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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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Fall River, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Omaha NE
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

With a click of the mouse, you can send an e-mail to practically anyone around the world. Within seconds, your recipient can acknowledge receipt. Now, imagine you lived in the middle of nowhere and had to ride your horse – or worst, yet, walk – into town one day a week to see if you received anything in the mail.... More

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Houston, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
59 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great Place for the Pony Express national Museum. Where on April 3 1860 the first pony express rider Johnny Fry left from this very spot. It is not a large museum but a interesting one. We liked seeing the pictures of the Pony Express riders and reading about them, one rider was only eleven years old. There is a short... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great little museum. They really explain everything about the Pony Express in an easy to understand format. It is a family friendly museum - more than most.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Interesting facts about Pony Express and nice staff. Some of the audio and light displays didn't work; would have added a little more to the learning experience.

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