Visit St. Joseph, Missouri

We know that current travel restrictions during COVID-19 have interrupted or postponed your plans. However, when you’re ready to visit our area, we’re ready to help you plan. The resources below will assist you in organizing your favorite vacation or staycation safely. Continue dreaming of your future trip here with us, and follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date ideas and inspiration.

We can’t tell you one great reason to visit St. Joseph … because there are one hundred. St. Joseph, MO, has been a city of Uncommon Character for more than 175 years.

Slow As You Go metal sculpture by Dale Lewis on Felix Street in downtown St. Joseph, MO
The Sculpture Walk takes visitors past impressive works of art in downtown St. Joseph.

Walk through history

Once a thriving trade stop and the starting point of the Pony Express, the town has held firm to its roots. Fascinating historical sites and museums commemorate the generations of folks who have made the area their home. It’s hard to even go a few feet in the city without coming across a historical marker that recounts an extraordinary story, including the lives of the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite, and the most wanted, Jesse James. Make your own memories at our 13 unique museums, view amazing architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places and experience specialty dining in historic homes and neighborhoods.

An exhibit depicting the beginning of the Pony Express at the Pony Express National Museum in St. Joseph, MO
Learn about the legendary beginnings and important legacy of the Pony Express.

Make memories

Even the most discerning visitor will appreciate St. Joseph’s cultural arts. From a world-class art museum to a renowned symphony orchestra, it’s easy to find an event or experience that’s perfect for you. Then, set out for our brick streets downtown to see the Sculpture Walk, and indulge in dinner and a show at the Ruby Theatre. Or take in the view of the rolling Missouri River and bluffs along the trail at the Remington Nature Center. Bring your bike and go off-road on one of the winding paths along the 26-mile parkway. Every summer, sports fans can enjoy the World Champion Kansas City Chiefs at the Summer Training Camp held at Missouri Western State University.

Fans hold up a “Chiefs Kingdom” banner at Summer Training Camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO
Cheer for the KC Chiefs at Summer Training Camp.
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