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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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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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Great view of history

The History Museum is in Forest Park and there is a tram stop nearby. The museum is very well done. The exhibits are informative and entertaining. We saw a special exhibit on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Tidewater Virginia
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Tidewater Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The History Museum is in Forest Park and there is a tram stop nearby. The museum is very well done. The exhibits are informative and entertaining. We saw a special exhibit on the Nazi use of propaganda.

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JACKSONVILLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The new exhibits on 1875 St. Louis and Nazi propaganda were really good, I just wish I had more time (i.e. kids who will let me look at something for more than one minute) to enjoy them more. The kids museum is a nice place, but seemed a little disconnected.

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Sam M, Public Relations Manager at Missouri History Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Missouri History Museum and were able to spend at least a little time in our "Walk in 1875" and "State of Deception" shows. We appreciate your feedback! More 

Harrisburg
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We saw the 1875 Saint Louis exhibit at the museum. They did a fine job of incorporating a multitude of information and history in an cartoon style that kept the visitor's interest. We also saw the Nazi Propaganda exhibit and it was an interesting take on the Nazi Propaganda machine. The World's Fair Exhibit is good, but felt dated and... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The standing exhibits about the STL area are very good going from the trapper and trading history to the modern age including some of the pro sports history. I have thoroughly enjoyed the traveling expositions that have been through and they always have a good selection of new stuff coming in so you can go back the next year and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amazing historical facts presented in lively and engaging manner. My fav speaker is Bev Shuets-wonderful lectures! My friend and I go, then go out to lunch-makes for a wonderful girls day out and is stimulating and did I mention free!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Despite living only 20 minutes away, I had not been here for 20+ years. I'm glad we stopped by on a whim. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the History Clubhouse section of the museum, and could have spend our entire visit there. While I personally would have enjoyed a few more interactive exhibits, I found it to be very interesting. There... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of many attraction in the vast Forest Park. Not a big museum in terms of exhibits but enough to learn about the history of the states presented in an interesting enough manner. Worth a visit if only to take a break from the summer heat. There is also a sister plane of the Spirit of St Louis on display.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good place to see some local history of St Louis for visitors. We were impressed by the amount of detail given on each subject.

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Edward
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We like to visit the History Museum once a year, especially when they have a special exhibit. They are doing more that make it kid-friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I enjoyed the current exhibit on St. Louis in 1875 and Nazi propaganda. You could spend 1-2 hours there but not more. It's free so what's not to like? It's a pleasant way to while away some hours but not awe-inspiring.

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