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Glore Psychiatric Museum

Address: 3406 Frederick Ave., P.O. Box 8096, Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Phone Number: 816-232-8471
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Madison, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We actually toured the Glore Museum on a trip a few years ago. It is full of information and equipment that was used very early on in psychiatry. Some of it is unsettling, and it is not a good tour for children. I found it fascinating.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum had a very surreal feel to it. I felt as if I kept wanting to see more of it but, wasn't I really wanted to. Very sobering to think of psychiatric treatments of the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a rare experience! Actual models of things that were used to treat mental illness over the last approximately 100 years. Very well done! Not your run of the mill museum! If you are anywhere close, I encourage you to visit. Its not far off the interstate and on the same street as the exit ramp. Easy to find.... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Interesting and unique museum but a reminder that even not that long ago mental illness was treated with barbaric medieval methods. Many displays could've been props for the "One flew over the cuckoo's nest".

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palm beach county, fllorida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited a few years ago and I can't wait to go back lots of history not just medical history they also have a nice native American history area. Lots of interesting displays very educational but not boring

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Interesting, but a little creepy at the same time. I learned a lot about we used to treat the mentally ill, some things were quite barbaric by today's standards.

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