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

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Interesting place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Franklin, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We stopped there on the way back from ND. We were the first ones there on a weekday morning and had the whole place to ourselves. Some very interesting stuff. Well worth a few bucks and an hour of your time to go see it if you are in the area.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited the Glore Psychiatric Museum over a decade ago, and I think it was housed in a different location at the time. St. Joseph has combined this museum and several other smaller ones (on American Indians and Civil War medicine among other smaller exhibits). However, the psychiatric museum has the largest collection. It is both fascinating and saddening at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Interesting and disturbing but highly recommended if you are interested in the history of the mental health profession.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's cool to go through and know how many people had been treated there It's a creepy place and always cool to go through

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BETHANY, MISSOURI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our grandson's girlfriend is a psych major, so we stopped during a family trip to St Joe. She found it VERY interesting. Being a history major and history buff in general, I found it interesting but not overly so. Others in the group were kind of bored by it since they had little or no interest in the subject. Good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

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
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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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Leavenworth
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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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