Discover St. Jo

You’ll always feel right at home in St. Joseph, Missouri

Getting Here & Around

St. Joseph, Missouri invites you to take a step back in time - without missing out on any 21st Century comforts. Famous as the place where the Pony Express began in 1860 and the notorious Jesse James met his end in 1882, St. Joseph is a vibrant suburban city offering upscale shopping, fine dining and a wealth of exciting things to see and do.

Use the information and maps provided here to learn more about the city or to start planning your St. Joseph escape. For even more information, make sure to begin your trip with a visit to our Visitor Center, located at 502 N. Woodbine Rd.


St. Joseph, Missouri is located in the heartland of the United States, at the crossroads of Interstate 29 and MO Highway 36. Only 25 minutes north of Kansas City International Airport, 30 minutes from North Kansas City, and 55 miles from downtown Kansas City.

Visitor Center - 502 N. Woodbine Rd. - 816.232.1839

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, closed Sunday and most major holidays. Learn more about St. Joseph through our amazing murals then design your own personalized tour with our interactive kiosk tables. Field trips welcome. Amenities: public library, public restrooms, souvenirs, WiFi and attraction information.

Buses, Taxis & Renting a Car

Getting to St. Joseph is simple and finding your way around once you’re here is even easier. The city is just minutes 35 miles north of Kansas City International Airport, so there’s a wide range of transportation options available to suit your needs and style.

Flying In

The St. Joseph area has a variety of transportation options. Rosecrans Memorial Airport is located in St. Joseph and we are only 25 minutes away from Kansas City International Airport.