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5:46 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Historic Jefferson City penitentiary temporarily cancels tours

The Missouri State Penitentiary, photo by Danielle Kellogg via Flickr.

The Missouri State Penitentiary has cancelled its tours for the rest of the 2013 season, a move that could hinder potential tourism in Jefferson City.

The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that state testing found a mold problem at the penitentiary. The state prohibits anyone from entering the building until it’s cleared up. Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesperson Ryan Burns said she hopes the closing will not keep future visitors away.

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