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Patee House Museum

1202 Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-232-8206
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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Topeka, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We loved this museum and spent several hours. So beautifully done and the staff was wonderful. This is a western museum and full of local history.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went to the Patee House the day the last leg of the Pony Express run and really enjoyed it. Lots of really great items displayed and the museum.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The many exhibits and displays give an excellent sense of the history of the area. They contain many interesting artifacts that help on understand what life was like. We especially liked the "What's wrong with this display?" game. The keepers deliberately place some object which is out of place for the exhibit and you have to find it. It was... More

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Sugarcreek, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place will surprise you. The size of the place, the quality of items, quantity of items, and the variety of subjects. They have also attempted to make it interesting for school age children. Plan at least 1-2 hours. This is one of those places where you feel you should go visit again and take more time to let everything... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. This building was a hotel where the pony express started. There is a huge train that delivered the mail for the riders . There is a beautiful carousel that you can ride . The museum has an eclectic collection of many things such as antique toys, cars, farm equipment, old telephone and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a awesome if not overwhelming collection of everything imaginable from trains, toys, cars, storefronts, and even a carousel. There are original store displays for the post office used for the Pony Express, dentist, print shop, dressmakers, auto repair, households, camera shops, etc., etc. Collections of so many types. This place will take lots of time to take it... More

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Omaha NE
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Where to pack in western history, Civil War and Pony Express stuff? Where, oh where could we put it in St. Joseph? Oh, let’s toss in an old-time city street, train engine and a carousel. Oh yeah, let’s not forget some antique light bulbs, cameras, telephones… How about the Patee House Museum? Good call, because that’s where all these things... More

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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been to the Patee House Museum 4-5 times over the past ten years. It is located in a hotel from an era when St Joseph was a much grander city. Several rooms were rearranged in the winter of 2013-14 and it seems thousands of pieces were cleaned as well. This local history museum that has an amazing collection... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a wonderful place -- an old hotel converted into a museum! Lovely rooms and lots and lots of different things to see in each room! Our favorite (kids up through teens) is the old fashioned town on the main floor. The original pony express office is there and an 1800's town is set up -- barber shop, sheriff office,... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great content, engaging, entertaining, very well done! You'll need to allow at least 2 hours' time to see all there is (plus the Jesse James' house is right out the back - also highly recommended for an interesting piece of Americana!)

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