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.
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 and 15 annual festivals. View amazing architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and experience specialty dining in historic homes and neighborhoods.
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. 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 Kansas City Chiefs Summer Training Camp held at Missouri Western State University.