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Missouri History Museum

Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
314 746 4599
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Ranked #23 of 131 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
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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Sycamore, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We spent just a couple hours at this really incredible museum. admission is free and other than a little trouble finding a place to park it was a very enjoyable time. Louis and Clark are highlighted along with the world exposition room about the fair in St. Louis.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Missouri History Museum is housed in the Jefferson Memorial Building in Forest Park the site of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the famous Saint Louis Zoo. The original Classical Revival building was built in 1911 and in ,2,000 a modern addition was added that includes four 6,000 s.f. galleries, an auditorium and restaurant. Currently the museum is celebrating... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The museum is in Forrest Park, a hop, skip from the Zoo, Science Museum and Art Museum. It always has a free and interesting exhibit section and usually has another more elaborate special exhibition section which requires a paid admission. Worth going to if in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I haven't really gone there all that much, but i always love learning stuff because i forget the stuff thats in there. And i love the Louisana Purchase part of it.

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Lenexa
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Lousiana Purchase exhibition was quite interesting. I learned a lot about the purchase that I hadn't understood before. The exhibit is worth going to see in my opinion. However, while they have a lot of original documents on display, none of them were legible to me so that was frustrating--I had to take their word so to speak that... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have rated the Missouri History Museum as very good based on the special exhibit on the Louisiana Purchase, which is excellent and has on display key documents on loan from the National Archives, including the purchase treaty. However, once the special exhibit is over next spring, my interest in the museum would drop to average. The museum would be... More 

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Wis. Rapids, Wi
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We found the museum to have a little bit of everything....which made it interesting. We especially found the Louisiana Purchase exhibit very interesting and informative. I would recommend doing this museum in parts, and not all in one day to prevent information overload.

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