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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
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Unique step into the past

What a strange yet interesting exploration back in time. We were not exactly sure what to expect when we decided to tour the museum. It is packed full of history and all of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shadra G
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Leawood, Kansas
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Leawood, Kansas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a strange yet interesting exploration back in time. We were not exactly sure what to expect when we decided to tour the museum. It is packed full of history and all of the information they share is beyond intriguing. I really makes you wonder... Not only do you view the psychiatric side of things you also get to explore... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in how far we've come in the treatment of mental illness, you have to see this. They were giving their patients the best technology available at the time, yet, now we know what they were doing was traumatic. Makes me wonder what folks will say decades from now about how we treat the mentally ill.... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I felt intrepid when my sister asked me to go with her and a couple of others to this museum, but it turned out to be strangely fascinating. They have displays on the treatment rooms and the equipment they used, some looking like midevil torcher devices to what would have been considered high tech for the day. There are displays... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good exhibit displaying our mental illness disease treatments from the past. Very sad though. This museum also has a display for civil war medicine. Interesting. Not for small children.

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Thank cheryl61
College Springs, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a friend and his son that live in iowa who had heard about the museum but had never been there. It is a one of a kind experience that includes not only antiquated hospital treatments and equipment but personal stories artwork and pictures from previous/current patients. In the same museum is a black history and native American floor... More 

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Farmington, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! This place really gives you a insight into mental illness and how it was treated and allows you to see how far treatment has come today. The staff very helpful and friendly as well.

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Mulhouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a big museum but nice to see. Beside psychiatric area you have also a part related to bank and Indian peoples and a doll collection. 1 hours is enought for the visit, cost USD 6 for an adult.

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Shenandoah, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting visit to the St. Joseph Museums. Included is the Glore Psychiatric Museum, St. Joseph Museum which features American Indian exhibits, Civil War Medicine exhibits, the Doll Museum and the Black Archives Museum. These are all located at one location. We spent about 3 hours there and could have spent a lot more time however, they... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We started off on the bottom floor which led us to the morgue. We walked in and I was taken back by the subtle dizzy and heaviness that myself and two other people felt. We had goosebumps and felt a sort of humming vibration. Or at least I did and so did my husband. We explored the other floors and... More 

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Schofield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very interesting and educational as to how mental illness was once treated. Lots of displays. There was even a section and patient art. Also the connecting African American, native american, and civil war museums were good.

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