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Missouri History Museum

Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
314 746 4599
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Ranked #25 of 150 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The Missouri History Museum preserves St. Louis and Missouri history through exhibitions, programs, research, publications, archives and permanent... more » 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. « less
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Birmingham, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While visiting family in St. Louis, we went to the Missouri History Museum's exhibit of the 1904 World's Fair. Growing up I got to attend the New York World's Fair many times, so I enjoyed wandering through the 1904 World's Fair exhibit. It is a wonderful look back in time...a great exhibit for history buffs!

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Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice exhibits, meeting rooms and auditorium for lectures. Lovely location in Forest Park. Fantastic restaurant for lunch, a must, nice view overlooking F-P from the dining room. A very nice gift shop, full of STL history for purchase.

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Omaha NE
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83 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thomas Jefferson. The Louisiana Purchase. The football Cardinals. The baseball Browns. The World’s Fair. The Olympics. All of these play a role in the history of St. Louis. They can be found at the Missouri State History Museum in the Forest Park district. The museum is divided in four major wings. Each wing offers exhibits on different periods of St.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I visited the museum just a few weeks after moving to St. Louis, and loved all of the info we learned about our new state. We really enjoyed the 250 exhibit they currently have detailing St. Louis' 250th birthday. We also enjoyed the World's Fair exhibit since we had just toured the World's Fair exhibit at the... More

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Twickenham
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We started on the top floor with a great lunch in the cafe and then visited the free fixed exhibitions about St Louis and its history. We then worked our way downstairs to the current exhibition about Prohibition which was well worth the entry fee. In all we came away feeling we had got to know more about St Louis... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The St Louis History Musuem has lots of history regarding the St Louis and is a wonderful place to visit. The also have Twilight Tuesdays in the Spring and Fall on Tuesday nights. What a wonderful place to hear local musicians.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent 5 hours here and enjoyed it immensely. The St Louis 250 year exhibit helped me to understand the heritage of this great city. I have lived here for over 40 years and thought I had thoroughly explored but I learned much more. The Prohibition exhibit is also excellent. There is a charge for it ($10 for adults, $5... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is one of the best seats in the house!...with a view of Forest Park outside your window. The Corn chowder was delicious. The pannini bread with cheese and tomato sauce was just so-so.

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Libertyville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have toured the Missouri History Museum on numerous occasions when we visit family in the St. Louis area. It never disappoints! While the museum provides insight into the state's history,it usually has terrific special exhibits devoted to the history of St. Louis. The current ones addressing Prohibition and also 250 years of St. Louis history are sure not to... More

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Clemson, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Entrance to this museum is free. However, entrance to the fascinating Prohibition exhibit is $5 unless you're a St Louis resident. My friends and I visited the 1904 World's Fair exhibit (free for everyone), and the Prohibition exhibit. The World's Fair exhibit was interesting, but the Prohibition section really stole the show. The museum's exhibit on Prohibition was incredible! It... More

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