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Missouri History Museum

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Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: 314 746 4599
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Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history...

The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history through exhibitions, programs, research, publications, archives and permanent collections. Visitors discover stories of Lewis & Clark and westward expansion, the 1904 World's Fair, the brewing industry, Lindbergh and aviation history, St. Louis' importance to the civil rights movement, and more. Long-term exhibitions include "Seeking St. Louis" and "1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward." Visit the Museum's website for information on special exhibitions.

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Special attention to local history

Always new exhibits of regional interest. Permanent exhibits about 1904 Worlds Fair, Lindbergh flight, Lewis and Clark, St. Louis History.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tim S
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always new exhibits of regional interest. Permanent exhibits about 1904 Worlds Fair, Lindbergh flight, Lewis and Clark, St. Louis History.

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Thank Tim S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love to visit the History Museum, especially during the summer months. It is great place to go to enjoy the various exhibits and gets away from the heat.

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Thank Daci S
Atlanta, Georgia
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137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I'll have to admit I ended up in St. Lous without having read much about it - this was a great place to learn about their history. Well worth a visit.

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Thank velagato
Missouri
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

January 31 was annual TROOP/Scout day. It was really nice and all the children seemed to have enjoyed the crafts and tour. FREE must do!

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Thank Rockstarss
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The MHM is great. Some permanent exhibits. Some rotating exhibits. We enjoyed the gift shop the most, though. Watch your driving in Forest Park , though. Some of those people drive like they personally own FP

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Thank Nelda D
Eureka
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The staff was so kind and friendly! The exhibits were so interesting! But, honestly the food was the best!!! We got the Pear Salad with chicken and the Squash and Parsnip Salad with salmon. So Awesome!!! We plan to go back for the brunch that looked amazing!!! We just thought there would be a snack stand or something at a... More 

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Thank June V
Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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145 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The museum has an 1875 exhibit that really demonstrated life in St. Louis in 1875. The displays were well written and very well illustrated. The old pictures and maps were excellent. The history of coffee in St. Louis. Had no idea St. Louis was a major coffee trading center. Really enjoyable museum

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Thank Chris B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The old Jefferson Memorial is a great place to see STL history and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. It is another one of the gems of our city.

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Thank triathlete1955
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The history is very fun, informing, and most importantly: free. Great place to just walk around and view many artifacts and exhibits.

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Thank Tiffany H
Missouri
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Free, with very well thought out exhibits. The ones that are currently there are especially good. St. Louis in 1875 tells what life was like then, with gigantic posters of an old book that show streets and buildings in incredible detail. You'll want to budget a couple of hours just for this exhibit. They also have a (disappointingly small) exhibit... More 

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