Missouri RV Travel Destinations


Missouri is one of our states that we plan to spend more time visiting in the future.  We have listed the areas in Missouri that is under the National Park Service.


St. Joseph, Missouri 

In 2002, we stayed in St. Joseph, Missouri for a couple of days to get a break from being on the road during our trip from the Eastern to the Western U.S.    We found a couple of real treasures in “St. Jo”.

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The Glore Psychiatric Museum is a fascinating look at the 130 year history of what was once known as “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.”   The museum illustrates the amazing history in the treatment of the mental illness.  I sure am glad I was not the patient to some of these treatments!  According to the Glore Psychiatric Museum, “The museum is recognized as ‘one of the 50 most unusual Museums in the country.’ It is also featured in the book ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the USA and Canada.’ ”  This is a must see in St. Joseph.

Pony Express National Museum

The Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, where in 1860, a rider embarked on the first leg of a 2,000 mile trip to Sacramento, CA.  The stables now house the museum chronicling the history of the Pony Express and is well worth a tour.  We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Patee House Museum

From 1860 to 1861, the Patee House served at the Pony Express Headquarters.  Now the Patee House Museum is a look back into time.  Features of the musuem include an 1977 railroad depot, cars, trucks, wagons, fire trucks, stagecoach, carriages, buggies, jeeps, wagons, horse-drawn hearses, blacksmith shop, dressmaker’s shop, a real gallows, antique furniture and toys and Taylor’s favorite, model railroads.  There is a wing featuring Western art by George Warfel and another wing designed to replicate the Streets of Old St. Jo during the 1860’s to the 1880’s.

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Featured Destination

Yellowstone National Park is my favorite national park so far. There is such a variety of things to see at Yellowstone including wildlife and geological wonders. To fully appreciate the park, you will probably want to spend more than one day as the park is very large. Be sure to see Old Faithful geyser.


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