- TripBuzz found 37 things to do with kids in or near St. Joseph, Missouri, including 13 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Atchison and Weston.
- From Cool Crest Garden Golf to Bode Ice Arena, the St. Joseph area offers 47 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Parks and Historic Sites.
- The famous starting place of the Pony Express, the city of St. Joseph is a historical residential and tourist community located in western Missouri. Located on the Missouri River it offers water recreation and views of lush green forest. Attractions include many museums and art galleries in support of the areas thriving cultural landscape, as well as many historical buildings, including the home of Jesse James.
Designed as a classic miniature golf course, the Cool Crest Garden Golf has been opened more than 60 years ago and it has flower gardens, bronze sculptures, waterfalls and other 'hazards', for a relaxing and enjoyable golf game.
Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Jesse James Home Museum is the house where the famous outlaw was shot by Robert Ford. It contains items belonging to him and his family. The north interior wall has a bullet hole in it.
Designed in 1879 in the Gothic architectural style, the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion has 43 rooms and features a turret which resembles a castle tower. It displays exhibits from the Civil War period and depicting the life and death of Jesse James, among others.
The National Military Heritage Museum has tens of thousands of artifacts, archives and other items inside of its four buildings. Items include 2.5 ton military trucks, a Huey helicopter and a Cobra helicopter.
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Jesse James Home Museum
12th & Penn, St. Joseph, MO 64501 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view the home where outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed by fellow gang member Bob Ford at the Jesse James Home Museum. The house features artifacts from Jesse's grave.
Located inside an open funeral parlor, Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Museum is situated nearby Jesse James' former home and features the transfer basket that carried James' body. The museum includes newspaper articles, old coffins and photos.
The historically renowned Pony Express Museum is a museum that stands as a tribute to the heritage of the Pony Express. The museum holds special tours including group tours, corporate tours, group catering, and educational field trips.