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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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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great and close to home.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 24 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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Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very interesting history of the Pony Express. I particularly liked that they have an exhibit of a water well like those that could have been at one of the relay stations. It has a pump that works. Interesting for kids who've never seen one. They also have a big wall map showing the route of the riders and all the... More 

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cape coral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Interesting museum about how the pony express became legendary and the circumstances of it's decline. Also featuring Buffalo Bill, who lived in h Illis youth in St. Joseph, his short time as a pony express rider and his future career.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our 10 and 12 yr. old grandsons liked this interactive museum as much as we did. We saw this after traveling the Pony Express trail by car and seeing a second Pony Express Museum, The Pony Express Barn in Marysville, KS. St Joseph is a polished, professional museum, Marysville more a collection of old stuff, but both together were interesting.

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Traveling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here on the way north to kill some time and came away impressed. The displays were presently very interestingly and while we planned to spend only 30 minutes we ended up staying 75. The parking is across the street and there is plenty of it.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Learned some about this interesting way of delivering the mail. Children enjoy riding on the wooden horses. Archaeological dig is interesting.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Additional Information about Pony Express Museum

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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