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Address: 106 S 8th St, Marysville, KS 66508-1832
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+1 785-562-3825

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On the trail

We were on our own cross country camping trip. Doing laundry in town. But just down the street was the barn What a bit of history. And we follows the route to Casper WY. Neat

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Helena, MT
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Helena, MT
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were on our own cross country camping trip. Doing laundry in town. But just down the street was the barn What a bit of history. And we follows the route to Casper WY. Neat

Thank vintagetrailer
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Nice museum with interesting history on the pony express. Self guided tour includes some additional history about the surroundings. Good educational experience!

1 Thank Brian F
Mahwah, New Jersey
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Went there as it was for me the closest thing I wanted to see from Omaha and knock Kansas off the bucket list. Town is as small midwestern town as you can get. Museum is worth 45 minutes a visit. You get a feel of the work they had to do. Asked some basic questions and the lady didn't know... More 

Thank PeterHa1
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love history and this is a great history lesson in the first mail carrying service and it only lasted 18 months. It is however, still celebrated every year by Pony Express reriders. My husband has been one for 30 years. Many men from St Joseph, Mo to Sacramento, Ca carry commemorative letters in a special mail bag each going... More 

Thank Sunshineinne
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164 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We visited here 3 or 4 years ago, so not much has changed. I feel that the barn itself is the best part of the museum as I think about the people and horses who were there. Jill, the museum curator, is a gem of history, and always has a new story to share.

Thank Donna S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The Marysville Kansas Pony Express stone barn was built in 1859 by Joseph H. Cottrell and Hank Williams. In 1860, they contracted with Russell, Majors and Waddell to lease the barn as a livery stable for the Pony Express. The north end of the structure served as a blacksmith shop and stalls were on the other side. Although all state... More 

2 Thank BigDaddyDave55138
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We love history so this was great. Plenty of info, always learn something. Many old artifacts. Call before going I don't believe they have regular hours

Thank Julie M
Ephrata, Washington, United States
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the place. There is something for everyone from old tools to dolls. They had a really great video to start the tour and then you moved onto the displays. Well worth the 4 dollars admission.

Thank ChinaGal_57
Dayton, Ohio
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107 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We all read about the Pony Express in school. A few of us remembered Buffalo Bill Cody was a Pony Express Rider. But there is a lot more about the short lived Pony Express to view & learn in this unique museum. Unique because it's the only remaining outpost of those colorful days. The museum allows dogs on leach and... More 

Owatonna MN
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

This is the only original Pony Express Barn left along the entire route. We did not get inside because it was Sunday but the plaques and signs on the outside gave a good description. There were also many statues neat the barn with information about the riders, horses and route.

1 Thank Marquisman

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