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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

But it would be interesting, if a bit freaky, for anyone who likes to travel off the beaten path. It is a large museum, full of history.

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This eclectic combination includes the Psychiatric Museum as well as spaced dedicated to Civil War medicine, Black history, a doll collection and more. We went primarily for the Psychiatric section. It was quite impressive in that it was not something that you are likely to find elsewhere, and it provides insight into mental health care over the years that is... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This museum was clearly a labor of love for the people who put it together, and offers a fascinating glimpse of both the patients who once lived there, and the important role St. Joe played in encouraging the evolution to modern care. It's too bad they don't have more money to curate it, but definitely a one of a kind... More 

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Drove here as it just sounded interesting, found that it was much much more. 5 total floors of information, equipment, videos and photos. This is a must stop for anyone traveling through the area. You can spend several hours here and not see it all, but that is OK as it only cost $6 so a cheap return visit is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I remembered the old State Hospital #2 from my childhood in St. Joseph. I did some volunteer work there as a college freshman. The psychiatric treatment history was fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The museum is interesting and sad at the same time. It is amazing what procedures they used to consider medicine. It's not a horribly big museum but is worth seeing. It's reasonably priced. We took our extended family with us and everyone enjoyed it.

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Additional Information about Glore Psychiatric Museum

Address: 3406 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506
Phone Number: 816-232-8471
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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