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St. Joseph, Missouri Official Visitors Guide

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“Where History Actually Happened”

PATEE HOUSE MUSEUM 1858 Pioneer Hotel

National Historic Landmark Pony Express Headquarters Union Army - Provost Marshal’s Office

150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PONY EXPRESS

Jesse James Home

1860 Train

128th Anniversary of Jesse James’ Death

1861 Concord Stagecoach

Wild Thing Carousel

12th & Penn Streets 816-232-8206

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“One of America’s Top Ten Western Museums” – True West Magazine


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st. JO At A GlAnCE County Population 85,988 Area 44.6 square miles Altitude 813 feet above sea level Coldest month January-Average 24.9ºF Hottest Month July-Average 78.5ºF Climate St. Joseph enjoys four distinct seasons.

LOCAL CONTACTS St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau ........... 816-233-6688 or 800-785-0360 St. Joseph Visitors Center ................................... 816-232-183 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 Area Chamber of Commerce .............816-232-4461 St. Joseph Civic Arena ........................................816-271-4717 St. Joseph Downtown Partnership ......................816-233-12 St. Joseph News-Press ........................................816-271-8500 St. Joseph Parks and Recreation Department .....816-271-5500 Time and Temperature ....................................... 816-27-7777

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Attractions ............................................. 6 Annual Events ...................................... 10 Recreation ............................................ 14 Research and University ....................... 18 Accommodations ................................. 20 Map ..................................................... 21 Entertainment ...................................... 22 Shopping .............................................. 26 Bars & Restaurants .............................. 28 Services ................................................ 2 Tour Homes ......................................... 30 Group Tours ........................................ 32 Transportation ..................................... 34 Surrounding Area Attractions .............. 35 This guide is printed annually by the St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau, under the administration of the Buchanan County Tourism Board. For more information, visit the Bureau at 109 S. Fourth St., write to P.O. Box 445, St. Joseph, MO 64502, call 816-233-6688 or 800-785-0360, go to www.stjomo.com on the Web, or send email to cvb@stjomo.com. Every effort is made to assure all content is correct at the time of publication, but please call ahead to verify information.

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Welcome to St. Joseph

On behalf of the Convention & Visitors Bureau and our hospitality community, I would like to welcome you to St. Joseph, Missouri – Where the West Officially Started Getting Wild! Located on the river bluffs of the vast “Mighty Mo,” St. Joseph is an All-American city born of the fur trade, and brimming with a spirit of adventure. Recently named America’s “Top Ten Western City” by True West Magazine, we are a city abounding in 19th Century charm and timeless beauty, with all the elements you would expect in a modern city. St. Joseph has many attractions that simply can’t be missed. From the start of the Pony Express to the end of Jesse James, our story spans over 175 years. Our 16 area museums all work together to illustrate the rich history that played a significant role in the development of our amazing country. You’ll also find a rich cultural life in the community through the St. Joseph Symphony, Performing Arts Association and Robidoux Resident Theater. Amazing architecture is found in our many historic neighborhoods and throughout our turn-of-the-century downtown district. Our world renowned parkway system winds through the city for 26 miles; it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. This year, take some time to experience the history of the frontier as you share in the Sesquicentennial celebration of the Pony Express and the Civil War. There are events planned all throughout the year at our many museums. Then head over to the brand new Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp at Missouri Western State University and show some support for our local team. We are very proud to have been a part in bringing the KC Chiefs back to Missouri. We hope you enjoy your visit just as much as we enjoy sharing our home with you.

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The slogan, “Where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended” is a tidy description of St. Joseph’s past, but the city has a rich history far beyond these two events. Long before the Pony Express or Jesse James made their mark on the area, two men explored the area as part of their mapping of the Louisiana Purchase. On July 6, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped on the banks of the Missouri River near what is now downtown St. Joseph, before continuing on their expedition across America. Twenty-two years later, in 1826, a fur trader named Joseph Robidoux opened the Blacksnake Hills Trading Post in the area controlled by the Iowa and Sac and Fox tribes. In 1837, nearly 16 years after Missouri became a state, the tribes agreed to sell two million acres to the federal government. Robidoux’s trading post was assigned a post office three years later. About this time, Robidoux hired Frederick W. Smith and Simeon Kemper to design a city for him. Kemper proposed a city named for Robidoux with wide avenues and plenty of parks. Robidoux rejected it in favor of a design by Smith with significantly narrower streets, which created more lots for him to sell. In July 1843, plans for the city were filed with the state, and St. Joseph officially came into being. During the time of the Gold Rush, more people were leaving from St. Joseph to head west than from any other location. In 1849 alone, 50,000 folks heard the call of fortune and headed west. Over the next few years, 150,000 came through the city to follow their dreams.

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HIstORY of st. JOsEPH St. Joseph quickly grew to become a major hub in communication. There was a great need for those in the East to communicate with new settlements in the West. This led to a communications system that has sparked the imagination of history buffs for years, the Pony Express. The Pony Express was established in 1860, in an effort to obtain a government contract for mail service. It became the nation’s first transcontinental mail service. Pony Riders carried mail pouches across the plains and mountains, relaying them to their destination in Sacramento, California---a trip of 2,000 miles that took an average of 10 days. Simultaneously, other riders carried mail back east. However, it lasted just 19 months. The founders went bankrupt, and the Pony Express was quickly replaced by the First Transcontinental Telegraph and the Railroad. St. Joseph also played a significant part in the Civil War. While it’s true there were no great battles here, there was a great deal of conflict. Neighbor turned against neighbor. Business partners dissolved partnerships. Families became divided. Approximately 2,000 men fought for the Union, while roughly the same number joined the Confederate cause. The War was barely a month old when the United States flag was torn down from the roof of the Post Office and destroyed by a secessionist mob. Union troops arrived in St. Joseph to keep the town under Federal control and protect the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad. It wasn’t long, however, before they were ordered elsewhere. City leaders tried to keep St. Joseph neutral, but the city was still too much of an important transportation hub, as well as a viable commercial center to be left alone for very long. Shortly after the Union troops left, Confederate militia marched into town and took control. St. Joseph was looted. It is estimated that 25 wagons of various items were loaded up and headed south. When word of the trouble in St. Joseph reached the Union Army, more Federal troops were sent to St. Joseph. These soldiers arrived in St. Joseph in September 1861. At the end of 1861, St. Joseph found itself under martial law. Over the next four years, the citizens of St. Joseph were required to

have passes to enter and leave the city. There were still many Southern sympathizers in St. Joseph who refused to sign a loyalty oath to the United States. As a result they were assessed heavy fines and put in jail. By the end of the war roughly 2,000 men from Buchanan County joined the Union Army and approximately the same amount joined the Confederate. It took several years for St. Joseph to recover from the Civil War. During the next decade, the city reestablished its reputation as a commercial center. Business returned and the city grew and thrived as one of the busiest and wealthiest cities in Missouri during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. St. Joseph will be commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011. Another important aspect of St. Joseph history is the legend of Jesse James. The infamous bank robber moved to town in the fall of 1881 under the assumed name of Tom Howard. Most of his gang had been killed, wounded or captured five years earlier in a bank robbery in Northfield, Minn. Jesse and his brother, Frank, were getting pressure from their wives to lead a more normal life. With a $10,000 bounty on his head, Jesse had plenty of reasons to keep a low profile. During the winter of 1882, he attempted to buy a farm in Nebraska, but fell short of the purchase price. To raise more cash, Jesse recruited Robert “Bob” and Charlie Ford to help him rob the Platte City bank. But the $10,000 bounty was too tempting. While planning the robbery with Jesse at his home, the Fords drew their guns and fired when Jesse turned to straighten a framed piece of needlework. It was Bob who took credit for the fatal bullet, but instead of collecting the reward, he and his brother were arrested and charged with murder. The James home is now a museum, and the bullet hole can still be seen. Despite all its history, St. Joseph is a modern city, featuring unique shopping, restaurants, sports facilities and more than a thousand affordable hotel rooms. Here you can enjoy the warmth of a contemporary city while enjoying the sights and sounds of history that are still alive today.

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AttRACtIOns Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

The Glore Psychiatric Museum

The Albrecht-Kemper houses one of the Midwest’s finest collections of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American art. CafÊ service available 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed. and Thurs. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $5 adults; $2 seniors; $1 students; members free.

Replicas, interactive displays, artifacts, documents and photos show how mental illness has been portrayed and treated since prehistoric times. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed on major holidays Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 students; includes admission to St. Joseph Museums, Inc. and Black Archives Museum.

2818 Frederick Ave., 816-233-7003 www.albrecht-kemper.org

The Black Archives Museum

Jesse James Home Museum

Located in the St. Joseph Museums Complex 3406 Frederick Ave., 816-232-8471 www.stjosephmuseum.org

1202 Penn St., 816-232-8206 www.ponyexpressjessejames.com

Exhibits showcase various aspects of African American history in St. Joseph including desegregation, education, slavery, and the Underground Railroad. A Hall of Fame of influential African American leaders in St. Joseph is also featured. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 students ages 7-18; children 6 and under free; includes St. Joseph Museums, Inc. and Glore Psychiatric Museum. Closed on major holidays.

Buchanan County Courthouse 411 Jules St., 816-271-1412 www.co.buchanan.mo.us

The Buchanan County Courthouse is a rare example of courthouse design from the late 1800s period of architectural history and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was here the Ford brothers were tried for the murder of Jesse James.

The Fire Museum

1202 S. 11th St., 816-671-0410

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

St. Joseph Fire Station #5 contains firefighting mementos from the 1860s to the present. Hours: March-Oct.: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Saturday, by appointment; Nov.-Feb.: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Closed all national holidays; open anytime by appointment. Admission: Free (Donations welcome)

See the house where outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by fellow gang member Bob Ford on April 3, 1882. Exhibits include artifacts from Jesse’s grave. Hours: Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am-5p.m., Sun 1p.m.-5p.m.. Nov-March: Sat 10am-4p.m. Admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors (60+); $1.50 students (under 18); kids 5 & under free.

Lovers Lane

Lovers Lane is the beautiful winding street immortalized by Eugene Field in the poem “Lovers Lane, Saint Jo.� The site of many fine homes today, Lovers Lane was a remote country lane over a century ago when Eugene Field, in horse and buggy, courted his future wife, Julia Comstock. A monument on Lovers Lane commemorates Eugene Field’s love of the city. (See Map on page 21.)

Missouri Theater

715 Edmond St., 816-271-4628

Tour the Missouri Theater, a completely renovated 1927 movie palace which now serves as a regional center for the arts. The 1,200seat theater includes intricate details that make it one of the most interesting architectural gems in St. Joseph. Guided Tours by appointment only. Admission: $1 adults; children 12 and under free.

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The Parkway

Mount Mora Cemetery

A popular walking, jogging, biking and auto touring attraction, the Parkway winds through St. Joseph for 26 miles. Developed in 1918 by internationally known landscape architect George Burnap, St. Joseph was one of the first cities in the U.S. to prepare and follow through with a comprehensive parkway plan. The Parkway is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The St. Joseph Museums 824 Mount Mora Rd. 816-232-8471, for group tours www.mountmora.org

Established in 1851, Mount Mora is one of the oldest operating cemeteries which includes 30 unique architectural dwellings and the burial site of many prominent citizens. Three Missouri Governors, multiple Civil War veterans, two Pony Express riders, and an English Baronet are among those found.

Patee House Museum

1202 Penn St., 816-232-8206 www.ponyexpressjessejames.com

This 1858 National Historic Landmark was a pioneer hotel that was the headquarters for the Pony Express. It served as the Provost Marshal’s office for the Union Army during the Civil War. It is now a museum about the development of the American West, listed as one of America’s Top Ten Western Museums by True West magazine. Climb aboard the 1860 train that brought the mail to St. Joseph for the Pony Express. Ride the “Wild Thing� Carousel, and sip a sarsaparilla in the Buffalo Saloon. Right next door is the Jesse James Home, where the outlaw was killed in 1882. Hours: Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am-5p.m., Sun 1p.m.-5p.m.. Nov-March: Sat 10am-4p.m. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors (60+); $3 students (under 18); kids 5 and under free Carousel rides: $1.50 each or 4 rides for $5.

National Military Heritage Museum 701 Messanie St., 816-233-4321 www.nationalmilitaryheritagemuseum.com Dedicated to preserving the military heritage of the United States Armed Forces and those who served on the home front. Exhibits depict the history of military service abroad and at home both during and between wars. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission: $3 adults; $1 students

Pony Express Monument Ninth and Frederick

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

Pony Express Museum

914 Penn, 816-279-5059 or 800-530-5930 www.ponyexpress.org

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The famous overland mail service by horseback began here on April 3, 1860. The state-of-the-art exhibits illustrate the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. year round; closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24, 25 and 31, Jan. 1 and Easter. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 students; 6 and under free; museum members free.

DID YOu KnOW? Both Abraham Lincoln AND John Wilkes Booth spent some time in St. Joseph. Lincoln got a shave and a haircut at the Planter’s House in 1859 and John Wilkes Booth performed a series of recitations from Shakespeare’s Plays as well as poems in 1864.



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AttRACtIOns Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph

Twin Spires

As your journey begins, you are greeted by a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth. A family of beavers is proudly displayed in their new home. And you will be able to see Native American artifacts unearthed right here in the Midwest. More than a nature center, this is like walking back in time! Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Admission: Adults $3, Seniors $2, Kids (4-15) $1

The acclaimed twin-spired former Immaculate Conception\Queen of Apostles Church is open to the public for guided tours, and offers an opulent setting for wedding ceremonies and special events, with a full line of catering. Tours and events may be arranged. Hours: Open Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1. Winter Hours beginning Oct. 15 by appointment only. Admission: $2 adults; $1 students.

1502 MacArthur Dr., 816-271-5499 www.stjoenaturecenter.info

501 S. 10th St., 816-233-9788 www.twinspirescathedral.com

Robidoux Row Museum

The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion

Third and Poulin 816-232-5861 www.robidouxrowmuseum.org

The St. Joseph Museums 1100 Charles St., 816-232-8471 www.stjosephmuseum.org

A series of connected houses built in the late 1840s by city founder Joseph Robidoux. Includes restoration of Robidoux’s personal quarters, furnished with some of his own belongings. Home of the Saint Joseph Historical Society. Hours: May-Sept: Tues-Fri 10a.m.-4p.m., Sat-Sun 1p.m.-4p.m. Oct-Apr: Tues-Sat 1p.m.-4p.m. Admission: $2.50 adults; $2 seniors; $1 students 6-18; 5 and under Free. - Group Rate $2.

The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, an 1879 Gothic mansion, illustrates the cultural and economic history of 19th Century St. Joseph. Hours: Mid April-Mid Dec, Sat & Sun 1p.m.-4p.m.. Other by appointment. Mid Dec-Mid Apr, open by appointment. Admission: $4 adults; $2 students (between 7-18 years of age); children under 6 free.

Society of Memories Doll Museum

1115 S. 12th St., 816-233-1420 or 816-364-6165 for tours www.stjosephdollmuseum.com

More than 1,000 dolls, ranging from an 1840s “covered wagon doll” to present-day Barbies and Cabbage Patch Kids. Open for small social events all year. Hours: (May & Oct.) Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (June-Sept) Wed.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Closed Nov.-April, Mother’s Day, July Fourth. Admission: $2.50 adults; $2 seniors; $1 children 6-16; 5 and under free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The St. Joseph Museums 3406 Frederick Ave., 816-2328471 www.stjosephmuseum.org

The St. Joseph Museum features extensive American Indian exhibits including clothing, accessories, fans, pottery, pipes, weapons, kachinas, jewelry, and archaeological artifacts from ten cultural regions. The featured exhibition for 2011 is “Civil War Medicine,” which will open April 15. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed on major holidays. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors; $3 students; includes the Black Archives Museum and the Glore Psychiatric Museum.

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Today, customers from around the world walk into the outlet store here in St. Joseph and avail themselves to a wide variety of western and dress hats, a line of western apparel, jewelry & belts. So come see us. If you’re a cowboy or a city slicker you’ll discover a rich Stetson heritage, history and pride, not to mention the value to take back home with you. Including: Montana Jewelry & Acc. Nocona Belts Resistol Shirts Kids, Ladies & Men’s

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AnnuAl EvEnts MARCH

St. Joseph International Guitar Festival Third week in May MWSU, 4525 Downs Dr., 816-271-4420 www.missouriwestern.edu/guitarfestival

Agency Artifact Show

First Saturday in March, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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 State Championship Chili Challenge

One of the largest international guitar festivals in the U.S. Directed by guitarist and composer Anthony Glise, the festival has hosted concerts by artists from the U.S., Germany, France, Japan and Holland.

JUNE

First Sunday in March Civic Arena, 100 N. 4th St., 816-364-3836

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

MAY

Enjoy live music at Coleman Hawking Park on Felix Street Square, Fridays in June & July.

Amateurs and professionals from the region cook up some of the tastiest chili around. Enjoy free samples while roaming the flea market, enjoying live musical performances and participating in the silent auction.

Apple Blossom Festival

First Saturday in May Parade: Downtown St. Joseph on Frederick Ave., 816-261-0422 or 816-233-9192 www.appleblossomparade.com

Every Friday in June & July Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets) www.facebook.com/SoundsofSummer FREE, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Pony Express Reride

Wed., June 8, 2011, riders leave at 10 a.m. Free, outdoor (in front of Patee House, 1202 Penn St) See Patee House Museum for museum hours and admission.

Share the spirit of St. Joseph’s annual rite of spring. Highlights of this city-wide festival include concerts, dances, queen and princess contests and the ever-popular Apple Blossom Parade and Apple Blossom BBQ at Civic Center Park.

Come see the riders leave from Patee House Museum, just as the first Pony Express riders did on April 3, 1860. The annual reride is a relay from St. Joseph to Sacramento, with riders from the National Pony Express Association. Tour Patee House to see the original Pony Express Headquarters!

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JULY

Art in the Park - Visual Art Show and Sale

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.

Juneteenth Festival

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

Last full weekend in July Agency Ford Museum, 11351 State Rt. FF, Agency, MO 816-253-9301 or 816-253-9369

Three days of activities beginning with a tractor pull on Friday night. Saturday events include a parade, Little Mr. & Miss Agency, a baby show, musical groups, a carnival, a mini tractor pull, and a lawn dance that night. Sunday there’s a Community Church service at 11 a.m. An antique tractor/classic car show is at noon.

Chiefs Training Camp

Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival

Third weekend in June Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets), 816-279-8893 www.colemanhawkins.org

Old Fashioned Agency Picnic

Join in the celebration of St. Joseph’s native son, Coleman Hawkins, with concerts by famed area jazz musicians.

Dates to be determined annually Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr. Call for specific dates and hours: 816-233-6688 www.stjomo.com/kcchiefs.aspx 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.

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Annual Events AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

St. Patrick’s Mexican Fiesta

Coleman Hawkins Blues Festival

August 12-13 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 816-279-2594

The fiesta begins with a queen coronation and variety show. Lots of Mexican food, Cascarones, carnival rides, music and lots more.

First weekend in September after Labor Day Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets), 816-279-8893 www.colemanhawkins.org

Two-day fall blues festival dedicated to St. Joseph native musician Coleman Hawkins.

Trails West!ÂŽ

Third weekend in August Civic Center Park 1100 Frederick Ave. 816-233-0231 800-216-7080 www.trailswest.org

Southside Fall Festival

Trails West! is the largest event in Northwest Missouri. Rated in the top three by the Missouri Arts Council, the festival offers three days of fine art, folk art, dramatic stage performances, reenactments, musical entertainment and food for the whole family. Come experience St. Joseph’s unique cultural heritage and art works from across the Midwest.

Third weekend in September Hyde Park 8th & Hyde Park Ave. 816-273-3370 www.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. No admission fee.

OCTOBER PumpkinFest

Second weekend in October Pony Express Museum 914 Penn St. 816-279-5059 or 800-530-5930 www.ponyexpress.org

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DECEMBER

Midwest Artist Association Annual Show 3rd Weekend in October East Hills Mall, 3702 Frederick Ave., 816-279-3199 www.midwestartists.org

Breakfast with Santa

Featuring fine art in a variety of media and expressions for cash prizes and ribbons. Exhibit and show open to active, associates, and non members.

Voices of the Past

Last weekend in October; 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Mount Mora Cemetery, 824 Mount Mora Road, 816-232-8471 www.mountmora.org Visitors stroll along Mausoleum Row in beautiful Mount Mora, a 150-year-old Rural Garden Cemetery, to experience St. Joseph’s past through intriguing stories told by costumed living history characters. Pre-paid reservations required at 816-232-8471.

First Saturday in December Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art 2818 Frederick Ave., 816-233-7003 www.albrecht-kemper.org

Everyone is invited to join Santa for a pancake breakfast, then you can make a gingerbread masterpiece during the workshops.

Holiday Park & South Pole

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

NOVEMBER Sugarplum Festival

Second Weekend in November Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art 2818 Frederick Ave., 816-233-7003 www.albrecht-kemper.org

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

This celebration of the holiday season brings to the museum over 40 artisans offering beautiful holiday gifts and treasures. A preview party on Thursday evening and gourmet luncheon and scrumptious bakeshop are available on Friday and Saturday. Wine tasting on Friday evening.

Mainstage Series Missouri Theatre Shows

Downtown City Lights Festival

Saturday before Thanksgiving Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square, 700 Felix St. (7th & Felix Streets), 816-233-9192 Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.; Lighting of the park at 6:30 p.m.

Landing Series Dinner Theatre Shows

Live musical entertainment, homemade cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus and carriage rides.

• Steaks • Seafood • Hot Sandwiches • Lunch Specials

Bravo Series

Professional Touring Shows

Cracker House Comedy Club Dinner Comedy Shows

Mystery Dinner Theatre Dinner Mystery Events

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RECREAtIOn PARKS & FACILITIES

Hyde Park

The St. Joseph Parkway System is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With 26 miles of parkway dotted with 46 parks and facilities, you can take a drive, stop and play a game or just enjoy nature’s beauty. Call the Parks Department at 816-271- 5500 for a complete list and map or visit the website at www.stjoemo.info/parks

Bartlett Park

Renick and Duncan 30th-32nd streets

Baseball fields, picnicking, shelter, gardens, playgrounds & trail.

Alabama and East Hyde Park Avenue, 816-271-5509

93 acre park with swimming pool, hard-surface walking trail, skatepark, basketball court, scenic areas, 6 baseball fields, 3 tennis courts with 5 shelters, playground. The Park magically becomes the “South Pole” for the holidays from the Friday after Thanksgiving until Jan 1st.

Krug Park

3500 block of St. Joseph Ave.

This 167-acre premiere facility has unique architecture, a naturalbowl amphitheater, rose garden & gazebo, sculptured gardens, picnic and playground areas. This park morphs into Holiday Park, a winter wonderland of displays, lights and jolly elves from the Friday after Thanksgiving to Jan. 1.

Northside Recreational Complex 3541-A St. Joseph Ave., 816-271-5510

Bode Sports Arena

Softball and football fields, Krug Pool, tennis and racquetball courts, playgrounds and horseshoe courts.

2500 SW Parkway, 816-271-5506 www.stjoemo.info/parks/bode.cfm

Indoor ice arena, outdoor in-line skate rink, six outdoor basketball courts and skateboard park.

Noyes Athletic Complex 26th & Noyes

Home of the Heritage Park Softball Complex. An expansive two-mile reclamation and beautification of the Missouri Riverfront, focusing on the history of the river and the St. Joseph area. Begins at First and Francis streets going north to Broadway, with a 1.5-mile hard-surface walking trail (to be expanded soon!) beside the river and through nature areas. Includes Remington Nature Center.

This 23 acre complex serves residents and visitors in a variety of ways. The 12 lighted tennis courts and adjacent field house make it an ideal setting for tournaments, as well as high school, college and general play. The complex also includes 16 lighted horseshoe courts, a lighted ballfield, a multipurpose building for the youth fields and an Aquatic Park. The complex is complimentary to Central High School within the same large city block. Residents use the track surrounding the high school football field for fitness endeavors. The tennis, horseshoe courts and ballfield all feature appropriate seating, concessions and available locker room facilities

Hike & Bike Trail

Patee Park

The Hike and Bike 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.

Historic marker, refurbished antique locomotive engine, gazebo, shelter, fountain and play equipment.

Heritage Park Complex

2202 Water Works Road, 816-271-5500 www.stjoemo.info

Visit www.stjoemo.info/parks/urbantrailsystem.cfm for a complete list of Hike & Bike Trail locations.

Adjacent 914 Penn St., in between Seneca and Penn Streets Across from the Pony Express Museum.

Business Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-6 Fri.-Sat. 9-7 Sun.: 12-5 Over 9,000 Pairs of Boots 33+ Years in Business Northwest Missouri’s Most Complete Boot & Shoe Repair Shop

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St. Joseph Aquatic Park

Fairview Golf Course

Northwest Missouri’s premier waterpark features two large water-slides, waterfall, vortex, 300-foot lazy river, children’s play area, zero-depth beach entry, diving boards, free innertubes, extensive sundeck and seating areas, expanded concessions and more. Swim lessons, party packages and special event rentals available. General Swim, Seasonal Hours.

This 18-hole golf course offers great golfing at an affordable price, New in 2010 is a completely redesigned and expanded clubhouse featuring a banquet facility, concessions, locker rooms, pro shop, patio and decks. Course is Par 72 with driving range and cart rental. On site PGA Pro offers lessons, instruction and youth development. Green Fees: $21/weekdays and $24/weekends.

402 S. Noyes Blvd., 816-271-5511 www.stjoemo.info/parks/aquaticpark.cfm

33rd and Pacific, 816-271-5350 www.stjoemo.info/parks/fairview.cfm

French Bottoms River Access

OTHER PARKS & FACILITIES

McArthur Drive and Waterworks Road Boat ramp access to the Missouri River

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 Memorial Wildlife Area From St. Joseph, take I-229 North to Highland Avenue, east on Highland, north 2 miles on Huntoon. Directly adjoins Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area. Forty acres to explore; hiking, bird watching, beautiful fall foliage.

Cool Crest Garden Golf

The Golf Club

16480 S.E. Hwy. 169 816-253-9310 www.thegolfclubofstjoseph.com

Nine-hole, par 3 golf course. Lighted driving range, lighted batting cages, lighted 18-hole mini-golf park, pro shop discount and snack bar. Golf instruction by appointment. Green Fees: $10/9 holes

Lake Contrary

1400 North Belt 816-232-2663

Billed as “The Nice Place for Nice People,” the three 18-hole garden miniature golf course features flower gardens, waterfalls, bronze sculptures and nostalgic music. And after a round of miniature golf, there’s nothing better than satisfying your thirst and appetite at the concession stand. The Cool Crest facility, which operates on seasonal hours, is able to handle large groups, and can host birthday parties and reunions. Serving St. Joseph for over 60 years, the golf course caters to a family atmosphere, so no alcohol is allowed. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m. Seasonal hours.

Off Lakefront Lane in South St. Joseph

In July 1804, Lewis and Clark recorded finding several fine lakes along the east side of the Missouri River just south of St. Michael’s Prairie. One of them is now known as Lake Contrary. The park offers shelters and picnicking resources, playground, horseshoe pits, basketball, volleyball and baseball fields. Swimming area with sandy beach and public boat ramp. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Lewis and Clark State Park

US 59 to Hwy 45 to MO 138 801 Lakecrest Blvd., Rushville, MO, 816-579-5564 www.mostateparks.com/lewisandclark.htm

Lewis and Clark State Park is dedicated to explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who visited the area on their epic westward journey. The 200-acre park has a shaded picnic area and shelter overlooking the lake. The 365-acre lake offers opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating.

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RECREAtIOn Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area

Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area

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

Missouri Department of Conservation

Visitors can reach the area by taking Highway 229 north to Highland, then north on Huntoon Road about three miles. This 190acre area has numerous redbud trees, maples and oaks. The area overlooks the Missouri River and includes excellent hiking trails.

Exhibits with a conservation theme and a short nature trail. Nature gift shop. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

YWCA Aquatic Center

102 S. 36th St., 816-271-3100

701 James McCarthy Drive 816-271-3100

Pigeon Hill Conservation Area

East on Hwy. 169, .25 mile, south on Rt. FF 2.5 miles, west on Rt. O 1.5 miles, and south on E50 Road to the area. 816-271-3100 More than 342 acres in Buchanan County, south of St. Joseph. Archery and firearms target ranges.

4600 Huntoon Rd., 816-271-3100

802 Jules St. (corner of 8th and Jules), 816-232-9099 www.ywcasj.org Mon-Thurs 8am-2p.m.. Friday 9am-1p.m..

Open swims, water exercise classes including water walking, Aqua Zumba, water aerobics and water pilates, Red Cross swim lessons, private parties, and lifeguard training. Non-members welcome. Call 232-9099 for current rates and swim times.

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St. Joseph Family YMCA

315 South Sixth, 816-233-YMCA www.stjoymca.org

Indoor swimming pool, four handball/racquetball courts, two basketball courts, indoor running track, state of the art fitness center, group exercise classes, aquatic exercise classes, men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers. Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-6 p.m. Cost: day pass: $20 families; $13 adults; $8 youth. Newcomers to St. Joseph can receive a two-week trial membership.

M. Jeff Thompson was known as the “Swamp Fox of the Confederacy. The original “Swamp Fox” was Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War.

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For repairs you can trust

816-667-9190 Air Conditioning Brakes • Front Ends • Clutches • Cooling Tune-Ups • Tires • Computer Diagnostics • Transmissions Belts & Hoses • Manufacturer Scheduled Maintenance Computer Diagnostics • Fuel Injection Lube/Oil Belts/Hoses Exhaust • Engine/Transmission Replacement Maintenance System Flushes - Struts/Shock

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800.4CHOICESM choicehotels.com

ACCOMMODATIONS/FEATURES • Large Spacious Suites * 100% Non-Smoking Facility • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access • In-Suite Microwave, Refrigerator and Coffee Maker • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Exercise Room • Meeting Facilities • Fax and Copier Service • All Major Credit Cards Accepted

DIRECTIONS From I-29 take exit 47; turn west onto Frederick Blvd. Go 1/4 mile to Woodbine Road, turn left (south). Hotel is located next to Cracker Barrel.

AREA ATTRACTIONS • East Hills Mall - .5 mi. • Pony Express Museum - 2 mil • St. Jo Frontier Casino - 5 mi. • Jesse James Home - 2 mi. • Kansas City International Airport - 35 mi.

ST. JOSEPH, MO 64506 • 917 North Woodbine Rd. • Tel 816.232.6557 • Fax 816.232.7100

COME STAY WITH US... In-Room Services & Amenities

• Clock Radio • Cable TV • Crib (Fee) • FREE Wireless Internet • Hair Dryer • Iron & Ironing Board in ALL rooms •Microwave & Refrigerator in ALL rooms • Recliners & Sofa beds in some rooms • Roll Away (Fee) • Suites Available • Wheelchair Accessible Available • Work Desk in all rooms

Hotel Services & Amenities

• Copy/Fax Services • Children 17 and under stay FREE (with adult) • Guest Laundry • Handicap Accessible Facilities • Pets Welcome (W/ Permission and Fee) • Continental Breakfast

ROOMS AS LOW AS $5999 PER NIGHT! Local Attractions 5 miles away or less:

• Missouri Western State University • Civic Arena • Hyde Park • Krug Park • Phil Welch Stadium • Riverboat Gambling • Jesse James Home • Pony Express Museum

Just 30 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Numerous local restaurants less than 1 mile away!

4024 Frederick Blvd • St Joseph, MO 64506 • 816-364-3031 www.StJoMo.com

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REsEARCH & unIvERsItY Missouri Western State University

St. Joseph Public Library

4525 Downs Drive 816-271-4200 www.missouriwestern.edu

Missouri Western is a four-year state-supported institution providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and career-oriented degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service and state-of-the-art technology. Sporting events, gallery exhibits, theatrical performances and musical concerts are held throughout the year. Western’s conference coordinating team assists in developing conferences, seminars and workshops for groups throughout the nation. The university is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. The university now offers a number of graduate school programs and is continuously adding to its course selection. Missouri Western is proud to serve as the new home of the Kansas City Chiefs Summer Camp. MWSU offers over 125 online courses.

Downtown Library • 927 Felix St., 816-232-7729 East Hills Library • 502 N. Woodbine Rd., 816-236-2136 Carnegie Library • 316 Massachusetts, 816-238-0526 Washington Park Library •1821 North Third St., 816-232-2052 http://sjpl.lib.mo.us

The Downtown Library, which was designed by architect E. J. Eckels, opened in 1902. The Carnegie Library, also opened in 1902, is among the oldest Andrew Carnegie buildings in continuous use as a library in Missouri. The Washington Park Library, another Andrew Carnegie-funded institution, was completed in 1910. The East Hills Library, modern in appearance, is located in the hub of suburban activity near the I-29, Belt Highway, and Frederick Boulevard interchanges. Free wireless internet access, books, audiobooks and DVDs. Reserve public meeting rooms at any location or reserve the 80-seat stadium-style theater at the East Hills Library. Hours: Downtown: Mon – Wed 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Thur – Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. East Hills: Mon, Tues, Thur 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Wed, Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Carnegie: Mon 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues, Thur 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Washington Park: Mon, Wed, Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues, Thur 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

OTHER AREA COLLEGES Benedictine College Atchison, Kansas

Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society Library A library housing public records is available for genealogical and historical research through the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society. Hours: Tuesday, 2-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; First and third Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; Closed Sunday, Monday, and through January and February.

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 at Atchison, Kansas. Its mission is to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

Highland Community College

412 Felix St., 816-233-0524 www.nwmogenealogy.com

Belt Branch: 1904 N. Belt Hwy, 816-232-5479 Savannah Branch: 514 W. Main, 816-324-4569 www.rhcl.org

Highland, Kansas

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library serves the residents of Andrew and Buchanan counties with a variety of services. We have almost 200,000 items in our collection, including books, magazines, audio books, music CDs and movies. We offer computers for the public to access the Internet, use for word processing and search a variety of informational and educational databases. We have low-vision readers that can be used in the library or be checked out to take home. We also provide a wide range of programs for all ages, including author visits, children’s Storytimes and events for senior citizens. Besides our branches in Savannah and St. Joseph, we take materials to more than 20 nursing homes and smaller communities in the two counties. Patrons can check their accounts, reserve items and use many library databases at our web site, www.rhcl.org. Our motto is “Explore the past, enhance the present, create the future,” and the library is just the place to do that! Hours: Belt Branch: Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Savannah Branch: Mon., Wed, Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Highland Community College, the first college in Kansas, has been providing higher education opportunities to the people of Northeast Kansas since 1858 and greatly enhanced opportunities through the HCC Technical Center in Atchison. The College works with area businesses to provide custom training in technical areas. To meet the higher education needs of its nine county service area in Northeast Kansas, the College offers classes in over thirty sites. In addition, the advent of HCC Online provides time and place bound students with opportunities to fulfill educational goals through the college.

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Best Western Classic Inn

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4502 SE Hwy. 166 (1-29 and 169 Hwy.) ® Breakfast 816-232-2345, 800-569-8378 HOT! www.bestwesternmissouri.com Long Distance One Hour • Every Room • Every Night

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917 N. Woodbine Rd. 816-232-6557, 800-228-5150 Drury Inn & Suites www.comfortsuites.com/hotel/Mo097 St. Joseph

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4230 Frederick Blvd. St. Joseph MO.

417-863-8400 4312 Frederick • 816-279-1671 • 800-DAYSINN www.daysinn.com 4213 Frederick • 816-364-4700, 1-800-DRURYINN • (800-378-7946) 800-378-7946 • www.druryhotels.com

I-29, Exit 35 • 816-238-0978

Hampton Inn

3928 Frederick Ave. • 816-390-9300 800-HAMPTON www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn

102 South 3rd St. • 816-279-8000 • 800-824-7402 www.holidayinn.com/stjodowntown

Motel 6

4021 Frederick Ave. • 816-232-2311 www.motel6.com

Ramada

4016 Frederick Ave. • 800-748-0036, 816-233-6192 www.stjosephramada.com

Stoney Creek Inn

1201 N. Woodbine Rd. • 816-901-9600 800-659-2220 • www.stoneycreekinn.com

Bed & Breakfasts Museum Hill Bed & Breakfast 1102 Felix St., 816-387-9663 www.museumhill.com

Whiskey Mansion B&B

1723 Francis St. • 816-676-1529 www.whiskeymansion1885.com

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Whiskey Mansion is perfect for weekend getaways, for that intimate wedding ceremony, high school reunion, corporate lunch, or any special events. Whatever your journey, you will find more than you could dream of at this lovely historic B&B. Now open to the public, serving brunch from 8-1:30 M-F.

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Year-round camping, 53 full hook-up sites: 20/30/50 amps, 40 are pull-through. Wi-Fi, some cable, with laundry, showers/restrooms, playground, basketball, volleyball, fishing lake and swimming pool. Antique mall, restaurants, stores, multiplex theater, groceries and fuel are nearby. From I-29: Exit 53 towards Savannah on Business 71, left at AOK sign on County Road 360.

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WiFi, cable TV, paved streets, pads, patios, modem friendly, rest- rooms, private showers, recreation room, laundry facility, mini store, RV parts and dumping station. Daily and weekly rates available.

Lewis and Clark State Park

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200 acres with shaded picnic area and shelter overlooking the lake with fishing, swimming and boating.

River View Retreat & RV Park

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Full hookups, retreat house sleeps six; fishing, swimming and hiking. Private boat ramp to Missouri River or the public Lake Contrary.

AOK Campground & RV Park LLC 12430 County Road 360 • 816-324-4263 www.aokcamping.com

Beacon RV Park

822 S. Belt • 816-279-5417 www.beaconrvpark.com 801 Lakecrest Blvd., Rushville, MO • 816-579-5564 3015 Lake Font Lane • 816-238-2010

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Mount Mora Cemetery National Military Heritage Museum Patee House Museum Pony Express Monument Pony Express National Museum Remington Nature Center Robidoux Row Museum Society of Memories Doll Museum St. Joseph Museums Twin Spires Cathedral Wyeth-Tootle Mansion

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1) Best Western Classic Inn 2) Budget Motor Inn 3) Comfort Suites 4) Days Inn 5) Drury Inn 6) Farris Truck Stop 7) Hampton Inn 8) Holiday Inn Riverfront 9) Motel 6 10) Ramada Inn 11) Stoney Creek Inn www.StJoMo.com

12) Super Eight 13) Museum Hill Bed & Breakfast 14) Whiskey Mansion Bed & Breakfast

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AOK Campground & RV Park LLC Beacon RV Park Lewis & Clark State Park Riverview Retreat & RV Park

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EntERtAInMEnt AllIED ARts COunCIl

816-233-0231/800-216-7080 OR WWW.stJOEARts.ORG

Bringing arts and people together through educational and visual art programs. Coordinates events and publishes a quarterly arts newsletter, operates the Arts Fund and TRAILS WEST!® arts festival–the largest event in Northwest Missouri.

Member Agencies:

Robidoux Landing Playhouse

Creative Arts Productions

103 W. Francis St., 816-901-9100 www.rlpstjoe.org

816-749-4081 www.capstjoe.org Facebook: Creative Arts Productions

CAP’s purpose is to further the performing arts in St. Joseph and surrounding areas by offering young people the chance to spend four weeks in a summer musical theatre workshop, production and public on-stage experience. Professional artistic staff members, with experience in their fields, conduct the workshops. CAP is a not-for-profit organization. Our workshop program provides educational enrichment for youth during summer vacation by offering instruction in: • Stage Presence • Acting • Singing • Dance Movement • Theatre Etiquette A live stage performance at the Missouri Theatre is provided by the participants for the enjoyment of the community. Want to join?

Midwest Artist Association 816-279-3199 www.midwestartists.org

Fastest growing art organization in the Midland Empire with 52 members who excel in fields of watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, photography and more.

Performing Arts Association 816-279-1225 www.saintjosephperformingarts.org

816-232-1778 or visit www.RRTStJoe.org

Robidoux Resident Theatre is a company of volunteers under professional direction that presents a multiple play season of live theater in the Missouri Theater and has a year round Dinner Theatre.

St. Joseph Community Chorus 816-271-4420

St. Joseph Community Chorus is an all volunteer 100-voice chorus open to all people, with a repertoire ranging from classical to popular favorites, performing four to five concerts annually.

816-233-7701 www.saintjosephsymphony.org

The Saint Joseph Symphony is a professional orchestra with a full season of concerts September through April, as well as summer band concerts.

Voices of America

Membership Chair: 816-294-1071 or www.vchorus.com

Riversong

A 35 member women’s a cappella chorus is celebrating over 50 years of ringing chords and stellar performances! Women can attend rehearses on Thursday night at Wyatt Park Christian Church at 27th & Mitchell from 7 – 10 P.m.

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Robidoux Resident Theatre

Saint Joseph Symphony

Bringing professional entertainment to the Northwest Missouri Region for over 30 years. Performing Arts Association presents a varied season of programming including music, theatre and dance. Join us at the beautiful and historic Missouri Theatre in downtown St. Joseph!

816-232-3744 or 816-617-5078 www.riversongchorus.org

Smaller and more intimate than most typical venues, the Robidoux Landing Playhouse is perfect for making the audience feel part of the performance. In addition to the hand-picked plays within the five-show season, the Robidoux Landing Playhouse is also home to a stand-up comedy club, a jazz club, numerous dinner shows and even a children’s theater summer camp and the new Theatre Academy.

With approximately 40 members, the Voices of America is St Joseph’s only men’s a capella chorus. The group has been bringing musical variety to St Joseph since 1958. The chorus is a part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and holds several championship titles from district and international competitions. The chorus performs 2 major concerts per year, plus a number of public events annually.

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EntERtAInMEnt A more complete listing of entertainment and nightlife is available at www.stjomo.com.

ENTERTAINMENT: MOVIE THEATERS

Belt Sports Complex

5405 North Belt Highway, 816-233-8400 www.gohollywood.com

210 N. Belt Highway, 816-233-1054 www.beltbowl.com

The Belt Sports Complex is your place to go for whatever fun you’re in the mood for! The Complex includes The Belt Bowl, a 32-lane bowling center with state of the art lights, music and videos for the best Rock & Bowl experience around. Volley’s is our outdoor, sand volleyball facility, with four courts, a full service bar and play area for the kids. New this year is Sharky’s Billiards. Sharky’s features 4,000 sq. ft of space with 13 pool tables, 2 dart boards, 10 flat screens to catch every game and a state of the art music system. Food service to the entire complex is provided by Legends Sports Bar, with a complete food and beverage menu and more than 20 TVs to catch all the action.

Enjoy a movie at the 10 screen movie theater located in the Shoppes of North Village.

Plaza 8 Theatre

2219 N. Belt Hwy. 816-279-2299 www.screenland.com/showtimesplaza

An 8-screen movie theater offering 2nd-showing movies at discount rates.

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Terrible’s St. Jo Frontier Casino

Bougainvillea Buffet and Banquet Facilities 777 Winners Circle, 816-279-5514 or 1-800-888-2WIN www.terriblesstjofrontier.com

Hollywood Theaters

Olympia Lanes

Enjoy authentic Las Vegas–style gaming at its best. This casino features Blackjack, Craps, Three Card Poker, Video Poker, Roulette and Slot Machines. Experience the friendly atmosphere, a trademark of Terrible’s St. Jo Frontier Casino! Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-888-BETSOFF.

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Belt Bowl

210 North Belt Hwy., 816-233-1054 www.beltbowl.com

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An arts festival celebrating St. Joseph’s unique cultural heritage Now in its 19th year, Trails West!® features fine arts and folk art exhibits, great food, and three stages of continuous entertainment. Join us August 19th–21nd in historic St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Pony Express Plaza, 1213 N. Belt Highway, Suite A, iteGolf.com 816-279-(FORE)3673, www.On-S ase call Store hours are seasonal, so ple rs. On-Site Golf for current hou

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Kat & Co. Antiques & Gifts

3709 N. Belt Hwy. 816-749-4232 www.katandcoantiques.com Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

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4020 South 169 Highway 816-233-9061 www.stjoeharleydavids on.com

St. Joe Harley-Davids on is the genuine deale r of new and pre-owned Harley mo torcycles. The busines s is offering a wide array of accessori es, clothing, & collecti bles. Come get your own St. Joe Ha rley T-shirt. The superst ore, which covers 17,500 sq uare feet of space, wa s opened in 2000. For 40 years, Harley-Davidson has been offering the same down-home sales and service atten tion.

Stetson Hat Co. Outlet Store 3601 S. Leonard Rd., 816-233-3286 Stop by the Stetson Outlet and check out the wide variety of wester and dress hats. We have Montana, M&F, and 3D Belt jewelry; belts, billfolds, and purses at great prices; and Resistol kids, ladies and men shirts at a great value. Seasonal Sales... Outlet Prices!

Jamie’s Secret Garden

535 811 N. Woodbine Road, 816-364-3 - 6 p.m. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m..

home decor! Step inside this tranquil garden of ft. of roomJamie’s Secret Garden’s 4,000 sq. e into your like settings bring an artful eleganc garden shopping experience. Watch as the ng all that is changes with the seasons, embraci home.

Hy-Vee 201 North Belt Highway, 816-232-9750 Hy-Vee makes you feel right at home. We offer delicious meals from our kitchen, a fresh salad bar, wine and spirits, bakery, health market, pharmacy and floral market for your convenience. Plus, we’re open 24 hours, so stopping at Hy-Vee always fits into your schedule.

Rod’s Hallmark 2321 N. Belt Highway, 816-233-7172 Rod’s Hallmark has a huge selection of products for all occasions and your favorite brands, including Precious Moments, Boyds, Yankee Candles, Department 56 and much, much more.

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Ground Round Restaurant

3708 Frederick Ave., 816-671-1906

The Ground Round is a full service grill and bar. Established in 1973. This commun ity favorite is locally owned and operated. Daily Lunch Specials along with a wide assortment of menu items is featured with delic ious appetizers and entrees to please everyone in the crowd. Open at 11 a.m. daily, the kitchen is open late nightly. Happy Hours every day. No rese rvations are needed.

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Senior Day every Tuesday and Thursday; steak night every Monday; seafood night every Tuesday; prime rib night every Wednesday; barbecue night every Thursday; and barbecue, Mexican, American, Chinese and Italian food served daily. Open daily: Sunday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Bar and Lounge: Open till midnight Friday and Saturday. Gambling problem? Call 1-888-BETSOFF.

Pop’s Place

238 Illinois Ave., 816-238-3344 Voted the 2nd Best Tenderloin in the State! Come visit us at Pop’s Place for great food & great fun! Open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to Close

The Hoof & Horn

Fredrick Inn Steakhouse

1627 Frederick Ave. 816-364-5151

Casual family atmosphere. Quality steaks and prime rib, seafood, salad bar and children’s menu. Best steaks & prime rib in town! A local hometown favorite! Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Closed Sunday

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Foster’s

726 Felix St., 816-364-4400 www.fostersmartinibar.com

Fosters Martini and Wine Bar caters to those who enjoy life. Along with eclectic music, an excellent drink and good conversation. A smoke-free establishment located in the heart of resurging downtown!

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American Family Insurance www.amfam.com

American Family Insurance has been a proud part of the community since 1958 and has nine local agents and nearly 800 employees in our St. Joseph office. American Family Insurance is the second largest insurer of homes and private passenger automobiles in Missouri and Kansas and is the nation’s third largest mutual property and casualty insurer. The company provides auto, home, health, life, commercial and farm-ranch insurance in 19 states.

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JC Wyatt House

1309 Felix St. 816-676-1004 www.jcwyatt.net Tour Admission: $5 By Appt.

Built in 1891 for John Cavan Wyatt, this Tour Home clearly showcases St. Joseph’s Golden Age by capturing the excess & opulence of the Victorian Era. Enjoy dinner by reservation only as well as special events, corporate affairs & formal teas. Please call for reservations. Catered events by Chef Jeff Keyasko.

Gothic House Tea & Eatery 720 S. 10th St. 816-232-8115 Tour Admission: $5 By Appointment

Soups, entrees and desserts made from scratch with menus differing from week to week. Open 10:30-2:30 Mon.-Sat. Afternoon teas, evening dinners, and tours available by reservation. Cash or Check only.

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Museum Hill Bed & Breakfast

1723 Francis 816-676-1529 • www.whiskeymansion1885.com Tour Admission: $5 by appointment.

1102 Felix Street (816) 387-9663 • museumhillbandb@yahoo.com www.museumhill.com Tour Admission: $5 by appointment.

An 1885 Brick Italianate Mansion built by George Kennard, a prominent businessman who owned a successful international luxury wholesale commodity business. In 1910, the property was bought by Ernest E. Chase, inventor of the “Cherry Mash” candy bar who made a lot of architectural updates and changes. The property commands the best view of this fabulous historic city. The Mansion’s dominating presence overlooking St. Joseph signifies the elegance and grace of the Victorian period in the Midwest. Located in the Museum Hill National Historic District, this “one of a kind” property is full of beautiful woodwork, original architecture details, and antique collections. Featured in the “St. Joseph News Press”, “Missouri Life Magazine”, “This Old House Magazine”, and HGTV “If Walls Could Talk”. A ‘Museum in itself’ and a unique tour experience to remember. Group rates, bus tours, special events, and meeting rooms available. Call for menus and details.

Welcome to Whiskey Mansion! Built in 1885, this beautifully restored Bed and Breakfast lies in the heart of historic Saint Joseph, Missouri. Whiskey Mansion is perfect for weekend getaways, for that intimate wedding ceremony, high school reunion, corporate lunch, or any special events. Whatever your journey, you will find more than you could dream of at this lovely historic B&B.

Step Back In Time With Us! Built by city founder Joseph Robidoux in the 1840’s. These row houses were home to may new arrivals to the city. Later Joseph Robidoux himself lived here. Artifacts include many household items from the era. Call for hours and admission. Robidoux Row Museum 3rd and Poulin - St. Joseph, MO • 816-232-5861 www.robidouxrowmuseum.org www.StJoMo.com

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WHERE tHE WEst OFFICIAllY stARtED GEttInG WIlD! 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. With over 1100 hotel rooms, St. Joseph can easily accommodate groups up to 800 people. 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.

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A.C.E Shuttle & Transport 816-205-2521

Air Transportation/Airports Express Flight, Inc. Executive Air Charter Aircraft rentals • Flight training www.expressflight.net or 816-233-3444

CMN Transportation 816-262-4646

DID YOu KnOW? St. Joseph had the second largest crossing of runaway slaves in the state during the winter of 1862-63.

www.duncancarriages.com or 816-390-5298 Duncan Carriages provides horse drawn transportation for your wedding, festival or special occasion. In business since 1989, we offer horse drawn carriages, trolleys or sleighs for your special event while in St. Joseph. We are licensed and insured and can travel to your location. Please check out our web site at www.duncancarriages.com or contact Wayne at 816-3905298. We accept MC & Visa and can add a special touch to your next trip.

Heartland Trailways Motor Coach

www.heartlandtrailways.com 800-279-1734 or 816-279-7800 Coaches available for corporate or private outings.

Joe & V’s Transportation

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Weston Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Highway FF, Agency, MO, 816-253-9301

As a former school, the Agency Ford Museum reflects life in a rural classroom. After the Platte Purchase, Agency became a thriving town, but flooding slowly caused the town to nearly vanish. Pictures of prosperity and devastation are on display, with reminders of past businesses. Hours: By appointment or during any Agency community event.

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

526 Main Weston, MO 64098, 816-640-2909 www.westonmo.com

Weston Missouri is a small, charming community nestled among the high bluffs of Missouri River. Founded in 1837, now home to an historic district listed on the National register of Historic Places and recognized as Preserve America community by the National park Service, Weston is a great place to visit. There are great restaurant, live music, shops, brewery, wineries, museums, historic home tours and special seasonal events. Come shop, dine, stay and most of all, have fun with us!

223 N. Terrace St. Atchison, KS 66002 913-367-4217 www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org

A Stately Victorian Mansion... An Art Gallery Within A Work of Architectural Art.

Birthplace of legendary female pilot Amelia Earhart who disappeared attempting to fly around the world. This Gothic Revival Cottage was built in 1861 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains period furniture and some original family items along with costumes from recent new movie “Amelia.”

Muchnic Art Gallery 704 N. 4th St., Atchison, KS Sat., Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Wed. 10-5 p.m.

Andrew County Museum

202 East Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485 816-324-4720 www.andrewcountymuseum.org This Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the county’s rich history. Our new “Rural Way of Life” Exhibit compares rural farm life to rural town life, with informational panels, artifacts, technology, and interactive displays. Our genealogy department is the only depository for vital county records.

Atchison Chamber of Commerce 200 S. 10th St., Atchison, KS 66002 913-367-2427 www.atchisonkansas.net

Don’t miss the chance to visit Atchison, Kansas, less then one hour from St. Joseph. With its world-class festivals throughout the year, vibrant downtown scene, spooky history and beautiful scenery, Atchison is the perfect getaway. Be sure to check out the Amelia Earhart Festival in July and the Haunted Atchison Activities in the fall.

The Elm’s Resort & Spa

401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 1-800-THE-ELMS

Offering many historic attractions like the Elms Resort, Hall of Waters Visitor Center and Historical Museum along with annual events like Gatsby Days, Waterfest, Missouri Wine Festival, BBQ Contest and many others. More information can be found at www.exspgschamber. com or www.ElmsResort.com or by calling 816-630-6161.

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numerouS recreation opportunitieS! andrew county muSeum & GenealoGy dept A private, non-profit organization, the Andrew County Museum is housed in a modern 14,000 sq. ft. facility donated by Harry F. Duncan. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the county’s rich history. 202 eaSt duncan drive, Savannah, mo 64485 • phone: 816-324-4720 • www.andrewcountymuSeum.orG. Museum Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed Sun. and Mon. Special arrangements in advance for other hours or days. Closed: Legal holidays, 4th and 5th weekends each month DIRECTIONS: The Andrew County Museum is located in Duncan Memorial Park, next to the Clasbey Community Center and the Duncan Hills Golf Course, just off 71 Highway and only one mile from downtown Savannah, with shops and restaurants. Savannah is twenty minutes north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 65 miles north of Kansas City.

the GenealoGy department includeS the followinG typeS of recordS for andrew county: county recordS, probateS, birthS/death recordS, willS, obituarieS, and more from 1841 to preSent. the department iS open thurSday and friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. call 816-324-4720 to Set up an appointment or for queStionS. queStionS can alSo be emailed to the muSeum at: acmuSeum@Stjoelive.com.

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