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Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Address: 3406 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Phone Number: 816-232-8471
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Glore is should be Gore Museum

This is a very interesting place, before my visit I thought "Really, a psychiatric museum, I cant even spell that....." What a surprise indeed, this has something to do with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting place, before my visit I thought "Really, a psychiatric museum, I cant even spell that....." What a surprise indeed, this has something to do with the old psych ward in St Joseph but it really is a walk through in time of psychiatric treatment. It starts where they had no real idea on how to... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We left the facility very sad pondering human beings with psychiatric illnesses before days of medication, who were tortured with cold water, wet sheets, lobotomies, dental extractions, shackled to walls in dark dungeons with only enough slack to put a utensil to the mouth, given colonics, made to stand for hours in a dark box, put into horizontal coffin style... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Probably one of the most unique museums you will ever encounter, it documents not only St. Joseph Mental Hospital #2 - no longer in operation - but also the history of mental health through the ages, from dunkings to drugs. The brain child of the late George Glore, the state hospital's public relations man with an eye to preserve history,... More 

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frisco, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I visited with my husband and niece and nephew. What a unique place! It is very interesting. It sits next to a large prison. We were really intrigued by the history of treating mental illness. It's hard to believe some of the surgeries that were performed to "treat" mental illness. There are a lot of unique restraining devices to look... More 

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Murray, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a very interesting tour of a historic site. We were both grateful of the advancements in our treatment for mental health. Gone are the days of lobotomies, water dunking, and drug induced lethargy. The $6.00 price was very reasonable.

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My great grandfather died at the mental hospital that now houses this museum. It was many, many years ago. Most of the hospital is now a prison of some sort. The cemetery that he was buried in is now just a big green, grassy field. It was interesting to see the way that mental illness used to be treated and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Didn't quite know what to expect but were not disappointed. The museum shows the history of psychiatric treatment through extremely interesting displays.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place has artifacts and displays from psychiatric hospitals and treatments from the 1700's through today. The displays are kind of shocking, to think we could have treated people in the way that they did in the past. However, I learned a lot from going to this museum. If you are interested in psychology or psychiatry at all, this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is the hidden jem of the crap town of St.Joseph. If you're at all into psych stuff and/or the macabre, this is your spot. The place is AMAZING. It delivers on all that weird and creepy stuff you want to see when you go to a psychiatric museum. The best part is the artifacts on display from actual patients.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This has been one of my favorite attractions in St. Joe for years now. I've been here several times with friends and family. This is a well laid out museum that is arranged on four floors of a former mental hospital. Each floor has a theme to it from the history of mental illness treatments to a floor filled with... More 

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