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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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I'm Not A History Buff

I'm not a history buff. I find some of it interesting. I was a little confused on where to go and what was free. One area you have to have a kid in order to go in. But if you like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I'm not a history buff. I find some of it interesting. I was a little confused on where to go and what was free. One area you have to have a kid in order to go in. But if you like history this is a very nice museum.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We wanted to do something indoors for first 100 degree day this Summer and the History Museum was just the place! We saw the 1875 exhibit and were also able to view the Nazi Germany exhibit. We ran out of steam before we could view the World's Fair room. We also discovered a STL 250 cake in the gift shop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had some time to kill on hot summer morning and decided to drive around. We ended up in Forest Park and opted to check out the Missouri History Museum and we were sure glad we did. The building is well kept and the A/C worked great. They had a few permanent exhibits and others that travel around. The day... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had fee admission into this museum in July. AAA had rated this museum a gem, and I think that is well deserved. They have a history of St. Louis exhibit that shows early maps of the cities and then breaks the city down into various neighborhoods. You could easily spend several hours in this one exhibit just reading the... More 

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Millstadt, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Every exhibit I have been through here has been awesome, and many are free. There is also an on-going exhibit on St. Louis history upstairs that you should make sure to see! I recently went through the Pictoral St. Louis exhibit, which was free and so informative. You will learn so much history about all the different parts of St.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a top-notch museum. Like most of the best things in St. Louis, admission is free - although some special exhibits do charge. The exhibits are always such high caliber, and the traveling exhibits, which sometimes cost an admission, are so well worth it. I find myself constantly on the lookout for the newest ones.

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Howell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not a bad way to spend the afternoon on a hot day. Changing exhibits, informative, local displays. The A/C works fine.

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Louisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Took two oldest teens with me to tour museum. Had a wonderful time especially enjoying the exhibit in 1904 Exposition. Spent about an hour or so, definitely not enough time to do the museum justice. Will definitely go back.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The temporary exhibit, A Walk in 1875 St. Louis is the most interesting and well-presented "educational" (or in the words of my seven-year-old niece, "learny") presentation I have ever seen. A full picture of life in St. Louis is documented through large scale illustrations neatly grouped into separate aspects of life at the time. It reminds me of the Richard... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

i enjoy history and this is a good place if you enjoy st Louis history.....wonderful exhibit honoring Charles Lindbergh....really good....they have an 1895 exibit of st.louis...that is why I went....although interesting....kinda like a cartoon demonstration,, they have pared back the 1904 worlds fairn exhibit...which is really unfortunate...it was a grand grand time in st Louis...many of the exhibits wer gone... More 

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Additional Information about Missouri History Museum

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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