Historic Route 66 - Jesse James Museum - Stanton, Missouri, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 38° 16.365 W 091° 06.442
15S E 665557 N 4237771
Quick Description: Wild West outlaw Jesse James was murdered in 1882. Or was he? Some believe that Jesse's "death" was a hoax, and that he lived under a fake name for years. This Museum owes its existence to this story. Located alongside Route 66, in Stanton, MO.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 4:48:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMND
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Jesse James Wax Museum, entire existence is built around the startling premise, that Jesse's "death" was a hoax, and that he lived under a fake name until 1951, I think not!

From the Route 66 website:
"Jesse James, one of the most famous American outlaws of all time, with numerous connections to the state of Missouri, is the subject of a museum near Stanton established in the 1960s.
More specifically, this museum focuses on some controversy surrounding his death. Some say—and the position is well supported here in the museum—that Jesse, rather than having died in 1882, actually lived to old age and finally passed away in 1951 in Texas." Text Source: (visit link)

A Roadside America, Offbeat attraction: (visit link)

Jesse James Wax Museum Website:
"Touring the Jesse James museum, visitors are invited to see EXCLUSIVE film footage of interviews with Jesse and eyewitnesses. You'll be thrilled with the displays of the life and times of America's most famous outlaw while viewing the life-like wax figures set in vignettes depicting Jesse's home, The Civil War, robberies and much more. Artifacts belonging to Jesse and the James Family are prominently displayed as well as witnesses affidavits, antiques and a vintage gun collection valued at over $100,000 dollars. Everyone will be astonished as the TRUE story of Jesse James is irrefutably revealed before their very eyes in a multidimensional experience that will be remembered for a lifetime." Text Source: (visit link)

Street Address:
Jesse James Wax Museum
I-44 - Exit 230
North Service Road East
Stanton, MO 63079

Hours of Operation:
April-May - Open Weekends Only - 9am-5pm
June-August - Open Everyday - 9am-6pm
September-October - Open Weekends Only - 9am-5pm
November-March - CLOSE FOR WINTER

Note: There is a Toy museum next door. That is available to post in this category, & the Route 66 category. (Subject to approval) If you post the Toy Museum let me know so I can log a visit.
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Historic Route 66

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