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Pony Express Museum

914 Penn, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-279-5059
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Ranked #5 of 25 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Chillicothe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We took our eight year old niece, I can't remember how much it cost to get in, under twenty dollars for three of us, our experience was above average for a not-for-profit museum. A lot to see, nice helpful employees that knows the history of the Pony Express. Our niece left knowing what the express was all about.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was the stop we originally planned. Very interesting tour with lots of pictures and stories about far more than only the Pony Express. The Pony Express was covered and we learned a lot we didn't know before. However, there is also an area that covers the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show that was very informative. The cost is nominal... More 

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Alma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband love American History so this was a interesting visit. We enjoy learning more about the area we are visiting.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This museum was very nice. Very informative, many interactive exhibits and very eduational. Was interesting to learn of how the pony express worked. Very friendly staff and cute gift shop too!

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Kearney, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We are frequant visitors. Very educational, Wonderful playroom for children. The recent addition of Buffalo Bills new exhibit is well done and should not be missed. His continued association with St Saint Joesph is well documented and gives a good portrail of its place in his life.

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Winnipeg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It gives me the creeps, when being 79 years old, you see things standing there and being called antique.

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Illinois
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18 reviews 18 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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296 reviews 296 reviews
158 attraction reviews
416 helpful votes 416 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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