Some things you just can't learn from a history book. Like seeing where the Pony Express began & Jesse James ended. Today, St. Joseph retains its links to the past while looking toward the future. The city is home to 17 distinctive area museums, 12 annual festivals and over 17 districts listed National Register of Historic Places. You’ll also find great outdoor recreation throughout 48 parks, 26 miles of beautiful Parkway, outdoor concerts, and an arts culture unlike any other.