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Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Address: 3406 Frederick Ave., P.O. Box 8096, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Phone Number: 816-232-8471
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Sadly but necessarily informative

My son was going into Psychiatry after Med School, so we took the Interstate from Omaha to St. Joe, MO to visit the Glore Psychiatry Museum. We'd seen it listed as one of the more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Al K
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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was an actual insane hospital from the past. It was very sad to see how the inmates were treated.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My son was going into Psychiatry after Med School, so we took the Interstate from Omaha to St. Joe, MO to visit the Glore Psychiatry Museum. We'd seen it listed as one of the more unusual museums in the country. We weren't disappointed. There was a shadowbox with "Present Day Tranquilizers" labelling several pills. And there were the "Early Tranquilizers"... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wonderfully beautiful hospital. History of the site is bone-chilling. Friendly and informative staff.

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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

An interesting history of mental illness treatment from the late 1800's to the present, capturing the evolvement from asylums to sanitariums, to hospitals. Great displays that are interesting and educational. They also have a section about Civil War Medicine, American Indians, and Black History. I couldn't believe how much they had in the museum. I figured about an hour visit,... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I thought this attraction was well worth the visit, especially if you are in the Saint Joseph area. When I went they had a Civil War Medicine display in the basement, which was interesting and informative. The museum was set up on different floors, so it was a pretty big collection. They had numerous things on display, from how it... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fascinating history of mental "healthcare" over the years and it's very interesting to see how far it has come.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was so much more than I expected! There is so much information on mental illness and how it was treated in the past. It was interesting and yet somewhat depressing. I would not take children to this- its too graphic.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

It wasn't terribly expensive, but there wasn't a lot to see here either. It is worth it as it is something to do in the little area.

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Mokena, Illinois, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My granddaughter loved it.she is always full of questions.I was born and raised in st.joe. so i give the grandkids the normal trip to krug park and hyde park.King Hill and the boluvard.

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to see how far we have come on mental health and some great art work done by the past patients.

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