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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very interesting for the whole family

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Lubbock, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The museum was very nice and well put-together. I liked how the exhibits were sectioned off in different rooms. We only had about an hour to see the museum before closing and that is not near enough time. There is a lot of reading throughout the museum to get a lot out of it and it would take at least... More 

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Le Roy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went to see the 1904 World's Fair exhibit, which was well done, interesting, and lots of variety to the displays (with photos, diagrams, sounds, etc.). Beautiful building.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went on a rainy afternoon and it was educational but fun. Lots to see and read here. Will definitely go again since we didn't pay attention to the time and they were closing before we finished going thru the museum

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The history museum was a wonderful experience. My 10 and 13 year old enjoyed being able to relate what they learned at school through a hands on experience. Their display and historical facts of the Louisiana Purchase was priceless. The city museum best of all, is free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was a new discovery in Forest Park. Easily accessible from Lindel Ave. with ample parking in the vicinity. Exhibits change, but this time one interesting show focused on German immigration to Missouri in the mid-19th century. The exhibit was designed and organized in Germany and was shared with this Museum. It was interactive and informative. The curator was available... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place will tell you all you need to know about its glorious history including the World fair, civil war etc. Paying for the special exhibits would indeed prove a worthwhile investment - consider it as a small donation towards the preservation of this wonderful museum. Do visit the Library and Research centre if you have time. And don't forget... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Exhibits were well-organized and easy to view. My only complaint was that the cafe was not open.

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