead and where we can take it!

Thank You,

Jefferson County Tourism Commission Board Members

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Visit Jefferson County

Escape isn't worlds away, it's all around us!

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Visit one of Jefferson County's wineries or breweries and let your senses take flight!   

Historic Kimmswick


Welcome to Historic Kimmswick!

Take a trip to the beautiful and historic city of Kimmswick, Missouri! Step back in time in the city, founded in 1859, where you’ll encounter one-of-a-kind shops, quaint eateries, charming inns, and lively attractions such as the annual Strawberry Festival. Stop by LaChance Vineyard’s newest location to enjoy fine wines, and an elegant dinner.


Plan your day trip or peaceful getaway to Kimmswick today!

For more information, check out the Kimmswick Town Brochure, Restaurants or Stores by clicking one of the links below.

Hidden Treasure right here in Hillsboro, Missouri.

~ Kress Farm Garden Preserve ~ Day trip worth taking!

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Kress Farm Blue Trail
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With school starting, please allow extra time when traveling and practice safe driving ~ HELP KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE!

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Thank you to everyone who came to the Meet & Greet to celebrate the newly formed Jefferson County Tourism Commission. We were excited to share the news about who we are and where we are going! Many thanks to LaChance Winery of Kimmswick; Hovis & Associates; Holiday Inn Express & Suites Festus - South St. Louis; The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery for sponsoring this event. It was a beautiful evening and we enjoyed meeting each and every one of you!
Please share our information with friends and businesses and help spread the word about the JCTC. We would like to see our website be the main source for all things Jefferson County.
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       This is the Jefferson County        Tourism Commission's very first advertisement to help promote all we have to offer, right here in  Jefferson County, Missouri.


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  This was all made possible    thanks to the funding from the following four businesses:

Arnold Tourism Commission
Festus Tourism Commission
Pevely Tourism Commission
Jefferson County Growth Association
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Jefferson County Tourism President, Scott Seek speaking about the newly formed (JCTC) Jefferson County Tourism Commission at the Virtual 2021 State of the County Address.

This event was brought to you by the Jefferson County Growth Association.

JCTC Executive Director, Sharon Floyd speaking about the progress of the Jefferson County Tourism Commission since start up in October of 2020.
4-2021 Leader Story

~ Footage from the 2021 JCGA Bottleneck Bridge Ride ~

~ Bringing Tourism to Jefferson County for 6 consecutive years ~


Click on the photo below to access the footage

Main & Mill Brewing Company    If you haven't had the chance, check out this wonderful local establishment right here in Festus!

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Stay Informed


The Jefferson County Tourism Commission (JCTC) is newly formed as of October, 2020.


The  JCTC envisions making Jefferson County the place of choice to dine, explore and stay in Eastern Missouri. 


The JCTC is here to strengthen and grow Jefferson County's economy through travel and tourism which will bring more revenue to the county all while supporting our local businesses.