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Glore Psychiatric Museum

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Address: 3406 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2913
Phone Number: 816-232-8471
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very interesting but needs updating

On a recent anniversary get-away, we decided to visit nearby St. Joe. The Glore museum has been on my "must-see" list for awhile. The exhibits were very interesting, and visitors... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kearney, Missouri, United States
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Kearney, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent anniversary get-away, we decided to visit nearby St. Joe. The Glore museum has been on my "must-see" list for awhile. The exhibits were very interesting, and visitors get a good background on the area of psychiatric medicine through the years. The museum could use an upgrade, as some of the graphics are beginning to show wear. Across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an interesting museum. It has several different types of exhibits. The history of psychiatric treatment is truly brutal, but very interesting. My 12 year olds of loved it. They liked the morbidness. I don't know that young kids would be good here, but mid age kids and older would.

Thank twinmom40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. Staff friendly and helpful. Could have spent twice the amount of time we had here.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A bit discomforting to see some of the things that early psychiatric patients were subjected to but very interesting and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This museum is like no other. Displays of former methods in treating mental patients. The favorite display is the artistic display of the contents of a patient's stomach who swallowed, nails, hair pins, etc. Other museums include Black Archives, and Native American displays. Groupon coupon makes it $3 a person.

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This museum works hard to explain treatments of the mentally ill and to reduce the stigma of mental illness and treatments. Having a friend and family member who was subjected to some of the treatments shown here, I have to admit some of it was hard to see, but the explainations of the thought process behind the treatments DID help.... More 

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Ridgeway, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

There are several different levels of this building with different eras of history (no worries they do have an elevator) psychiatric, civil war, the black archives,the doll museum, the doll houses are great! And a lot more! Not expensive well worth the money.

Thank roxaneservice96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This place has so much history in one building. Take an afternoon and see all what this place has to offer. The psychiatric museum is the must see but there are other areas dedicated to different things such as a doll exhibit and also Native American history. A must see here is St. Joseph.

Thank Chelsea L
Kansas City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Psychiatric treatment has a history of being barbaric and this museum brings this to the forefront. It's well done and informative but reinforces the fact that modern medicine still has almost no idea what works for treating the mentally ill. Your ticket includes admission to Black Archives, Civil War, Doll Museum, and a mansion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is an amazing exhibit on how far we have come in the psychiatric field. It is definitely an eye opener, this was my second visit and I be back for sure!

Thank Wendy A

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