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Arabia Steamboat Museum

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Address: 400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone Number: +1 816 471 1856
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history...

The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a favorite Kansas City attraction, a history museum housing 200 tons of cargo from life on the American frontier in 1856.

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This was really an interesting place. Really had some beautiful items to show that survived the ship wreck. Had a nice video about the Arabia sinking and how they found it and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Linda A
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Florissant, Missouri
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Florissant, Missouri
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was really an interesting place. Really had some beautiful items to show that survived the ship wreck. Had a nice video about the Arabia sinking and how they found it and restored what was on the ship. This is not really a place to take kids, unless they would be older. I am sure that kids would not find... More 

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Florida
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museum is a gateway into the past during the era of the steamboat and colonials of the Western Territory. The Steamboat showcases the famous Arabia as one of the many ships that sunk on the Missouri River in the 1800's. The adventure is family friendly and does a good job of explaining the importance of archaeological preservation and even... More 

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Thank Connorg93
Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This places is the has some of the Best Museum Artifacts I have ever seen! You must visit this museum if you love history and love to learn about the history and artifacts from 1800s all were found in a corn field

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Thank Ryan S
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is well laid out, with fascinating exhibits and lots of great information. It is amazing that this steamboat wreck would be found in a farm field! the story of how it was found and excavated is a great adventure.

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Thank Vicki W
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one place that really shocked me. I had no idea how cool this would truly be. It is a great place to visit. So much history I didn't know! And it is a great place to take people visiting from out of town!!

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Thank dseaman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many years ago the steamboat carrying a heavy load of supplies (i.e., plates, flatware and so much more) got caught in a storm on the Mississippi and tipped over. It laid on the bottom of the river for many decades only to be discovered by a Kansas City man and now on display in the museum. Only portions of the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the great pleasure to tour the Arabia Museum last week with my family. I'm really not sure how I have lived in the area and missed this little gem for a number of years. From the guide to the exhibits, it was such a wealth of information, and captured our attention (even the 10 yr old) the entire... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum tells the fascinating story of the steamboat and its treasures that were lost under the waters of the Missouri river and recovered by the dedication of a local family. The goods that were being transported have been preserved in tact and in fine condition and are all on display. A unique local attraction.

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Thank ChrisPE2014
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting hour and half tour. Good displays and neat story of one individual's passion to dig up the sunken steamboat. Story of perseverance and determination to have all the ships content cleaned and put on public display.

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Thank L K
Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprising treasure! The story of how the steamboat was recovered is fascinating, and it's hard to believe all the cargo it carried. Really, who packs pickles? Very glad we saw this glimpse of history

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