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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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St. Louis 250th Birthday Exhibit

Me and my wife took our 1 year old to the History Museum to see the exhibit for the 250th Birthday of St. Louis. We also looked at the 1904 World's Fair exhibit.They had others to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Stunner81
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Herculaneum, Missouri
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Herculaneum, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Me and my wife took our 1 year old to the History Museum to see the exhibit for the 250th Birthday of St. Louis. We also looked at the 1904 World's Fair exhibit.They had others to look at but they where pretty crowded. They history museum is free but a few of the exhibits do cost a little. Be sure... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Top notch displays. Excellent professional staff. Very helpful volunteers. I especially liked the current display on German immigrants to the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Missouri History Museum is ALSO located in Forest Park. The Museum has many fine, rotating exhibits; free admissions except for special exhibitions. Parking is free, again hard to find. This is one of the problems with our Beautiful Crown Jewel, Forest Park. Something needs to be done to make parking more accessible and low-cost, considering all the attractions it... More 

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Riverdale
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to see the Louisiana Purchase exhibit. It was very well done, and, even though I thought I knew the subject, I learned quite a bit. I visited the St. Louis World's Fair exhibit, too, although I had seen it before. As a bonus, the 250 at 250 exhibit had just opened. I found it slightly disappointing, though. It... More 

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EL PASO, TEXAS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

great for history fans, when i went they had the Louisiana Purchase document. wow. the exhibits are pretty informative and interesting,

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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238 reviews 238 reviews
77 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went yesterday to see the 250 years of St. Louis history exhibit along with Utopia. Both exhibits were done very well with a nice amount of information in a very easy to read and follow format. Sometimes there is way too much information but this was not the case. The Utopia exhibit was about a group of German settlers... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This free museum is top quality. The exhibits, 250 Years St. Louis and the Louisiana Purchase were fascinating. We spent almost three hours here looking and reading. Lunch afterwards, at Bixley, in the museum building was a real treat with well prepared food and excellent service.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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86 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A free museum, it was well more than I had imagined. The special exhibit on the Louisiana Purchase was highly detailed and unbelievable. Another exhibit on the 1904 World's Fair was outstanding as well. Frankly, I ran out of time (2 hours) to really see anything else there.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Both my husband and I grew up in St. Louis and have visited many times since. We stumbled onto the museum looking for the art museum. The exhibits were interesting and well done. Well worth a visit.

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Bethalto
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

New displays all the time as well as the standards. Have visited many times an learn something new about the state every time we visit. Check it out!!!!

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