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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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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

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

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Built in 1913, the architecture and character of the Albrecht residence houses the finest collection of 18th, 19th, and 20

St. Joseph, MO Museums

Glore Psychiatric Museum

Artifacts, documents and replicas portray 400 years of psychiatric treatment. Exhibits chronicle 128-year history of "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2" founded in 1874.

St. Joseph, MO Museums



Society of Memories Doll Museum

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

St. Joseph, MO Museums


Van Buren-Spaeth Library Museum

Library upstairs (15,000 books)

Lathrop, MO Museums

State Theater

Restored 1939 movie theater featuring a variety of entertainment from the region, state and US. For example: folk, classic, bluegrass, children'

Mound City, MO Theatres

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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