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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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Big changes since last visit

Our last visit to the Pony Express museum was 40 years ago. At that time the museum was one big room jammed with artifacts and junk if memory serves. Now they have expanded the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Eureka, Missouri
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Eureka, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our last visit to the Pony Express museum was 40 years ago. At that time the museum was one big room jammed with artifacts and junk if memory serves. Now they have expanded the building and created informative displays. They even have an exposed section in the floor where they excavated down to the early levels of the original building.... More 

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Cancun, Mexico, North America
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The orientation video was a good overview. Some of the exhibits and the building itself are very dated, a little campy. There was also a Buffalo Bill exhibit in the same building - the plus being that there were some original artifacts. Otherwise, this museum will take you less than an hour to walk thru.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This museum is a must see for any who are interested in Western history. Displays are well arranged and have an easy flow to them. I felt a part of the time that was being shown by being able to pump water from the original well. Just a great overall experience that I recommend to everyone.

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Kingsville
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I stopped here on my way west not noticing it was close to an anniversary date for the Pony Express. The museum is well laid out and informative. The fee was also reasonable. It is a good place to go spend a couple of hours. I learned things about the service which I did not know.

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Baldwin City, Kansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was really fun and interesting!!! More so than we were expecting. Exhibits are cool and interesting. Buffalo Bill exhibit, covered wagon, historical, great gift shop!!!

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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341 reviews 341 reviews
115 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This little treasure of a museum is located in historical St Joseph, a few blocks from the Patee House Museum and the Jesse James House Museum. The movie is worth watching as it provides a great historical perspective of the pony express before you dive into the museum. There are many displays, life-size figures, and dozens of artifacts and descriptive... More 

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Savannah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The displays are great and very interactive great place to take your children to see and learn about the pony express. Patee park close by so you could have a picnic as well as a great step back in time.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've lived in St. Joe all my life, and hadn't been here until I did my senior service hours. It's a great museum full of information about different things. The mannequins kinda creep me out, but then again, so do most. I not only highly recommend this to anyone visiting, I could also maybe see myself working there one day.

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Coldwater, Mississippi
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When u visit here make sure you visit Jesse James house and Patte House museum. All three sites are close to each, other within a block. Make sure u have your GPS.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

6 months ago, if you asked me, "Have you ever heard of the Pony Express?", I would've replied, "Of course!" But if you then asked me to describe it in detail, I'd have said, "It was where people delivered mail...to the west...on horses...and, uhh, collected mail to bring back." I now know the very curious story of this brief-lived business... More 

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