St. Joseph

A Historical Visit to St. Joseph, Missouri

On a chilly Saturday morning we loaded into the car for a day-trip to St. Joseph, Missouri. Since it is only about an hour drive from our location, we had time for breakfast. After a quick bite we stopped for coffee, which would keep us warm on our travels. Traffic was light, but steady, and soon we found ourselves coasting in for our historical visit to this Midwestern town. St. Joseph, like many Midwest cities, is located on a river. In this case it is the Missouri River. Started as a frontier town, it was the jumping off point for travelers heading west. Pioneers [...]

By |2022-08-15T08:59:13-06:00February 8th, 2017|Daytrips, Destinations, Guides, Midwest, Missouri, St. Joseph|14 Comments

Relive History at the Patee House Museum

In St. Joseph, Missouri there are many wonderful old buildings, but only one National Historic Landmark. The Patee House Museum started life as a luxury hotel back in 1858. During the short life of the Pony Express (the Pony Express Museum is just down the road), part of the hotel served as the headquarters. Other memorable moments in the hotel's history include the occupation by the Union Army during the Civil War. Since Mr. Patee had been supporting the Confederacy, the Union decided to sell the hotel, as spoils of war, in a nationwide lottery. Patee bought 100 unsold tickets and won back the hotel. [...]

By |2022-08-15T08:46:57-06:00February 6th, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Missouri, St. Joseph|0 Comments

Boudreaux’s Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse – St. Joe

What is a person to do if they find themselves desiring authentic Louisiana cuisine in St. Joseph, Missouri. Fear not, as you can stop in Boudreaux's Louisiana Seafood and Steakhouse for some Cajun and Creole dishes served up in a relaxed atmosphere. Located in the Wholesale Row Historic District, this restaurant has created a Mardi Gras atmosphere. The original owner, Robert Boudreaux was a Cajun who hailed from Opelousas, Louisiana. Upon entering, you see that the décor is a mixture of antebellum architecture meets spring break party. All of this tempered with a French flair. Boudreaux's Louisiana Seafood attracts a wide variety of clientele. During our lunch visit [...]

By |2022-08-15T08:45:22-06:00February 4th, 2017|Destinations, Midwest, Missouri, St. Joseph|2 Comments
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