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Address: 1333 S Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64055
Phone Number: 816-833-2955
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and...
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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Intriguing museum!

This is not your typical museum, from its unassuming outside to the strange and beautiful hair art inside. I dragged my boyfriend here, and he found it interesting but creepy. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is not your typical museum, from its unassuming outside to the strange and beautiful hair art inside. I dragged my boyfriend here, and he found it interesting but creepy. I found it endlessly fascinating and definitely sparked my interest in this little-known art form. When we arrived, we were the only people in the building and the docent there... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit and learn about an old art form passed down from 1000's of years through different cultures. Leila is most knowledgeable and a wonderful guide through her collection.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a bit of sticker shock at first. It is $15 for an adult admission. Plus they do not accept credit cards. However, what you end up with is a personalized tour. This is a collection of hair art. Before there were pictures people would take a lock of hair from their loved ones and make it into flowers... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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