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Central Region is in central Missouri and home of the state capital Jefferson City.


Map of Central Missouri
State of Missouri


These cities and towns are on or near the I-70 or US50 corridor from St. Louis to Kansas City:

  • 1 Jefferson City — state capital of Missouri
  • 2 Boonville — starting point of the Santa Fe Trail
  • 3 Clinton — the starting point of the Katy Trail
  • 4 Columbia — home of the University of Missouri - Columbia
  • 5 Fulton Fulton, Missouri on Wikipedia — site of Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech
  • 6 Hermann
  • 7 Sedalia — birthplace of composer Scott Joplin, the "King of Ragtime."
  • 8 Versailles Versailles, Missouri on Wikipedia
  • 9 Cole Camp — known for the annual street fair in September. It also hosts a Maifest in May, an Oktoberfest in October, and a Christbaumfest in late November; all highlight the town's German heritage.
  • 10 Warsaw — close to the Truman State Park.


These cities and towns appear primarily along the former US Route 66 from St. Louis to Springfield:

Other destinations[edit]

Lake of the Ozarks


Get in[edit]

Columbia Regional Airport (COU IATA)

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The Santa Fe Trail originates in this region.




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