- The list below includes 41 free or cheap things to do in or near St. Joseph, Missouri, including 50 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Specialty Museums, Parks and Art Museum.
- From Krug Park to Mount Mora Cemetery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in St. Joseph and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Atchison and Weston.
Open since 1851, the Mount Mora Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of St. Joseph's prominent citizens are buried in the cemetery's Mausoleum Row, which is located near the main gate.
Located behind City Hall, Civic Center Park features a Veterans Memorial and a small statue of liberty and is nearby the Pony Express Monument. The park has paved paths for walking and open fields for playing or picnics.
Nature buffs love to visit the Remington Nature Center in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The Center features a wildlife preserve, children's exhibits and seminars. It also hosts craft fairs and other community events.
Museum Hill Historic District is an old city that offers a historical story behind the town. The area features historic architecture with the styles of Victorian architecture that range from Italianate to Queen Anne, to Victorian Cottages.
Featuring a variety of architectural styles, Hall Street Historic District consists of a row of 19th century grand mansions. One of the most notable mansions is the Schuster Mansion, a three story, brick building that looks like a castle.