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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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Fantastic museum

This museum is a must see for any who are interested in Western history. Displays are well arranged and have an easy flow to them. I felt a part of the time that was being shown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must see for any who are interested in Western history. Displays are well arranged and have an easy flow to them. I felt a part of the time that was being shown by being able to pump water from the original well. Just a great overall experience that I recommend to everyone.

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Kingsville
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I stopped here on my way west not noticing it was close to an anniversary date for the Pony Express. The museum is well laid out and informative. The fee was also reasonable. It is a good place to go spend a couple of hours. I learned things about the service which I did not know.

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Baldwin City, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was really fun and interesting!!! More so than we were expecting. Exhibits are cool and interesting. Buffalo Bill exhibit, covered wagon, historical, great gift shop!!!

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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331 reviews 331 reviews
107 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This little treasure of a museum is located in historical St Joseph, a few blocks from the Patee House Museum and the Jesse James House Museum. The movie is worth watching as it provides a great historical perspective of the pony express before you dive into the museum. There are many displays, life-size figures, and dozens of artifacts and descriptive... More 

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Savannah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The displays are great and very interactive great place to take your children to see and learn about the pony express. Patee park close by so you could have a picnic as well as a great step back in time.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've lived in St. Joe all my life, and hadn't been here until I did my senior service hours. It's a great museum full of information about different things. The mannequins kinda creep me out, but then again, so do most. I not only highly recommend this to anyone visiting, I could also maybe see myself working there one day.

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Coldwater, Mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When u visit here make sure you visit Jesse James house and Patte House museum. All three sites are close to each, other within a block. Make sure u have your GPS.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

6 months ago, if you asked me, "Have you ever heard of the Pony Express?", I would've replied, "Of course!" But if you then asked me to describe it in detail, I'd have said, "It was where people delivered mail...to the west...on horses...and, uhh, collected mail to bring back." I now know the very curious story of this brief-lived business... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We didn't expect it to be so large and we had to rush through it. It covers 2 floors and looks like it's about to go to the 3rd floor. It combines the Pony Express museum, Jessie James house and the Pantee Museum which houses everything western, everything train, cowboy, Indian (native American), Midwestern settlers. Give yourself 2-3 hours.

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Chillicothe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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