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Missouri History Museum

Address: Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
Phone Number: 314 746 4599
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Ranked #22 of 133 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history through exhibitions, programs...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Beaverton, Oregon
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An excellent method of conveying the city's history. 50 photos, 50 biographies, 50 items, etc. We could have used 2 visits just to properly view that single exhibit. (We had to accomodate other people in the party so we left after just a couple of hours.) We learned so much about the city that was very useful, and inspiring, for... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Located in a beautiful and elegant building in Forest Park. Excellent museam focused on the history of Missouri. Exhibits are well put together and informative. The must-sees are the exhibitions on the Louisiana Purchase and the 1904 World Fair. It is certainly interesting to discover how Missouri's history contributed to building the nation. They have coat check, a great little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is located on the north side of Forest Park, a block off Lindell. There's free parking, not a lot so you may walk a little, and free admission. We went thru the 250/250 exhibit which was nice, and learned a lot of history about St. Louis we did not know in the other exhibits. Definitely a must do when... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Prohibition exhibit was very interesting. Teens were interested in it but got bored quickly. A lot of reading needed as you go through this exhibit. I think it would not be interesting for younger children.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Worth a visit and will not take all day! The exhibit about the Louisiana Purchase was very well done.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in STL. Has been since I was a little child and loved to go an look at the antique physician's tools. We went specifically for the exhibit on the "Utopian" theory behind some of the German immigrant groups who came to St. Louis between the late 1800s and the first 10 years of... More 

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