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Pony Express Museum

914 Penn, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-279-5059
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
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Prairie Village, Kansas
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154 reviews 154 reviews
95 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is well done, ok, but a little disappointing. There were more artifacts at the Patee House and this was very small, not cheap and not really a good tour. the historic aspects really weren't there. Work in progress, it seems

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Temple, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Pony Express museum is great for children of any age 1 Tru 99.The short 15 minute film is worth watching before going into the museum to understand the history of the express.You could buy the whole 45 minute film in the gifts shop, like my sister did.The exhibits is state of the art. its like u were there when... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Pony Express Museum is a wonderful piece of history, and it is a fun little museum. My children loved it... There are lots of hands on exhibits and they especially had fun at the well. I learned a lot about the Pony Express and had no idea it was in existence for such a short time. Definitely worth the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Wow! I would consider myself a museum connoisseur and this place blew my mind. You would not believe the care and detail that has been put into creating a museum dedicated to one of our country's most important historical events/places. You and your children will truly feel like you are living in the time of the pony express. You can... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

this is the best place to learn about all the history and adventure of the pony express. right here in st joseph stables where it all began.

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Saint Joseph
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This interactive museum will keep the interest of both younger and older visitors. Several audio and hands on displays bring the history of the Pony Express Museum back to life. A children's area is located within the museum that allows younger visitors to dress up and act out the days of the Pony Express. A replica of a one room... More

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New York City, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Step back in time and and relive the adventure of the Pony Express! You are actually standing in the Pony Express barn and kids will love the steam engine in the park across the street too. There is a great video to start your tour, then you step into the blacksmiths area and see a horse being shod (life size... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

These pioneers should have greater recognition and the museum should be on everyone's itinerary if they are in Saint Joseph or close by. Fascinating incite in to this recent history.

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Medford, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This museum has some interesting pony express stuff but up the street for the same price is a much better museum.

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Stephenville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The museum and 15 minute documentary about the creation of the Pony Express was well worth the visit. And they have a great gift shop as well!

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