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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

J.C. Penney Museum and Boyhood Home

J.C. Penney Museum presents a look at Penney's life and career; 20-minute video to view. Home renovated to 1875-1900

Hamilton, MO Museums

Conception Abbey

Benedictine monastery founded in 1873. Highlights: The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (dedicated in 1891, rare example of Beuronese murals);

Conception, MO Historic Churches

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




Lewis and Clark State Park

Dedicated to explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the 121

St. Joseph, MO State Parks

State Theater

Restored 1939 movie theater featuring a variety of entertainment from the region, state and US. For example: folk, classic, bluegrass, children'

Mound City, MO Theatres


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