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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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Awesome history and displays for all ages

Lots of history in this building as well as interactive displays. My date and I both enjoyed the material and her 3 year old never got bored.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of history in this building as well as interactive displays. My date and I both enjoyed the material and her 3 year old never got bored.

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Port Orange, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had visited this as a kid and it was the same... Kept up but nothing memorable new. Really the same? Not much changes in 40 years. Why this attraction has not been fully funded and grown in proportion to its historical value is beyond me. And the surrounding town... How sad that the houses around these museums has been... More 

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Savannah, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very interactive with a huge Buffalo Bill exhibit. Several hands on items for the kids to explore with children's play area and gift shop. We admired the artwork which is deserving of placement in the National Museum of History.

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Hampton, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We learned alot about the Pony Express. Great exhibits! Very reasonable cost and definitely worth the time to stop and see.

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Lake City, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Not a major attraction but it looked okay from outside. They need extended Sunday hours for those traveling through. Area can be a little intimidating and was pretty deserted. I don't think you would want to go by yourself at night even if they were open. Very sorry I missed seeing inside for a glimpse of history.

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

An engaging museum for a teenager as well as an 85-year old. Interactive displays and good variety. A nice way to break up the day as you pass thru St. Joseph.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was one of the museum stops on our recent trip to St. Joe. While much smaller than the Patee House museum, it is worth your time if you have an interest in this aspect of settling the "Old West".

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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72 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great little museum in the heart of town...worth the stop. Good Buffallo Bill exhibit. Lots of interesting things to see.

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east sussex
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20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Considering the pony express was a short lived failure i was pleased and surprised to find the attraction both entertaining and informative. They tell it like it was whith all its faults and failings but capture the spirit of adventure the express certainly had during its short life. The techicnal side of how it was run alongside the personal side... More 

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Saint Joseph, MO
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Pony Express Museum is worth a visit and a RE-visit. The Museum works hard to keep things fresh for all visitors, no matter what age group. The displays are well spaced and in some cases, hands on. Whether you know a lot about the Pony Express or it's your first encounter you will find the experience enjoyable.

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Additional Information about Pony Express Museum

Address: Address: 914 Penn, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number: 816-279-5059
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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