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Pony Express Museum, Saint Joseph

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The Pony Express Museum is a transport museum in Saint Joseph, Missouri, documenting the history of the Pony Express, the first fast mail line across the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast. The museum is housed in a surviving portion of the Pike's Peak Stables, from which westward-bound Pony Express riders set out on their journey.

The Pony Express Museum is one of the most historically educational museums in the country in respect to the legendary mail service that ran from April, 3, 1860 to October 26, 1861. Between exhibits, a 7-part diorama, maps, an archeological dig and artifacts, the museum has entertained and educated visitors from all over the world. The museum just celebrated the 150th Sesquicentennial of the Pony Express on April 1–3, 2010 which drew over 10,000 people. The museum is located at 914 Penn Street, St. Joseph, Missouri. In 2011, the museum produced a live action documentary titled Days of the Pony Express produced by Jim Conlon with Scout Films. The film was given a favorable review by Wild West Magazine.
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  • This was a great stop with a lot of history. We were there for over an hour and did the self guided audio tour and read most of the placards. I could see spending more time there to read everything... 
    This was a great stop with a lot of history. We were there for over an hour and did the self guided audio tour and read most of the placards. I could see spending more time there to read everything...  more »
  • Went to St. Joseph after spending time in Kansas City and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Pony Express Museum. It's a smaller, local museum celebrating the famed Pony Express. Carolyn, a... 
    Went to St. Joseph after spending time in Kansas City and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Pony Express Museum. It's a smaller, local museum celebrating the famed Pony Express. Carolyn, a...  more »
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  • This was such a wonderful stop coming through Saint Joseph. I learned so much about the pony express. The staff was very helpful with questions and friendly. Thank you and I will definitely come back.
  • Great museum, showing the history of Saint Joseph Pony Express. The family and kids enjoyed the experience. The staff was very informative and so polite. Thank you

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