My son and I stopped here on our way back home from a road trip. This was not a planned stop, but was recommended by some local people we talked to at the restaurant where we ate lunch. We decided to check it out.
The neighborhood surrounding the museum looks a bit rough, but we were able to find a spot right in front of the museum to park. The entrance fee was minimal and we took our time walking through the exhibits. The pony express information was interesting and my son liked walking through the building vignettes. The carousel was beautiful and we enjoyed reading about the animals on it. We also liked the Jesse James information we found.
I would agree with other reviewers that the exhibits did not seem to have a central theme - most appeared to be placed randomly throughout the building. And, I was not impressed with the staff. At one point, I was at the counter buying a magnet and my son went out the front door to wait on the porch. As he left, the rug in the foyer caught on the door and as he was trying to get it out, a man walked over and said, "What are you doing to my rug? That's not a toy - it's for handicapped people!" My son apologized, but the man ignored him and my son left feeling embarrassed.
A good place to spend an hour, but wouldn't recommend planning an entire trip around this museum.
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