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“worth the time” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jesse James Bank Museum

Jesse James Bank Museum
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Liberty
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: It was a cold and snowy February afternoon when a group of horsemen rode into Liberty, Missouri. After a short time, gunshots broke the winter silence as the men rode off with their loot leaving one young college student dead and the town in shock. The Jesse James Bank, located on the historic square in Liberty, Missouri, was the site of the nation’s first successful daylight peacetime bank robbery. While the robbers were never caught, the crime as attributed to the infamous James Gang. Visitors see bank as it was in 1866. Period furnishings fill the room and one become immersed in the story of the robbery as told by the bank teller. As you peer into the original green vault you can imagine the fear felt by the two bank tellers. Among the furnishings, a rare Seth Thomas clock, set for the exact time and date of the robbery, February 13, 1866. Many photographs and other documents are on display for the public to view. A museum store offers many historical books, period style toys and games, and other fun souvenir keepsakes.The Jesse James Bank Museum is operated by the Department of Clay County Parks, Recreation, Historic Sites and Tourism.
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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176 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“worth the time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Not really sure what we were expecting, but this tour was pretty cool.. It is really small, kind of a tourist trap.. But the lady that gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and very nice.. The documents inside are pretty cool, and the tour is cheap.. Wasn't overly exciting, but I can say i've been.. But this isn't for everybody, but we liked it..

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank Brian C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Liberty bank museum tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Fantastic tour! Great info! Michelle was our guide, she was great! If you have time for only one tour do this one. Also went to james farm museum, is was interesting but just ok.

Visited February 2014
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4 Thank JcfromMN
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Save your $ for some other visit. Guide could not answer bank questions. Only 1 room artefacts from time frame but nothing outstanding. James not part of heist.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank vinoux
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Kimberling City, Missouri
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188 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Frank James hits another bank!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

While Jesse was out reeking havoc somewhere else, Frank apparently decided to job the bank in Liberty. My cousins live within a few blocks so this is a must stop no matter how many times I have visited before.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Timmer304
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Liberty, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun and Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

I learned a lot of things, but it wasn't like a school day with boring things; very interesting. Great place for families

Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Jay O
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