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Missouri History Museum

Lindell & DeBaliviere, Saint Louis, MO 63112-0040
314 746 4599
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Ranked #27 of 147 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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Annandale, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited this museum in late June, 2014. It is located in a lovely city park. I enjoyed this museum. The best part is that this museum is FREE! There is a fabulous gift shop--all kinds of books related to local history, Missouri history and general American history. The museum has changing exhibits. The emphasis is, of... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the exhibits! Everything was free but the Prohibition exhibit. My family spent a couple of hours and were amazed at the wonderful artifacts and the exhibits. Definitely worth it if you are a history buff. Free parking but be patient when searching for a parking place.

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Moberly, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are going to the St. Louis Zoo make time to go to the Missouri History Museum. Both of the boys (14 and 9) had a good time!

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Norman
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Free!! This place is full of fun facts about Missouri's history, and best of all: it is FREE!! From the Louisiana Purchase to the Dred Scott decision to statehood to today, there are countless artifacts on display, many of them hands-on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The 1904 World's Fair exhibit is a must see - it tells about the fair but also tells about the construction of the park. The paid exhibits vary - I love history so I've enjoyed them all and thought they were worth the money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice history summary but I question the selection of content. ...at every turn it seems we were introduced to black history. We came to the conclusion that those "in charge" have an agenda.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The kids portion of the museum is very cute, and the Worlds Fair exhibit was very interesting. I liked the modern history of St. Louis exhibit as well, although the more historical part was not as engaging. Nice museum, albeit a bit small in terms of exhibits.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wow! What a great museum. The Missouri History Museum is a must-see, and as an added bonus: it's free! Now, bear in mind that there are a few special exhibitions that may have a separate admission fee. However, I went to the free exhibits and they were great and comprehensive. I went through the complimentary exhibit on the St. Louis... More

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Schiphol, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What more could you ask for free,free, free!! These are professional exhibits with plenty of room to explore and inquire and you never feel pressure since it is free. My son and I we're able to see the special exhibit for free since we are both military. What a great way to spend the day together without spending a huge... More

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Naples, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

MoHist as it is called by many of the local visitors has a large collection; it is tastely displayed. The visitor almost becomes part of history. Some of the exhibits are temporary often rented for the lack of better term. If you are visiting from out of town, you can walk to the History Museum from Metro Link station. (DeBaliviere... More

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