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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
Description: 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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Delightful Afternoon

We hadn't been here in ages and decided to bring a couple of the grandchildren (8&11) on this cloudy day. The special exhibit 'St. Louis 1875' is extremely well done with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been here in ages and decided to bring a couple of the grandchildren (8&11) on this cloudy day. The special exhibit 'St. Louis 1875' is extremely well done with something of interest for all ages and, of course, is especially great for those of us whose forefathers resided in St. Louis. I must add that the lunch in... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wasn't expecting too much from this museum. Smallish and free, I thought we'd spend an hour or so there. They only had a few exhibits and not very many artifacts, which surprised me. What artifacts they had were decent. But the exhibits - especially the World's Fair and the 1875 St. Louis walk - were really cool. I believe it's... More 

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Cohasset, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

there is a lot to see here make sure to give yourself a plenty of time and if your staying downtown use the metro link train to get there. it drops you of just a block away. it's set up so nice to see the history from the begining of the state up to now.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

OK so I read some surprisingly bad reviews for this free museum. Well we all know it is not free but paid for in part by us taxpayers-- the point is you can come from anywhere and get in free. I just saw the 1875 Compton and Dry map exhibit, which truthfully might be more interesting for locals. I also... More 

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wilds of New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Some interesting displays, including a notable one on the 1904 World's Fair, and some less-inspired views of St. Louis's development.

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West Plains, MO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Was disappointed in this museum. There is just not enough there to look at. Most of what was on display was just writing on boards. And most of what was written was about the City of St. Louis even though it was suppose to be the Missouri History Museum. Nothing about Jesse James or the western expansion. Nothing about the... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited the museum while in town for business to see an exhibition on loan from the National Holocaust Museum. I went on a Tuesday, because the museum is open until 8, which was great for my work schedule. Getting to the museum was EASY, being a five minute walk from the Forest Park MetroLink station. I only visited the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The curators here deserve great praise, as every exhibit is well organized and presents valuable information and lessons. I've visited here twice; exhibits move fairly regularly--a new one is soon opening that will show St. Louis city life in 1875. I'm sure that will be well done as the others. A few years ago, I visited when the entire museum... More 

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Youngstown, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There is so much to learn here at the Missouri History Museum, located in Forest Park. It's FREE admission, and the state-of-the-art facility is a welcoming place to bring the whole family. We most appreciated learning all about the 1904 World's Fair held in Saint Louis. The mightiest fair of all-time! The statistics, displays, and re-enactments are mind-boggling. What a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Missouri History Museum will bring your visit to St. Louis to life. The focus of the exhibits enhance and enlighten the St. Louis experience by bringing details from the past to the forefront in order to make one an all appreciate the complex dynamics of our great city.

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Additional Information about Missouri History Museum

Address: Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: 314 746 4599
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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