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Pony Express Museum

914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
+1 816-279-5059
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Interesting history

This was an interesting way to spend 1-2 hours. The Pony Express route originated in St Joe and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
oklahoma city
via mobile
Pony down to the Museum!

I read some reviews on this but I was MORE pleased with the Pony Express Museum than the reviews... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tedanne C
Kansas City, Missouri
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914 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2544
+1 816-279-5059
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an interesting way to spend 1-2 hours. The Pony Express route originated in St Joe and they have some artifacts like saddle bags and saddles. The riders are listed, though the list is incomplete and they are open to updates. We missed the...More

Thank okietraveler53
Reviewed 6 days ago

I read some reviews on this but I was MORE pleased with the Pony Express Museum than the reviews! I REALLY enjoyed this place, you have to like HISTORY and reading but it is well worth stopping here! It gives a great overview of the...More

Thank Tedanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted on arrival by a very helpful lady who made us feel extremely welcome. As a talk on the solar eclipse had just started in the schoolhouse, she got someone to take us through and left it to our honesty to return and...More

Thank EzzyA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum while in St. Joseph for the eclipse. It's a nice sized place with friendly staff. There are interactive displays for all ages to learn about this short but significantly-impacting period of American history.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum serves up a large collection of authentic items from the period of the Pony Express and explains its history and significamce in one of the original buildings at the eastern terminus of the mail link to California. There's an introductory film, tools, art,...More

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome museum and I loved it here! It is a nice sized museum, interactive and good for all ages. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy and there is a lot to learn about the history of the pony express. The...More

Thank OtisCampbell12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside is unassuming but more spacious inside. There are plenty of exhibits inside, including a walk through history of the Pony Express. There is a park across the street with historical plaques.

Thank creole6684
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this museum because I was always fascinated by the Pony Express. Skip the introductory film, it's totally cheesy and I thought I had wasted my money until I got into the museum itself. The plastic horses in the beginning are...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned much about the Pony Express from this museum and gift shop. Worth touring. I especially enjoyed reading the biographical sketches and seeing pictures of the riders, hearing their perspective of what it was like and hearing about their lives and professions after 1861....More

Thank imslow
Cindy D, Executive Director at Pony Express Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy your travel stop was worth the time. We love history and want others to know the Pony Express story when they leave. The legacy and legend will continue to live at 914 Penn Street, the eastern terminus for the Pony Express, St Joseph...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful exhibit on the Pony Express. Very informative & well done. It will appeal to both adults & children. Very affordable too.

Thank Sandi123Mn
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Address: 914 Penn Street, St. Joseph, MO 64503 Hours: Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm... More