Visit St. Joseph, MO

Need more than one good reason to visit St. Joseph? We have more than 100. Read on to discover just a few of the ways to make memories at the crossroads of thrilling history and can’t-miss adventure.

The exterior of the Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, MO
Learn about the Pony Express in the city where it all began.

Rich History

Once a thriving trade stop and the starting point of the Pony Express, the town has held firm to its roots. Fascinating historical sites and 13 unique museums commemorate the generations of folks who have made the area their home. It’s hard to even go a few feet in the city without coming across a historical marker that recounts an extraordinary story, including the lives of the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite, and the most wanted, Jesse James. Make your own memories at any of our 15 annual festivals. View amazing architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Experience specialty dining in historic homes and neighborhoods.

Customers shop inside Manic Snail boutique in St. Joseph, MO
Grab the perfect gift for everyone on your list at local boutiques like Manic Snail.

Vibrant Culture

Even the most discerning visitor will appreciate St. Joseph’s cultural arts. From a world-class art museum to a renowned symphony orchestra, it’s easy to find an event or experience that’s perfect for you. Then, set out for the brick streets of downtown to see the Sculpture Walk before dinner and a show at the Ruby Theatre. Or take in the view of the rolling Missouri River and bluffs along the trail at Sunbridge Hills or the Remington Nature Center. Bring your bike and go off-road on one of the winding paths along the 26-mile parkway.

Three people wearing masks stand in front of the Pony Express Monument by Avard Fairbanks in St. Joseph, MO
Discover historic monuments as you enjoy plenty of space for social distancing.

We’re here for you when you’re ready to visit. A mask mandate is currently in place. See for details.

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