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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 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Relive history with a visit to where the Pony Express originated. The stable is set up to make you feel as if you were there. A short film covers the first Pony Express Rider as he leaves St. Joe to the west. The museum is very interactive for adults and children alike.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was really an awsome experience being able to stand in the very place that the pony express riders were and where it all started. The exhibits were very nice and we really liked the pararie one where the storm simiulation was. It gave our grandson a new sense of the old west. He is only 8 and if we... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to stop at if you are traveling down i-29. It is cheap and has loads of fun information for all ages. The fact that it is on the grounds of the original Pony Express Stables is pretty neat as well. Well worth the time and money in our opinion.

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toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Located in an old stable, this museum tells the story of the Pony Express. They have many exhibits showing the history -- a movie theatre, organization, routes, how the men lived, a relay station, an archaeological site, a model telegraph you can learn on, you can make rubbings of coins and a wonderful play room for children to learn about... More

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Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Of all the museums we visited throughout Missouri and Kansas, this was our biggest disappointment. We were done in a matter of about 20 minutes. There's just not a lot of specific Pony Express items to suit my tastes. I would probably stop back, however, if it was my one and only chance to be in the area. Just don't... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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176 reviews 176 reviews
65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The tale of the Pony Express is linked to St. Joseph MO and is part of our American Heritage. This museum tells the story of the iconic service between St. Joseph and Sacramento. It is not a great museum but does give you the history and the excitement of the Pony Express

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

They had all sorts of information about the short-lived pony express. Considering it only lasted 19 months, it left a huge mark on American history.

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Brier Island, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

For a semi-small city, this is a unique museum. Even has smell-enhanced displays. An intimate look into the early history of this town.

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