Winter Along the River St. Joseph, Missouri

This sample itinerary may be customized for any time of the year!


1 – 2:30 p.m.          

Mount up and head for the Pony Express Museum. The famous mail delivery service started within these walls on April 3, 1860 (150 years ago). Your guide will give a personalized tour of exhibits covering the creation, running and demise of the Pony Express.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

The Patee House was the headquarters for the Pony Express in 1860 and the finest hotel west of the Mississippi. Today, it offers a “hands on” look at St. Joe’s colorful history. Stroll down Old Main Street, climb aboard a steam engine and visit the little house where Jesse James was shot and killed. Enjoy the Wild Thing Carousel, which is fun for all ages.

4 – 5:15 p.m.

Welcome to the Remington Nature Center, where history and nature collide. As your journey begins, you are greeted by a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth.  Follow the indoor “river” past a 7,000 gallon aquarium teeming with native Missouri river fish. Wild animals abound as you pass a howling wolf. A beaver lodge blocks a creek and forms a habitat for many animals. Learn about Missouri animals as you watch their tracks appear before you.

5:15 p.m.

Hotel check-in

6 – 8:00 p.m.

In the spirit of Cal Wyatt’s hospitality and warmth, the J.C. Wyatt House offers guests the same gracious, accommodating style. The owners’ expertise in Victorian protocol and decorum, combined with their fascination of this highly ornamental age, allows for the creation of a one-of-a-kind dinner event.


9 – 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph MI

St. Joseph MI

Tobiason’s Studio has over 50 years of experience designing, fabricating, installing and restoring church windows throughout the country. Restoration is a difficult and tedious task, but it is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects for owner Rick Rader. He specializes in all styles whether traditional or contemporary, executed in stained glass, faceted glass or etched and carved glass.  Come and see how they create these timeless, beautiful and architecturally harmonious windows. You also have the experience of creating your own stained glass “angel.”

10:30 a.m.    One Hour Driving Tour

11:45 a.m.

Enjoy lunch at The Gothic House Tea & Eatery, with soups, entrees and desserts made from scratch with menus differing from week to week.


For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, please call the St. Joseph CVB at 800-785-0360 or visit


Pony Express Museum

Cindy Daffron

9th & Penn



Patee House & Jesse James Home

Amy Neely

12th & Penn



Remington Nature Center

Barbara Russell     

1502 MacArthur Drive



J. C. Wyatt House

Jim Palone

1309 Felix Street



Tobiason’s Studio

Rick & Teri Rader

302 South 8th Street



The Gothic House Tea & Eatery

Pat McNaughton

720 S. 10th Street


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