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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

National Military Heritage Museum

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

St. Joseph, 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


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

M'Shoogy's Emergency Animal Rescue

Largest no-kill, all animal rescue in the US. Including wildlife, federal migratory birds on 22 acres of gardens, and an antebellum home built in 1872

Savannah, MO Wildlife Refuges


Missouri Aboretum

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

Maryville, MO Arboretums

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

St. Jo Frontier Casino

Enjoy authentic riverboat gaming at its best! Blackjack, craps, Caribbean stud poker, video poker, roulette and slot machines. Also great food all year long!

St. Joseph, MO Casinos


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