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Walk to Civic Arena and the Missouri Theater

You and your family will find plenty of things to do near our riverfront hotel in St. Joseph, MO, situated across the street from Civic Arena and just a few blocks from the historic Jesse James Home. Our guests love learning about the city’s history at the Pony Express Museum, and families in town for summer vacation can’t get enough of the St. Joseph Aquatic Park, just two miles east of the hotel. We’re also close to Missouri Theater, the historic Patee House and the Glore Psychiatric Museum, which has been rated one of the 50 most unusual museums in the country.


  • Civic Arena (across the street)
    Equipped with superb acoustics and lighting, this 19,000-square-foot event facility often plays host to exhibitions, concerts and conventions.
    Phone: +1 (816) 271-4717
  • St. Joseph Aquatic Park (2.1 miles)
    Tube along the lazy river, ride the impressive waterslide, improve your diving skills or simply sunbathe at this family-friendly water park in downtown St. Joseph.
    Phone: +1 (816) 271-5511
  • Remington Nature Center (3 miles)
    Bring the kids to Remington Nature Center for a fun-filled day of wild adventures. Attend a crafting class, learn about indigenous plants or feed the fish in the 7,000-gallon tank.
    Phone: +1 (816) 271-5499
  • St. Jo Frontier Casino (3 miles)
    With more than 470 slot machines, video poker machines and table games, your chances of having a good time at this riverside casino are incredible.
    Phone: +1 (800) 888-2946
  • Bushman Planetarium (6.2 miles)
    You can stargaze even when the sun’s out at this state-of-the-art planetarium located in Agenstein Hall on the campus of Missouri Western State University.
    Phone: +1 (816) 271-4288

History and culture

  • Missouri Theater (0.5 miles)
    This unique structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Rough House Rosie was the Missouri Theater’s first feature back in 1927, and today it still hosts plays and concerts for guests’ enjoyment.
    Phone: +1 (816) 271-4628
  • Mount Mora Cemetery (6 miles)
    Also listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Mount Mora is the oldest operating cemetery in town. Check out the most impressive tombstones and grave markers to find the resting places of some of the elite of Joseph’s Golden Age, which took place just after the Civil War.
  • Walter Cronkite Memorial (6.2 miles)
    Take a tour of this memorial dedicated to St. Joseph native Walter Cronkite, the famous host of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.
    Phone: +1 (816) 271-4100

Mansions and museums

  • Pony Express National Museum (0.9 miles)
    The country’s first transcontinental means of communication, the Pony Express consisted of brave men who carried parcels from coast to coast on horseback, often traveling 250 miles per day. This fascinating museum tells their stories.
    Phone: +1 (816) 279-5059
  • Jesse James Home (1 mile)
    View exhibits that explore the life of notorious criminal Jesse James at the home where he was shot by fellow gang member Robert Ford.
    Phone: +1 (816) 232-8206
  • Wyeth Tootle Mansion (1.5 miles)
    One of several 19th-century homes still standing in the St. Joseph area, Wyeth Tootle Mansion features three floors and 40 rooms of Gothic-style décor.
    Phone: +1 (816) 232-8471