Stanton, Missouri: Jesse James Wax Museum
Jesse James wasn't really shot to death in 1882 -- he died of old age in 1951. Be damned, DNA evidence... we want the truth! Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/20/2013]
A stop on Roadside America's 7-day Los Angeles to New York Hypertour. Jesse James wasn't really shot to death in 1881 -- he died of old age in 1952! Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Jesse James Wax Museum
Appears to be out of business. Was told owner retired.
There is an interesting place by KOA around the corner. Shop has chain saw carvings. Watch for train caboose in yard.[Jim Smoot, 09/24/2010]
The museum is not out of business. It's only open on weekends after August, and is closed during the winter months.
As a historian, Native Missourian and confirmed skeptic, I have always demanded proof when confronted with a conspiracy theory. The Jesse James Museum offers just that! Not only were the facts presented credible, but the man working the museum offered even more forensic evidence and plain old logic, proving to me that J. Frank Dalton and Jesse James were one in the same. This journey into the past is great for all ages and very affordable in these troubled economic times. I don't believe in Bigfoot, UFOs, or the Easter Bunny.....But I do truly believe that a conspiracy involving the assassination of another outlaw so Jesse could go free occurred and that Missouri Governor Crittenton was involved in the cover-up...I am now a TRUE BELIEVER.[A.L. Easton, 04/18/2009]
My name is Kayla. I'm supposedly related to Jesse James. We have proof that we are -- like pictures of him after he was "killed." One picture in particular is of him on his 100th birthday on the front steps of his home. My great aunt, whose maiden name is Lowe, says she knew Jesse's mother or sister or someone like that, who knew Jesse as a young adult. What I would like to say is that I greatly appreciate your business (Jesse James Museum, Stanton, Missouri). I think it's good that you're telling the truth of his life.
One other thing, his mother, Zerelda, you know why her arm is gone, right? It wasn't because of a bomb, although I have no doubt a bomb had exploded -- it was because she refused to hand over part of her property to the government for railroads to run through. My Aunt also says that he did everything he did in retaliation to the government because of what they did to his mother. That's all I wanted to say. And thanks again! U R great!! God Bless.[Kayla, 02/17/2005]