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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 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Others rank this as #2 but I would call it #1. Amazing display of artifacts from the Arabia. A true view of mid 1800's frontier provisioning. Great guide and one of the owners/discoverers joined us.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here to fill some time and we were pleasantly surprised. Many different things to see. Our daughter enjoyed the miniature doll hose exhibits.

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McPherson
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

History buffs will love this snapshot of life in the 1800s. Antique Road Show claimed this collection to be 'priceless'

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Liberty, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The history of the dig and the story of the wreck are equally engaging. Well displayed. Something for all ages.

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Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Been here several times and love every minute of it. We always visit and then have our lunch at the Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park. Perfect day!

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've been to Kansas City many times but had never heard of this museum until my cousin suggested it for a family outing. I am in awe of the whole story. Antiques Roadshow told the owners that the collection is priceless. What makes it different is that everything is new but old. The family that discovered the Arabia is very... More

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Joplin, MO
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167 reviews 167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It's incredible the state that these artifacts were discovered and preserved in. Take the tour and take your time. A great picture of life on the frontier and how those pioneers enjoyed the bounty of their day. A great place for the young, the old and the curious.

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Utica, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My daughter had gone here with a school class she worked with she was excited about it so while visiting from New York we went. I am glad we did the tour was very interesting the collection is unbelievable all the guides were very knowledgeable We got to meet and shake hands with one of the guys who discovered and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My son won a raffle ticket to the museum so we decided to take a trip. The museum is ran by the same family who conducted the excavation which is kind of nice to hear the stories directly from the source. The ladies are very knowledgeable on the artifacts that are found in the museum. The place is not too... More

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Seems like it would be weird and boring to see ten thousand buttons of different shapes and sizes...unworn boots and dresses and hats and coats...tools...old bottles. But it's actually really cool. I don't know how many visitors they have, but I think this place is a gem.

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