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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

Van Buren-Spaeth Library Museum

Library upstairs (15,000 books)

Lathrop, 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

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

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


Buchanan County Courthouse

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

St. Joseph, MO Historic Courthouses

Albany Driving/Walking Tour

Self-guided tour meanders past Victorian homes set in rural charm. Brochure shows brief history of each site incluiding historical town square courthouse. Brochure at "Information Center."

Albany, MO Tours



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