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Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Address: 3406 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2913
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History of treatment of mental illness in the U.S. was outstanding.

This museum exceeded all of my expectations. Several floors of displays provide a history of mental illness treatment that is both informative and sad. While a trip just for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
alist907
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum exceeded all of my expectations. Several floors of displays provide a history of mental illness treatment that is both informative and sad. While a trip just for the Glore Museum is absolutely worth it, the icing on the cake was the adjoining museums which contained incredible Native American artifacts, a history of the Civil War, a history of... More 

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Thank alist907
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

It's so good to hear that we exceeded your expectations and thank you for sharing your thoughts on the experience. The history of the treatment and perception of mental illness is sometimes a tough topic to tackle. So, we are constantly consulting with mental health professionals and checking to see how visitors are responding to the exhibits. Yes there is... More 

Roeland Park, KS, a KC suburb
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend an hour or two. If you have any interest in the history of mental health treatment over the past century, this is a great place to get some "hands-on" information. Lots of interesting photos and exhibits, each with enough printed information to provide some background without being too time consuming or overwhelming- just the right... More 

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Thank Joan A
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit and we are so glad it was a good experience for you. It's helpful to know how visitors are responding to our exhibits since, as you pointed out, it is a fine line between being informative and overwhelming our guests given the topic. I'm so glad you recommended the video in particular.... More 

Carbondale, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who works in the field of psychology, I found this place riveting--as did my friends who don't work in the field. The staff was so friendly and helpful--even the gal mopping the floors was helpful and talked with us about some of the exhibits. We enjoyed it immensely--and have paid much more for a lot less.

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Thank Jeannie M
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

I can't tell you how much we appreciate the long drive you made to get to the museum! I hope you enjoyed everything St. Joseph has to offer while you were in town since you came from such a distance. We strive not to disappoint our visitors and it's really great to hear from someone in the field of psychology.... More 

Appleton City, Missouri
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I left this place feeling very thankful that mental health facilities have come as far as they have & that my loved ones should never have to deal with this kind of place & its "treatments." I'm sure there were many Doctors & Nurses that were kind & caring, but I feel certain there were many that weren't. There were... More 

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Thank rannydef
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! Our goal is that museum exhibits showcase how far we have come in terms of mental health care and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues. We strive to demonstrate that many former treatments were done in the hope of curing patients, although many of them did not achieve... More 

Omaha, Nebraska, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this museum. My fiancée had visited it years ago and wanted us to see it as well. It is very informative on the history and progress on mental health care over the past centuries. It also includes two other wings about black history and native American history. Our twelve year old git a little bored but we expected... More 

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Thank John T
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your tour experience with us. We try to be informative and interesting and we appreciate knowing where we have succeeded and where we can do better. I'm so glad you made a point of visiting the other collections that are on site too! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with a good mix of history and Healthcare, the staff was friendly and they're always adding new exhibits.

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Thank Raymondwilfong
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed it. Plus you reminded me of something. Our new Harry L. George American Indian Collection exhibits will open on January 19, 2017. We need to start getting the word out. Please visit us again! More 

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

My daughter is taking psychology in college. Her teacher offers students extra credit if they visit this museum. With that in mind we made the trip to St. Joseph. It was so much more informative than I imagined. There were three floors of exhibits that showed the history of mental health care. I must admit that it was sad to... More 

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Thank Sherri T
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Being helpful to psychology students is certainly a large part of our mission. George Glore, the museum founder, had always expressed the hope that the museum would make it more comfortable for people to look at mental health care and see both where we have been and where the next generation can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

It definitely shows how far we have come and how far we still have to go in the care and treatment of mental illness in this world.

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Thank Davidjc1959
Kathy R, Public Relations Manager at Glore Psychiatric Museum, responded to this review

We certainly try to be interesting, informative, and to spark more conversations about how to promote mental health. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! More 

Independence, Missouri
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Was not really sure I wanted to visit but am glad I did. It is a grim reminder of how it used to be before doctors started to realize how to treat people with various mental illnesses.

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Thank Helen C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

First of all, it takes more time than we thought it would. The exhibits really draw you in. Included in the bargain-priced admission fee are the smaller St. Joseph African-American Archives, Native American, Civil War, and doll museums. There's a lot to look at, so plan to spend at least an hour and a half to take it all in.... More 

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