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Patee House Museum

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Address: 1202 Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number: 816-232-8206

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Wow! Fun hot day activity!

My husband, son and myself had such a fun time here this week. For am extra .25 be sure to do the "what doesn't belong" scavenger hunt. It was my 9 year olds favorite. This place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melissa A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, son and myself had such a fun time here this week. For am extra .25 be sure to do the "what doesn't belong" scavenger hunt. It was my 9 year olds favorite. This place is huge. It took us a little over 2 hours to look at everything. St. Joseph is rich with history and I love everything... More 

Thank Melissa A
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You should go out of your way to see this museum. It has a number of things in it that on their own make it worth the $6 to see. The original Home Office of the Pony Express. A merry-go-round with a fantastic collection of unusual hand-carved animals. Look out the back door and see the Jesse James house (separate... More 

Thank Mark M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a trip to Saint Joseph to eat lunch at The Cabbage Roll and wanted to visit the home of Jesse James where he was assassinated. Thought we would take in the Patee House Museum while in the vicinity. Well worth the time and admission.

Thank togobox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing and filled with so many items. There is also a carousel inside that is a must do. There is history of the pony express here, steam engines, toys, cars, stage coaches, a whole little town set up, plus a whole lot more. This is located right next to the Jesse James house. Don't miss it! Good... More 

Thank itravel2c
Colorado Springs, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to take a photo of the front of the building - as this is where the first pony express rider stopped to pick up a package after leaving the stable on horseback just a few blocks away! St. Joseph, MO is the start of the Pony Express! The riders went from St. Joseph, MO all the way to... More 

Thank nowincolorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed every minute of your visit at the Patee House! It was interesting, well displayed exhibits, much to see, as well as interactive. They had an interactive activity where you see if you can spot the item in the display area that does not fit in with the rest of the items. Our kids LOVED it... More 

Thank Maria B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was nice to learn more about the history of St Joseph. Had a nice game to play as you went through as well

Thank Stacer2007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't really planned on visiting when arriving in St. Joseph but saw a brochure in the visitor center and decided to give it a try. It cost $6 per adult to get in and I have to say the day we were there the cashier was not that friendly. It was worth the cost as the museum is much bigger... More 

Thank Lisa M
Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the Pony Express. Would be easy to spend the day here. A nice Merry-go-Round for the kids.

Thank garydra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love stepping into the Patee House Museum and travelling back to the turn of the century! Even boys like this museum and we take Int'l visitors here because they love it.

Thank Elishia C

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