The Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza was dedicated in June 2008. Located on the Missouri State Capitol grounds, the monument is on the corner of Capitol Avenue and Jefferson Street. The trailhead plaza will serve as a center for future connections to the Jefferson City Greenway System and Katy Trail State Park.
The Plaza is also home to the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery heroic size monument. Sculpted by Sabra Tull Meyer, the five figure monument represents a lasting tribute commemorating the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark through Missouri. The monument sits among large limestone bluff walls, waterfalls, landscaping and interpretive signage.
Did you know that the upper waterfall of the monument represents the 21 major rivers and streams the expedition encountered on the way west? If your group is looking for an "insider" account, you can schedule a docent session by contacting Jefferson City Parks and Recreation at (573) 634-6482. This informative presentation about the history of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery lasts approximately 15 minutes, providing information that may not generally be known by most visitors.