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The Pony Express Museum is a transport museum located in Saint Joseph, Missouri that features the long history of the Pony Express.

The Pony Express Museum was established to honor the Pony Express, which is North America?s first fast mail which services letter senders from Missouri River all the way to the Pacific coast. The courier service ran for more than a year starting from April 3, 1860 all the way to October 26, 1861. The museum is housed in the remaining portion of the famous Pikes Peak Stables which was used by Pony Express riders going west.

The museum itself is considered as one of the most historically educational museums in the United States and features as part of their permanent exhibit a 7 part diorama together with an archeological dig. The Pony Expess Museum also features different artifacts and memorabilia collected by museum supporters through the years.

Upon entering the historical museum, guests will be treated to a video explaining the origins of the Pony Express postal service followed by animated exhibits that the whole family can enjoy.

The Pony Express Museum welcomes educational field trips and even guided tours for adults.

Some of the new exhibits guests can check during their visit to the Pony Express Museum include the Blacksmith & Wheel Wright Shop, the life size oxen and wagon display, a collection of 1860s coin collection, the historic and iconic Pony Express Motel sign as well as a collection of harness and tack exhibit. The museum also features an authentic and antique penny machine.
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