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Pony Express Museum

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Address: 914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
Phone Number: +1 816-279-5059
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Excellent Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Raymondwilfong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Thank cvon27
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank rstewart2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Elishia C
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 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 3 November 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It was interesting to learn about the Pony Express. Amazing how they delivered the mail back then and did the best they can and nowadays you never know if it will be delivered on time. We enjoyed it.

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Thank Karri F
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

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

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