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Pony Express Barn

106 S 8th St, Marysville, KS 66508-1832
+1 785-562-3825
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Authentic Pony Express Station

Very well kept station. Many interesting displays. Docents lead tours. Many interesting 'make... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
History Lesson

Great little museum. Price is $10 cash. You'll see a 10 minute video and receive a tour on the barn... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Rob M
Wellington, Colorado
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“the barn” (8 reviews)
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“old west” (3 reviews)
106 S 8th St, Marysville, KS 66508-1832
+1 785-562-3825
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very well kept station. Many interesting displays. Docents lead tours. Many interesting 'make work' project displays from depression era.

Thank jbyrnes_2000
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Great little museum. Price is $10 cash. You'll see a 10 minute video and receive a tour on the barn and artifacts throughout. Take about 1 hour and is in the heart of downtown.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Learned a great deal about the pony express and western life here. Could have spent more time but was on a schedule.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

For fans of the West this is well worth the stop. The Pony Express was a great episode of the Old West. Some very nice exhibits here and it is well worth a visit. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank Kevin B
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
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
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...More

Thank PeterHa1
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...More

1  Thank Sunshineinne
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Donna S
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...More

2  Thank BigDaddyDave55138
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