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ST.JOSEPH M ISSOU R I

St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Wyeth Tootle Mansion

HISTORY AND CULTURE ABOUND IN ST. JOSEPH

By Marshall White

Patee House Museum

Visiting St. Joseph for the first time and you’ve only got a day or two to see the town? One will never see all of St. Joseph in less than two days, but you can get a good idea about whether you’d like to come back and see more. If it’s rainy, cold, or snowy outside, consider starting at the Patee House Museum. Here you can get an overview of this community’s history. The museum began life as a luxury hotel in 1858 built by local entrepreneur John Patee. Mr. Patee rented first floor office space in 1860 to a freighting firm called the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company, founders of the Pony Express. Here you can see a stagecoach, climb on board a steam engine, walk down an indoor main street and view all sorts of antique vehicles. And if you’re tired of walking, try a ride on the Wild Thing Carousel. Right next door to the museum is another major attraction that’s part of the city’s claim to national fame – The Jesse James Home. Here

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the notorious outlaw was shot to death on April 3, 1882. By now you’ll have easily spent three hours inside and it’s probably lunch time. Consider eating at a local restaurant. A drive four blocks north will lead you to Bleecker Street Deli, which has very good take-out sandwiches. And if the weather is nice, you can eat outside at their picnic tables. A half-block north brings a discriminating eater to the Gothic Tea House and Eatery. Owner Pat McNaughton cooks fresh food daily and is noted for her soups and crustless quiches. Calling ahead is encouraged at both deli and tea house. For the afternoon, consider walking off your lunch. You can take a tour through the historic downtown where many of the 19th century buildings have been saved by converting them into apartment buildings or businesses. There are two historic warehouse districts on the National Register of Historic Places, dozens

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of beautiful churches, and don’t forget to visit the statue celebrating the Way West in the park at Third & Edmond Streets. . Visitors can also walk through the attractive Museum Hill neighborhood filled with dozens of historic homes and one of the city’s crown jewels – The Wyeth Tootle Mansion. It’s filled with three stories of local and neighborhood history. The city has several other historic neighborhoods that are recommended for a drive, including Cathedral Hill, Lover’s

Above: Mount Mora Cemetery, Right: The St. Joseph Museum, Below: An example of the historic architecture in Downtown St. Joseph

Lane and the Harris-Kemper Neighborhood. But throughout the city, one can see historic homes built in a wide variety of architectural styles by a number of nationally recognized architects. Another walking tour should include Mount Mora Cemetery. Established in 1851, it is the oldest operating cemetery in St. Joseph and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The architecture in the cemetery is incredible and it is the burial place for three Missouri Governors, Pony Express Riders and other famous past residents. Many more tours and itineraries can be found at the Visitors Center at 502 N Woodbine, or the Visitors Bureau offices at 109 S. 4th Street.


GREAT LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK Chiefs QB Alex Smith signing autographs after practice at the Chiefs Training Camp, Above: Coleman Hawkins Park / Gary Westcott

By Chris Fleck Sometimes I do business with people on Craigslist in the Kansas City Metro Area. When I mention I’m in St. Joseph, it often generates an inordinate amount of huffing and puffing on the other end of the line. What most Kansas City folks forget is that St. Joseph is closer to Kansas City International Airport than many neighborhoods in their own area . . . about 35 minutes north. It’s an easy daytrip if you know the right places to visit. St. Joe, as the locals call it, has a thriving live music scene with several open mic opportunities every week. Years ago, classic rock cover bands mostly took the local stage, but today it’s exciting to be home to a growing number of local bands garnering national attention, including Radkey, a local punk band. They’ve recently been featured on MTV and are currently touring the globe. Visitors can also catch

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Left: Historical reenactment at Trails West!®, Above: Concert at Trails West!® / Gary Westcott, Right: Coleman Hawkins statue in Coleman Hawkins Park

several more up and comers including Dsoedean, Eyelit and Scruffy & the Janitors. During spring and summer months, you can enjoy monthly outdoor music events such as Parties on the Parkway along the city’s boulevard system and Sounds of Summer at Coleman Hawkins Park on Felix Street Square. Some of the Local restaurants & bars that feature live music regularly include The First Ward, Bad Art Bistro, Fosters Martini Bar, Piatto 614, Norty’s, The HiHo, Magoon’s Delicatessen, the Muny Inn and the Rendezvous. If country music is your scene, St. Joe offers The Buffalo Bar & No Place. You’ll find a large number of dining choices while you’re 2014 St. Joseph Missouri Official Visitors Guide

in “The Joe.” Sure we have our share of national chains, but we also offer some great “mom & pop” restaurants. Dine in the company of gourmet chefs at Piatto 614, Bad Art Bistro, JC Wyatt House and AlbrechtKemper Museum of Art, or grab some burgers & wings at the HiHo, Norty’s, Ground Round and the First Ward. Steaks at 36th Street, the Fredrick Inn and the Hoof & Horn, Greek cuisine from Gyro Paradise, a familystyle chicken restaurant called Galvin’s, unique Cajun cuisine at Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood & Steaks or famous tacos and enchiladas from Barbosa’s are all great choices. St. Joseph has a thriving visual arts culture as well. See pieces by such artists as Wayne

Teibold, Red Grooms and Mary Cassat at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Each August help us celebrate our local heritage as the jumping off point to the West at our Trails West!® Music and Art Festival, where you are treated to fabulous food and national musical acts. Trails West!® is just one of 12 annual festivals in St. Joseph. If you enjoy being outdoors, our 26-mile Parkway System is a beautiful green belt that connects Krug Park in the north part of our city to Hyde Park in the south end of town. Another great destination trip in the summer months is to see the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp, during which many area businesses offer lodging and dining specials. So, the next time you’re searching for something new to do in Northwest Missouri, or are in and around Kansas City, just remember the neighbors to the North. We’re only 35 minutes away and we’d love to see you here in St. Joseph.

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ANNUAL EVENTS

Bluegrass Battles Hunger Concert

MARCH MARDI GRAS PARADE

First weekend in March or Saturday preceding Ash Wednesday Downtown, St. Joseph The annual Mardi Gras festival is an adult event to celebrate the upcoming season of Lent, and features a parade. There will also be entertainment and specials at the downtown nightclubs.

AGENCY ARTIFACT SHOW

First Saturday in March Agency Community Center 11351 Rt. FF, Agency, MO 816-253-9301 Collectors from around the Midwest

gather to show their collections of Native American artifacts.

MISSOURI CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP

First Sunday in March Civic Arena, 100 N. 4th St. 816-364-3836 Amateurs and professionals from the region cook up some of the tastiest chili around. Enjoy free samples while roaming flea market, listening to live music and participating in silent auction.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day Downtown, St. Joseph along Frederick Ave.

www.facebook.com/ StJosephHibernians The parade begins at Noyes Boulevard and Frederick Avenue and proceeds west towards downtown. Sponsored by the local Ancient Order of Hibernians.

MAY APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

First Saturday in May Downtown, St. Joseph along Frederick Ave. appleblossomparade.com Share the spirit of St. Joseph’s annual rite of spring. City-wide festival

includes queen contests and the everpopular Apple Blossom Parade and Apple Blossom BBQ at Civic Center Park.

JUNE NORTHEND FESTIVAL

First weekend in June Krug Park, St. Joseph Ave. 816-261-5430 Friday night, live music, vendors, crafts, fireworks, children’s activities. Saturday, parade, live music, Bikers for Babies drive-by, food, children’s activities, vendors. Sunday, dance performance, vendors, food, children’s activities.

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OLD-FASHIONED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

First weekend in June. 824 Mount Mora Road 816-232-8471 mountmora.org Visitors can stroll Mausoleum Row in Mount Mora, a 150-year old Rural Garden cemetery, and experience St. Joseph’s past through intriguing stories told by costumed living history characters. Horse and buggy rides available.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERTS

Every Friday in June & July Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets) www.facebook.com/SoundsofSummer Enjoy a variety of live music bands at Coleman Hawkins Park on Felix Street Square, Fridays in June & July from 6-9 p.m.

ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS RE-RIDE Third weekend in June 1202 Penn Street 816-232-8206 ponyexpressjessejames.com Annual rerun by the National Pony Express Association leaves Old Sacramento, CA June 10. More than 550 riders cover the 1966-mile trail in 10 days. Arrival ceremony at the Patee House Museum, 2 p.m. June 21.

art, historical reenactments, music, food, health fair & picnic.

COLEMAN HAWKINS JAZZ FESTIVAL

Second weekend in June Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets) 816-271-8574 colemanhawkins.org Join in the celebration of St. Joseph’s native son, Coleman Hawkins, with concerts by famed area jazz musicians. Includes art vendors and concessions. Admission is free. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

IMAGINE ELEVEN CONCERT SERIES

Every Sunday in June & July, through August 10 Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets) imagineeleven.com Eleven summer nights of great live music, tasty food and fellowship in a beautiful outdoor setting. Proceeds to benefit The Center in St. Joseph. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on major holidays

OLD FASHIONED AGENCY PICNIC

Admission is free.

Last full weekend in July Agency Ford Museum, 11351 State Rt. FF, Agency, MO 816-253-9301 or 816-253-9369 Tractor pull on Friday night. Saturday, parade, Little Mr. & Miss Agency, baby show, musical groups, carnival, minitractor pull, and lawn dance. Sunday, church service, 11 a.m. An antique tractor/classic car show, noon.

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL

KC CHIEFS SUMMER TRAINING CAMP

Second weekend in June John Lucas Park, 18th & Charles 816-387-9598 Commemorate the oldest celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Parade, African

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ART IN THE PARK

Second weekend in June Civic Center Park 1100 Frederick Ave. 816-279-3199 Enjoy viewing the work of artists from all over the region. Also see art demonstrations and meet hometown artists. Sponsored by the Midwest Artists Association.

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Missouri Western State University Spratt Hall Atrium, 4525 Downs Drive St. Joseph, MO 64507 waltercronkitememorial.org (816) 271-4100

3 weeks in July & August 4525 Downs Dr. 816-271-4124 missouriwestern.edu/kcchiefs facebook.com/ChiefsInStjo

Step Back In Time With Us! Built by city founder Joseph Robidoux in the 1840’s. These row houses were home to many new arrivals to the city. Later Joseph Robidoux himself lived here. Artifacts include many household items from the era. Call for hours and admission.

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ANNUAL EVENTS AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

ST. PATRICK’S FIESTA

JOESTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Second Weekend in August St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 816-279-2594 facebook.com/ StPatricksMexicanFiesta The fiesta begins with a queen coronation and variety show. Lots of Mexican food, Cascarones, music and lots more.

TRAILS WEST!® FESTIVAL

Third weekend in August Civic Center Park 1100 Frederick Ave. 816-233-0231 trailswest.org Largest event in Northwest Missouri. Rated in the top three by Missouri Arts Council, offers three days of fine art, folk art, stage performances, reenactments, musical entertainment and food.

native son, Coleman Hawkins, with concerts by famed area blues musicians. Includes art vendors and concessions. Admission is free. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

First weekend in September Felix Street Square, Downtown 7th & Felix 816-676-1112 MissouriMusicHallOfFame.org Three-day festival over Labor Day. Dozens of international, national, regional, and local musical acts. Free admission. Produced in conjunction with MO Music Hall of Fame, St. Joseph Music Foundation, & “The Regular Joe.”

SOUTHSIDE FALL FESTIVAL

COLEMAN HAWKINS BLUES FESTIVAL

BLUEGRASS BATTLES HUNGER CONCERT

Second weekend in September Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets) 816-271-8574 colemanhawkins.org Join in the celebration of St. Joseph’s

Third weekend in September 8th & Hyde Park Ave., in Hyde Park 816-273-3370 southsidefallfestival.org This annual event is dedicated to family entertainment with craft and food booths, kids’ rides and activities, on-going entertainment, fireworks and a parade in an alcohol-free environment. Free admission.

Fourth Weekend in September Coleman Hawkins Park, 7th & Felix bluegrassbattleshunger.com Bluegrass Battles Hunger is an annual concert event in support of Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The event is free to attend, and patrons

are encouraged to bring cash or nonperishable food donations.

OCTOBER PUMPKINFEST

Second weekend in October Pony Express Museum, 914 Penn St. 816-279-5059 or 800-530-5930 ponyexpress.org Free family arts festival; entertainment, children’s costume parade, festival rides, games, crafters and food. See the lighting of “Great Pumpkin Mountain:” hundreds of carved, electrically lit pumpkins magically come to life.

HAUNTED HARRISKEMPER WALKING TOUR

Second weekend in October 816-233-0030 or email hauntedhk@ gmail.com for tickets facebook.com/ HarrisKemperNeighborhood

Preserving America’s Military Heritage. National Military Heritage Museum St. Joseph, Missouri

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Monday through Friday: 9 am to 3 pm Saturday: By appointment only. Winter hours are different. Large groups call for appointment.

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Halloween theme tours focus on the architecture of Harris Kemper Neighborhood with costumed tour guides, spooky stories, and refreshments. Ticket price $12.

MIDWEST ARTIST ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW

3rd Weekend in October East Hills Mall, 3702 Frederick Ave. 816-279-3199 midwestartists.org Featuring fine art in a variety of media and expressions for cash prizes and ribbons. Exhibit and show open to active members, associates, and nonmembers.

VOICES OF THE PAST

Last weekend in October 824 Mount Mora Road 816-232-8471 mountmora.org Visitors can stroll Mausoleum Row in Mount Mora, a 150-year old Rural Garden cemetery, and experience St. Joseph’s past through intriguing stories told by costumed living history characters.

2818 Frederick Ave. 816-233-7003 albrecht-kemper.org Everyone is invited to join Santa for a pancake breakfast, then you can make a gingerbread masterpiece during the workshops. $10 per person. Workshop, $10 per child.

HOLIDAY PARK & SOUTH POLE

Opens the Friday after Thanksgiving Krug Park, 3500 St. Joseph Ave. Hyde Park, 8th & Hyde Park Ave. 816-271-5500 stjoemo.info Over 100,000 visitors annually drive through the amazing winter wonderlands, which features holiday displays and thousands of twinkling lights. Largest holiday display in Northwest Missouri. Free admission, donations are appreciated.

ST. JOE FUN FACTS! St. Joseph was once home to news anchor Walter Cronkite, rap singer Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem), actresses Jane Wyman, Ruth Warrick, and Betty Garrett, and pioneer jazz musician Coleman Hawkins, who were all born here.

NOVEMBER SUGARPLUM FESTIVAL

Second Weekend in November Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art 2818 Frederick Ave. 816-233-7003 albrecht-kemper.org Over 40 artisans offering beautiful holiday gifts and treasures. Preview party on Thursday evening, gourmet luncheon and scrumptious bakeshop Friday and Saturday. Wine tasting Friday evening. Day or Weekend Passes Available.

DECEMBER BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

First Saturday in December Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

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AGENCY FORD MUSEUM

11351 Highway FF, Agency, MO 816-253-9301 A former school, this museum documents the history of Agency, a once-thriving community, from the 1836 Platte Purchase to the present. Open by appointment and during all city events.

ALBRECHT-KEMPER MUSEUM OF ART 2818 Frederick Ave. 816-233-7003 albrecht-kemper.org

Houses one of the finest collections of American Art in Midwest. The historic home is a perfect backdrop for works by Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri and Edward Hopper. AKMA Café serves lunch Wed & Thurs.

BLACK ARCHIVES MUSEUM

BUSHMAN PLANETARIUM

GLORE PSYCHIATRIC MUSEUM

3406 Frederick Ave. 816-232-8471 stjosephmuseum.org

MWSU, 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4288 missouriwestern.edu/planetarium

3406 Frederick Ave. 816-232-8471 stjosephmuseum.org

Exhibits interpret the St. Joseph African American experience in the areas of integration, Civil Rights, education, music, sports and the contributions of the area African Americans in St. Joseph.

Bring your family and explore our universe, from starry skies to microscopic life forms. The Bushman Planetarium is located inside Agenstein Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus.

Nationally recognized as “one of the 50 most unusual Museums in the country,” the Glore Psychiatric Museum chronicles the history of “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2” and mental health treatment.

BUCHANAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THE ST. JOSEPH FIRE MUSEUM

JESSE JAMES HOME MUSEUM

411 Jules 816-271-1412 The courthouse, on the National Register of historic places, is an architectural gem of the city. The Ford Brothers were tried here for the killing of Jesse James. Free admission.

1202 S. 11th St. 816-671-0410 sjfd77.com/firemuseum.html This museum contains a collection of the firefighting equipment used to protect the residents of St. Joseph for more than 140 years. Donations accepted.

1202 Penn St. 816-232-8206 ponyexpressjessejames.com Outlaw Jesse James was killed here April 3, 1882, by gang member Bob Ford. See artifacts from Jesse’s grave. Located next to Patee House Museum. Open daily AprilOct. 9-4; weekends Oct.-Mar.

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LOVERS LANE

loverslanesaintjo.org A beautiful, winding road immortalized by Eugene Field in the poem “Lovers Lane, Saint Jo.” Today, the site of many fine homes, it was a remote country road and where Field courted his future wife, Julia Comstock.

MISSOURI THEATRE 816-271-4717 ci.st-joseph.mo.us & missouritheater.com

A renovated 1927 movie palace which now serves as a regional center for the arts. This architectural gem is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours by Appointment.

MOUNT MORA CEMETERY 824 Mount Mora Road 816-232-8471 mountmora.org

Established in 1851, this is one of the oldest operating cemeteries, and includes burial plots of 3 Missouri Governors, Civil War Veterans, 2 Pony Express riders, and an English Baronet.

NATIONAL MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM

701 Messanie 816-233-4321 nationalmilitaryheritagemuseum.com The museum serves all branches of the armed forces and those serving the home front. The building was constructed in 1890 and includes exhibits on the history of military service.

PATEE HOUSE MUSEUM 1202 Penn St. 816-232-8206 ponyexpressjessejames.com

1858 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, Jesse James. Open daily April-Oct. 9-4; weekends Oct.-Mar.

PONY EXPRESS MONUMENT 9th and Frederick

The larger-than-life bronze statue of a Pony Express rider was dedicated in 1940. Sculptor Herman A. MacNeil’s work commemorates the pioneer spirit exhibited when the Pony Express began in 1860.

PONY EXPRESS NATIONAL MUSEUM 914 Penn 816-279-5059 or 800-530-5930 ponyexpress.org

The famous mail service began here on

April 3, 1860. State-of-the-art exhibits illustrate the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Enjoy the One-Room Schoolhouse and Whimsical Horse exhibit in Messick Gallery.

Look What We Have Waiting For You!

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ROBIDOUX ROW MUSEUM 219 E. Poulin St. 816-232-5861 robidouxrowmuseum.org

These circa 1840’s housing units, built by city founder, Joseph Robidoux, met temporary housing needs of westwardbound pioneers. Includes restoration of Robidoux’s personal quarters and furnished with some belongings.

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ST. JOSEPH MUSEUM

Independence, MO (opening 2014)

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Extensive American Indian exhibits including clothing, accessories, fans, pottery, pipes, weapons, kachinas, jewelry, and archaeological artifacts from 10 cultural regions. The featured exhibit through 2015 is “Civil War Medicine.”

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WYETH-TOOTLE MANSION Of The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. 1100 Charles St. 816-232-8471 stjosephmuseum.org

This 1879 sandstone mansion illustrates the cultural, architectural, and economic history of 19th century St. Joseph. The interior features oil-on-canvas paintings on the ceiling, ornate woodwork, and stained glass windows.

Mainstage Series Missouri Theatre Shows

WALTER CRONKITE MEMORIAL

Landing Series

Missouri Western State University 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4200 waltercronkitememorial.org The Walter Cronkite Memorial inside Spratt Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus honors St. Joseph’s native son with interactive kiosks, photographs and video from Cronkite’s legendary broadcast career.

Dinner Theatre Shows

Mystery Dinners Mystery Theatre Shows

ST. JOE FUN FACTS! In 1887, St. Joseph became the second city in the U.S. (Richmond, Virginia, was the first) to have electric streetcars.

Over 100 professional quality performances to choose from! www.StJoMo.com

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“Where History Actually Happened”

Patee House

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National Historic Landmark

Pony Express Headquarters

• Explore the Streets of Old St. Jo and Pony Express Headquarters • Visit the Buffalo Saloon • Ride the Carousel • View the Western Art

Union Army Provost Marshal’s Office

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The house where Jesse James was killed in 1882

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ST. JOSEPH PARKS & FACILITIES ST. JOSEPH PARKS AND RECREATION 1920 Grand Ave 816-271-5500 stjoemo.info/parks

FORT SMITH

The St. Joseph Park System, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is comprised of approximately 1500 acres, 26 miles of parkways and boulevards, containing 48 parks and related facilities. For a complete list of locations and map, visit website.

BODE SPORTS COMPLEX 2500 SW Parkway 816-271-5506 stjoemo.info/parks/bode.cfm

Bode Ice Arena features public skating, lessons, hockey and figure skating clubs. Features a six-court outdoor lighted basketball complex. A lighted in-line skating rink with scoreboard and a newer skateboard park complements this complex.

CIVIC ARENA

100 North 4th Street 816-271-4717 stjoemo.info/parks/arena.cfm

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18-hole golf course offers completely redesigned and expanded clubhouse featuring a banquet facility, concessions, locker rooms, pro shop, patio and decks. Course is Par 72 with driving range, cart rental.

The St. Joseph Civic Arena is a 40,000 square foot, multi-purpose facility with portable staging and basketball floor. Concert style seating for 4200 and meeting rooms can accommodate 10-300.

FAIRVIEW GOLF COURSE 33rd & Pacific 816-271-5350 stjoemo.info/parks/fairview.cfm

Corner of Bellevue Street & W. Michel Street 816-271-5500 stjomo.com/fortsmith Ft. Smith, named after Colonel Robert F. Smith, was erected in 1861 in the Missouri River bluffs during the Civil War. Includes 3 full-scale reproduction cannons, restored redoubts, lookout point, signage, and ordnance shed displaying illustrations of artillery shells used.

HERITAGE PARK SOFTBALL COMPLEX 2202 Waterworks Road 816-271-5500 stjoemo.info/parks

Awarded “Facility of the Year”, the complex includes four 300’ and one 250’ irrigated fields, covered dugouts, scoreboards, “state-of-the-art” MUSCO Lighting, “chair-back” seating (400+) and bleacher seats (1,200), 6,000 sq. ft. Pavilion with concessions, restrooms, and shaded seating.

HIKE & BIKE TRAILS

816-271-5500 stjoemo.info/parks/urbantrailsystem.cfm The Urban Trail System, a network of 10’ concrete trails and traditional sidewalks, links the public to neighborhoods, schools, recreational opportunities, shopping, work, and provides an opportunity for general fitness in a safe environment.

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HYDE PARK

Alabama & East Hyde Park Ave. 816-271-5500 93 acre park with swimming pool, hard-surface walking trail, skate park, basketball court, 6 baseball fields, 3 tennis courts, 5 shelters, playground. Park transforms to the “South Pole” from the Friday after Thanksgiving - Jan. 1.

KRUG PARK

3500 St. Joseph Ave. 816-271-5500 172-acre facility has unique architecture, a natural-bowl amphitheater, rose garden & gazebo, picnic and playground areas. Morphs into Holiday Park, a winter wonderland of displays, lights and jolly elves from the Friday after Thanksgiving - Jan. 1.

NOYES ATHLETIC COMPLEX 400 S. Noyes Blvd. 816-271-5500

This 23-acre complex includes 12 lighted tennis courts, 16 lighted horseshoe courts, lighted ball field, and a track surrounding Central High School football field. The tennis, horseshoe courts and ball field feature appropriate seating, concessions and locker room facilities.

PATEE PARK 9th & Penn St. 816-271-5500

Includes historic marker from the 100th anniversary of the Pony Express, refurbished antique locomotive engine, gazebo, shelter, fountains and playground. Site of Pony Express PumpkinFest.

PHIL WELCH STADIUM 2600 Southwest Parkway

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An Eclectic Museum Experience...

The Black Archives Museum The St. Joseph Museum 3406 Frederick Ave

Temporary Exhibit

The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion

“Civil War Medicine”

1100 Charles St.-Call for hours

3406 Frederick Ave

Early Mental Health Treatment Devices Exhibited At The Glore Psychiatric Museum

Glore Psychiatric Museum Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 Winner 3406 Frederick Ave Top 10% of Top-Performing Businesses Who Earn High Ratings The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. site includes the unique Glore Psychiatric Museum, an extensive American Indian collection, The Black Archives Museum, a large doll collection & temporary exhibits such as “Civil War Medicine”.

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RECREATION 816-271-5500 ci.st-joseph.mo.us/parks/parks.cfm Built and dedicated in 1939, Phil Welch Stadium is one of the few old and unique baseball stadiums in the nation. It serves as the home to the St. Joseph Mustangs Baseball organization.

ST. JOSEPH AQUATIC PARK

402 S. Noyes Blvd. 816-271-5511 stjoemo.info/parks/aquaticpark.cfm Northwest Missouri’s premier water-park features two large water-slides, waterfall, vortex, 300-foot lazy river, children’s play area, zero-depth beach entry, diving boards , extensive sun-deck and seating areas, expanded concessions and more. Swim lessons, party packages and event rentals available.

ST. JOSEPH MUSTANGS 2600 SW Parkway 816-279-7856 stjoemustangs.com

St. Joe’s championship baseball team plays at historic Phil Welch Stadium in

June and July. Every Saturday night enjoy postgame fireworks, Rockin’ Rally the mascot, and great MINK League baseball.

ST. JOSEPH REC CENTER

2701 SW Parkway 816-271-5512 stjoemo.info/parks/Reccenter.cfm

OUTDOOR RECREATION & CONSERVATION AREAS

Includes cardio machines, free weights, 3 gymnasiums and elevated track. Cardio fitness classes. Community Room available for party and meeting rentals. Volleyball and basketball leagues, personal training and more.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION BUCHANAN COUNTY

WYETH HILL

For a complete list of conservation areas and accesses, please go to the website or call the regional office.

From 1st Street take Poulin west to top of Hill 816-271-5500 stjomo.com/see-do/sports-recreation/ wyeth-hill Huston Wyeth Hill is a scenic overlook high upon the Missouri River bluffs. It offers a panoramic view of the Missouri River and Kansas where thousands of pioneers crossed the Missouri River on their way to Oregon and California.

701 James McCarthy Dr. 816-271-3100 http://mdc.mo.gov

BLUFFWOODS CONSERVATION AREA Nine miles south of St. Joseph off Hwy. 59 Nearly 2,300 acres (mainly forestland) with a scenic overlook, 2.5 mile hiking trail and picnic areas.

CAROLINE SHERIDAN LOGAN WILDLIFE AREA From St. Joseph take I-229 north to Highland Avenue. Proceed east on Highland, then north two miles on Huntoon.

Directly adjoins Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area. Forty acres to explore; hiking, bird watching, beautiful fall foliage.

FRENCH BOTTOMS RIVER ACCESS

French Bottom Access in St. Joseph is west of I-229, travel 0.25 mile on Highland to McArthur Drive then 0.25 mile to area. Boat ramp access to Missouri River.

MARK YOUNGDAHL URBAN CONSERVATION AREA 36th Street between Faraon/Jules and Messanie Streets in St. Joseph.

85 acres of fields and forestland with 2.5 miles of hiking trails.

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Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend get-away or a fun-filled family adventure, we invite you and your family to experience St. Joseph. Explore the rolling hills of Fairview Golf Course... experience the arts at the historic Missouri Theater.... make a splash at the Aquatic Park... join the Friday Fish Feeding Frenzy at the Remington Nature Center...

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RECREATION Trails West!

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PIGEON HILL CONSERVATION AREA

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TRAINING CAMP

More than 342 acres in Buchanan County, south of St. Joseph. Archery and firearms target ranges.

For 3 weeks annually, St. Joseph is home to the KC Chiefs Training Camp at MWSU. Come see the players up close and enjoy the preseason football atmosphere and even get autographs.

I-29 south out of St. Joseph. Go east on Highway 169 0.25 mile, south on Route FF for 2.5 miles, west on Route O 1.5 miles, and south on SE 50 Road to the area.

Trails West!® features fine art, folk art, great food, and national, regional and local entertainment.

4525 Downs Drive 816-383-6000 stjomo.com/kcchiefs

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SUNBRIDGE HILLS CONSERVATION AREA

From St. Joseph take I-229 north to Highland Avenue. Proceed east on Highland, then north two miles on Huntoon. This 190-acre area has numerous redbud trees, maples and oaks. And overlooks the Missouri River with excellent hiking trails.

OTHER OUTDOOR RECREATION THE GOLF CLUB

6480 Southwest US Highway 169 816-253-9310 thegolfclubofsaintjoseph.com The Golf Club is a public 9-hole par 3 golf course. It also has a lighted driving range, lighted batting cages, lighted 18 hole mini-golf park, pro shop and snack bar.

GRIFFONS INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4481 gogriffons.com

Facility serves Griffon football, softball, baseball, soccer, men’s golf and women’s golf teams, and is the summer training camp home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Features a full 100-yard turf indoor field, a state-of-the-art locker room, weight training facility 120 seat theatre, and athletic training rooms.

LEWIS & CLARK STATE PARK

801 Lake Crest Boulevard, Rushville, MO http://mostateparks.com/park/lewisand-clark-state-park

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Lewis & Clark noted great quantities of fish, geese and goslings here in 1804, and it’s still a great place for bird watching. Camping, picnicking, fishing, a boat ramp and a beach.

LAKE CONTRARY

Lakefront Lane in South St. Joseph Offers shelters and picnicking, playground, horseshoe pits, basketball, volleyball and baseball fields. Swimming area with beach and boat ramp.

MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY RECREATION 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4124 missouriwestern.edu/recreation

Explore nature trails, fish or picnic by one of our ponds, play our 18-hole disc golf course or test your marksmanship on the trap range on Missouri Western’s beautiful campus.

Your Dream is out there. Go get it. We’ll protect it.

MISSOURI WESTERN SPRING SPORTS COMPLEX 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4481 gogriffons.com

Seating capacity of 500 plus overflow area. The playing surface features an entirely artificial turf infield and a natural grass outfield. Dugouts are lighted and heated for cold weather games. Field is 400 feet to center field. Also includes softball field with seating capacity for 300 fans.

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MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4124 missouriwestern.edu

Missouri Western is a four-year public university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university hosts meetings, conferences, sports contests, theatre performances, concerts and art exhibits throughout the year.

NORTHWEST MISSOURI GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 412 Felix St. 816-233-0524 nwmogenealogy.com

Records and documents from Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties and northeast Kansas. Open Tues. 2-8 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 10-3 p.m., first & third Sat. & fourth Sun. noon-4 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon., & Jan. and Feb.

ROLLING HILLS CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY

ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARY 927 Felix Street 816-232-7729 sjpl.lib.mo.us

Visit any of the four branches for free computer access, wireless internet access, books, audio books, movies and more. Downtown branch has local history and genealogy info. Library has 3 other locations; check website for addresses and hours.

OTHER AREA COLLEGES BENEDICTINE COLLEGE Atchison, Kansas

Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges, Benedictine College is a Catholic, residential, liberal arts college located on a 120-acre wooded campus on the Missouri River. Its mission is to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

1912 North Belt Hwy 816-236-2106 rhcl.org

HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

200,000 items in collection, including books, magazines, audio books, CDs, movies. Public access computers can be used to access internet, word processing and search a variety of educational databases. Programs for all ages, including author visits, children’s story times, events for seniors.

Highland Community College, educating since 1858 and the first college in Kansas, offers classes in over thirty sites in nine counties. The college includes the HCC Technical Center in Atchison, which works with area businesses for custom training, and HCC Online.

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ENTERTAINMENT 210 N. Belt Hwy 816-233-1054 www.beltbowl.com

Includes the 32-lane Belt Bowl with Cosmic Bowling on weekend nights, Sharky’s Billiard Room, Legends Sports Bar & Grill, Tucks Neighborhood Bar and Volley’s Beach Volleyball League April-October.

ROBIDOUX LANDING PLAYHOUSE 103 W. Francis St. 816-232-1778 rrtstjoe.org

Robidoux Landing Playhouse is St. Joseph’s premier dinner theatre featuring a full season of shows, (produced by Robidoux Resident Theatre), delicious food, full bar, art gallery, and fun!

ROBIDOUX RESIDENT THEATER

WESTERN PLAYHOUSE

Robidoux Resident Theatre is an organization that focuses on professional quality theater productions with the spirit of volunteerism. RRT presents over 100 Broadway-style, dinner theatre, and play performances year round.

Professional summer theatre comes to St. Joseph. Talented cast and crew from around the nation stage amazing productions, such as 2013’s acclaimed “Miss Saigon.”

124 S. 8th St. 816-232-1778 rrtstjoe.org

A Local Hometown Favorite! 1627 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, MO 816-364-5151

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BELT SPORTS COMPLEX

Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4124 westernplayhouse.com

Mon.-Th. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. • Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. • Closed Sun.

Business Info Events•News•Deals

ST. JOE FUN FACTS! St. Joseph was the 2nd largest city in Missouri during the Civil War.

Search Go St. Joe in your app store

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TOUR HOMES J.C. Wyatt House

All tour home tours are by appointment only.

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thegothichouse.com

Soups, entrees and desserts made from scratch in a 1869 Gothic Revival Tour Home listed on the National Register of Historic places. Open seating Mon-Sat 10:30-2:30, other times by reservation.

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J.C. WYATT HOUSE

jcwyatt.net

Built in 1891 for John Cavan Wyatt, this home showcases the Golden Age by capturing the excess & opulence of the Victorian Era. Dinner by reservation only. Available for special events and tours.

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SHAKESPEARE CHATEAU

shakespearechateau.com

The Hall Street Historic District, also known as Millionaire’s Row, is the home of this palatial mansion still flush with original woodwork, stained glass, and lighting. Stay in our comfortable B&B rooms, host a special event or business meeting in the elegant parlors, or join us for an informative tour.

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WHISKEY MANSION B&B

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Historic B&B, perfect for weekend getaways, intimate wedding ceremonies, reunions, lunches, etc. Now open to the public, serving brunch from 11-2 Thursdays.

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CANDLEWOOD SUITES

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917 N. Woodbine Rd. 816-232-6557, 800-228-5150 4312 Frederick 816-279-1671, 800-DAYSINN 4213 Frederick 816-364-4700, 800-378-7946

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Free WiFi, indoor pool and spa, coffee makers, irons, Business Center, Fitness Center, deluxe complimentary hot continental breakfast, recently remodeled.

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Restaurant and lounge, pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness center.

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Free hot buffet breakfast, in-room coffee, business center, exercise facility, on-site concessions, indoor waterpark, near mall.

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Free Hot Breakfast & WiFi, Cocktail Lounge, Indoor/ Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Business Center. Whirlpool Suites, Family Style Bunk Bed Rooms. Smoke free.

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WHISKEY MANSION B&B

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3928 Frederick Ave 816-390-9300, 800-HAMPTON 102 South 3rd St. 816-279-8000, 800-824-7402

4021 Frederick Ave., 816-232-2311 4016 Frederick Ave. 800-748-0036, 816-233-6192 1201 N. Woodbine Rd. 816-901-9600, 800-659-2220

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CAMPING ACCOMMODATIONS AOK CAMPGROUND & RV PARK LLC

aokcamping.com

53 full hook-ups now available: 20/30/50 amps, pull-throughs. WiFi, some cable, laundry, showers/restrooms, playground, fishing, swimming pool. From I-29: Exit 53 towards Savannah.

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BEACON RV PARK

beaconrvpark.com

WiFi, cable TV, paved streets, pads, patios, restrooms, private showers, recreation room, laundry, RV parts and dumping station. Daily, weekly, monthly rates.

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LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK

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200 acres with shaded picnic area, shelter overlooking the lake with fishing, swimming and boating. 70 campsites, full showers, bathrooms & laundry.

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St. Jo Frontier Casino Wyeth-Tootle Mansion St. Joseph Museum Inc. Buchanan County Courthouse Lovers Lane Historic Landmark Civic Center Park Agency Ford Museum Mount Mora Cemetery Remington Nature Center St. Joseph Aquatic Park & Noyes Sports Complex W) Fort Smith X) St. Joseph REC Center

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13) Stoney Creek Inn 14) Super 8 Motel BED & BREAKFAST 15) Shakespeare Chateau 16) Whiskey Mansion B&B

TOUR HOMES 21) Gothic House Tour Home & Eatery 22) J.C. Wyatt Tour Home 15) Shakespeare Chateau 16) Whiskey Mansion B&B

CAMPING & RV PARKS 17) AOK Campground & RV Park LLC 18) Beacon RV Park 19) Lewis and Clark State Park 20) Riverview Retreat & RV Park

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Convention & Visitors Bureau

THE 2014 OFFICIAL ST. JOSEPH VISITORS GUIDE ST. JOSEPH CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU under the administration of the Buchanan County Tourism Board 109 S. 4th Street | P.O. Box 445 | St. Joseph, MO 64502 816-233-6688 or 800-785-0360 www.StJoMo.com Visit St. Joseph, MO Social Media facebook.com/StJoMo twitter.com/StJoMo youtube.com/StJoMissouriCVB flickr.com/photos/StJoCVB KC Chiefs in St. Jo Social Media facebook.com/KCChiefsinStJo twitter.com/ChiefsInStJo  

St. Jo At A Glance

County Population 89,700 Area 44.6 square miles Altitude 813 feet above sea level Coldest month January-Average 24.9ºF Hottest Month July-Average 87ºF Climate St. Joseph enjoys four distinct seasons.

Tag your vacation photos on Instagram or Facebook with #StJoMO Questions? Tweet to us with hashtag #VisitStJoMo or message us on Facebook

Local Contacts

St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau .................. 816-233-6688 or 800-785-0360 St. Joseph Visitors Center .......................................... 816-232-1839 Film Division ............................................................... 816-233-6688 Buchanan County Courthouse ................................... 816-271-1412 City Hall ...................................................................... 816-271-4730 Missouri Division of Tourism ...................................... 800-413-7300 St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce............................ 816-232-4461 St. Joseph Civic Arena ............................................... 816-271-4717 St. Joseph Downtown Partnership ............................. 816-233-9192 St. Joseph News-Press ............................................... 816-271-8500 St. Joseph Parks and Recreation Department ........... 816-271-5500 Time and Temperature ............................................... 816-279-7777

CONGRATULATIONS Cover Photography Contest Winner

Gary Westcott

Coleman Hawkins Park Statue Mr. Westcott’s photography is also featured on pages 12-14.

The St. Joseph Visitors Center While in St. Joseph, please take some time to visit our Visitor Information Center located at 502 N. Woodbine, Suite B. (Qnside the East Hills Library building). The Visitor Center showcases the history and attractions in St. Joseph through various informational brochures and amazing hand-drawn wall murals. Our modern facility is handicap accessible, has public restrooms and a gift shop, and is a geo-caching location. There is access to Wi-Fi and the St. Joseph tourism website. Call ahead, hours vary. Also includes Marie Antoinette’s Gluten Free Bake Shoppe: mariesglutenfree.com Phone 816.232.1839, email cvb@stjomo.com. One of over 200 geo-caching sites in St. Joseph. 2014 St. Joseph Missouri Official Visitors Guide

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TRANSPORTATION ALL AMERICAN CAB 233-3333

24/7 Service in St. Joseph, Kansas City and out of town. $8 one way, anywhere in St. Joseph.

AIR TRANSPORTATION/ EXPRESS FLIGHTS 816-233-3444 expressflight.net

Aircraft rentals, flight training, AvGAS, Jet A Fuels and Hangar.

CMN TRANSPORTATION

Fort Smith / Christ Beaver

DUNCAN CARRIAGES 816-390-5298 duncancarriages.com

GREAT WHITE LIMO 816-238-2248

Luxury Lincoln Sedans and Limousines. Party bus for all occasions. Find us on Facebook.

HEARTLAND TRAILWAYS 800-279-1734 or 816-279-7800 heartlandtrailways.com

816-262-4646

ST. JOE FUN FACTS! The first train from the east arrived here February 14, 1859. Until after the Civil War, St. Joseph was the westernmost point accessible by rail and by 1900, St. Joseph was receiving more than 100 passenger trains a day.

It’s more than a getaway. It’s discovery at every turn. Let the naturally inspiring surroundings of Lied Lodge & Conference Center enhance your next visit—whether for business or for pleasure. Host a meeting with your colleagues. Taste award-winning Arbor Day Farm wines and nature-inspired cuisine. Relax and unwind with a massage in the spa. Take a swim in the Olympic-sized indoor pool. Or hike the tranquil, scenic trails at the Tree Adventure™ attraction. Whatever the reason, make your reservation today for an experience you’ll remember. 2700 Sylvan Road Nebraska City, Nebraska 800-546-5433 Stay. Play. Be Inspired.

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SHOPPING & SERVICES

BACK INTO BALANCE HOLISTIC THERAPY

HUNTERLAND

Patricia Carger-Reiki, Practitioner and Massage Therapist (2008007060). Please visit clickbook.net to schedule and pay for all treatments.

JAMIE’S SECRET GARDEN

3500 N. Village Drive, Ste. 115 816-646-5876

DUMPSTER DIVING DIVA’S 3510 Messanie, Ste. A 816-547-4048

www.dumpsterdivingdiva.biz Restored & refurbished furniture, decor and other great finds. Our inventory changes daily. We are a distributor for Maison Blanche paint and waxes.

Where FAMILY, FUN and FASHION Connect.

3201 S. Belt Highway We have the largest showrooms in Northwest Missouri with over 100 booths! Toys, antiques, collectables.

811 N. Woodbine Road 816-364-3535 The 4,000 sq. ft. of tranquil, room-like settings bring an artful elegance into your home decor shopping experience.

ST. JOE BOOT 3749 Pacific St. 816-232-8128

www.stjoboot.com We provide quality western clothing and fashions for men and women. We have a large selection of western items with 15,000 pairs of boots in stock!

Located at the corner of Belt Highway and Frederick Avenue 816-279-5667 Open Monday thru Saturday 10 am - 9 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm

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RESTAURANTS & BARS FREDRICK INN STEAKHOUSE

1627 Frederick Ave. 816-364-5151 Casual family atmosphere. Best steaks and prime rib in town! A local hometown favorite. Now non-smoking! Closed Sunday.

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102 S. 3rd Street 816-364-1564 www.36thstreet.com Located in the Holiday Inn Riverfront Hotel in historic downtown St. Joseph. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Cocktails until midnight.

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119 S. 6th Street 816-671-1906 A full service grill and bar established in 1973. Open at 11 a.m. Daily lunch specials and happy hour.

FOSTER’S MARTINI & WINE BAR 726 Felix Street 816-364-4400 Classic appetizers served daily at this smoke-free establishment located in the historic downtown. Open 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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4015 S. 169 Highway 816-279-1175 Located conveniently off of I-29. Mexican food, patio seating. We welcome banquets and large parties.

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GROUP EVENTS National Pony Express Association members in front of the Patee House Museum for the annual Pony Express Re-Ride

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St. Joseph is a historical location abounding in 19th century charm, with all the elements you would expect in a modern city. Discover how the unique mix of contemporary and historic facilities makes St. Joseph a perfect location for meetings, sporting events or group tours.

Whether you’re planning a state, regional or national meeting, St. Joseph offers the perfect setting for the occasion. The city offers a variety of meeting sites such as full service hotels, unique museums, historic homes, a casino and the Civic Arena.

St. Joseph is located 35 miles north of the Kansas City Airport, and sits at the crossroads of I-29 and Highway 36. The professional staff at the St. Joseph Convention Bureau provides a wide range of services for your events. From locating a hotel or meeting facility, to assistance with marketing your event and providing sample itineraries, they will assure your event is a success.

St. Joseph also has an impressive number of sporting venues, including a state-of-the-art softball complex and modern facilities at Missouri Western State University. Host to events such as the Division II NCAA Softball Championship, ASA Men’s Fast Pitch Tournaments, U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Trials, NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championships, Tour of Missouri and National Triathlon

Championships, the entire community has teamed up to create an athletic haven for recreation programs of all sizes. St. Joseph is a town that has always welcomed others and has plenty of amenities to keep any group entertained. Enjoy shopping, dining at a historic home or visiting one of 16 area museums. Our exclusive museums include the Pony Express Museum, dedicated to the 1860 mail service. Close by is the Patee House Museum, a glorious hotel from the 1800s, and next door you’ll find Jesse James’ Home, where Jesse was killed in 1882. Many more museums are located just minutes away.

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St. Joseph Missouri: A Fun, Family-friendly Destination! Experience the Heart of Downtown St. Joseph History and Culture Abound in St. Joseph Great Live Music and Entertainment Are Closer than You Think

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Annual Events Attractions Recreation Education and Research Entertainment Tour Homes Accommodations Map of St. Joseph Transportation Shopping and Services Restaurants and Bars Group Events

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There are so many fun and affordable things for families to do in St. Joseph, Missouri, that the problem isn’t what to do, but which to do. From museums to aquatic parks, arts festivals to athletic events, history, culture, and entertainment abound.

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Left: The St. Joseph Fire Museum, Above: Krug Park Ducks / Ann Moore

older kids, the Glore Psychiatric Museum is a treasure too good to miss. An added bonus is that two other fantastic museums are housed in the same building: the St. Joseph Museum and the St. Joseph Black Archives. These three museums show many intriguing aspects of history, from the fascinating and sometimes gory history of psychiatric medicine, to Civil War and Native American artifacts, to the many incredible achievements and contributions of St. Joseph’s African American citizens. By Julie L. Casey

Remington Nature Center / Dawn Andres

On the educational-fun side, St. Joseph’s many museums offer a glimpse into the area’s colorful history. The Pony Express Museum, housed inside the original Pike’s Peak Stables, makes the history of the famous mail service come alive with interactive displays and even dress-up and pretend areas for the kids. The St. Joseph Fire Museum features several antique fire trucks and other equipment. The Robidoux Row Museum is housed in the restored home of St. Joseph’s founder, Joseph Robidoux. Not far from there is Fort Smith Park, an excavated fort used by Union soldiers in the Civil War, complete with replica cannons and ordnance shed. The National Military Heritage Museum is sure to captivate your patriotic side and the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion will pique your Victorian-cultural interests. If science/natural history is your thing, St. Joseph won’t let you down. The Remington Nature Center has tons of great exhibits, including interactive ones, and even a lifesized woolly mammoth mother and calf. The museum is located beside the Missouri River and has a lovely handicap-accessible trail. If the macabre interests you and your 2014 St. Joseph Missouri Official Visitors Guide

ing public access at many times during the camp. St. Joseph has a miniature golf course as well as one, 9-hole and three 18-hole (one public, two private) and many other sports facilities for just about any sport you or your family are interested in. A beautiful park system provides ample opportunity for picnicking and the enjoyment of nature’s beauty as well. So, come to St. Joseph for a couple of days or a week to enjoy all it has to offer. You and your family will have tons of fun and will most likely learn a few things along the way!

For arts and culture, St. Joseph has much to offer, including the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph Symphony, and numerous performing arts associations. From music festivals to plays to comedy shows, there are always loads of cultural events going on in the city. Spring and summertime bring the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival as well as Parties on the Parkways, which always feature local bands. Need a break from all the sightseeing? St. Joseph has several public pools, as well as an outdoor Aquatic Park and an indoor water park at the Ramada Inn, named Monkey Cove. There are several sporting events and options for active sports, too. The St. Joseph Mustangs is a summer college baseball team that plays 26-30 home games each summer. The Kansas City Chiefs hold their summer training camp at Missouri Western State University, allowwww.StJoMo.com

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As a New York City transplant, I am a person who believes in supporting local businesses, sustainable living, and local arts and culture. We live right in the heart of downtown St. Joseph where all of these components mingle perfectly. There is so much to do, all within walking distance with beautiful architecture all around. Looking for a unique place to stay? There are two fantastic Bed and Breakfast mansions, blocks from the downtown shopping area. The Whiskey Mansion and the Shakespeare Chateau are amazing inside and out and have very friendly service. The owner’s attention to detail is apparent in every way. There are two standout boutiques downtown. Mod Podge is a very unique place with handmade recycled scarves and handbags. The owner has a terrific eye for the next trend and you can always find a great gift for the women in your life. There is also The Lucky Tiger, a vintage, vinyl and antique curiosity shop that is very well-curated with the inventory in great condition. They have a music and art event every first Saturday of the month and it’s a great place for meeting the creative people in town.

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View of the Missouri River from the River Walk / Kimberly Rauch

Interior of the Missouri Theatre / Patrick Evenson

Downtown St. Joseph is a lovely spot for a quick bite or a delicious dinner. Start your day off at The Pony Espresso with their gourmet coffee and healthy vegan friendly soups and sandwiches. This is a quaint, relaxing place to meet a friend for lunch while you gaze at the art on the walls, which changes every month. There are poetry readings and other rotating events happening every month. Downtown also gets to boast having one of the best bakeries in town, appropriately named Delish. They make melt-inyour-mouth cupcakes and to creative custom cakes for weddings, birthdays and showers. Other baked goods such as croissants and biscotti are delicious, too. For a pre-or-post dinner drink try Foster’s Martini Bar. Inside, the smoke-free atmosphere has an extensive drink list and outdoor patio, with table service. Unique art and paintings line the wall and there are often great jazz, rock and blues players on the weekends. If you are looking for a livelier scene, make your way over to Magoon’s Famous Delicatessen, open since 1918.

This delicatessen by day houses local and traveling musicians by night. They have several nights of blues and rock jam sessions each week. This place is the real deal with fabulous antique relics lining the shelves and walls. You can really feel the history in this place, and the clientele are as varied as the music. Want to catch something a little more cultural? There are two great theaters downtown. The bigger and more historic is the Missouri Theatre which serves as a cultural center for the arts for organizations such as the Robidoux Resident Theatre, Performing Arts Association and the St. Joseph Symphony and more. The theater also acts as a performance venue for many traveling productions, musicals and comedic acts. It is a beautiful building inside and out which showcase the amazing architecture and design from 1927.

they host smaller plays, jazz ensembles and variety shows along with wonderful cuisine. One of the best things to do downtown is to walk around and take in the grandiose architecture of a bygone era. It is about as photogenic as any urban center I’ve ever seen and many visitors love to snap photos of interesting bits of preserved buildings. And at the end of the day, there is nothing better than strolling along the River Walk to catch another beautiful Midwestern sunset. Interior of Shakespeare Chateau

The second venue is the Robidoux Landing Playhouse. This dinner theatre close to the Missouri River was established in 1979, and

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2014 Official Vsitor's Guide For St Joseph, MO  

HISTORY AND CULTURE ABOUND IN ST. JOSEPH Visiting St. Joseph for the fi rst time and you’ve only got a day or two to see the town? One will...

2014 Official Vsitor's Guide For St Joseph, MO  

HISTORY AND CULTURE ABOUND IN ST. JOSEPH Visiting St. Joseph for the fi rst time and you’ve only got a day or two to see the town? One will...

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