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Saint Joseph

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St. Joseph (informally St. Joe) is a city in and the county seat of Buchanan County, Missouri, United States. It is the principal city of the St. Joseph Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Buchanan, Andrew, and DeKalb counties in Missouri and Doniphan County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, St. Joseph had a total population of 76,780, making it the eighth largest city in the state, third largest in Northwest Missouri. The metropolitan area had a population of 127,329 in 2010.St. Joseph, named after the biblical Saint Joseph, is located on the Missouri River. It is perhaps best known as the starting point of the Pony Express and the death place of Jesse James; the rapper Eminem was born here as well. St. Joseph is also home to Missouri Western State University.HistorySt. Joseph was founded on the Missouri River by Joseph Robidoux, a local fur trader, and officially incorporated in 1843. In its early days, it was a bustling outpost and rough frontier town, serving as a last supply point and jumping-off point on the Missouri River toward the "Wild West". It was the westernmost point in the United States accessible by rail until after the American Civil War.
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Patee House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patee House Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pony Express Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Pony Express Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Glore Psychiatric Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Glore Psychiatric Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jesse James Home Museum ©
History Museum
Jesse James Home Museum
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Saint Joseph

Pirtle Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Pirtle Winery Weston
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Holladay Distillery ©
Distillery
Holladay Distillery Weston
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Missouri Star Quilt Company ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Missouri Star Quilt Company Hamilton
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Jesse James Birthplace Museum ©
Historic Site
Jesse James Birthplace Museum Kearney
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Saint Joseph

Missouri Theatre ©
Architectural Building
Missouri Theatre
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Pony Express Monument ©
Monument
Pony Express Monument
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Walter Cronkite Memorial ©
History Museum
Walter Cronkite Memorial
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
The St. Joseph Parkway
Biking Trail
The St. Joseph Parkway
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Saint Joseph

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Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion ©
Specialty Museum
Wyeth-Tootle Mansion
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Robidoux Row Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Robidoux Row Museum
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Saint Joseph

Mount Mora Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Mount Mora Cemetery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Museum Hill Historic District ©
Historic Walking Area
Museum Hill Historic District
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Saint Joseph

Civic Center Park ©
Park
Civic Center Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Riverfront Park
Park
Riverfront Park
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

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