So neat to see artifacts from so long ago. When I went you could ask questions after seeing a short video of the discovery. Great location, too.
One of the most interesting museums you've probably never heard of. Great exhibits and the most friendly staff in the country. Next time you're in KC treat yourself. You won't regret it.
A visit to the Arabia is traveling back in time! This is an adventure for the entire family. Take them back a 132 years and bring it to life again! Wow! An absolutely fascinating look at life and what and how people lived. The artifacts are unbelievable. Time wise, just about right to keep everyone interested.
This is one of the most amazing "museums" around. One of my sons worked at this attraction and thoroughly loved it. For years a family searched for a river boat that sank in the Missouri River during the 1850s. When they finally found it, the river mud nearly perfectly preserved everything on board, and it was fully loaded. To see... More
Very interesting and well preserved artifacts in a private collection. The cost of admission is on the high side, but its the only way to keep the collection together (in private status). As they say in the tour, its like a Walmart from the 1800s walking through. You have food, home goods, building supplies, clothes, etc. The lab shows you... More
Before going to The Steamship Arabia Museum I never would have thought a steamship could provide enough interesting artifacts and history to hold anyone's attention. Boy, was I wrong! I am a fan of the more personal, detailed type of history rather than the sweeping, big-picture view. The Steamship Arabia museum provides a fascinating look into the world of steamship... More
We visited the Steamboat Arabia within the last year and just loved the whole experience as well as the River Market area around the museum.
A most unique historical display and a great glimps of merchandising in the 1800's. A Kansas City treasure. Also nestled nicely with the City Market area.
My wife loved this... but I thought it was too expensive and much too long. If you can imagine a Walmart cargo container sealed in mud for 132 years and then cleaned up and put on display... that's about what you get.
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