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Leila's Hair Museum

Address: 1333 S Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64055
Phone Number: 816-833-2955
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Independence
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and pictures? All items are made...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and pictures? All items are made of human hair and are authentic antiques at least one hundred years old.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We always try to find a special museum on each trip and this was our special this time. We did not really know much about hair art, but now know a lot more. This museum is a must if you are in the area. We would never have guessed that human hair could be turned into wonderful art work. And... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You would never guess looking from the outside the fascinating display on the inside. Victorian era art form using the hair of a loved one to create beautiful flower like wreaths that are framed and hung on walls. Make it a must see if you are in the area. An hour or so and you will have your fill. Great... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I thought the photos on the website looked kind of creepy, but this really is a very interesting museum. Hearing Leila or Nancy talk about the pieces really makes it come alive. If you are looking for something a little different, don't miss this one!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Really a neat place! Full of interesting history. Our guide was patient and informative with all our questions. Would highly recommend!

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Independence, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I loved visiting this museum. I took a friend for her birthday, and we both thought it would be a little hokey, but it was amazing. I had no idea hair was such a significant art object. We saw hair wreaths that were incredibly intricate. Bracelets, pins, fobs, earrings, and all sort of jewelry were showcased, and there were rooms... More 

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Athens, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Can you believe that people crochet hair into works of art? Can you image that in times past ladies gathered to make beautiful objects of jewelry from hair? A most fascinating place to visit. Located in a small building to hold so many items! Wonder collection. Will be traveling back to see more of what can be done with hair... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My friend and I went on an excursion looking for oddities and unusual attractions. Of course, Leila's Hair Museum was on our list. We were not disappointed. It was fascinating--so many, many creations fashioned from hair. We were quite amazed. The descriptions and the displays were good and informative with plenty of historical data to support the craft and its... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is really crazy cool! Take your kids for a day trip! Our tour guide was great and we got to meet Leila.

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Kansas City MO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

I enjoy seeing some of the different sights, and my visit to Leila's Hair Museum was one of my favorites! She has incredibly unique framed hair wreaths, with some of the family history and ages on them. Leila knows more about these "hair art" pieces than anyone at the Smithsonian, that's for sure! Don't miss it!

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