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Missouri History Museum

Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
314 746 4599
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Ranked #25 of 152 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history through exhibitions, programs, research, publications, archives and permanent... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Concord, New Hampshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

free admission to a wonderful museum. The current exhibits featured the 1904 World's Fair, and the 250th birthday of the city of St. Louis. Break up the visit with lunch in their restaurant on the second floor, Bixbys, which has marvelous views of Forest Park, and excellent lunch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Free museum worth touring. We viewed the St. Louis 250th anniversary exhibit and the 1904 Worlds Fair exhibit. Very interesting and well done. Would like to go back to see the rest of the museum as well as some upcoming exhibits.

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Clinton, NY
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a little extra time after going to the nearby St. Louis Zoo, so we went here. Admission is free, and we had free use of an audio head set for some of the exhibits. Being from out of state, almost everything we learned here was new to us. The building itself is beautiful as well. We are museum-goers,... More

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New York, NY
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

St. Louis has a rich and varied history, with the noteworthy 1904 World's Fair still a proud part of this city's venerable past. This museum featured a wonderful exhibit on aspects of the fair, from plans and images of the fairgrounds, to uniforms of the guards and a delightful open carriage that held twelve travelers, to the endless array of... More

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Lititz
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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This museum is a cute little museum with lots of information about the 1904 World's Fair which was held on the grounds. They also have lots of detailed information about the history of St. Louis. There is an area upstairs that is more hands-on for children. One could spend an hour or two depending on how much time spent at... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was perhaps the best history museum I have visited: engaging, accessible, on a manageable scale yet rich in detail and best of all, free! They are open until 8 PM on Tuesdays and there is no rush to get through the exhibits at all - I was able to take my time and read, listen, watch and examine the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While visiting family in St. Louis, we went to the Missouri History Museum's exhibit of the 1904 World's Fair. Growing up I got to attend the New York World's Fair many times, so I enjoyed wandering through the 1904 World's Fair exhibit. It is a wonderful look back in time...a great exhibit for history buffs!

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Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice exhibits, meeting rooms and auditorium for lectures. Lovely location in Forest Park. Fantastic restaurant for lunch, a must, nice view overlooking F-P from the dining room. A very nice gift shop, full of STL history for purchase.

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Omaha NE
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thomas Jefferson. The Louisiana Purchase. The football Cardinals. The baseball Browns. The World’s Fair. The Olympics. All of these play a role in the history of St. Louis. They can be found at the Missouri State History Museum in the Forest Park district. The museum is divided in four major wings. Each wing offers exhibits on different periods of St.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I visited the museum just a few weeks after moving to St. Louis, and loved all of the info we learned about our new state. We really enjoyed the 250 exhibit they currently have detailing St. Louis' 250th birthday. We also enjoyed the World's Fair exhibit since we had just toured the World's Fair exhibit at the... More

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