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The Steamboat Arabia Museum

400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
816 471 1856
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Ranked #4 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Steamboat Arabia museum is in the AAA guide.  It isn't the easiest place to find, but do persevere, it's worth seeing.  The admission price may... more »
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Greenwood
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the history here at this museum. Amazing that all of those items have survived and been recovered.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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

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USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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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