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Pony Express Museum

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Address: 914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
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+1 816-279-5059
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The birth of the Pony Express is brought to reality.

Housed in a former stable, the museum presents the birth of the Pony Express by full -sized mannequins and exhibits. There are multiple documents on exhibit, along with artifacts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Steven P
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Saint Joseph, Missouri, Usa
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Saint Joseph, Missouri, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Housed in a former stable, the museum presents the birth of the Pony Express by full -sized mannequins and exhibits. There are multiple documents on exhibit, along with artifacts of the period. Children learn of the true story of the birth of the Pony Express by exhibits designed for their age. The curaters are constantly trying to improve their exhibit.... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the horses were sheltered and riders would bunk. Definitely a lot of photos. There is a lot more on the Pony Express up at the Patee House which is where the P.E. offices were and where the run began. Still an interesting venue.

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Appleton City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really interesting, very well done museum. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable & funny & made it totally interesting for the kids in the tour group. There were so many different exhibits that made it really easy to understand how the pony express worked & also why it failed. There are displays everywhere & you never lose... More 

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Thank rannydef
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Not a very big museum but has alot of information and history in a small place. It's worth it to watch the 15 minute video at the beginning. Overall it's a good place to visit if you live in the area.

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Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I wasn't expecting a lot from this museum, but was surprised by how well the information is presented and the quality of the exhibits. I learned a lot about the pony express and really enjoyed going through the musuem.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Excellent displays about Pony Express history. Also some early history of St. Joseph. Many things for kid interaction. Brings history alive for kids.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We stopped just to see the original stables used at the start of the Pony Express in 1860. Interesting museum worth a few minutes.

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Thank RickMIusa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

They've done a GREAT job telling the story of the Pony Express! And the guides are out of this world awesome!!!

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Good museum describing the history of the Pony Express. The museum had interactive exhibits suitable for elementary-age students. They also displayed artifacts and cancelled envelopes from the era. The movie was very informative. Nice way to spend an hour or two while in the area. Admission is $6/pp.

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We were in St. Joseph on our way to Ft Leavenworth, Ks. This museum was recommended to us as very interesting. We started with a short film documenting the history of how and why the Pony Express was needed. The rest of the museum had dioramas of the actual history with artifacts that were from actual Pony Express riders or... More 

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