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Address: 9th and Frederick Streets, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
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St. Joseph IS where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. Some may question why the horse and rider are not facing west, but the short-lived Pony Express route WAS... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

St. Joseph IS where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. Some may question why the horse and rider are not facing west, but the short-lived Pony Express route WAS roundtrip. The model for many a postcard, the Pony Express Monument stands in all its glory in a small grassy area with plenty of room to stop and photograph.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

St. Joseph, Missouri Pony Express Monument is a wonderful testiment to this 18-month era in our history and the development of the west.. Four wonderful explanation display boards.

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A good photo stop. Beautiful statute right in the center of town. Park in the city hall parking lot and a short walk to the monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are a history buff this is a great photo op. There is a lot of history in this town and if you are interested in the pony express don't miss this. Don't forget the museum

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Illinois USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Pony Express museum has been in existence for many years, but was rejuvenated and is much bigger and offers a better experience of the historical period now than before. Interesting for everyone.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our group enjoyed the visit and especially loved the one house school house. Our youth were able to dress up as they did in the early 1900's. The tours were ok and we had a catered lunch which was good.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We don't live too far from it, so everyone we go downtown, we see it. You can go and take one (or more) pictures of it. It's a really cool sculpture.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Nice to see, but not much to do except take a picture. Landscaping was nice when the flowers are in bloom.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was shocked to see this ranked so high on the list of things to do in St. Joe. It is a monument... albeit a nice one... still nothing more than a monument in the middle of a crazy intersection that you will find a struggle to see any closer than in your car while driving by.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful monument, Pretty landscaping. Not located at the Pony Express Museum but it is worth the short drive.

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