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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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Nice size

A nice size and easy to go through makes this museum a good 2 hour addition to ones itenary. The regular exhibits are nice, we spent the most time in the special exhibit on nazi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

A nice size and easy to go through makes this museum a good 2 hour addition to ones itenary. The regular exhibits are nice, we spent the most time in the special exhibit on nazi propaganda which was excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

You get what you pay for. Only 2 exhibits open right now, a Nazi propaganda one that is decent, and the 1904 World's Fair one which could be improved upon. Upstairs the old city history is well done, but the recent years is dumb

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This museum in Forest Park has free admission. There are several parking lots nearby. From now until September 2, there is a special exhibit that was very interesting and educational which was entitled State of Deception, The Power of Nazi Propaganda. It was most unnerving to see an illustrated German children's book with Hitler giving flowers to a child and... More 

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Jax, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Want to know about St Louis, look to the MO History Museum in Forest Park. Regardless what any search engine informs you, the closest Metrolink station is Forest Park. A quarter of the first floor is devoted to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition informally aka The St Louis Expo of 1904. Second floor is devoted to St Louis. The left half... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We came to see the Louisiana Purchase exhibit, which was very well put together and had some interesting pieces. The other exhibits were also nicely done and interesting. The museum is in Forest Park, which is a great space. Best of all it's free. The staff and volunteers were very friendly and knowledgable. Will certainly be back.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Small museum about Missouri History located in Forest Park. When we went, there was an exhibit on the Louisiana Purchase which was interesting to see. We also enjoyed the World's Fair exhibit, as well as the early years of Missouri exhibit. Some of the rotating exhibits were not all that interesting though. The quick serve cafe had good quesadillas, but... More 

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Sandusky, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's certainly worth killing an hour here, as there is no admission cost. Liked the stuff on the history of the baseball Cardinals, especially the artifacts from the old stadium. Seemed like lots of empty space in the building, either there used to be more exhibits there or this place is just too large for what they have to offer.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We loved the World's Fair exhibit, and our little one liked all the things to look at, but she was (of course) less than interested in seeing the Louisiana Purchase. We adults were intrigued, but were unable to spend the time doing all the reading involved in the exhibit, as we were being urged on by our impatient preschooler. She... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The exhibits are very interesting. We were there for the German-Missouri connection 'Utopia'. They also had a special exhibit about the world's fair and that was good.

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Yorkville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you like history, then you would like this museum. I went there with my wife and young son. He became bored very quickly. It is a nice museum all in all, but you might want to take older children who want to learn or can appreciate it.

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