Things To Do Nearby

Saint Joseph Visitors Center……………………………….. 816-233-1839 located at 502 N Woodbine, Suite B (inside the East Hills Library building).

Museums:

Albrecht-Kemper Museum Of Art…………………………816-233-7003 located at 3406 Frederick Ave.  albrecht-kemper.org One of the finest art collections, of American Art, in the Midwest.

Andrew County Museum…………………………………….816-324-4720 located at 202 East Duncan Drive, in Savannah, MO. andrewcountymuseum.org Exhibits illustrate Andrew County history and the rural way of life.

Black Archives Museum…………………………………….816-232-8471 located at 3406 Frederick Ave. stjosephmuseum.org Exhibits interpret the St Joseph African American experience and contributions.

Glore Psychiatric Museum……………………………………816-232-8471 located at 3406 Frederick Ave. stjosephmuseum.org Chronicles the history of “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2” and mental health treatment.

Jesse James Home Museum…………………………………..816-232-8206 located at 1202 Penn St. ponyexpressjessejames.com Jesse James was killed here in 1882.

National Military Heritage Museum………………………….816-233-4321 located at 701 Messanie. nationalmilitaryheritagemuseum.com Honoring all branches, of the military, and those who have served on the home front.

Patee House Museum………………………………………………..816-232-8206 located at 1202 Penn St. ponyexpressjessejames.com The Patee House Hotel was the headquarters, for the Pony Express, and the Civil War Union Provost Marshal’s office. Includes: Carousel , Buffalo Saloon, Western Art and Jesse James

Pony Express National Museum…………………………………..816-279-5059 located at 914 Penn.  ponyexpress.org The famous mail service began here in 1860.

Robidoux Row Museum……………………………………………….816-232-5861 located at 219 E Poulin St. robidouxrowmuseum.org 1840’s housing, to meet the needs of westward bound pioneers.

St Joseph Fire Museum……………………………………………….816-671-0410 located at 1202 S. 11th St. sjfd77.com/firemuseum Contains the firefighting equipment used to protect St Joseph residents for more than 140 years.

St Joseph Museum……………………………………………………..816-232-8471 located at 3406 Frederick Ave. stjosephmuseum.org American Indian exhibits and annually featured exhibits.

Other Attractions

Buchanan County Courthouse………………………………………816-271-1412 located at 411 Jules. Architecture and history (Ford brothers tried for the killing of Jesse James).

Bushman Planetarium……………………………………………….816-271-4288 located at MWSU, 4525 Downs Drive. missouriwestern.edu/planetarium Shows to explore our universe.

Missouri Theater………………………………………………………816-271-4717 located at 715 Edmond St. missouritheater.com Renovated 1927 movie palace serving as the regional center for the arts.

Mount Mora Cemetery……………………………………………….816-232-8471 located at 824 Mount Mora Road. mountmora.org Est. 1851, it is one of the oldest operating cemeteries.

Pony Express Monument……………………………………………….located at 9th St. and Frederick Ave.

Remington Nature Center…………………………………………..816-271-5499 located at 1502 MacArthur Drive. stjoenaturecenter.info Missouri River Walk and nature exhibits.

Walter Cronkite Memorial…………………………………………..816-271-4100 located at MWSU, 4525 Downs Drive. waltercronkitememorial.org Interactive exhibits, photos and live multimedia exhibits.

Annual Events

  • St Joseph Sculpture Walk (year round)
  • First Saturdays Downtown St Joseph (first Saturday each month – music and visual artists)
  • Agency Artifact Show (first Saturday in March – Native American artifacts)
  • Missouri Chili Championship (First Sunday in March – chili cookoff)
  • St Patricks Day Parade (Saturday before St Patricks Day)
  • End Of Lent Party (second weekend in April)
  • Imagine Eleven Concert Series (Sundays May 31 through Aug 9 – food, free live music outdoors)
  • Apple Blossom Festival (first Saturday in May – parade, BBQ cookoff, queen contests)
  • Northend Festival (first weekend in June – fireworks, food, parade, vendors, childrens activities)
  • Sounds Of Summer Concerts (Fridays in June and July – music)
  • Annual Pony Express Re-ride (third week in June)
  • Art In The Park (second weekend in June – regional artist’s exhibits)
  • Junteenth Festival (second weekend in June – parade, food, historic reenactments, music, health fair, picnic)
  • Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival (second weekend in June – music, art vendors, concessions)
  • Old Fashioned Agency Picnic (last full weekend in July – tractor pull, parade, music, carnival, dance)
  • Kansas City Chiefs Summer Training Camp (three weeks in July and August – Kids’ Zone, concessions, autographs, merchandise)
  • St Patricks Fiesta (first weekend in August – Queen coronation, Mexican food, carnival, music)
  • Trails West! Festival (third weekend in August – fine art, folk art, music, reenactments, entertainment, food)
  • Joestock Music Festival (Labor Day weekend – free music, concessions)

For more information about local attractions and annual events in the Saint Joseph region, please visit the Saint Joseph, MO Convention & Visitors Bureau. , stjoearts.org , colemanhawkins.org , stjosephmusicfoundation.org , trailswest.org  , missouriwestern.edu/kcchiefs

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