Discover Amish Country in charming Jamesport Missouri, where horse-and-buggy travel, hand-made products and working the land are part of everyday life

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable travel experience, look no further than Jamesport Missouri, where visitors can appreciate a different pace of life and experience traditions dating back centuries. Jamesport is home to Missouri’s Amish country and this welcoming community continues to delight visitors both young and old.

Travel to Humble Amish Country

Located in northwest Missouri just 25 miles from Chillicothe, Jamesport is home to the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi River. The tranquility of the town serves as the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here are just a few reasons why Amish Country is worth a visit.

Jamesport Buggy in Amish country of Jamesport Missouri

A Jamesport buggy is a common sight. Artwork done by Charity Trotter with Clicks By Charity Photography

Authentic Amish Country Products for Sale

Spend the day strolling along the streets and visiting some of the many shops along the way – like Downhome Collectibles and Sherwood Quilts & Craft. Gather inspiration for your next home renovation project from the Amish craftsmanship on display at Country Heritage Furniture.

If you own horses, pick up beautifully crafted supplies and gear at Elmer Beechy Harness and Supplies or Abie Hostetler Running Gear – if you have room left in your suitcase.

Jamesport Offers Culinary Delights

Jamesport Missouri also boasts an abundance of good eats and sweet treats. Country Cupboard Restaurant and Jamesport Tavern are two great sit-down places for traditional American cuisine. The town’s bakeries are a must for fresh bread and pastries made daily. Local favorites include Anna’s Bake Shop and Gingerich Dutch Bakery.

Fun Guided Tours in Jamesport Missouri

When visiting Jamesport, embarking on a tour is the best way to get to know the area. The local chamber of commerce offers guided group tours catered to your interests.

A truly unique experience is Murder Mystery Weekends, hosted at the Country Colonial Bed and Breakfast. This weekend package for six requires three couples and participants in this staged event must explore Jamesport to find clues surrounding a recent “murder.” The event is perfect for curious, competitive groups. Murder Mystery Weekends include some meals and your stay at the B&B.

Jamesport Missouri Downtown Shopping

Jamesport, Missouri Downtown Shopping

The area surrounding Jamesport also provides ample activities to explore. Green Acres Riding Stables offers 17-mile guided tours though the natural beauty of Poosey Conservation Area, which is worth a visit on its own.

“The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread” in Chillicothe

Located southeast of downtown Jamesport, the area has numerous hiking trails. For those looking to hit the links, Green Hills Golf Course is only a 30-minute drive away in Chillicothe.

Also in Chillicothe is the Sliced Bread Innovation Center, which is located in the historic location of the bakery that invented and sold sliced bread. It even houses one of the original bread slicers and features several interactive exhibits and a documentary on Chillicothe and sliced bread. Learn the story behind the phrase “The greatest thing since sliced bread” in the very building where sliced bread was invented in 1928.

To top it all off, Jamesport’s local population is welcoming to visitors who pass through. All of these factors make a trip to Jamesport Missouri, and Amish Country an unparalleled experience.

If you’d like more great group travel ideas in Missouri, check out the Missouri Group Tour Guide and be sure to Subscribe to Leisure Group Travel to stay up to date with our latest travel news.


By Isabella Wilkes