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Address: 9th and Frederick Streets, Saint Joseph, MO 64501

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Must see statue!

Saint Joseph Missouri was the start of the Pony Express! This is a must see statue that really brings the Pony Express to life! You can take photos of the statue from each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, CO
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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saint Joseph Missouri was the start of the Pony Express! This is a must see statue that really brings the Pony Express to life! You can take photos of the statue from each direction. There is street parking right next to it. I was puzzled as to what the "single claw" coming out from beneath the horse was? See photo.... More 

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Brewton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Monument is a few blocks north of the Pone Express Museum in a small park. It is worth stopping by to see

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Such great history represented here. It's the sure of you're beginning of the pony express run going out to California. Lis of good reading and if you're in the area or an enthusiast, it's worth a stop.

Thank Bernardo F
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The Pony Express Monument is a visual reminder that St. Joseph, Missouri was the starting point for riders heading west through Indian territory. There are a number of other historic sites to visit not far from the statue.

Thank williame975
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Too many people have forgotten the short-lived Pony Express. Yet, before the telegraph, this was the fastest way to get mail from St. Joseph, MO to California. A wonderful tribute to all of those wonderful young men who made a mark in history.I pass this almost every week for all of my life--still makes an impression!

Thank Shirleylwm
Rocky Mountains Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

An informative monument worth taking the time to read about this historic event which originated in St. Joseph.

Thank Stumpy60
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Good photo opportunity and nice statues. Would be great to get your picture taken in front of to remember your visit of St. Joseph.

Thank Tania M
Arthur, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Very cool exhibit. Sort of hard to find, and when you do find it parking is difficult. We had to park up the hill, and walk down. The exhibit is surrounded all around by busy roads, but worth a look.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

St. Joseph IS where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. Some may question why the horse and rider are not facing west, but the short-lived Pony Express route WAS roundtrip. The model for many a postcard, the Pony Express Monument stands in all its glory in a small grassy area with plenty of room to stop and photograph.

Thank John M
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

St. Joseph, Missouri Pony Express Monument is a wonderful testiment to this 18-month era in our history and the development of the west.. Four wonderful explanation display boards.

Thank jbwhitehouse

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