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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

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


Lewis and Clark State Park

Dedicated to explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the 121

St. Joseph, MO State Parks


Bilby Ranch Lake Conservation Area

Fishing is the highlight of this area, which includes 15

Maryville, MO Recreation


Patee House Museum

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

St. Joseph, MO Museums

Van Buren-Spaeth Library Museum

Library upstairs (15,000 books)

Lathrop, MO Museums

Buchanan County Courthouse

Built in 1873, the two-story structure underwnet extensive restoration and remodeling in 1979

St. Joseph, MO Historic Courthouses

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