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“Not Nice!”
Review of Patee House Museum

Patee House Museum
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not Nice!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We had a friend looking for some memorabilia as she passed through town on her cycling tour across the country. And while she didn't have time to see the museum, she thought she might pick up some token of her passing through St. Joseph. They were very rude to her and she was told to leave if she wasn't going to pay to go through the museum. She was getting on the road for a 100 mile day and didn't have time for the tour. She left with a really bad impression of the friendliness of St. Joseph museums...that is for sure. When asked about it later, we were accused of being rude for even coming into the place without paying to go through the whole thing. Rudeness compounded by more rudeness....we won't be taking any more guests over there...period.

Visited June 2013
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Bloomington, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Interesting History”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is a very interesting museum. We originally came here to see the Jesse James house but it wasn't open. The rooms of this converted hotel are very cool! There is clearly a lot of history here and in St. Joseph. This is definitely a trip worth making!

Visited March 2013
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Jeffersonville, IN
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit in St. Joseph.”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a very interesting place. It was built as a luxury hotel many years ago, then it became the main office for the Pony Express. The building is huge and the exhibits are wonderful and in good shape. They have a whole room that looks like a small town and you can walk through the different exhibits to see what things use to be like. I also enjoyed reading about the Pony Express. I think I read that the men rode the horses into the building to pick-up the mail. This place is filled with history and definitely worth the stop.

Visited May 2013
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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Saint Joseph History at it's best!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This museum takes a whole day to see. The collections tell the rich history of Saint Joseph and turn of the century businesses and people. The Pony Express lore and much of the home town influences are well celebrated and exhibited.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Jo G
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Denver
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165 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Lot to See”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Every room of the house has been filled to the brim with exhibits. The architecture is interesting, and there is something here for everybody.

Visited May 2013
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