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Pony Express Museum

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Address: 914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
Phone Number: 816-279-5059
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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Relive the Pony Express Era

There is a 2 for 1 coupon in the St. Joseph travel guide for adults. Seems crazy that there are so many local museums that have their own admissions. They need to get together... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a 2 for 1 coupon in the St. Joseph travel guide for adults. Seems crazy that there are so many local museums that have their own admissions. They need to get together into some sort of association. Start this very good museum with a 15-minute looped movie and then see where the Pony Express started--right here from the... More 

Thank jbwhitehouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum was informative and interactive. It was very interesting. Both of my 12 year olds enjoyed it as did I.

Thank twinmom40
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I remember visiting this place as a kid. Now it's better. I enjoyed learning about the people that paved the way to the west. Not an expensive overblown Museum but great home grown source of info. Also for me a great trip down memory lane when mom and dad drove across the country.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little museum! The lady working the desk was very welcoming and she gave us a coupon, which was very nice. We watched a short, informative film and then browsed the exhibits. It was a good quick stop on a long roadtrip. While in St. Joseph we also snapped some pics of Jesse James' house, on the same block. The... More 

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I paid a visit here and we both enjoyed it very much, there is a lot of info. of the start of the Pony Express, there also is a real water well in here, this is a must see, a short movie is also provided, the self-guided tour might take at least 1 to 2 hours!!

Thank someonetwoDesMoines
David City, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really cool place to take kids if they are interested in some of missouri's history can really learn about jesse james history

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many tales of the Frontier, the Pony Express has been heavily romanticized. It lasted for 19 months in 1860 and 1861 being replaced by the telegraph. This little museum displays some of the realities of this important--if brief--project that tied California to the eastern U.S. It was an extremely difficult job for the riders who were paid $25/week. Compare... More 

Thank Scanner_Lewis
College Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's small, a little difficult to locate. Not slick and exhibits are a little shaggy around the edges but what is good is very very good. Nice exposition of the true story of the express; money and profit as well as courage and optimism were involved. Awesome-cool that it is very likely the actual building from which the first pony... More 

Thank Engine99
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum and a quick stop, but I would recommend going to see it. I learned a lot about The Pony Express, and really enjoyed the time I spent here. I was in and out in around an hour, but still got a good taste fr everything. It's not a large place but has plenty of interesting... More 

Thank Jason M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

St. Joseph MO was the start of the Pony Express. This is the original stables that should be on your list to visit when in town

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