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Patee House Museum

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Address: 1202 Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number: 816-232-8206

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Well worth the visit

A person could spend 3 days going thru this museum & reading all the information available & not get bored.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Greenwood, Missouri
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Greenwood, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A person could spend 3 days going thru this museum & reading all the information available & not get bored.

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Lubbock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You get an opportunity to see and engage in some of our nation's history with a trip to Patee House. It's also located next to some other great sites, such as, Jesse James' house.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a neat place to see the history of St. Joseph. It is interesting for all ages. I have gone with family, as well as taken class field trips.

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Coldwater, Mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Loved the history. In another part of the city. Get good direction or use GPS worth going. About 4-6 miles from Dury Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What a great place to learn! Plan on spending some time, because there is so very much to see. The exhibits are well laid out and cover a wide variety of life in the latter half of the 19th century and some early 20th century. By far worth the price of admission. And going to the Jesse James house in... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews 215 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

So much to see in this historical gem. The building is fascinating. The displays are full of information. Be sure to take enough time to see it all...do NOT rush through, you'll miss something wonderful. And be sure to pay the extra to see the Jesse James house, too. It was really interesting. The gentleman selling tickets was a treasure... More 

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Webster City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Honestly I wasn't holding much hope for this little Museum. Boy was I wrong! There are so many different rooms that each have a different theme I would call them. All the history that I read about and the illustrations about all the individuals of that time, I spent a good hour in just one room reading about everyone. The... More 

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Where can you walk a street, visit a saloon beside a train and never leave the building? Great interaction to do.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

No guided tour during our Saturday visit. Informative rich collection of an old western town. But the town of Saint Joseph has died and the Patee house's lively spirit has faded away with it. Won't visit it again, although it fed my enough this time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I don't know how this place is still in business. Gary Chilcote is the owner of this unorganized and crumbling museum,and he does whatever he can to get visitors to leave as soon as possible. The building itself is disgusting, as there have been several instances of mouse droppings, large cockroaches, and even bats. This is especially unacceptable from a... More 

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