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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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Loved this museum! The lady at the front desk (I do apologize for forgetting her name) was so nice, friendly and helpful! You cold tell that she cares a lot about others even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jovellelee
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this museum! The lady at the front desk (I do apologize for forgetting her name) was so nice, friendly and helpful! You cold tell that she cares a lot about others even outside of her job! The museum is very well put together with lively exhibits that hold your interest and there are additional activities to keep the interest... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum but a walk through takes you back to those days and clearly describes the threats and dangerous obstacles faced by the riders!

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Thank ZweihundeBumsen
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 3 grandchildren loved our visit, learning about and seeing artifacts from Pioneer Days! From riding the saw "horses" with saddles to dressing up in period clothes and playing in the kitchen, my 3,6,and 9 year olds had a great time!

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Thank ki0
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Havent been there in a while but always enjoy seeing the exhibits. It is Saint Joseph history. There is a lot of history in this town.

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Thank Theresa V
Omaha, Nebraska
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79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It's a pony express museum. Was it worth 6$? No, I would suggest maybe 2.50. It took about an hour and a half to walk though seeing and reading everything including the Buffalo Bill exhibit. In all fairness it covered everything with great detail but how much can 18 months of the pony express can you really expand on? I... More 

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Buffalo, Missouri
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Nice museum, educational exhibits, clean restrooms, nice gift shop. Doesn't take a long time to go through but I do recommend reading all the material with the exhibits.

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Thank MartiJM
Upstate NY
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114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Really nice museum. Learned a lot about Pony Express. Exhibits nicely done and appealing to both young and old. Excellent gift shop and book store. Worth a stop in st Joe traveling cross country if only to visit this museum

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Thank ret1re
New Orleans, LA
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108 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The reviews made this museum sound so interesting but I really couldn't see what all the fuss was about. The 15 minute video at the beginning was long on cheesy reenactments and short on historical insight/information. The "stables" had sad mockups of fake horses and riders; the rest of the exhibits featured rudimentary so-called artifacts that were pretty forgettable. I... More 

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Oklahoma
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175 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

While the Pony Express Museum is sometimes mistaken for the headquarters building of the Pony Express, the museum is actually a Pony Express stable a block and a half from the actual headquarters at the Patee House Museum. We were impressed at the number of child-appropriate exhibits though many were also of possible interest to many adults. The exhibits include... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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271 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This museum near downtown St Joseph, Mo., was the original stables for the horses and riders involved in the Pony express which provided horseback mail delivery between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, California. The pony express didn't last very long once the telegraph came into existence. The telegraph was a much faster method of delivering messages over long distances, and... More 

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