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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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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

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


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

Patee House Museum

The museum was the site of the Pony Express Headquarters in 1860

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

Jesse James Home

This was the house where outlaw Jesse James was killed April 3, 1882. Exhibits include artifacts from Jesse's grave after he was exhumed in 1995

St. Joseph, MO Famous Homes

Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area

Four-mile-long hiking trail (loop)

St. Joseph, MO Trails

Bilby Ranch Lake Conservation Area

Fishing is the highlight of this area, which includes 15

Maryville, MO Recreation



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