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Pony Express Museum

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Address: 914 Penn, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number: 816-279-5059
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Well presented history of the Pony Express

The Pony Express Stable was a great day trip to St. Joseph MO. While the museum did not have many authentic items from the Pony Express, it did an excellent job presenting the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Pony Express Stable was a great day trip to St. Joseph MO. While the museum did not have many authentic items from the Pony Express, it did an excellent job presenting the history and operation of the express. There were many activities designed for children. There was also an exhibit on Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was a little bit pricey but it was worth the price! Our 10 year old Grandson said it was his favorite place that we visited on our mini vacation to St. Joseph. Be sure to watch the movie they offer before your tour!

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Gladys
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was one of the items on my bucket list for our trip west. I read a lot of old western novels and I wanted to see some articles from that era.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

While traveling across this great country we call the United States of America, we stumbled across this "Worthwhile excellent historical museum - Pony Express" in St. Joseph, Missouri. This place is definitely a hidden jewel in the state of Missouri and it is my highest recommendation that you stop and visit - especially if you have school age children or... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a MUST SEE in Saint Jo. It documents the beginning ans short run of the Pony Express. The exhibits are first class, and are well organized. There is a lot here to interest most anyone. The museum store is small and has some nice trinkets for keepsakes.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great pony express museum. Museum highlights the history of how the Pony Express came about. It explains why the need for it. The men behind it. The economics of it. Special display at this time of Buffalo Bill artifacts. The Pony Express captured the adventurous spirit of the old west and it is still exciting people today.

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a well done museum. Had fun here learning about the pony express riders and the history of the pony express.

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I took my 2 granddaughters for a tour and they loved it. Was small enough that they were able to see every thing. Have a play area for kids too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lots of history here. Very well laid out giving time line of both pioneers and the pony express. Very informative and hands on for children. Friendly staff. Inexpensive loved it

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Worth spending time here. You won't find anything that will keep you fascinated for hours, but it is very informative and interactive. Great activities to keep kids interested. Patee Museum is just up the street and it is worth walking the two blocks, especially if you have been sitting in the car a long time.

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