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Pony Express Museum

914 Penn, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-279-5059
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
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Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very Nice staff, great exhibits and lots of information on the pony express. Very informative and family friendly.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great history of the Pony Express. St Joseph's claim to fame was always "Where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended"....Worth the trip and just a couple of blocks from the Patee House Museum.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We are following Lewis and Clark and almost didn't come because of the reviews and we were so glad we went. The pony express portion was small and the greater portion was concerning Lewis and Clark and Buffalo Bill.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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261 reviews 261 reviews
137 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The story of the short life of the Pony Express is interesting, but there just is not enough to make a real intriguing museum. There is a film at the beginning with pretty cheesy acting. It's made for kids, not people with a serious interest in history. The timelines and actual facts about the Pony Express are interesting, but much... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Being from St. Joe originally I grew up going to the Pony Express Museum on an annual basis. Now that I have moved away, when I return with friends and family that have never been to St. Joe, I know there is a place that not only has great historical information about the Pony Express, but lots of other local... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lots of great stuff to see! The big map on the wall is informative. Be sure to check out the authentic one room school.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is much more than the story of the Pony Express (which is interesting in its own right). The museum gave a very good feel for the time period. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the price was reasonable.

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Sugarcreek, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Maybe my expectations were to high. Not a lot of original items. The visuals used to tell the stories are good, but not great. For the pony express enthusiast, it is nevertheless worth a visit.

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Weaubleau, Missouri, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not as good as it used to be. They have built a "new modern" museum instead of the actual stables that were used. Still interesting, but updated view of history.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very welcoming staff. Excellent introductory movie and then well presented series of dioramas on the development of the pony express, the riders and their difficulties riding the route. They ran for only 18 months (1860-61) but formed a solid place in our western history. We understood what the Pony Express was and how it operated after this informative presentation.

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