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National Military Heritage Museum

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Address: 701 Messanie St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2219
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+1 816-233-4321
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

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Took our grandchildren for a visit. Having been there years ago and having heard of many improvements, I was looking forward to seeing it. They are now trying to give some... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
Carole816
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Savannah, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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483 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

If you are a military history buff visiting or living in St. Joseph, Mo., Then you should visit this museum. Lots of military history available here and a pretty good display of Military equipment including military vehicles and even a helicopter. The museum is located in what once was the city police department headquarters and jail.

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Savannah, Missouri
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Took our grandchildren for a visit. Having been there years ago and having heard of many improvements, I was looking forward to seeing it. They are now trying to give some organization to the exhibits and tell more of the story of the wars. They have many plans for the future which, if carried through, will make this museum a... More 

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kansas city, mo
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

My husband was a war veteran and really enjoyed this. The tour guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour with John Mintin. All forms of the service are represented and much history from all wars. An enjoyable experience.

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Thank gingerlavelle
Illinois
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

As a new location and new staff at museum, lots of improvements in the future. What they had displayed (all donations) was great and we had a personal tour of the museum, made for a very good visit, learned lots and enjoyed TONS !! Only thing I would like to see is more Navy as a military mom of 2... More 

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1 Thank djbrm
St. Joseph, MO
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Same old group escorting everyone around. Totally disorganized. Poor quality of displays. Garbage piled up around building. Electical outlets, wires exposed. Don't waste your time in St. Joseph to see this. Go to Kansas City to see the WWI museum. That is wonderful.

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Thank George G
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Pretty disappointed in the lack of organization and how dirty it was. Looks like some of the lower-class military surplus stores in the backwoods. People staffing the place seemed to not care about much other than collecting admission, and knew little about any of the items on display, Other museums in town are much more professional.

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Thank Arobat
Grain Valley, Missouri
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Great place for the military buffs in your family. Staff is very knowledgeable, and the displays are very nice

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1 Thank waymor45
Fort Worth
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Loved the artifacts. Please help keep this museum open by donating when you visit. Would have to see all this go to waste if it closes.

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St. Joseph, MO
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2013

The NMHM is a hoarders hobby place. Mr. Frank Flesher passed away and left some beautiful old buildings in decay; clutter beyond imagination and questionable funding in support of this sacred trust. I would check with the St. Joseph Visitor's Bureau to see when you can visit, because as it stands, this place is a fire, health and building code... More 

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1 Thank George G
Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

The museum has a lot of displays, and are constantly adding new displays and my personal favorite thing is they have 2 huey helicopters. Good place to go with children to.

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