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Pony Express Region, Missouri

Come to this region and discover what thousands of glod seekers, outlaws, explorers and traders knew 200 years ago - this northwest corner of the state is a great stopover, no matter where you're headed. Rich in Old West legends and flavor, the Pony Express Region offers unique towns, intriguing attractions and tree-filled countryside to explore.


Though much ahs changed since horseback riders stopped in this region for lodging and supplies, the legends these riders built live on in the area's museums, tour homes and brick-paved streets. Come and make your own legendary memories in the Pony Express Region.

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Ray County Museum and Genealogical Library

Ray County, known as the Mother County of Missouri, and, its County Seat, Richmond, boasts a beautiful turn of the century building for its museum. 37

Richmond, MO Museums

Step Back In Time Tours

Jamesport, Missouri is home to the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi River. Step-On-Tour guide for 25

Jamesport, MO Tours

National Military Heritage Museum

Housed in the Harvey Ellis designed brick building that formerly served as the city'

St. Joseph, MO Museums

Big Lake State Park

Campgrounds with electric hookups adjacent to 625-acre Oxbow Lake that is perfect for fishing. Bird watching is popular in 407

Mound City, MO State Parks


Bilby Ranch Lake Conservation Area

Fishing is the highlight of this area, which includes 15

Maryville, MO Recreation

Glore Psychiatric Museum

Artifacts, documents and replicas portray 400 years of psychiatric treatment. Exhibits chronicle 128-year history of "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2" founded in 1874.

St. Joseph, MO Museums


Van Buren-Spaeth Library Museum

Library upstairs (15,000 books)

Lathrop, MO Museums

Pony Express National Museum

Housed inside the historic Pike's Peak Stables, the Pony Express Museum illustrates the need, creation and operation of the mail service which began in 1860

St. Joseph, MO Pony Express

Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area

85-acre urban conservation area has picnic shelters, ponds, a marsh, restrooms, a variety of trees and a total of 2 miles of trails (1.4

St. Joseph, MO Conservation Areas


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