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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

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

National Military Heritage Museum

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

St. Joseph, MO Museums



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


Patee House Museum

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

St. Joseph, MO Museums

Missouri Aboretum

There are over 1,300 trees on campus with over 105

Maryville, MO Arboretums

Society of Memories Doll Museum

Over 600 dolls ranging from 1840s "covered wagon dolls"

St. Joseph, MO Museums

Farris Theatre

Beautifully restored, fully operational 1901

Richmond, MO Theatres

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

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