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Pony Express Museum

914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
+1 816-279-5059
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Well worth the time.

Fantastic display of the history with exceptional guide description and recounting. A must see in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
We2luv2dine
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Interactive. Great for kids.

The Pony Express is iconic of the American West, even though it only existed for 18 months. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Todd D
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914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic display of the history with exceptional guide description and recounting. A must see in St Joe...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pony Express is iconic of the American West, even though it only existed for 18 months. This museum does a great job of telling the story and also provides some activities for kids to do to keep their interest.

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to tell the story!! So happy you enjoyed the children activities, we try to make it friendly and fun for others.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice video overview to start and then good job with archeological digs and examples of materials from timeframe. Also made a people of the Pony Express event, come to life with pictures, recap of where they were from and where they went afterward.More

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The video is a great way to start the experience of traveling back in time. The board has worked hard to capture the Pony Express story through exhibits that tell the story. The story of the riders lives has been planned for over 25 years...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located on the original site of the Pony Express Eastern Terminal. Although renovated and expanded parts of the original structure remain. The story of the Pony Express is told as if on a journey from east to west and west to east....More

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had time to visit and found it a worthy stop. The Pony Express lasted 18 months and the setup to do those 2,000 miles was incredible for the time period.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

It was an interesting time but they did not have an abundance of authentic historical items or present any information that most students of history are not already familiar with. The main draw is that you can visit a location that at one point in...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Nice place with interesting things to see. We think it would be extremely interesting to kids interested in cowboys and American history buffs. Price and exhibit worth it for everyone.

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your time. We are pleased the exhibits were interesting to your family!!

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Pony Express Museum to research for our 4th grade son's school project. Enjoyed very much and very informative. Glad we came to see it.

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

We are happy to hear your visit was success worthy for the project.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

If you are a history buff, and you want a real and honest look at the Pony Express, this is a must on your list. The exibits are professional, and flow logically from one to the next. You will learn the route from St Joe...More

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

The museum has been changing since 2010 and we love for history lovers to go through and enjoy our work on the exhibits.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The attention to detail in is museum is incredible. I visited both the stables that show the history of the Pony Express and the Pony School. The School is an exact replica of a one room school house. The docents were amazing in their knowledge.

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

The Pony School is fun for all ages. We have put our focus on exhibits and glad to hear you found that here.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

The visit started with a 13 minute documentary regarding the idea, fruition and decline of the Pony Express. The museum clerk was very informative. The museum is housed in the horse stables and exhibits are very authentic. There is a pocket tour guide that was...More

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Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Glad you found it authentic as we strive to have be our focus for visitors.

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Address: 914 Penn Street, St. Joseph, MO 64503 Hours: Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm... More
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